Mark D. Podgainy
What to Expect in the Hospitality Industry in 2023
Mark D. Podgainy | January 30, 2023
By Mark D. Podgainy Last year was a year of dramatic recovery for the hospitality industry. What’s ahead for 2023? Definitely clouds, but the question is whether the clouds will pass over or they will result in a storm. What’s Ahead High labor costs will persist. While many workers have come back to the hospitality industry after leaving during the Covid-19 pandemic, the industry is still short of employees. This supply-demand imbalance will continue to keep labor costs high and impact margins. As the economy slows the supply of employees will grow (layoff announcements in the news have been increasing), but it is unkno...
Operational and Financial Issues in the “Great Reopening”
Mark D. Podgainy | January 6, 2022
By Mark D. Podgainy U.S. Hotels have been on a roller coaster ride for the last 18 months, from the heights of 2019 and early 2020 RevPar performance to the depths of Covid-19 lockdowns, and on to the “Great Reopening” and the Omicron variant. Though we are living in a rapidly changing environment, there are some issues and trends that are likely to be with us for the near-to-mid future that owners, operators, investors and lenders should be aware of. • Supply chain issues. Supply chain issues are causing shortages and higher prices for everything from guest supplies and food and beverage items to FF&E and repair and mainten...
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