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Hotel room rates in Hawaii rise by 12 percent on modest occupancy gain

July 5, 2013 Destination Hawaii No Comments Email Email

egtmedia59Hawaii hotels had strong increases in average daily room rates last week in comparison to the same week last year, while occupancy was mixed across the four major islands, according to the latest report from Hospitality Advisors LLC and Smith Travel Research.

Statewide, the average daily room rate at Hawaii hotels was $231.37 for the week of June 16-22, an increase of 12.1 percent compared to the same week in 2012. Statewide hotel occupancy was 79.8 percent, an increase of 1.9 percentage points from the same week last year.

Oahu had the highest increases in average daily room rates and occupancy, with the average room rate increasing 16.6 percent to $213.91 and occupancy increasing 3.5 percentage points to 89.2 percent.

Average daily room rates and hotel occupancy increased at Maui hotels last week, as well. The average daily room rate was $285.46, an increase of 7.3 percent. Hotels on Maui were 73.4 percent occupied last week, an increase of 1.9 percentage points compared to the same week last year.

The average daily room rate for Kauai hotels rose 4.6 percent to $232.07. Occupancy, however, decreased 4.1 percentage points to 72.7 percent.

Big Island hotels saw the average daily room rate increase 10.1 percent to $211.04, while occupancy decreased by 0.5 percentage points to 61.5 percent.

Edited by : Bill Hurley

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