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Hawaii hotel occupancy nudges up as rates soar 13%

July 23, 2013 Destination Hawaii No Comments Email Email

Hawaii hotels were about 80 percent full the week of July 7 to July 13, charging guests an average daily rate of nearly $245, a slight dip in occupancy but a double-digit increase in rates, according to the latest report from Hospitality Advisors LLC and Smith Travel Research.

Statewide hotel occupancy dropped 2.5 percentage points last week, compared to the same week last year, to 79.9 percent occupancy. The statewide average daily room rate rose 13.3 percent to $244.97.

Oahu hotels were 87.5 percent occupied last week, a 6.4 percentage point decrease compared to the same week in 2012. Guests at Oahu hotels paid an average daily room rate of $223.90, a 13.2 percent increase compared to the same week last year.

Maui hotel occupancy was 76.2 percent for the week ended July 13, a 2.7 percentage point increase compared to the same week last year. The average daily room rate at Maui hotels was $312.15, a 13.4 percent increase from last year.

Kauai hotels also had increases in both occupancy and average daily room rates, with hotels 75.7 percent full, up 2.8 percentage points from the same week in 2012. The average daily room rate at Kauai hotels was $243.31, a 7.3 percent increase.

Big Island hotel occupancy was 61.7 percent last week, a 1.1 percentage point decrease compared to the same week last year. The average daily room rate, however, increased 11 percent to $211.09.

Edited by : Bill Hurley

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