IHG Inns & Resorts, one of many world’s main hospitality corporations, is proud to announce the continuation of its partnership with Pleasure in London – the UK’s largest and most various Pleasure occasion – for a second yr. Led by its LGBTQ+ Worker Useful resource Group (ERG), ‘Out & Open’, the extension of the connection displays IHG’s ongoing dedication to range, fairness and inclusion in its workplaces, motels and native communities.
Going down on 1 July, the occasion is an annual celebration that brings collectively hundreds of thousands of individuals from various backgrounds to honour the LGBTQ+ neighborhood, promote equality, and advocate for the rights of all people.
Setting off from InterContinental London Park Lane, a gaggle of colleagues from throughout its motels and company workplaces within the UK will take part on this yr’s parade, proudly marching alongside the LGBTQ+ neighborhood and its allies to point out their assist for range and equality.
Stephen Fast and Peter Brennan, Co-Govt Sponsors of Out & Open Worker Useful resource Group, IHG Inns & Resorts, stated: “At IHG, we imagine that each particular person needs to be celebrated, revered and handled with dignity, no matter their sexual orientation or gender identification. Out & Open’s partnership with Pleasure in London is a superb second in time to bolster our year-round dedication to creating an inclusive atmosphere for the LGBTQ+ neighborhood, each inside our organisation and on this planet round us.”
Will De’Athe-Morris at Pleasure in London added: “We’re thrilled to have assist and partnership from IHG Inns & Resorts for a second yr. Their elevated dedication immediately helps the members of London’s LGBTQ+ communities by permitting us to run the UK’s largest free-to-access Pleasure occasion, reinforcing our shared aim to advance visibility, unity and equality for all LGBTQ+ individuals – advocating for the freedoms that can allow everybody to reside their lives on an equal footing.”
Out & Open is one among almost 30 ERG chapters at IHG, that are voluntary teams that present platforms for its colleagues and promote office range throughout areas together with sexuality, ethnic range, gender, incapacity, wellbeing, household and early careers.
In 2022, IHG was proud to accomplice with Pleasure in London for the primary time, with a gaggle of Out & Open members from company workplaces and motels marching alongside allies, mates and companions. IHG additionally sponsored the ‘Proud and Loud’ live performance held on the iconic Royal Albert Corridor in support of elevating cash for the Pleasure in London Unity Fund. IHG may also be supporting UK Black Pleasure once more in 2023 for a second yr operating.
As well as, IHG presents its Pleasure the way you satisfaction advertising and marketing marketing campaign round London and Berlin, celebrating LGBTQ+ communities, advocating for equal rights and showcasing how visitors might be their true selves and really feel genuinely welcomed at IHG motels. This builds upon IHG’s Visitor How You Visitor multi-million-dollar advertising and marketing marketing campaign that goals to amplify true-to-life journey moments and exhibits how visitors can outline their very own journey at IHG motels.
IHG’s sponsorship for Pleasure in London additional strengthens its dedication to its 4 strategic priorities as an organization, one among which is to take care of its individuals, communities and planet, supported by its 2030 accountable marketing strategy, Journey to Tomorrow.
Learn extra about range, fairness & inclusion at IHG here.