Oahu Island, Hawaii, recorded the largest RevPAR increase, up 22.4 percent to $369.64

THE NEW YEAR started on a positive note for U.S. hotels, according to STR.

RevPAR went up 4 percent to $136.46 during the week of Dec. 29 to Jan. 4. ADR and occupancy increased 4 percent to $136.46 and 0.3 percent to 49 percent respectively.

The only double-digit jump in ADR of 16 percent to $405.95 helped Oahu Island, Hawaii, to record the largest RevPAR increase, up 22.4 percent to $369.64.

Miami/Hialeah, Florida, experienced the only double-digit increase in occupancy, up 9.9 percent to 57.8 percent and the second-largest increase in RevPAR, up 16.3 percent to $290.06.

Nashville, Tennessee, reported the second largest increase in occupancy and third-highest jump in RevPAR, up 9.9 percent to 57.8 percent and up 13.8 percent to $74.64 respectively.

New Orleans saw the steepest drop in RevPAR, down 10.8 percent to $106.86 primarily due to the largest decline in ADR, down 8 percent to $159.35.

Atlanta registered the largest decrease in occupancy, down 6.6 percent to 49.8 percent.

U.S. hotel occupancy was up 5.9 percent during the week before Christmas.