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Maui County Hotels Leads State in RevPAR and ADR

December 19, 2019, 11:01 AM HST
* Updated December 23, 12:10 AM
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Grand Wailea Resort, Maui. Photo file by Wendy Osher.

Maui County hotels led the state in revenue per available room and average daily rate in November 2019.

According to the Hawaiʻi Hotel Performance Report published by the Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority, Maui’s RevPAR was $265 (up +7.7%); and average daily rate was $354 (up +5.8%) in November.

Properties in Wailea, where there are a number of luxury resorts, earned RevPAR of $444 (up +3%), with increases in ADR to $536, (up +7.5%) offsetting lower occupancy of 82.8%, (down -3.6 percentage points).

Maui’s occupancy was 74.9 percent (up +1.3 percentage points), but behind Oʻahu’s 82 percent and Hawaiʻi Island’s 75.7 percent.

PC: STR Inc, Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority.

Hawaiʻi hotels statewide reported growth in RevPAR, ADR and occupancy compared to November 2018.

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According to the HTA, the statewide RevPAR increased to $205 (up +8.1%), with ADR at $260 (up +4.4%) and occupancy of 78.8 percent (up +2.7 percentage points) in November.

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HTA’s Tourism Research Division issued the report’s findings utilizing data compiled by STR, Inc., which conducts the largest and most comprehensive survey of hotel properties in the Hawaiian Islands.

In November, Hawaiʻi hotel room revenues statewide grew by 7.6 percent to $330.3 million, which is $23.2 million higher than last year. Room demand rose to 1.3 million room nights, up 3.1 percent compared to a year ago. Room supply was similar year-over-year (1.6 million room nights, -0.5%). Several hotel properties across the state were closed for renovation or had rooms out of service for renovation during November.

All classes of Hawaii hotel properties statewide reported RevPAR gains in November. Luxury Class properties reported RevPAR growth to $371 (+3.9%), with increases in ADR at $509 (+3.9%) and flat occupancy. Midscale & Economy Class hotels reported RevPAR of $135 (+11.1%), with increases in both occupancy (81.6%, +5.2 percentage points) and ADR ($166, +4.0%).

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On Oʻahu, hotels reported RevPAR growth to $188 (+9.1%) in November, with increases in ADR to $229 (+5.4%) and occupancy of 82.0 percent (+2.8 percentage points). Waikīkī properties earned RevPAR of $188 (+11.4%), with increases in both ADR ($227, +6.5%) and occupancy (83.1%, +3.7 percentage points).

Hotels on the island of Hawaiʻi saw significant increases in RevPAR to $185 (+13.5%), ADR at $245 (+3.8%) and occupancy of 75.7 percent (+6.5 percentage points) in November compared to the same time a year ago. Properties on the Kōhala Coast earned RevPAR of $271 (+16.3%), ADR at $349 (+2.5%), and occupancy of 77.8 percent (+9.3 percentage points). In May 2018, Kīlauea volcano started erupting in lower Puna, which contributed to a downturn in visitors to the island of Hawaiʻi in the following months.

Kauaʻi hotels reported lower RevPAR of $180 (-1.7%), ADR at $250 (-1.9%) and occupancy of 72.2 percent (+0.2 percentage points) in November.

Tables of hotel performance statistics, including data presented in the report are available for viewing online.

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