Finance & DevelopmentSTR: U.S. Hotel GOPPAR Fell in May 2023

STR: U.S. Hotel GOPPAR Fell in May 2023

HENDERSONVILLE, Tennessee—U.S. hotel gross operating profit per available room (GOPPAR) fell from the previous month, according to STR‘s May 2023 P&L data release.

U.S. Hotel Performance

May 2023 per-available-room metrics

(Percent change from May 2022)
GOPPAR: $83.86 (down 2.6 percent)
TRevPAR: $222.78 (up 4.1 percent)
EBITDA PAR: $61.16 (down 7.1 percent)
LPAR: $72.82 (up 13.6 percent)

“Weak revenue growth tied with strong labor costs caused GOPPAR to decline year over year for the first time in 16 months,” said Raquel Ortiz, STR’s director of financial performance. “The increase in labor costs was nearly three times that of revenue, but despite this, profit margins continue to rise due to higher total revenues and managing expenses through reduced services, lower employment levels, and changes in operation. With summer upon us, we can expect stronger demand and revenue growth that will likely counter some of the expenses seen in late spring.”

Ten of the Top 25 Markets saw GOPPAR levels below May 2022, with Las Vegas showing the lowest index (at 63 percent of 2022 levels).

“While leisure destination Oahu Island surpassed all other major markets in terms of the GOPPAR index, business-centric markets such as Chicago showed strength in the metric,” Ortiz said. “Group-dependent markets continue to perform well when looking at May year to date, with New York City reporting a GOPPAR index against May 2022 of 231 percent.”