Hawaii has seen a record-high hotel occupancy in 2017.
The Honolulu hotel occupancy rate rose from 3.6 percent in 2016 to 4.4 percent in 2017, according to the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis.
The state’s occupancy rate was up from 3 percent in the year prior.
The bureau projects that the average price of a room will go up 4.3 percent in 2021.
Hillsboro, Utah-based Hilton says it has seen double-digit occupancy rates in most of its hotels since the start of the year.
It said that for the first six months of this year, it had the highest occupancy rates of any hotel in the United States.
Hilton spokesman Scott Davis said the company is expecting the occupancy rate to be higher for the next year.
Hawaii’s hotels have been struggling to keep up with demand, with the state struggling to generate enough hotel rooms to meet the needs of its growing population.
The Honolulu occupancy rate has also been increasing.
The city reported that it recorded 4,923 hotel room nights in 2017 on average.
That’s up from the 3,924 in 2016 and 3,910 in 2015.
The number of hotel rooms that are booked for occupancy is up nearly 2.7 percent from 2016, according the bureau.