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Hawaii hotel occupancy eases

By Howard Dicus - bio | email

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaii hotel occupancy fell below 70% last week, Hospitality Advisors LLC reported Friday, led by a noticeable drop on Maui.

Occupancy in all four operating counties for the seven days to last Sunday continued to come in higher than the same time last year.

The county breakdown:

  • Oahu hotels averaged 80% full, down points from the week before but up seven points from year-ago levels, with room rates about the same as this time last year.
  • Maui was 61% full, down from 72% the week before but up from 50% at this time last year, with average room rates just under $200 a night, similar to year-ago levels.
  • The Big Island was 53% full, down two points from the week before but up from 45% last year, with an average room rate of $175 that was up 11% from year-before levels.
  • Kauai came in 61% full, down three points from the week before but up from 55% last year. Kauai stood out for its $178 average room rate, down 9% from last year.

Nationwide hotel occupancy, which was 64% the week ending Oct. 23, fell to 58% the week ending Oct. 30, though was six points better than the same time last year, Smith Travel Research reported Thursday.

Hotel occupancy was 68% in Los Angeles, 63% in Orlando and 61% in San Diego last week.

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