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Get Your Own Towels: Guests Feeling Effects of Marriott Hotel Strike

The ongoing labor dispute in seven U.S. cities is forcing hotel management to curtail some guest services.

The ongoing strike of nearly 8,000 Marriott hotel workers in seven U.S. cities is beginning to affect operations, with some hotel managers cutting back restaurant service and directing guests to pick up their own towels, says the L.A. Times:

Marriott management concedes that some services are “altered” but said in a statement that “where there is altered service, the limited service may be short-lived and not impact the guest experience.”

The workers union, however, has released photos of notices that the union says were distributed to guests at a few Marriott hotels in Hawaii and San Diego. The notices warn guests that service is limited or halted at some restaurants, pools, the valet curbs and at bars. At the Moana Surfrider hotel in Waikiki Beach, guests are instructed to go to the elevator landing in the hotel to pick up fresh towels, linen and soap …. Los Angeles Times

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