Manchester Grand Hyatt Boycott Very Effective

Randy Shaw via Beyond Chron

Tuesday, December 16, 2008 : In Monday’s edition of the San Diego Business Journal, reporter Connie Lewis revealed that the ongoing boycott of the Manchester Grand Hyatt by gay activists and labor groups has cost the hotel $2.4 million in canceled meetings and conventions.

Since July, when it was learned that Manchester donated $125,000 to Proposition 8, a Nov. 4 ballot measure that would have banned same-sex marriage statewide, UNITE-HERE Local 30 has held protests weekly in front of the 1,625-room Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego. Hotel Marketing Manager Kelly Commerford said union protests have cost the hotel $2.4 million because of canceled bookings, in conjunction with meetings at the property or the San Diego Convention Center.

Read more on the Beyond Chron website.