The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, located off the west coast of the US, recorded a 54% hotel occupancy rate in October 2010.

The nation’s hotel association said occupancy in its 12 member hotels rose by 13% compared to October 2009.

A total of 38,901 of 71,455 available room nights were sold in October 2010, while room rates stood at $89.17, compared to $87.52 a year earlier.