The Bratton Team

February 22, 2013
of Pacific Business News

Hawaii hotels were 89.7 percent full last week, 2.3 percentage points higher than the same week in 2012 and the statewide average daily room rate rose nearly 13 percent to $235.52, according to a report from Hospitality Advisors LLC and Smith Travel Research.

Oahu had the highest increase in room rates during the week of Feb. 10-16, with the average daily rate rising 20.2 percent to $216.03. Occupancy, however, decreased by 0.3 percentage points, but Oahu hotels were still nearly full at 92 percent occupancy.

Kauai hotels' average daily room rate increased by 16.7 percent to $235.12, and occupancy increased 8.7 percentage points to 89.4 percent.

Big Island hotels also had a strong increase in occupancy, when compared to the same week last year, rising by 7.4 percentage points to 84.8 percent occupancy. The average daily room rate at Big Island hotels increased 2 percent to $213.95.

Maui hotels' average daily room rate increased by 5.2 percent to $290.17, and occupancy increased by 2.3 percentage points to 88.1 percent occupancy.

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