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Hyatt Hotels Joins Larger Brands, Bans Hate Groups

By Rachel George

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Hyatt Hotels Corp. announced they will no longer rent to Muslim hate groups under its new hotel policy, calling for inclusivity.

 

“If a group is primarily focused on disparaging a group by virtue of their identity … that’s really where we need to draw the line,” Hyatt CEO Mark Hoplamazian said in a statement. “We’re going to apply our values to making these decisions along the way,”

 

This news comes after plans for possible expansion and acquisition for Hyatt Hotels failed.  The decision came after Hyatt received backlash from Muslim Advocates and other civil rights advocacy groups for hosting a conference sponsored by an anti-Muslim hate group.

 

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MuslimAdvocates.org’s Public Advocacy Director Scott Simpson says the “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.”

 

Last month, ACT for America, a Muslim hate group hosted a conference at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia. Brigitte Gabriel, the group’s founder, and president referred to Muslims as a  “natural threat” to western civilization. ACT’s extensive network throughout the country makes them the largest anti-Muslim hate group in the country.


 

Other larger hotels and resorts such as Wyndham, Accor Hotels, Hilton and more have begun to reject hate groups after facing such mass criticism.

 

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It seems as though a trend of hotels and consumer-based companies have honed on similar policies. Willard Hotel canceled a white supremacist rally and press conference in Virginia. The Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado followed suit and canceled a conference by another group. Airbnb implemented a new anti-discrimination policy, prohibited white nationalists from using its platform last August prior to the, checking anything that could be opposing to the Airbnb community.

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