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Magda Hassan
03-22-2010, 02:06 AM
REASONS NOT TO STAY AT HYATT (http://www.boston.com/business/articles/2010/03/20/hyatt_sells_hub_property_to_trust/)

BOSTON GLOBE - Hyatt has sold the Hyatt Regency Boston, one of the three local Hyatt hotels that fired their entire housekeeping staffs last year and replaced them with lower-paid subcontracted workers. The Chesapeake Lodging Trust, a lodging real estate investment trust of which Hyatt has a 4.9 percent ownership stake, purchased the 498-room property for $112 million, but Hyatt will continue to manage the hotel under the Hyatt Regency flag.

The Boston property has been the focus of a boycott organized by Unite Here Local 26, the hospitality workers union that is supporting the 98 fired housekeepers, who were not part of the union. The union estimates that the boycott has pulled $1 million worth of business from the downtown hotel, as well as $1 million from the other two area Hyatts, in Cambridge and at Logan International Airport.