Honeymooners sue over Hawaii hotel workers strike

Honeymooners sue over Hawaii hotel workers strike
(Source: Hawaii News Now/file)

HONOLULU (AP) — A North Carolina couple has filed a class-action lawsuit saying they should have been warned about a Hawaii hotel workers' strike before their honeymoon.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports Dr. Ovais Inamullah and Sana Khalique booked a five-night stay at The Royal Hawaiian Hotel in Waikiki for more than $2,000. They say they weren't told of the strike before arriving.

The lawsuit says they were still charged full price even though there was no housekeeping, valet parking and other services.

Thousands of Marriott employees on Oahu and Maui have been on strike since Oct. 8. They work at five properties operated by Marriott. The properties are all owned by Kyo-ya Hotels and Resorts.

A representative for Kyo-ya had no comment. Marriot didn’t respond to the newspaper’s requests for comment.