According to HotStats, RevPAR at UK hotels was up in November against the same time last year, but profit was down, which is a similar position to that recorded over the full year.

Staffing costs and maintenance overheads increased.

The differing performance of RevPAR and profit was the same in some regions including Birmingham, where Admin. & General and Sales & Marketing costs also leapt, and London where profit dropped 1% on the same time last year.

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