HotStats | August 18, 2023
by Laura Resco, HotStats Director of Hotel Intelligence Americas Hotels in the United States saw general pressure on profit margins in the first half of 2023, with Gross Operating Profit (GOP) margin falling by 1 percentage point compared to the same period in 2022. A closer look at brand-scale performance reveals that the extremes were particularly affected: both the luxury and midscale and economy segments exhibited the greatest year-on-year margin declines, as shown in Figure 1. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="800"] Figure 1 US GOP as a % of Total Revenue, H1 2021, 2022 and 2023[/caption] A major factor influencing this tr...
HotStats | August 3, 2023
The global hotel industry is experiencing mixed fortunes as it navigates the post-pandemic landscape. In the United States, the Gross Operating Profit (GOP) margin has seen a year-on-year (YOY) decline of three percentage points (ppt), primarily due to a three ppt increase in total labor cost margin and a 0.5 ppt rise in utilities cost margin. This has led to a 1% ($1.25) YOY drop in Gross Operating Profit Per Available Room (GOPPAR). Undistributed expenses, including Sales and Administration & General (A&G) expenses, have surged by 12.9% YOY, reversing the savings made in these areas during the pandemic. Specific cost items such a...
Susan Furbay | May 25, 2022
By Susan Furbay High staff turnover has always been one of the biggest management challenges faced by owners and operators in the hospitality industry. But now, as the nation is experiencing record levels of inflationary growth, rising wages, and labor shortages, the hospitality industry is encountering extreme difficulty finding workers. So, how are hotel owners and operators managing rising labor costs and inflationary risk to drive their bottom line during these unprecedented times? Aggressive Revenue Management Unlike other real estate classes, such as office and residential buildings, where profitability is tied to multiyear leases,...
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