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Secrets from behind the front desk

The fact that a hotel could fail to be profitable is astounding. Why? The average cost to turn over a room, to keep it operational per day, is between $30 and $40.

If you’re paying less than $30 dollars a night at a hotel/motel, I’d wager the cost to flip that room runs close to $5. Which makes me want to take a shower. At home.

That $40 turnover cost includes cleaning supplies, electricity, and hourly wages for housekeepers, minibar attendants, front desk agents, and all other employees needed to operate a room as well as the cost of laundering the sheets.

Everything. Compare that with an average room rate, and you can see why it’s a profitable business.

Question: Where is the nicest place you have ever stayed? Was it worth the money?

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