Hawaii Hotels Set National Occupancy Pace

For the first quarter of the year, Hawaii hotels led the nation in terms of occupancy, with an average of 83.2 percent, according to the latest Hawaii Hotel Flash Report issued by Honolulu-based Hospitality Advisors. Rounding out the top five for the first three months of the year were Miami, 83.1 percent; Phoenix, 81.4 percent; New Orleans, 78.7; and Tampa, 76.2 percent. As for average daily rate, taking the top five spots were New York, $195.11; Hawaii, $185.50; Miami, $172.74; Washington, D.C., $139.83; and New Orleans, $137.85. During the first quarter, Hawaii hotels earned more than $832 million in room revenues, a climb of 8 percent compared with the same period last year. The ADR, which was strong enough to put Hawaii in second place nationally, rose by 12.1 percent, while RevPAR increased by 11.5 percent to $154.29. This growth came on a base of relatively flat arrivals.

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