Length of Stay

Length of Stay (LOS)

Length of stay is the number of nights a guest stays in a hotel. The length of stay for any guest is the difference between the date of arrival and departure from the hotel. Hotel operator and managers forecast sales and expected revenue. The length of stay calculation guides the hotel managers in critical decision making.

Length of stay usually fluctuates between weekends and weekdays, around holidays, also, there are seasonal patterns.
To calculate average length of stay:

So, if hotel X had 5 guests within a certain period. the five guests spent 6, 3, 5, 12 and 4 respectively at the hotel. The time spent by each customer was the difference between the arrival date and the departure date. The average length of stay (ALOS) will be as follows