Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort Welcomes Same-Sex Couples to Marry at the Resort

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With the legalization of same-sex marriage in the state of Florida on January 6, 2015, the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort welcomes all couples who seek to celebrate their wedding, renew their vows or formalize a previous commitment ceremony to a legally recognized marriage.

“We welcome legalization of same-sex marriage in the state of Florida. As a brand, Hyatt has a culture of inclusiveness and we proudly support our LGBT colleagues and guests. The Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort is LGBT friendly, providing exceptional services to all couples seeking a venue to celebrate their wedding or honeymoon at our tropical paradise,” said Brian Kramer, General Manager of the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort in Bonita Springs, Florida.

To celebrate legalization, any new wedding booked at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort from January 6, 2015 through March 31, 2015 will be entered into a drawing to win a free 5-day, 4-night honeymoon at the resort.

Hyatt has demonstrated a dedication to the LGBT community for both associates and guests.

  • For 11 years in a row, Human Rights Campaign Recognizes Hyatt as Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality. Hyatt earned 100 percent on the 2015 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality, administered annually by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC). HRC is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality.
  • Hyatt was the first major hospitality company to offer domestic partner benefits, including changes to bereavement policies, which created FMLA-like benefits for domestic partners not required under federal law at the time. Hyatt has also included sexual orientation in its Equal Employment Opportunity policy since 2000, and added gender identity in 2002. In 2012, Hyatt made a statement in support of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).
  • Over the years, Hyatt has worked with various LGBT organizations, including the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, and Out & Equal, among others.
  • HyPride, an employee business resource group at Hyatt for members and supporters of the LGBT community, gives all Hyatt colleagues the opportunity to have a voice within the company and fosters a welcoming environment. Hyatt has HyPride chapters throughout the U.S., including 11 new chapters launched in 2014. HyPride will expand to countries outside the U.S. beginning in 2015.

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