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October Tourism Authority Report: Maui County Vacation Rentals at 21% and Hotels at 14.2% Occupancy | Maui Now

 

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The Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority (HTA) released its Hawaiʻi Vacation Rental Performance Report for October. It shows Maui County had the largest vacation rental supply of all four counties with 138,500 available unit nights, which was a decrease of 53.5 percent compared to a year ago.

Unit demand was 29,051 unit nights (-87.6%), resulting in 21 percent occupancy (-57.6 percentage points) with an average daily rate (ADR) of $227 (-36.2%). Maui County hotels were 14.2 percent occupied with an ADR of $226.

For the entire state, the total monthly supply of statewide vacation rentals was 373,600 unit nights (-57.0%) and monthly demand was 85,000 unit nights (-86.4%), resulting in an average monthly unit occupancy of 22.7 percent (-49.1 percentage points). Hawaiʻi’s hotels had an average occupancy rate of 19.7 percent.

It is important to note that unlike hotels, condominium hotels, timeshare resorts and vacation rental units are not necessarily available year-round or each day of the month and often accommodate a larger number of guests than traditional hotel rooms. The unit average daily rate (ADR) for vacation rental units statewide in October was $208, which was higher than the ADR for hotels ($174), according to the report.

The state’s pre-travel testing program started on Oct. 15, allowing passengers arriving from out-of-state and traveling inter-county to bypass the mandatory 14-day self-quarantine with a valid negative COVID-19 test result from a trusted partner. All other transpacific travelers continued to be subject to the 14-day self-quarantine. The counties of Kauaʻi, Hawaiʻi, Maui and Kalawao (Molokai) also had a partial quarantine in place in October.

For Maui County, travelers awaiting their pre-travel test results were allowed to stay at a vacation rental as their place of quarantine. On Hawaiʻi Island and Kauaʻi, legal short-term rentals were allowed to operate as long as they were not being used as a quarantine location.

On Oahu, short-term rentals (rented for less than 30 days) were not allowed to operate at the beginning of October. However, when Oahu moved to Tier 2 of its Reopening Plan on Oct. 22, legal short-term rentals were allowed to reopen.

Other Island Highlights:

Oahu vacation rental supply was 96,500 available unit nights (-59.4%) in October. Unit demand was 26,300 unit nights (-84.6%), resulting in 27.2 percent occupancy (-44.3 percentage points) and an ADR of $173 (-32.7%). Oahu hotels were 22 percent occupied with an ADR of $158.

The Big Island vacation rental supply was 80,000 available unit nights (-61.7%) in October. Unit demand was 17,416 unit nights (-86.7%), resulting in 21.8 percent occupancy (-40.8 percentage points) with an ADR of $192 (-26.3%). Big Island hotels were 19.8 percent occupied with an ADR of $140.

Kauaʻi had the fewest number of available unit nights in October at 58,500 (-52.5%). Unit demand was 12,300 unit nights (-86.1%), resulting in 21.0 percent occupancy (-50.6 percentage points) with an ADR of $261 (-34.2%). Kauaʻi hotels were 21.3 percent occupied with an ADR of $212.

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Howell Chamber, Parks and Rec Authority partner to ‘Light Up Howell’

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While the traditional Fantasy of Lights parade is canceled this year, Livingston County residents have a new way to get into the holiday spirit

Organizers from the Howell Chamber of Commerce Foundation and Howell Area Parks and Recreation Authority are working together to host a drive-thru holiday event in Scofield Park, Light Up Howell. 

“Both organizations wanted to make sure to keep spirits up,” said Tim Church, director for the recreation authority. “This was our way of making sure a holiday event would stay in town.”

In years past HAPRA kicked off the Holiday in the Park events the first weekend in December, after the Fantasy of Lights Parade, with activities continuing until Christmas. 

Janelle Best, president of the Howell Chamber. said the COVID-19 outbreak caused the chamber to reflect on what the community looks like without the traditional events such as Melon Fest and the Fantasy of Lights parade. 

“We really wanted to be able to offer a community event. With all of 2020 being canceled we thought it was really important to provide something family-friendly, and draw people downtown,” she said.

The groups decided to combine resources this year to create the Light Up Howell event featuring thousands of strands of lights, an animated display set to music from Santa’s Light Crew, fun inflatables, and a reverse parade, Church said. 

He said the theme this year is “Around the World,” with displays portraying “other traditional holidays that may not be prominent in Livingston County.”

Similar to this year’s Legend of Sleepy Hollow event, residents can purchase tickets for the drive-thru event taking place over 16 days. Each vehicle will need one ticket and will receive a special ornament commemorating the event. 

Community-built floats will be on display for the duration of the event, built by those who usually participate in the Fantasy of Lights Parade. 

The cost of $15 per vehicle will go to support the two organizations and downtown Howell. 

The kickoff weekend will focus on the Fantasy of Lights Parade traditions and will feature four grand marshals. Santa will also be on-site for the opening weekend. 

The event will take place Nov. 27-29, Dec. 4-6, Dec. 11-13 and Dec. 18-24. 

There will are also three special event days: Nov. 27, Dec. 4 and Dec. 11, where participants will receive a bag with coupons or merchandise from local businesses and author Denise Brennan-Nelson.

To register visit: https://bit.ly/36tWohR.

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Port Authority Wants to Fine Travelers $50 for No Mask

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Heads up for folks catching a train, plane, or bus in the New York or New Jersey area: Starting today, the Port Authority is implementing a $50 penalty for travelers caught without a face covering within their facilities.

