October 1, 2018
Issue: Corporate Accountability
ICYMI: LA Times: “Hyatt hotels won’t rent to hate groups, CEO says; Muslim group claims a victory”
More than 100,000 Consumers Spoke, Hyatt Listened
After pressure from more than 100,000 consumers and a group of concerned organizations, Hyatt Hotel CEO Mark Hoplamazian announced that his hotels will no longer host hate group events. Hyatt and Airbnb are the only hospitality companies that Muslim Advocates is aware of that have clear policies on this.
Hyatt Hotels Corp., one of the nation’s largest hotel companies, announced it will no longer host hate groups at its nearly 800 properties, a move that was praised by a Muslim advocacy group.
…The hotel company declined to release the memo Friday but instead issued a statement saying: “Hyatt will no longer allow hate groups, those who primarily seek to disparage or demean a specific group of people, to host meetings or events at our hotels.”
Muslim Advocates, an Oakland-based civil rights advocacy group that has been pressing hotel companies to take similar steps against hate groups, called the decision a victory.
“Hyatt’s announcement is a welcome one for consumers who want their hotels to be safe spaces to relax and be themselves free from hostility and discrimination,” said Scott Simpson, public advocacy director for Muslim Advocates.
Read the full article here. Learn more about the #NoRoomForHate campaign here.