Hawaii Statewide room rates increase, occupancy slips By Shane Nelson / July 04, 2011 Share 1 -- Hawaii's statewide hotel occupancy was 73.3% for the week ending June, dipping .3% from the same period in 2010, according to an industry survey conducted by Hospitality Advisors and Smith Travel Research. Room rates, however, climbed 8.7% year over year, to $192.06 a night. Kauai saw the biggest dip in occupancy, falling 9.2% from the year prior to finish the week at 67.4%. Room rates on the Garden Isle jumped 16.6% to $212.90. The Big Island also saw a decline in occupancy, slipping 2.7%, to 52.9%. Room rates on the Big Island averaged $183.63 a night, a year-over-year increase of 4.3%. Oahu saw a slight increase in occupancy, as its average inched up 1.6% to 81.8% islandwide. Rates there were up 8% from the same week last year, to $166.61 a night. Occupancy on Maui was essentially flat, growing just .2% year over year to 70.6% islandwide. The Valley Isle was home to the most expensive room rates at $249.99 per night, an increase of 16.6% from the same week in 2010.