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.
July 29, 1997 |
Signature Resorts Inc. said it will buy Hawaii Embassy Suites' resort hotel on Kaanapali Beach, Maui, from a Japanese partnership for about $78 million and convert 157 of the 413 suites into vacation condominiums. Signature will lead an investment group that includes Goldman, Sachs & Co.'s Whitehall Fund and Apollo Real Estate Advisors. The group will buy the hotel at a "substantial discount," Signature said in a statement.
May 31, 1987 |
Multimillionaire developer and business tycoon David Murdock, who rarely has agreed to be interviewed, sat a few days ago in his sumptuous Westwood offices and talked about his latest projects, especially in Hawaii. His Murdock Development Co.
April 14, 1991 |
Hotels in Hawaii are continuing programs that provide free rental cars for the same number of days that travelers book rooms or condominiums at regular rates. Colony Hotels & Resorts is offering free use of a Budget rental car at 12 hotels and resorts throughout the islands until Dec. 22 through its "Paradise on Wheels" program. Hawaiian Pacific Resorts provides a Budget car at seven hotels in Honolulu, Maui and the Big Island of Hawaii until Dec. 22.