Union workers have authorized the strike, so leaders could move to walk out at any time. Rodelas said. The union is still in negotiations with Marriott, which manages the Waikiki Beach Marriott, as well as Kyo-Ya Hotels & Resorts, which owns the Royal Hawaiian, Westin Moana Surfrider, Sheraton Waikiki and Sheraton Princess Kaiulani hotels in Waikiki and the Sheraton Maui.
In San Francisco, the strike came at the height of the city’s busy convention season that brings tens of thousands of people to the city, but the company said its hotels would continue operating normally. Nearly 99 percent of the union’s members authorized a strike last month.