United Airlines plans to sell the Seaside Hotel, a 125-room Waikiki property built in the 1970s, according to a Feb. 14 Honolulu Star Advertiser report.
The newspaper cited a spokesperson for United who said the hotel has been on the market for some time and a preliminary agreement has been reached with an unnamed buyer.
The sale has angered some United flight attendants who said a sale would mean another lost perk resulting from the carrier’s recent merger with Continental, according to the Star Advertiser. Many flight attendants stayed at the hotel while working Honolulu routes and also have vacationed at the property "for decades," according to the report.
Property tax records show the Seaside Hotel’s value was assessed at $9.4 million in 2011.