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April creates premises for a positive second quarter for hotel operators

April creates premises for a positive second quarter for hotel operators
06.05.2010, 22:09 7

April was the first month in 2010 when revenues recorded byBucharest's Howard Johnson five-star hotel rose 5% in the contextwhere it organised several business events, after the first quarterof the year saw an 11% decline in the hotel's revenues.
"We can say April 2010 was a better month than April 2009. Therising trend has been preserved in May, which got off to a goodstart, and creates the premises for an optimistic second quarter,"said Sonia Nastase, the hotel's general manager.
N`stase, 37, took over at the helm of the five-star Bucharesthotel, controlled by businessman Gabriel Popoviciu. Sonia Nastaseis the first Romanian woman to be appointed general manager of afive-star hotel in Bucharest, while all other five-star hotelmanagers - of Intercontinental, Hilton, JW Marriott, Radisson, andCrowne Plaza - are expats.
Howard Johnson posted a 2.4 million-euro turnover in January-Aprilof this year, which compares with 2.5 million euros in the similarperiod of last year.

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