According to an industry survey conducted by Hospitality Advisors and Smith Travel Research, Hawaii's statewide hotel occupancy was 75.7% in August, up 6.3% from the same month last year.

Average daily room rates were also up across the state, climbing 1.8% to a statewide average of $181.49 for the month.

The occupancy and ADR gains resulted in an 11.1% year-over-year jump in revenue per available room to $137.39.

"While demand is strengthening, the recovery remains uneven with most of the improvement occurring on Oahu and Maui," said Joseph Toy, president and CEO of Hospitality Advisors. "A lot of capacity remains in the market that will need to be absorbed before we can start to see real growth in room revenue. Still, the market is headed in the right direction."

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