Viceroy Hotels & Resorts partners with Out & Equal


[Credit: Viceroy Hotels & Resorts]

Worldwide: Luxury hotel brand Viceroy Hotels & Resorts has partnered with Out & Equal Workplace Advocates (O&E) to provide LGBTQ+ leadership development and diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) training.

Out & Equal Workplace Advocates is a non-profit organisation working exclusively on LGBTQ+ workplace equality.

The partnership will enable Viceroy’s human resources team to have access to O&E’s global hub – a virtual education and engagement centre focussed on LGBTQ+ workplace inclusion. 

Viceroy has also created a LGBTQ+ travel advisory board to support inclusivity across the company’s hotels and resorts. The board consists of:

• Beatrice Mercado, co-president, Bennett + Mercado Hospitality

• George Carrancho, managing director, First in Service Travel

• Jason Couvillion, owner, Bruvion Travel

• John Manelski, co-founder, InluxuriaTravel

• Sarah Lee, co-founder, Modern Family Travels

• Vikram Seshadri, luxury travel advisor, Global Travel Collection

In 2023, Viceroy intends to implement enhanced DE&I initiatives such as rolling out refreshed Service Philosophy Standards and partnering each hotel with a local community organisation for volunteer engagement opportunities.

Bill Walshe, CEO at Viceroy, said: “Viceroy is passionately committed to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging, both in the workplace and as a tentpole of our hospitality ethos. Our partnership with Out & Equal further cements the brand’s intentions to implement programs that educate our teams, ensure safe and supportive environments for all, and encourage informed conversations that support a compassionate and inclusive workplace.”

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