The average daily room rate for Hawaii hotels jumped by 6.7 percent last week when compared to the same week last year, and statewide occupancy levels were up slightly. That’s according to the weekly hotel report issued by Hospitality Advisors LLC and Smith Travel Research.
Statewide, occupancy rates were up 1.1 percent to 80.3 percent, while average rates reached $197.21.
Maui hotels had both the highest occupancy levels and most-expensive average room rates. Hotels there were 85.2 percent occupied, up less than 1 percent from last year, and they charged an average rate of $254.62, up 3.9 percent from last year.
Big Island hotels saw the biggest jump in rates year over year. At $193.51, average rates were up 15.3 percent when compared to last year and the islandwide occupancy rate of 64.9 percent also was up 2.5 percent.
Oahu hotels raised rates 8 percent to an average of $170.33 when compared to last year, and 84.6 percent of all available rooms were full, which is basically flat when compared to last year.
On Kauai, hotel room rates were up 1.2 percent to $199.67 on average while 67.3 percent of all rooms were occupied, a gain of 1.1 percent.
The weekly hotel report is based on a daily hotel survey generally consisting of approximately 100 properties representing 40,744 rooms, or 71.5 percent of the state’s total hotel rooms for properties with 20 units or more.