Benchmarking 101: The Bottom Line on Utility Costs
HotStats | September 22, 2020
In the age of COVID, numerous operating costs have decreased, as hoteliers have done all they can to reduce expenses to help offset the extreme reduction in revenue. Still, there’s never zero cost. Even a closed hotel has expenses. So, too, do hotels operating at reduced capacity. One of the areas that hoteliers should always be mindful of is utilities, which in the 11th edition of the Uniform System of Accounts for the Lodging Industry (USALI) are recorded in the Property & Maintenance schedule. Utilities include electricity, gas, propane, oil and water/sewer. Utilities can have a massive impact on a hotel’s profit. And even...
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