Setting LGBT Hotel Standards: Go Kimpton!
Clockwise from top left: Muse Hotel, NYC; Hotel Monaco, Washington, D.C.; Hotel Palomar, San Francisco; Hotel Marlowe, Cambridge. Bottom: Alexis Hotel, Seattle.
Photos: Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants
As winter melts and our thoughts turn to springtime weekend getaways, coastal summering, and Pride packages, the perpetual hunt for gay-friendly accommodations begins anew.
The news that Kimpton Hotels -- which was already a consistent bet for quality service and LGBT-popular destinations -- has become even more gay-friendly, therefore, is welcome news indeed.
As of this year, the hotel chain is not only the first lodgings company to get a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index* four years running, but also the first to establish all of its properties -- 41 nationwide -- as members of the International Gay and Lesbian Trade Association (IGLTA).
*The HRC's Index, which rates companies for LGBT-friendliness, collects information on domestic partner benefits, non-discrimination practices and policies, advertising and marketing responsibility, and diversity training, among other categories.