Hotel occupancy tops 90% on Oahu

By Howard Dicus - bio | email

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaii hotels ran fuller last week, led by Oahu, where hotel occupancy hit 92 percent, Hospitality Advisors LLC reported Friday.

Oahu occupancy was five percentage points better than the same time last year and five points better than the previous week, with average rooms up 9 percent from year-before levels.

Maui County hotels were close behind with occupancy rising from 83 percent to 87 percent in the Feb. 13-19 period, with an average room rate of $257 a night that was up 8 percent from the same time last year.

Big Island occupancy was 75 percent, lower than Oahu and Maui but still six points better than a year ago and seven points better than the previous week, with a $200 average daily room rate that was up slightly from last year.

Kauai hotels were 69% full, below year-ago levels but up from the week before, with a $203 average room rate that was 8 percent higher than a year ago.

National occupancy for the same period was 59%, Smith Travel Research LLC reported.

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