Travel With Preferred For Pride
The Preferred Hotel Group has now taken all the guesswork out of traveling for Pride by assembling a large collection of “Gay Welcoming” hotels that understand the unique needs of the LGBT traveler.
The Preferred Pride Collection consists of a distinctive group of independently owned and operated hotels that not only understand and cater to your specific needs, but stand for equality in their employment policies and services as well.
Hotels in the Preferred Pride Collection are also active supporters of the LGBT community and must be either TAG Approved (Travel Alternative Group) or belong to IGLTA (International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association) in order to be eligible.
“Preferred Pride is more than just another LGBT seal of approval; the
program was created to unite Preferred’s diverse community of independent
hoteliers around the world who are committed to the LGBT community,” said
Rick Stiffler, Preferred Hotel Group executive director, leisure sales. “It
is a global initiative that enables hoteliers to learn about and better
understand the needs and preferences of the LGBT traveler.”
“As part of the Preferred Pride program, diversity training is offered to
hotels to provide insight in best practices in serving the LGBT community
from check-in to check-out. Participating hotels may choose to assign an
internal ambassador who has completed the training and will champion the
activity within the hotel. Training suggestion examples include providing
bathrobes, slippers, and toiletries befitting same sex couples; having a
knowledgeable concierge who can provide a list of the area’s best
attractions, dining and nightlife; or simply including publications within
the hotel that acknowledge the specific guest’s interests. In addition,
training will provide the hotels with ideas on how they can take a more
active role in their local LGBT community through activities, sponsorship
For more information and special package deals, check out the Preferred Pride Website.