Earlier this month, Marriott International announced the start of a new marketing campaign, “Be You, With Us”, aimed at LGBT travelers, friends, and families. Celebrating Pride Season (June-September), the mega hotel chain’s campaign consists of travel packages and remarkable hotel experiences in different gay-friendly cities around the world, filled with imagery and messages that welcome all guests to be themselves when staying with Marriott, according to Argophilia.com.
The “Be You, With Us” campaign also includes a sweepstakes where one grand prize winner and guest will receive a trip valued at $4,000 to the 2013 New York, San Francisco or Berlin Gay Pride Festivals. The sweepstakes concludes on September 30, and the participating Marriott brands include: JW Marriott, Renaissance, Autograph, Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Courtyard, SpringHill Suites, Fairfield Inn, Residence Inn and TownePlace Suites.
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Marriott was one of the first hotel companies to offer equal benefits to same-sex couples nationwide, earning them top ratings on the Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign.
“We want our gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender guests to feel at home at every Marriott property. We invite you to explore Pride celebrations around the globe, find special travel offers and packages, and discover all the ways we’re celebrating with you,” Marriott says on their Lesbian and Gay Travel webpage.
Take advantage of Marriott’s “Be You, With Us” hotel packages when booking hotels for pride events this season or for summer travels:
Celebrate Germany’s Frankfurt Christopher Street Day (July 20-22) at the Frankfurt Marriott Hotel. The CSD-package includes accommodations in a double deluxe room, breakfast buffet, one bottle champagne, and a city card day tickets and a city guide.
Feel like a last minute getaway to Washington DC? Take advantage of the Out in DC package at one of the several DC area hotels. Package includes overnight accommodations, complimentary in-room Internet access, a copy of local LGBT community newspaper, a copy of Washington, DC Navigaytour book, and chocolate covered strawberries and sparkling water or wine delivered to room upon check-in. Deal is valid seven days a week through November 2, 2012.
For those traveling later in the year, the Out in Lisbon, Portugal package includes accommodation in an Executive Room at the Lisbon Marriott Hotel (with palm tree garden and swimming pool on site), Free access to the Executive Lounge (including breakfast for two, drinks and snacks in the afternoon), and one dinner per stay (three course dinner with house wine). Deal valid until December 31, 2012.