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Seven Steps to Food Cost Control

Former FSU hotel school Professor Dukas' Seven Steps to Food Cost Control from his book, "How to Operate a Restaurant" provides a concise list of things to think about to effectively manage food cost.

Meluha – An ECOTEL Hotel: Translating Sustainability

The Meluha, an ECOTEL Hotel, in Mumbai makes sustainability integral to the company's business strategy. The article focuses on the strategies used by the hotel for conservation of resources and reduction in landfill waste with concomitant savings.

Fixed Expenses Aren't Really Fixed!

In most hotel P&Ls, usually towards the bottom, is a heading called Non-Operating Income and Expense, formerly known as Fixed Expenses. Few costs are uncontrollable in a hotel. There are simply some expenses which take longer to reduce than others!

Let's Talk About Cost Controls

A hotel manager's most important tasks are making money for the owner and maintaining the asset. Satisfied guests and motivated employees are among the tools, but cost controls are also critical components of the formula.

Sales Tax Audit!

This description of a sales tax audit is an opportunity to minimize potential problems with sales taxes. While focused on Minnesota much of it applies to any state with sales taxes. Do not construe this article as legal or tax advice.

Indian Hotel Industry Survey 2011-2012

The survey, representing 1,320 hotels in various cities across different star categories in India, presents key statistics for the industry. It provides information about financial performance, marketing media usage patterns, guest segmentation etc.

Indian Hotel Industry Survey 2010-11

The survey, representing 1,318 hotels in various cities across different star categories in India, presents key statistics for the industry. It provides information about financial performance, marketing media usage patterns, guest segmentation etc.

The Increasing Demise of Telephone Profits in Full-Service Hotels

This article briefly discusses the three primary reasons that have led to the demise of telephone profits in full-service lodging facilities.

GOPPAR, a derivative of RevPAR!

This article shows the pitfalls of RevPAR, and elaborates on the advantages of using a complementary performance measure, GOPPAR.