Hotel Effectiveness Blog

GOP and NOI are at risk - what is your plan?

wage rates

Last week, HotStats released its hotel profitability snapshot for the USA for January.  The story is grim.  RevPAR is growing more slowly (up 0.8% year-over-year) but Labor expenses are up by more than 4X that amount (up 3.4% vs January 2018). ...

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The Three Keys to Lower Labor Costs

wage rates

Hotel labor costs are rising quickly.  In the USA, a shrinking, competitive labor pool is driving wage rates, overtime and contractor usage to unprecedented heights, and the increases are projected to continue for the next 2-3 years. ...

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Do You Have the Key Players You Need at Your Hotel to Make a Winning Team?

scheduling

You're at an LA Dodgers game, and they're in the lead at the bottom of the 6th inning. All of the sudden, right fielder Yasiel Puig pulls his hamstring diving for a line drive. It looks like he'll be out for the next few weeks of the season. Is...

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Hotels, Don't Outsource Your Strategic Thinking

Hotel Strategy

I heard recently about a group of 30 hotels in a particular geography that had RevPAR performance from negative 7% to negative 45% this January vs. last January.  Even in the best of times there is always a big variation in performance between...

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