Probably not a real shocker, and some might already know this, but a recent report by Hawaii News Now business reporter Howard Dicus states that Hawaii has lost 8,000 hotel rooms since the year 2000. Why? Hotels have been converted into timeshares and condos. Take the Renaissance Ilikai Hotel, for example, which still operates as a hotel, but has had many of its units converted into condos. I believe Marriott used to offer these as Execustay condos, but this is no longer the case. Either way, the trend continues with Hitlon currently converting a former Outrigger property into another timeshare in Waikiki, with plans for yet another project to begin soon.