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Suntrust Robinson Humphrey August 2019 Hotel P&L Analyzer

GOP margins flat on Total RevPAR of +3.2%

Resort fee legislation another possible profit headwind if implemented

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Suntrust Robinson Humphrey July 2019 Hotel P&L Analyzer

GOP margins -20 bps on Total RevPAR of +3.8%

FY19 RevPAR guide cuts at 2Q earnings add even more pressure to EBITDA..

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[On-Demand Webinar] Performance Review: Uncovering trends with next-gen metrics
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Research Papers
Why You Should—And Can!—Benchmark Profitability: How Moving Beyond RevPAR Can Improve Your Bottom Line

Revenue per available room (RevPAR) unfailingly has been the go-to indicator..

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Defining the right competitor set: similarity, competition and validity

Every benchmarking process is, essentially, a comparison. Thus, the ability to provide meaningful insights rests..

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Food & Beverage Department and Operating Metrics

Even though the Rooms Department is often considered at the center of hotel..

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Data Analysis Part 2 - Vertical Analysis

In Data Analysis Part 1, we covered why horizontal analysis is a critical tool for every manager. Not only does it..

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Data Analysis – Part 1: Horizontal Analysis

As Peter Drucker once wrote, “what gets measured gets managed”. However, data by itself offers limited aid for the..

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Hotel Ratios, Metrics and KPIs

Ratios, metrics and KPIs, oh my! For anyone in a management level position, you hear these terms often and know your..

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