Report: U.S. Hotels Saw Profit Growth in 2018

LONDON—HotStats has released findings of U.S. hotel performance for 2018 in its “Profit Matters: U.S. Annual Report Performance Tracker.”

The report tracked data for the total U.S. and individually highlighted performance for Washington, DC; New York; Houston; Miami; and Seattle. The report includes data on revenue and expense pertaining to the rooms, food and beverage and undistributed departments.

According to the published report, the U.S. as a whole performed positively in 2018, in both top- and bottom-line measures. Profit growth, or GOPPAR, was up 3.4% year-over-year, bolstered by gains in TRevPAR (up 2.9% YOY) and a muted increase in total payroll growth.

“Despite some challenges, hoteliers in 2018 did an admirable job on both the revenue and expense side, which showed up positively in the bottom line,” said Pablo Alonso, CEO, HotStats. “In order to continue the momentum in 2019, hoteliers will need to be cost conscious and revenue focused in order to maximize flow through.”

Subsequent to the U.S. annual report, HotStats will unveil yearly findings for Europe and the Middle East and North Africa.