I’ve got some encouraging news with this Marriott Hawaii hotel worker strike update 2. Officials with Unite Here! Local 5, Marriott, and Kyo-ya Hotels and Resorts are going to meet.
On October 8, 2,700 Marriott employees in Hawaii walked off the job. They joined other Marriott employees across the country demanding more pay and job security. And while the impacted hotels continue to be open, things aren’t business as usual.
As you may recall, my last stay at The Laylow Waikiki was a disappointing one. But you know what didn’t disappoint? Dining at The Laylow’s signature restaurant, which is always a pleasure. And now, The Hideout Waikiki brunch service, which started just a few months ago, is one of my top picks on Oahu.
First came Boston, then came San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland, San Diego, and Detroit. And now, Marriott Hawaii employees go on strike too.
As you’ll recall from my recent, disappointing experience at The Laylow Waikiki, Marriott’s guaranteed benefits aren’t always guaranteed. That’s the impression I got from this particular property, anyway. So I reached out to Marriott to express my concerns to them. And it appears that Marriott does not guarantee their guaranteed benefits.
The Laylow Waikiki opened last May, and since it was a hotel I was following closely, I ended up staying there soon after opening. But much can change in the first year of a hotel’s operations. As a result, I thought it prudent to do a The Laylow Waikiki – one year later review.