The Hawaii Tourist Authority reports hotel room occupancy was down 0.8 percentage points in May 2019 to 79.2%.
According to the Hawai‘i Hotel Performance Report published by the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority (HTA), statewide RevPAR was $202.72 (+0.3%), in May 2019 with ADR at $256.01 (+1.3%) and average room occupancy at 79.2 percent (-0.8 percentage points down compared to May 2018.
Through the first five months of 2019 statewide RevPAR was $223.97 (down 2.1% compared with the same five months of 2018), ADR was $279.85 (up 0.6%) while average room occupancy was 80.0% (down from 82.3% compared with 2019).
The 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 May, Hawai‘i hotel room revenues statewide were down 1.2 percent to $339.3 million. There were nearly 26,000 fewer available room nights (-1.5%) in May and approximately 34,000 fewer occupied room nights (-2.5%) compared to a year ago. Several hotel properties across the state were closed for renovation or had rooms out of service for renovation during May.
Tables of hotel performance statistics, including data presented in the report are available for viewing online at:
About the Hawai‘i Hotel Performance Report.
The Hawai‘i Hotel Performance Report is produced using hotel survey data compiled by STR, Inc., the largest survey of its kind in Hawai‘i. The survey generally excludes properties with under 20 lodging units, such as small bed and breakfasts, youth hostels, single-family vacation rentals, cottages, individually rented vacation condominiums and sold timeshare units no longer available for hotel use. The data has been weighted both geographically and by class of property to compensate for any over and/or under representation of hotel survey participants by location and type. For May 2019, the survey included 160 properties representing 48,362 rooms, or 89.6 percent of all lodging properties with 20 rooms or more in the Hawaiian Islands, including full service, limited service, and condominium hotels.
Jim Hepple is an Assistant Professor at the University of Aruba and is Managing Director of Tourism Analytics.