Looking back at 2017, it was an incredible year for independent hotels. We have measured record performance levels at Xotels. Financial results based on strategic revenue management have never been higher.
So, let us run you through 2017 at Xotels …
Total Revenue €190.295.324
Rooms Sold 1.836.117
We have grown our international hotel client portfolio by 39% and turnover by 26%. An amazing year …
See below our track record over the last few years:
We have also expanded into new markets like the Czech Republic, Portugal, Italy, Greece, Curacao. Highlights in the new additions are:
San Domenico Palace – Taormina, Sicily (a 5 star, Leading Hotel of the World)
SafeStay Hostels – a youth hostel group
Almalusa – Lisbon Portugal
Hotel Himalaia – Baqueira Beret, Spain (ski resort)
BnB Manager – vacation rental apartments
As you can see we are expanding both into 5 star luxury as well as more budget products like youth hostels and airbnb type vacation rental apartments. Revenue management adds value for any lodging concept.
Lets look at some of the Hotel RevPAR and TRevPAR growth results we have achieved, of which we are extremely proud of course:
London, United Kingdom
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Ibiza, Balearic Islands
Prague, Czech Republic
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Whether it is in primary markets, like London and Amsterdam or secondary destinations in Belgium, Spain and the Netherlands, with the strong demand, Occupancy and ADR can be driven up with strategic revenue management.
We see this working in both 5 star, Leading Hotels of the World, like the San Domenico Palace in Taormina Sicily, with a 13% increase in turnover, but also for youth hostels like SafeStay, or Ladys Mile holiday park in the UK with 36% revenue increase.
Unfortunately Barcelona did not end up as expected. The market was trending up 25% year over year, however the political instability in Cataluña has pulled down annual growth to 13% only, due to heavy revenue declines in Q4. But thankfully Brussels and Paris have started the route of recovery after suffering from terrorist attacks in 2016 and 2015.
Yes, we are pretty excited about what we have achieved in 2017 with our international portfolio of independent hotels.
And 2018 is not looking to change our growth trend. We are looking at onboarding a good amount of new properties, supporting investors even more in generating an ROI on their hospitality assets.
We are looking forward to what 2018 will bring us in terms of global expansion. The latest project we are working on is the opening of a new 5 star boutique hotel in Paris. We will update you soon on our adventures at Xotels …
As CEO and Founder of Xotels, Patrick Landman has made it his mission to turn independent hotels into local market leaders. With an extensive multidisciplinary background across the hospitality industry, he has held senior positions at Expedia, Hotels.com, eRevMax, and Ian Schrager Hotels. At the helm of Xotels, he uses his expertise and experience in revenue management, business development, ecommerce, distribution, and asset management, to drive results for independent boutique hotels, luxury eco-resorts, and innovative lodging concepts.