March 25, 1990 |
A monthlong strike that left some hotel guests making their own beds ended Saturday when negotiators for workers at 11 Hawaii hotels agreed to a tentative five-year contract. Terms of the deal between Local 5 of the Hotel Employees & Restaurant Employees and the Council of Hawaii Hotels were not revealed, but the union called it an improvement over a pact approved at one big hotel last week.
March 5, 1990 |
A strike at 11 major Hawaii hotels is expected to drag on for at least a week, and replacement workers are being flown to the islands to make beds and meals for thousands of tourists. "We're prepared to operate for weeks if need be," said William Crawford, executive director of the Council of Hawaii Hotels. Contract talks between the council and the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Union broke off Saturday.
March 4, 1990 |
Thousands of workers at some of Hawaii's biggest hotels walked off the job Saturday, leaving some guests without fresh sheets and towels and otherwise disrupting the state's $6-billion-a-year tourist industry. Many hotels were forced to cut back on meal and room services as managers scrambled to take the places of strikers.
August 24, 1997 |
It's a warm afternoon on the dry coast of the Big Island. The sun beats down on the hardened old lava flows. The sea crashes on the black rocks. And along the water's edge, eight hotels are laying the hospitality on thick and raking in revenues from a growing pool of well-paying guests. At the Hilton Waikoloa Village, a waitress brings me iced tea, then returns a few minutes later to ask if I'd like my ice replenished. "I know it melts fast here," she says sympathetically.
June 16, 1996 |
Let's assume that you have earned or inherited a bunch of money, or you wish to behave for a few days as if you have. You find your way to the Honolulu or Maui airport. You step away from the masses into a small plane, which half an hour later drops you at a tidy new airport on a small green island, where low clouds cling to pine slopes. Someone takes your bags.
September 20, 1993 |
Partnership Buys Hawaiian Resort: An investment partnership that includes Hilton Hotels Corp. has agreed to purchase the 1,241-room Hyatt Regency Waikoloa resort on the island of Hawaii. Hilton and partners Colony Capital and Pan Global did not reveal the purchase price of the 61-acre resort, which was completed in 1988 at a cost of nearly $400 million. Beverly Hills-based Hilton will manage the property. In a separate development, Hilton and Century City-based Caesars World Inc.