Hotels in Hawaii generated $276 million in total room revenue during the month of April, outpacing the previous high for the Aloha State set in 2006 by 9.4%.
Average daily room rates (ADR) increased 6.9%, to $217.56, across the Hawaiian Islands, and statewide revenue per available room (RevPAR) jumped 10%, to $161.86, setting new April records for both metrics, according to a monthly report by Hospitality Advisors and Smith Travel Research.
“Oahu had an outstanding April that was driven primarily by several major meetings and convention groups in Waikiki,” Joseph Toy, president and CEO of Hospitality Advisors, said in a statement. “Maui also recorded strong numbers, particularly hotels in Wailea, even though occupancy was down slightly from an exceptional April 2012.”
Occupancy also dipped on Kauai and the Big Island of Hawaii, slipping less than a percentage point in April, to 66.2%, on the Garden Isle while dropping 1.3 percentage points to 55.8% on the Big Isle.
“Unfortunately, Kauai and the Big Island were not able to sustain the momentum they enjoyed during the first quarter into April,” Toy said.