While it still wants to put the “primary emphasis” on keeping mask-wearing voluntary for all riders, the agency noted in a memo put out last week that anyone caught failing to wear a mask or face covering “appropriately” could now be liable for a “recommended” $50 fine. The new mandate applies to all facilities under the Port Authority’s purview—that includes the LaGuardia, JFK, and Newark airports, PATH stations, and the agency’s namesake bus terminal in Midtown Manhattan, among others.

What’s a bit unclear is who, exactly, will enforce these fines. As Gothamist noted, the announcement from the Port Authority somewhat echos the MTA’s announcement back in September that it would issue its own $50 fines for those caught running maskless on the city’s subway systems. At the time, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo enlisted the help of NYPD officers to wrangle these riders, despite the fact that these same officers had been historically mask-averse. MTA Chairman Pat Foye later responded to these critiques by saying that cops, too, could be subject to these same fines.

While we don’t know how many fines have been issued under the MTA or the Port Authority’s mandates (yet), hopefully, this will be enough to encourage the currently unmasked masses in some of New York’s boroughs to reconsider covering up their face before they leave the house.

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Nashville Airport Authority approves first on-site hotel

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A 14-story Hilton will be the first on-site hotel at Nashville International Airport in about three years, the airport authority announced Wednesday, reports the Nashville Tennessean, a USA TODAY Network publication.

A hotel has been planned for two years as part of the larger BNA renovation and expansion program underway.

The developer and brand were approved Wednesday morning by the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority. It is scheduled to open in late 2023.

Chartwell will finance the roughly $95 million hotel and the airport will fund an attached $82 million four-level parking garage with bonds. 

Nashville airport hotel to open in 2023 (Photo: BNA Airport and Chartwell Hospitality)

“This high-end hotel, and the many amenities it brings, adds a special touch to our BNA Vision expansion,” said airport CEO Doug Kreulen. “It’s easy to see the appeal for passengers catching an early morning flight, arriving late at night or who simply want the convenience of a hotel room right here at the airport. We think it will be a popular venue for corporate functions and business meetings with unique airport views and sightlines.”

Franklin-based Chartwell Hospitality will erect and operate the building branded by Hilton with 292 rooms including six suites. 

A rooftop bar and pool will offer airfield views. Other amenities include a bar and music lounge, high-end restaurant, ballroom, meeting and event spaces and fitness center.

A covered pedestrian bridge will connect it to the terminal. 

Construction will begin this fall with Corgan leading the design work. 

“We are excited to deliver this modern and luxurious on-airport hotel that is a powerful symbol of the hospitality and global connectivity of BNA,” said Chartwell Hospitality CEO Rob Schaedle. “(It) expresses Nashville’s spirit of creative innovation and dynamic transformation into a world-class city.”

Completed construction on the BNA Vision plan includes a new parking garage, an upgraded International Arrivals Building and added Concourse D.

Security checkpoint expansions will be added to more ticketing and baggage lanes and another new parking garage nearly completed, along with redesigned ride-hailing pickup and dropoff areas. A new pedestrian plaza and administrative building are also nearly complete. 

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Nashville Airport Authority approves on-site hotel, releases design images

A 14-story Hilton will be the first on-site hotel at Nashville International Airport in about three years, the airport authority announced Wednesday.

A hotel has been planned for two years as part of the larger BNA renovation and expansion program underway.

The developer and brand were approved Wednesday morning by the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority. It is scheduled to open in late 2023.

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Chartwell will finance the roughly $95 million hotel and the airport will fund an attached $82 million four-level parking garage with bonds. 



diagram, engineering drawing: Nashville airport hotel to open in 2023


© BNA Airport and Chartwell Hospitality
Nashville airport hotel to open in 2023

“This high-end hotel, and the many amenities it brings, adds a special touch to our BNA Vision expansion,” said airport CEO Doug Kreulen. “It’s easy to see the appeal for passengers catching an early morning flight, arriving late at night or who simply want the convenience of a hotel room right here at the airport. We think it will be a popular venue for corporate functions and business meetings with unique airport views and sightlines.”



Nashville airport hotel to open in 2023


© BNA Airport and Chartwell Hospitality
Nashville airport hotel to open in 2023

Related: Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge reopens BNA location after 10 months of renovations

Franklin-based Chartwell Hospitality will erect and operate the building branded by Hilton with 292 rooms including six suites. 

A rooftop bar and pool will offer airfield views. Other amenities include a bar and music lounge, high-end restaurant, ballroom, meeting and event spaces and fitness center.

A covered pedestrian bridge will connect it to the terminal. 

Construction will begin this fall with Corgan leading the design work. 



a group of people in a park: Nashville airport hotel to open in 2023


© BNA Airport and Chartwell Hospitality
Nashville airport hotel to open in 2023

“We are excited to deliver this modern and luxurious on-airport hotel that is a powerful symbol of the hospitality and global connectivity of BNA,” said Chartwell Hospitality CEO Rob Schaedle. “(It) expresses Nashville’s spirit of creative innovation and dynamic transformation into a world-class city.”

Completed construction on the BNA Vision plan includes a new parking garage, an upgraded International Arrivals Building and added Concourse D.

Security checkpoint expansions will be added to more ticketing and baggage lanes and another new parking garage nearly completed, along with redesigned ride-hailing pickup and dropoff areas. A new pedestrian plaza and administrative building are also nearly complete. 

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