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USALI Changes Offer New Benchmarks for Hoteliers

USALI Changes Offer New Benchmarks for Hoteliers

Every 10 years or so, the Financial Management Committee (FMC) of the American Hotel & Lodging Association revises the Uniform System of Accounts for the Lodging Industry (USALI). The USALI serves as the industry standard for reporting hotel revenues and ...

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Revenue Premiums Offset Great Costs in Historic Hotels

Revenue Premiums Offset Great Costs in Historic Hotels

When old hotels age gracefully and purposefully, they are able to achieve “grande dame” status. These properties typically compete in the luxury or upper-upscale market segments and frequently outperform the contemporary competition when it comes to occupancy and average daily ...

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Increasing Occupancy Rates Boost Labor Costs

Increasing Occupancy Rates Boost Labor Costs

One of the most significant findings of the 2015 edition of Trends in the Hotel Industry was the 4.9 percent rise in operating expenses (ExPAR) for U.S. hotels during 2014. This is the greatest annual increase in ExPAR since 2007, ...

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