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Profit Matters: MENA Annual Hotel Performance Tracker 2019

2018 was a challenging year for hotels in the Middle East and North Africa; Across the region, year-over-year GOPPAR

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Profit Matters: European Annual Hotel Performance Tracker 2019

Despite an economic slowdown in the eurozone, European hotel owners came out on top in 2018 with full-service hotels..

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Profit Matters: U.S. Annual Hotel Performance Tracker 2019

With full-service hotels achieving a 3.4-percent increase in profit growth, the U.S. hotel industry appears to have..

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Profitability Benchmarking Company HotStats Announces Strategic Relationship With Choice Hotels International

LONDON, May 29, 2019HotStats, the global leader in monthly profitability data benchmarking for the hotel..

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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 hotel operators have used to determine..

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Is a Profit-Driven Hotel Management Agreement Fairer? Hotel owners and operators jostle for the upper hand in contracts

A hotel is a single asset but often operates within a binary relationship between the property’s owner and its..

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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 profitability, it is important to track..

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Learning
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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