Kauai, Hawaii—While there’s a lot of demand for a hotel in Hawaii, there’s also a lot that could use a bit of a break.
And that’s why, in the wake of the hurricanes Harvey and Irma, hotels in the state are getting more crowded.
“Hotels are a good way to provide people with a place to stay for a week,” said Kameel O’Neal, a vice president at Hotel Indigo Hawaii, which is a subsidiary of Hilton Worldwide.
“But they are not a great way to host a conference.”
The Hilton Worldwide Hawaii resort, located just off the island of Oahu, is currently the busiest in the world.
The resort has an average capacity of about 50,000 guests per night.
It’s one of the top three hotel chains in the country, according to TripAdvisor, which tracks data.
A few weeks ago, the hotel posted an average occupancy rate of about 20% as of mid-October.
While this isn’t a lot compared to the average occupancy of the state’s hotels, the trend is worrisome.
“The hotel industry in Hawaii is already struggling to find room for the growing number of people that are visiting the island,” said Richard Wiebe, managing director of the Hilton Worldwide division in Hawaii.
The trend is not limited to hotels, either.
The number of vacation rentals in Hawaii has dropped by more than 1 million since the start of the year, according the Hawaii Association of Realtors.
In fact, it’s down almost 1.5 million.
There are also signs that hotels are struggling to stay relevant.
Last year, the number of guests booking a hotel room increased by about 50% in the first half of this year, compared to 2015.
And in the month of October, hotel occupancy increased by more that 70%.
“The industry needs to take the hit if it is going to continue to grow and be competitive in the coming years,” Wiebbe said.
The hotel industry is already dealing with a downturn in demand, according a report by the International Hotel Association.
There were 7.5% fewer hotels in use in October, compared with the same month last year.
It is a concern for hotels and resorts that rely on revenue from hotel guests.
And if the trend continues, it could force hotels to take more on top of their bills.
“We are seeing a lot more people taking longer to book,” O’Neill said.
In addition to the hotel industry, there are also concerns about the state of tourism.
In the past year, more than a million people have died in the United States due to the impact of the hurricane.
And the number has continued to climb.
According to the National Association of Counties, the tourism industry is expected to see a $14.7 billion loss this year.
But some analysts think the tourism slump will be temporary.
“For some of these hotels, you are not going to see any major impact on occupancy rates,” Wiedefeld said.
“It could be a short-term impact.
For others, it may be a long-term one.”
That’s why some hotel owners are already planning to add more amenities to their properties.
In December, Hilton announced it would open a restaurant and lounge on its property in the heart of the city of Waikiki.
The restaurant, called Hotel Honolulu, will have live music and other activities and will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., every day.
The lounge will feature the latest in technology, including the latest fitness technology and a rooftop fitness center.
The Hawaiian resort is also offering a limited number of discounted rooms to visitors who book online at a discount rate.
And this fall, Hilton will be bringing a new entertainment venue, the Kamehameha House, to the islands.