Big Island hotel occupancy rates on the rise

  • The pool is seen at Kona Tiki Hotel on Friday. Hotels on the Orchid Isle in February reported occupancy of 77.9%. (Megan Hadley/West Hawaii Today)

  • A guest room is seen at Kona Tiki Hotel on Friday. Hotels on the Orchid Isle in February reported occupancy of 77.9%. (Megan Hadley/West Hawaii Today)

  • The Kona Tiki Hotel welcomes guests on Friday. Hotels on the Orchid Isle in February reported occupancy of 77.9%. (Megan Hadley/West Hawaii Today)

  • Visitors enjoy the sun at Kamakahonu Beach fronting Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel in Kailua Village. Hotels on the Orchid Isle in February reported occupancy of 77.9%.(Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today file photo)

  • Guests enter the Royal Kona Resort in 2021. Hotels on the Orchid Isle in February reported occupancy of 77.9%. (Laura Ruminski/WestHawaii Today file photo)

Hawaii Island hotel occupancy continues to trend upward toward pre-pandmic levels.