Occupancy at Hawaii hotels rose 7 percentage points last week, and room rates followed suit with a 6 percent increase, according to a report by Hospitality Advisors LLC and Smith Travel Research.
Hawaii hotels were 82.6 percent full during the week ending March 17, the report said. The average statewide daily room rate was $206.74, which was 5.9 percent more than the same week a year ago.
Oahu saw the greatest gains in occupancy and room rates last week. Hotels in that market, which includes Waikiki, were 88.1 percent full, an increase of 9.6 percentage points, while the average daily room rate rose 11.8 percent to $178.79.
The Big Island saw the second-largest gain in room rates. The average daily room rate on the Big Island was $196.58, 10.3 percent higher than a year ago, while the occupancy rate rose 5.8 percentage points to 68 percent.
Hotels on Kauai were 66.1 percent full, which was 7.3 percentage points higher than last year, while the average daily room rate was $210.69, which was an increase of 3.2 percent.
Maui hotel occupancy rose 2 percentage points last week to 85.8 percent, while the average daily room rate was flat at $271.54, which was 0.8 percent higher than last year.