Not her kind of event

From power breakfasts to press junkets, celebrity weddings to photo shoots, the Four Seasons is a daily host to the city's entertainment elite. Watkins estimates that the hotel has 550 people on staff dedicated to serving Hollywood.

"We will definitely feel the impact," said Watkins of a strike.

Watkins is nicknamed "The Queen of Junkets" for all the press events she has handled since the hotel's 1987 inception, most recently those for "The Kingdom" and "The Simpsons."

Four Seasons hotels in Manhattan, Toronto and Vancouver, Canada, also would be hurt by a strike, she said. "The whole luxury hotel community will be affected."


Claudia Eller

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