All of the hotels are TAG Approved, scored 100% on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index and/or are recipients of HRC’s “Best Places To Work For LGBT Equality" award.
Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 09, 2016
Next month will be the perfect time to find a new favorite LGBT-friendly hotel in the Washington, DC, area with special features for travelers during Pride Week and year-round. All of the hotels in and around Washington, DC that are managed by Crescent Hotels & Resorts are TAG Approved, with brands that all scored 100% on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index and/or are recipients of HRC’s “Best Places To Work For LGBT Equality” award.
The Washington, DC area is a city that is always LGBT friendly. It is a great destination for the summer and year-round. “We have always been a supporter of LGBT rights and our support for equality shows in our service and in how we celebrate diversity among our associates,” said Tim Bowes, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Crescent Hotels & Resorts, operator of over 100 hotels throughout North America including fifteen hotels in the Washington, D.C. area.
The Hyatt Place Washington DC/US Capitol in downtown DC offers close proximity to the Pride Parade and festivities, while the Hilton Crystal City is conveniently located next to Reagan National Airport and just a short walk from 23rd Street, with a collection of LGBT (and LGBT friendly) bars, restaurants and shopping – including the popular Freddie's Beach Bar & Restaurant.
Hilton Hotels & Resorts has deep roots in the Gay & Lesbian community and was proud to host the first same sex wedding in California after Proposition 8 was struck down. Additionally, the Hilton brand is a top sponsor for the 40th Celebration of Pride in the Nation’s Capital, including being the official host hotel partner for the two week-long event.
Some of the hotels that are just outside of DC and offer the best access to Pride Week include the Cambria hotel & suites in Rockville, MD, and The Westin Arlington Gateway in Arlington, VA – which are both close to the Metrorail Red Line for direct access to the Pride Parade at Dupont Circle on June 11, as well as countless LGBT bars, restaurants and many other Pride Week activities.
In addition to Pride Week offerings, The Westin Arlington Gateway also hosts the monthly networking events for Arlington Gay and Lesbian Alliance at the hotel’s Pinzimini Restaurant and Lounge, and the Cambria hotel & suites Rockville offers special same-sex wedding packages.
The Sheraton Tysons Hotel is steps from the Metrorail for easy access to all Pride festivities, and offers LGBT wedding specials, like their Pride Elopement Package and a dedicated event specialist. Offering one of the largest ballrooms in Fairfax County, VA, the hotel has always been a “go to” venue for weddings.
Other hotels, such as the Sheraton Reston and The Westin Reston Heights offer complimentary shuttles for easy access to the Metrorail, as well as many other nearby amenities like a short drive to the up and coming Virginia Wine Country, an ideal location to enjoy, relax and unwind while exploring some of the many world-class wineries the region has to offer. The Sheraton Reston Hotel has also hosted the Dulles Triangles, a social club for the LGBT community, for over nine years.
And for those travelers looking for an extended vacation with the amenities of home, the Residence Inn Herndon is an all-suites hotel with full kitchens. It is close to the Weihle Metro Station for easy access to DC, and it is also close to dining, shopping and entertainment in Reston Town Center.
With so many hotel options, and a variety of special features, start travel planning by visiting http://www.stayinwashingtondc.com/LGBT which provides information for all 15 of Crescent’s TAG-approved hotels in the area. TAG Approval evaluates travel businesses based not only on their desire for gay travel guests, but also on their employment policies, services, and support returned to the LGBT community. In order to be Tag approved a hotel must enforce non-discriminatory policies, provide LGBT diversity and sensitivity training, employ staff who reflect the diversity of their community, give back to their community, and more.
About Stay in Washington DC
Stay in Washington DC includes Crescent Hotels & Resorts’ hotels located in and around Washington, DC. These properties are internationally recognized brands including, Hilton, Hyatt, Sheraton, Westin, Marriott, IHG, Wingate by Wyndham, Radisson, Cambria hotels & suites and Best Western. Most hotels are in walking distance to a Metrorail or offer complimentary shuttle service that links guests to the city’s world renowned Metrorail network. Most locations offer various dining, shopping and entertainment options just minutes away via walking, complimentary shuttle or Metrorail. Several locations offer award winning restaurants right inside the hotels. For more information, visit http://www.stayinwashingtondc.com, like on Facebook, follow on Twitter, follow on Instagram, subscribe on YouTube and connect on Google+.
About Crescent Hotels & Resorts
Crescent Hotels & Resorts is a nationally recognized, top-5 operator of hotels and resorts. Crescent currently operates over 100 hotels and resorts in 27 states in the US and 5 provinces in Canada. Crescent is one of the few elite management companies approved to operate upper-upscale and luxury hotels under the brand families of Marriott, Hilton, Starwood, Hyatt and IHG. Crescent also operates a collection of legendary independent hotels and resorts. Crescent’s clients are made up of hotel REITs, private equity firms and major developers. For more information, please visit http://www.chrco.com.
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