According to the latest poll of full-service properties by Hotstats, revpar growth came in at a disappointing 0.6 per cent to £66.28 owing to a 0.8 per cent increase in achieved average room rate to £102.58. This offset a 0.2 percentage point drop in room occupancy to 64.6 per cent. Despite growth in non-room revenue (including a 6 per cent increase in conference and banqueting), hotels struggled to turn a profit, facing a 6.8 per cent increase in rooms expenses and a 3.1 per cent growth in payroll costs. As a result goppar fell to £26.10 in January. Get the full story at Buying Business Travel