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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Hotel Optimization Part 3 | January 27, 2021

With 2020 behind us and widespread vaccine distribution on the horizon, the second half of the new year is looking up, but for Q1 (and most likely well into Q2) we’re very much still in the thick of what has undeniably been the lowest point of the pandemic. What can you be doing now to power through and set yourself up for a prosperous 2021 and beyond? Join us at Part 3 of Hotel Optimization – A Virtual Event on January 27 from 10am – 1:05pm ET for expert panels focused on getting you back to profitability.


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.