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The fact that a hotel could fail to be profitable astounds me. 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.
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