Article 1 - Definitions
The terms used in these Standard Terms and Conditions for RAI Hotel Services have the following meanings, unless agreed otherwise in writing. Terms in the singular include the plural and vice versa, where the text so requires.
Accommodation: Hotel rooms, Hostel room, Motel room, meeting room in a Hotel etc.
Convention Centre: the meeting and conference rooms, the RAI Theatre, the exhibition halls, the Elicium, the lounges and/or foyers of the RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre, situated on Europaplein, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and the accompanying spaces such as entrance halls, passageways, staircases, cafés and/or restaurants, underground car parks and outdoor sites.
Event: every exhibition, congress, conference, exhibition, theatre production or other event held in the Convention Centre or in another venue.
Guest: You and the natural person(s) on whose behalf you made the Reservation.
Group Reservation: every Reservation of ten or more rooms per night in the Hotel.
Hotel: the provider of the Accommodation available from time to time for Reservation on the Platform.
Hotel Service: the online purchase, order, (facilitated) payment or Reservation service as offered or made possible by RAI with regard to Accommodations made available from time to time by Hotels on the Platform for Participants of a specific Event mentioned on the Platform.
Individual Reservation: every Reservation related to a maximum of nine rooms (i.e. nine rooms or less) in the Hotel.
Participant: anyone present or involved in an Event, including visitors, exhibitors, suppliers, speakers etc.
Platform: any (mobile) website on which the Hotel Service is made available by RAI.
RAI: RAI Amsterdam B.V. (a private limited liability company), which has its place of business at Europaplein, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (trade register number 34192575).
Reservation: the order, purchase, payment or Reservation of an Accommodation direct or indirect (via mail) on the Platform.
Standard Terms and Conditions: these Standard Terms and Conditions for RAI Hotel Services.
You: the natural or legal person concluding the Individual or Group Reservation of the Accommodation.
Article 2 - Applicability of the conditions
These Standard Terms and Conditions – which may be amended from time to time - apply to all Hotel Services that are made available on the Platform and all Reservations through the Platform. By going to our (mobile) website, viewing the pages, using them and/or making a Reservation through the Platform, you acknowledge and agree that you have read, understood and agree to these Standard Terms and Conditions.
Our relationship with Hotels is subject to separate terms and conditions that determine the commercial relationship RAI has with each of these Hotels. Every Hotel acts in a professional manner vis-à-vis our Platform while making the Accommodation available on our Platform.
The terms and conditions of Hotels apply to the Reservation. Hotels may - in addition to these terms and conditions and fine print as stated on the website - have, apply and / or agree to their own terms and conditions (regarding delivery, shipping, transportation, use), and / or have house rules for the use, access to and consumption of the Accommodation (which may include disclaimers and limitations of liability). Any applicable deviations from the terms and conditions of Hotels agreed by RAI with the Hotels will be communicated on the Platform.
Article 3 - Scope and nature of our Hotel Services
RAI offers the Hotel Services exclusively for certain Events. RAI and/or the Hotel can cancel your Reservation if the Booked Accommodation, in whole or in part, was not intended for or will not be used by Participants to the specific Event.
Via this Platform RAI offers an online platform where Hotels can offer their Accommodations and where relevant visitors to the Platform can discover, search, compare and place an order, make a Reservation or make a purchase or payment. By using the Hotel Service (e.g. by making a Reservation through the Hotel Service) you enter into a (contractually binding) relationship with the Hotel(s) with whom you Book an Accommodation. We will only act as an intermediary between you and the Hotel from the time you make your Reservation; RAI Hotel Services will send you a conformation email for and on behalf of the Hotel(s) and, subsequently, transfers the details of your Reservation to the relevant Hotel(s). If you did not receive a confirmation within 24 hours after your Reservation on the Platform, you should contact RAI Hotel Services. RAI does not (re) sell, rent, offer Accommodations.
The information RAI discloses in providing our Hotel Service is based on the information provided by the Hotels. While we use skill and care in providing our Hotel Service, we will not verify and cannot guarantee that all information is accurate, complete or correct, nor can we be held responsible for any errors (including glaring and typographical errors), any interruption (whether due to (temporary and / or partial) defects, repairs, upgrading, maintenance of our Platform or anything else), inaccurate, misleading or untruthful information or failure to provide information. Each Hotel is responsible at all times for the accuracy, completeness and correctness of the (descriptive) information (including rates / surcharges / prices, policies & conditions and availability) displayed on our Platform. Our Platform is not (and should not be construed as) a recommendation or endorsement of the quality, service level, rating or star rating, of any Accommodation that is made available, unless explicitly stated otherwise.
Our Hotel Service is made available for personal and non-commercial use only. It is therefore not permitted to resell, screen any (content) information, software, Reservations, tickets, products or services that are offered on our Platform for any commercial, or competitive purpose or activity (eg. spider, scrape), reproduce, deep link, use, copy, display or download.
Article 4 - Prices
All prices for your Accommodation are shown inclusive of VAT/sales tax, city tax and all other taxes (subject to change of such taxes) and surcharges, unless otherwise stated on our Platform or in the confirmation email. The Hotel may charge applicable fees and taxes (including tourist/city tax) or cancellation charges in the event of no-show or cancellation. Please note that tax rates might change without prior notice due to governmental regulations.
Obvious mistakes and (printing) errors are not binding.
