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Overhauling Other Operated Departments in a Hotel

Overhauling Other Operated Departments in a Hotel

In lodging industry parlance, other operated departments are frequently referred to as minor operated departments. Based on recent trends in other operated department revenues and profits, these sources of income have become less consequential to both the top and bottom ...

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Shifts in Revenue and Expenses Boost Hotel F&B Profits

Shifts in Revenue and Expenses Boost Hotel F&B Profits

Consumer dining trends tend to be more volatile than lodging trends. Recognizing this, hotel managers have made some significant changes in the way they offer food and beverage service to their guests. The traditional three-meal, all-purpose restaurants and room service ...

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Hoteliers Overestimated 2016 Performance

Hoteliers Overestimated 2016 Performance

From 2010 through 2015, U.S. hotels enjoyed above long-run average revenue and profit growth. Over the six-year period, total operating revenue increased at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.8 percent, while gross operating profits grew at a CAGR ...

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Analysis: Are Franchise Fees Worth the Cost?

Analysis: Are Franchise Fees Worth the Cost?

In the current market environment’s modest growth in revenue, hotel owners and operators are paying extra attention to their operating expenses. Per the June 2017 edition of Hotel Horizons, RevPAR growth in the United States is forecast to remain under ...

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