According to an industry survey conducted by Hospitality Advisors and Smith Travel Research, Hawaii's hotel occupancy was 63.5% for the week ending Nov. 14, off 3.9% from the same period last year.

Statewide room rates sank 10.1%, to a per-night average of $157.12.

Oahu fared best in terms of occupancy, slipping just .7% from last year to an islandwide average of 72.6% for the week. Room rates, however, were off 8.8%, falling to a $144.51 per-night average.

Maui saw the steepest room rate decline, plunging 16.6% year over year to $188.41 per night. Valley Isle occupancy was 57.7% for the week, falling 2.8% from 2008.

Occupancy figures fell furthest on Kauai, dropping 14.4% compared with last year to 51% islandwide. Room rates on the Garden Isle dipped 4.3%, to $176.16 per night.

Big Island occupancy was 49.4% for the week, sinking 11%. Room rates there averaged 146.91 a night, off 4.3% year over year.

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