Article 5 - Payment conditions
Individual Reservations require payment directly to the Hotel. If the Reservation concerns a non-refundable rate, the Hotel may require you to pay in advance by credit card on certain (non-refundable) rates or special offers, and therefore pre-authorize or charge your credit card (sometimes with no refund option) when making the Reservation. Hotels may also require your credit card details as guarantee for the Reservation in case of a no-show or cancellation. Payment takes place at the Hotel. Check the (Reservation) details of your chosen Accommodation thoroughly before making the Reservation. You cannot hold RAI liable or responsible for any (authorized, (alleged) unauthorized or misappropriated) taxation and will not reverse or reclaim any amount for valid or authorized charging of your credit card by the Hotel (including for prepaid rates, no- shows and taxable cancellations).
Group Reservations require payment to RAI. The amount due will be invoiced in three instalments prior to the Event. RAI will pay the Hotels on your behalf.
The first instalment will be 25% of the total fee and will be invoiced 4 months prior to the Event.
The second instalment will be 25% of the total fee and will be invoiced 3 months prior to the Event.
The third instalment will be 50% of the total fee and will be invoiced 2 month prior to the Event.
After the Event and after receipt of all Hotel invoices, RAI will send you the final invoice with detailed costs per group member.
The invoices are based on the most recent number of room nights. In case the total reservation value (*) has changed and effects the amount due this will be corrected in the following invoice.
Any additional charges have to be paid by the guests upon departure.
Article 6 - Prepayment, cancellation, no show and the fine print
By making a Reservation with a Hotel, you agree to the relevant cancellation and no-show conditions of that Hotel, and any additional terms and conditions of the Hotel that may apply to your Reservation or your stay/the stay of the Guest (including of the Hotel's fine print, displayed on our Platform and the applicable Supplier's house rules), including the services and / or products offered by the Hotel. The terms of delivery, purchase, use and carriage can be obtained from the relevant Hotel website. The general cancellation and no-show conditions of each Hotel are available on our Platform on the Hotel's information pages, during the Reservation process and in the confirmation email.
Article 7 - Communications, including claims and complaints
After completing your Individual Reservation via the Platform, all communications will be directly between you and the Hotel. Complaints or claims relating to the Hotel must be dealt with by the Hotel. RAI is not responsible for and disclaims any liability with regard to such complaints, claims and liabilities.
After completing your Group Reservation via the Platform, all communications with the Hotel will be done by RAI.
All communications, e.a. notification, cancellations, additions, questions and complaints, should always be send to RAI via the online portal or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All communications send to RAI after 11:00h will be processed by RAI the next working day.
All additions are automatically subject to these Standard Terms and Conditions.
A final list including the name(s) of the guest(s), Booked Hotel, the room type, arrival and departure dates should be send to RAI 4 weeks prior to arrival.
For Group Reservations, RAI will never be liable to refund more than the amount received by RAI from the Hotel.
Complaints about the implementation of the agreement between you and RAI should reach the management of RAI by registered letter preferably immediately and in any event within two (2) months after implementation of the agreement. Complaints submitted after this period will no longer be considered by RAI.
Article 8 - Risk and liability of RAI
RAI is not liable for any loss or damage suffered directly or indirectly by you, unless in case of gross negligence of willful intent on the part of RAI.
You acknowledge and agree that the Hotel is solely responsible and assumes all responsibility and liability with respect to the Reservation (including all warranties and representations made by the Hotel). RAI is not a (re) seller of the Hotel.
RAI does not accept any liability or responsibility for any communication with the Hotel on or through its Platform. You cannot derive any rights from any request to, or communication with, the Hotel, or (any form of) acknowledgment of receipt of any message or request. RAI cannot guarantee that every request or message will be received / read, complied with, executed or accepted (properly and in time) by the Hotel.
RAI shall not be obliged to intervene in any disputes between you and the Hotel.
RAI will never be liable for loss or damage suffered by you as a consequence of force majeure affecting RAI/Third Parties. For this purpose force majeure is deemed to include every independent circumstance beyond the control of RAI/Third Parties (even if this could already have been foreseen as a possibility when the agreement was concluded) which temporarily or permanently prevents performance of the agreement and, insofar as not already included thereunder, war, acts of war, terrorism and/or the threat of terrorism, civil war, civil disturbance, riots, action by the police and/or fire service, strikes, transport difficulties, fire and other serious disruptions to the business of RAI/Third Parties, weather conditions and disruptions of public transport for any reason whatever.
Any liability of RAI is limited to the amount paid out under the terms of RAI’s liability insurance, provided always that, in the absence of cover, RAI’s liability is limited to the Reservation.
Article 9 - Personal data
RAI respects your personal data and will process your Personal data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). More information can be found in our Privacy Statement, under Hotel Services.
Article 10 - Applicable law/competent court
These Standard Terms and Conditions are governed by Dutch law.
All disputes arising from the agreement between you and RAI will be referred for hearing exclusively to the competent court in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Article 11 - Residual provisions
If and insofar as any provision of these Standard Terms and Conditions is void or voidable, the other provisions will remain fully in force. RAI will then adopt a new provision to replace the void/voidable provision, which will take account of tenor of the void/voidable provision as far as possible.
RAI reserves the right to alter the Standard Terms and Conditions. Once the Standard Terms and Conditions enter into force, they will replace all previous standard terms and conditions, unless expressly indicated otherwise by RAI.