ROOMS DIVISION MONTHLY REPORT
PROFIT AND LOSS ACCOUNT
The Rooms Division Department exceeded the budget in revenue and profitability by 32.44% and 39.22% respectively. Salaries and wages in the department continued to remain below budget due to the several vacant managerial and supervisory positions in Front Office.
Cleaning and chemicals were higher at 5.38% in comparison to the budget due to the ongoing Spring Cleaning organized in all the guest rooms. Additionally the half yearly marble polishing program throughout the hotel that commenced in February 2008 will continue for the next six months.
The April occupancy of Club rooms based on Club room availability was 79.46% with an ADR of $214.91%, higher than March occupancy of Club rooms which was 56.60% with an ADR of $232.17. However, Happy Hour consumption was higher than budget by 40.62% due to a larger number of our Club Floor guests using the Club Facilities in the evenings.
The Complimentary Parking and Transport expenses are noticeably below budget at 60.88%. This is due to the fact that we are utilizing our drivers to do all the complimentary and crew transfers thereby ensuring major savings in the Transportations Department.
Transportations revenue however continues to remain below budget at 65.08%. The revenue is much lower than last month as we had a large group in house in April over a long period of time.
Business Centre Revenue has dropped lower than the budget by 39.96%, mainly due to the fact that there was very little venue rental. Again the group (US Embassy) occupancy affected us as they were cloistered in Conferences the whole day and did not use any other facility during their stay. The Business Center revenue POR was $0.45.
The Telephone revenue continues to remain on the down swing at almost a difference of 36.57% in comparison to the budget due to the same...