UPDATE: The Modern (ex-Edition) Honolulu

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  1. HiIslands
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    Since the stealth takeover and bankruptcy filing at the Edition Hotel, now the Modern Honolulu, a lot has changed. This article has a comprehensive update on what's happening.

    Of note:
    -The financial performance of the hotel has improved nearly 70 percent since the new managers took over compared with its pre-bankruptcy operations under Marriott, according to court records.
    -Occupancy at the hotel is up almost 30 percent compared with this time last year.
    -Unite Here Local 5 also has asked the Liquor Commission to place restrictions on the Modern.
    -Employee terminations and management changes have created instability at the property, according to Local 5. Work conditions have changed for the worse, and workers have lost pay and other Marriott benefits since the changeover, they say. "We've filed numerous National Labor Relations Board charges alleging illegal actions by the Modern,"
    -The hotel is home to Morimoto, an upscale Japanese restaurant.
     
  2. Albert
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    Interesting to hear that they are doing better financially...it looked like a nice hotel from meeting some friends at the lobby when it was the Edition, although somewhat far away from the main strip in Waikiki. Sad to see what had happened to the property, it'd be interesting to see what people think of this property under new management.
     
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    I would be surprised if the occupancy has NOT gone up. I have seen the property listed on EVERY discount engine...and now its on HotelTonight. Not that there is anything wrong with that, but Marriott was trying to make an exclusive property, now its just another discount property in HNL.
     
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