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Hotel Occupancy Increases on Kauai Despite Flooding
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All Counties and All Classes of Hawai‘i Hotel Properties Reported Solid RevPAR and ADR Increases in April

Kaua‘i Led the State in RevPAR Growth in Spite of Record-Setting Rainfall and Flooding on the North Shore in Mid-April

News Release from HTA, May 23, 2018

HONOLULU – April is a traditionally off-peak travel month, however, Hawai‘i hotels statewide reported solid increases in revenue per available room (RevPAR), average daily rate (ADR) and room occupancy, according to the Hawai‘i Hotel Performance Report issued today by the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority (HTA).

In April, hotels statewide averaged RevPAR of $217 (+7.9%) and ADR of $269 (+4.2%), with occupancy increasing to 80.5 percent (+2.8 percentage points) compared to a year ago (Figure 1).

Midscale & Economy Class hotels led all classes of Hawai‘i hotel properties in growth of RevPAR (+18.7% to $130) in April, bolstered by increases in ADR to $159 (+10.5%) and occupancy of 82.2 percent (+5.7 percentage points). Upper Upscale Class hotels recorded the highest occupancy in April at 85.7 percent (+2.0 percentage points), along with RevPAR of $226 (+6.4%) and ADR of $263 (+3.9%).

Jennifer Chun, HTA director of tourism research, said, “All classes of properties on the four island counties recorded increases in RevPAR and ADR. The industry continues to benefit from the additional air seat capacity serving the state, which helped to bolster what is typically a slower month for visitor travel to the Hawaiian Islands.”

Year-to-date through April, hotels statewide averaged RevPAR of $236 (+8.7%) and ADR of $287 (+6.3%), with occupancy at 82.3 percent (+1.8 percentage points) compared to last year (Figure 2). Each of the four island counties reported year-over-year growth in all three categories, highlighted by Kaua‘i, the island of Hawai‘i and Maui County all recording double-digit increases in RevPAR.

In April, Kaua‘i hotels earned the state’s highest RevPAR growth (+18.7% to $218), boosted by ADR of $284 (+12.8%) and occupancy of 76.9 percent (+3.8 percentage points).

“It’s satisfying to see that Kaua‘i did so well in April considering the inundation of rainfall and flooding the north shore suffered in mid-April and the images of devastation that were shown by media outlets worldwide,” said Chun. “We are thankful that travelers continued to come to Kaua‘i throughout April to support the island’s leading industry.”

O‘ahu hotels performed well in April, with increases in RevPAR to $189 (+6.6%), ADR to $228 (+3.4%), and occupancy of 82.6 percent (+2.5 percentage points). Waikīkī hotels earned RevPAR of $185 (+6.8%), boosted by a 3.5 percent increase in ADR to $222 and occupancy to 83.1 percent (+2.6 percentage points).

Chun commented, “Waikīkī’s positive performance in April is both notable and encouraging. With Waikīkī having the bulk of the state’s hotel room inventory, the state’s tourism industry is lifted up whenever Waikīkī has a good month.”

In April, Maui County hotels reported the highest RevPAR at $293 (+5.9%), with modest increases in ADR at $371 (+5.4%) and flat occupancy of 79.0 percent (+0.4 percentage points). Wailea hotel properties led the state’s resort regions in RevPAR at $514 (+7.5%), ADR at $575 (+4.8%), and occupancy of 89.4 percent (+2.3 percentage points).

Hotels on the island of Hawai‘i reported the highest occupancy growth in April (+7.4 percentage points to 76.4%). RevPAR rose to $199 (+12.8%), supported by an increase in ADR to $261 (+1.9%). Kohala Coast hotels enjoyed a good April, with RevPAR increasing to $274 (+9.6%), supported by growth in ADR to $379 (+4.7%) and occupancy of 72.2 percent (+3.2 percentage points).

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Tables of hotel performance statistics, including data presented in the news release are available for viewing online at: http://www.hawaiitourismauthority.org/research/research/infrastructure-research/

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