During a union inspection of the Prince Waikiki hotel on March 13, 2021, the following COVID protocol related issues were observed.   Guests at the pool deck guests were observed not wearing face masks.   There wasn’t COVID signage, floor spacing markings or hand sanitizer stations at the escalator and stairway landings, and lobby hallways…

Signage and face mask issues were observed during an inspection of the Aston Waikiki Beach hotel on March 13, 2021 by a union inspector. A sign at the entrance to Tiki’s Grill & Bar told guests about the restaurant’s face mask rules that were not compliant with county rules. The restaurant sign said guests do…

Video: Hilton Hawaiian Village, Tropics restaurant kitchen, March 12, 2021 Inside Tropic’s restaurant kitchen at the Hilton Hawaiian Village union inspectors saw water leaking from the ceiling and light fixture onto an overflowing discolored hand cart and onto the floor.  There were rust spots and sagging ceiling panels.  These issues were observed on March 12,…

A large party at the Sheraton Maui hotel was observed at the hotel pool. The party goers were not wearing face masks or observing social distancing. The Sheraton Maui’s hotel policy was that all guests are required to wear face mask in public areas of the hotel.  

Hotel workers at the Hilton Hawaiian Village continue to suffer from layoffs and reduced work, even as recent photos showed dead birds in the eaves of the currently closed Hilton’s Rainbow Lanai restaurant. The Hilton Hawaiian Village sits on 22 acres of land with 4,000 rooms and eight towers!  UNITE HERE Local 5 calls on…

At the Duke’s Waikiki restaurant located in the hotel, the non-union bartenders working at the bar were face to face with mask-less guests eating, drinking and talking at the bar. While the guests themselves were separated by Plexiglas, there was no Plexiglas barriers protecting the workers from guests not wearing masks. Local 5 union inspectors…

Previously, union inspectors reported dirty uniforms were stored next to clean uniforms and there was no laundry attendant on duty (see photo below from October 10, 2020 union inspection). Since then, the Modern Honolulu hotel changed its system for employee uniforms by separating the dirty laundry bins from the clean laundry area. This video taken…