Hawaii’s hotels reported a 2% increase in average occupancy to 72.5% during the week ending 21 May compared with the corresponding week in 2010, according to data from Smith Travel Research and Hospitality Advisors.

Average room rates during the week also recorded a rise on 2010’s rates.

Oahu’s occupancy rate of 84.6% was up 5.3% compared with 2010, with the occupancy rate of the Big Island increasing 3.4% to 50.9%.

Maui’s occupancy rate dropped by 1% to 65.6% during the week, while Kauai reported a 13.7% drop in occupancy to 58.8%.

The state-wide average room rate was $184.84, up 12% from 2010’s figure.

Oahu’s average room rate increased by 15.1% to $169.98, Maui’s was up 10.2% at $225.07, Kauai’s grew by 9.1% to $195.84, and the Big Island’s rate rose by 8.9% to stand at $176.49.