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Hawaii hotels still fairly full; room rates up

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Hotel occupancy eased a little after lunar new year visitors flew back home, but room sales and rates still much outperformed the mainland.

Statewide occupancy for the seven days to last Sunday was 83.7 percent, Hospitality Advisors LLC reported Friday.

Nationwide occupancy was 61 percent, with 73.1 percent occupancy in Los Angeles and 73.6 percent occupancy in Orlando, Smith Travel Research LLC reported.

Maui hotels were 85.8 percent full, slightly better than last year at the same time, with an average room rate above $278, up 9.5 precent from year-ago levels.

Oahu was 85.3 percent full, also slightly better than last year, with the average room rate up 18.7 percent to $200 a night. Oahu occupancy had topped 90 percent for several weeks.

Kauai was 79.9 percent full, more than 12 percentage points better than last year, with the average room rate up 13.6 percent to more than $226 a night.

The Big Island was 76.6 percent full, also more than 12 points better than last year, with the average room rate up 24.4 percent to $241 a night.

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