Marriott hotels are losing customers left and right, as many conference planners are moving events to alternative locations to avoid the inconvenience. About 7,700 Marriott workers in San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, Boston, Detroit, Honolulu and Maui are currently on strike. In San Francisco alone, the Oracle OpenWorld conference, the Human Rights Campaign, Shanti Project, Chicana Latina Foundation and Bay Area Wilderness Training have all cancelled business with Marriott facilities.

In Boston, the Dodgers decided to cross the picket lines and took up residence in the Ritz-Carlton Boston during the playoffs.