Hawaii sees holiday occupancy, rate bump year-over-year

The average hotel occupancy rate across Hawaii rose 4.7 percentage-points to 70.7 percent the week of Dec. 14-20 compared to the same week a year before, as average room rates reached $231.06, a 3-percent increase, according to the latest hotel report from Hospitality Advisors and STR.

For the week of Dec. 14-20, Oahu had the highest occupancy rate at 79.1 percent, a 6 percentage-point jump from 2013; followed by Maui at 67.7 percent, a 4.5 percentage-point gain; Kauai at 54.1 percent, a 1.6 percentage-point bump; and the Big Island at 53.6 percent, a 2.4 percentage-point rise.

Maui brought in the highest average room rate at $280.53, a 3.5 percent decrease from last year; followed by the Big Island at $224.49, a 1.6 percent gain; Kauai at $223.61, a 4.3 percent rise; and Oahu at $214.20, a 6.6 percent jump.

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During the same week, the U.S. had an average hotel occupancy rate of 49.5 percent and a $102.60 average room rate; Los Angeles had an average occupancy rate of 62.2 percent with a $131.50 average room rate; Orlando had an average occupancy rate of 59.3 percent on $94.78 average room rates; and San Diego had an average occupancy rate of 46.2 percent with average room rates of $102.07.

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