Kauai a leader in hotel report

LIHUE — Hawaii hotels statewide reported no growth in revenue per available room (RevPAR), modest growth in average daily rate (ADR) and decreased occupancy in October.

According to the Hawaii Hotel Performance Report released Tuesday by the Hawaii Tourism Authority, RevPAR was flat at $190 (plus 0.3 percent), ADR rose to $249 (plus 3.5 percent), and occupancy declined to 76.4 percent (minus 2.5 percentage points) for the month compared to a year ago.

“RevPAR was flat statewide in October and, for the first time this year, declined for the Midscale and Economy Class category of hotels,” said Jennifer Chun, HTA tourism research director. “Maui County hotels, as well, reported a decrease in RevPAR for the first time in 2018. Hotels on the island of Hawaii continued to feel the lingering effect of Kilauea volcano’s eruption.

“Kauai hotels maintained their pattern this year of recording strong monthly increases in both RevPAR and ADR in October,” she added. “On Oahu, the American Dental Association’s Annual Meeting helped to grow RevPAR for the island’s hotel industry.”

October’s performance for hotels statewide was a combination of the RevPAR growth reported for Luxury Class, Upscale Class and Upper Midscale Class hotels offsetting the declines of Upper Upscale Class and Midscale &Economy Class hotels. Only Upscale Class hotels reported increases in both occupancy (72.7 percent, plus 1.1 percentage points) and ADR ($197, plus 7.3 percent) in October.

Among the four counties, Kauai hotels led the state in growth of RevPAR (+7.7% to $194) in October, which was boosted by an increase in ADR (plus 11.5 percent to $264) to offset decreased occupancy (73.6 percent, minus 2.6 percentage points).

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