Top Hospitality Companies that are LGBTQ-Friendly: Part 2
Hcareers / JUNE 16 2021

The Human Rights Campaign released their 2021 Corporate Equality Index report (CEI) which rates what companies support equality for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer candidates and employees based on specific criteria including their benefits offered, workplace training and education availability, and LGBTQ community outreach and engagement. 

We are highlighting the hospitality companies from the 2021 report:

1. Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group (CEI score 100)

The Kimpton hotels are owned by the InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG), which also scored 100 on the CEI. Kimpton has 61 properties globally but is headquartered in San Francisco, CA. 

Kimpton sponsors annual red ribbon campaigns that help generate awareness and funds for local HIV service agencies. They are also The Trevor Project’s Premier National Hotel Partner, which means that for every reservation made they donate $10 per night to the organization. 

Each different hotel also hosts an array of PRIDE events, such as Drag Brunches, Pride Celebrations, and more for both employees and guests to enjoy. 

Find opportunities with Kimpton here

2. Marriott International Inc (CEI score 100)

Marriott is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland with over 7,600 properties across 133 countries. 

One Marriott is an LGBTQ member group for Marriott employees to create a network for LGBTQ employees to connect and support each other, as well as help, educate the organization and the community. There are over 2,500 volunteers in 25+ chapters around the world. 

3. MGM Resorts International (CEI score 100)

MGM Resorts is headquartered in Las Vegas, NV. They have 29 hotel and gaming properties across the United States and Macau. 

MGM Resorts was a founding partner of the Las Vegas chapter of the Human Rights Campaign in 2004, and in 2011, they expanded its supplier and construction diversity programs to include lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender-owned firms. 

There are Employee Network Groups available for employees to support business objectives through leadership development and collaboration.

4. Restaurant Brands International (CEI score 100)

Restaurant Brands International owns Burger King, Tim Hortons, and Popeyes and has 27,000 restaurants in more than 100 countries. 

They surveyed their employees with more than 60 questions about their internal culture and management to continue improving based on their own employees’ feedback. 

5. Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Inc (CEI score 100)

Wyndham is headquartered in Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ. They currently have more than 9,000 hotels across more than 80 countries on six continents. 

Wyndham has joined the Business Coalition for the Equality Act to support the Act that would provide the same basic protections to LBGTQ people as other protected groups. 

There is a range of diversity and inclusion resources including Pride, and affinity business group dedicated to fostering a culture of acceptance and equality within the company. There are local chapters as well as corporate locations, and members of Pride raise awareness for LGBTQ issues, lead community support activities, and drive a positive impact on business practices and goals. 

Find open opportunities with Wyndham here

Read the five other hospitality companies that were recognized by the Human Rights Campaign CEI report here