Commune Hotels and Resorts Partners with World Rainbow Hotels

Author: HotelREZ Hotels & Resorts
Published: Tuesday 18th November 2014 - Updated: Tuesday 20th January 2015
Summary: Commune Hotels and Resorts has partnered with World Rainbow Hotels, a global brand of certified gay and lesbian welcoming hotels.


By partnering with World Rainbow Hotels (WRH), Commune Hotels reminds the LGBT community that its Joie de Vivre and Thompson hotels welcome all guests.

WRH is the world's first and only global consortia for LGBT friendly hotels, spanning a global collection of over 1,200 gay and lesbian welcoming hotels, which are bookable on the GDS and online, by both consumers and the travel trade.

With a leading portfolio of transformative, boldly innovative boutique hotel brands, Commune Hotels adds to the WRH collection several properties located in the USA, Canada and United Kingdom, including popular, gay-friendly destinations such as San Francisco, Los Angeles, Honolulu, London, Toronto and Miami, where Thompson Miami Beach, designed by A-list designer Martin Brudnizki, will open on November 21.

Nicolas Wijnants, Brand Director for World Rainbow Hotels, stated:

"Each hotel in the WRH collection is carefully reviewed according to a set of specific criteria, including its location, features and category as well as the hotel's knowledge of the local gay scene and its current involvement with the LGBT community. Both Thompson Hotels and the Joie de Vivre Hotels brands represent perfectly the essence of what the gay traveller is looking for in a hotel. Luxury is important, but so is comfort, personality, local knowledge, a warm welcome and privacy."

Peter Gamez, Vice President of Global Sales for Commune Hotels & Resorts, added:

"Joie de Vivre Hotels and Thompson Hotels are long-time supporters of the LGBT community. World Rainbow Hotels' recognition of so many of our hotels reaffirms our commitment to deliver one-of-a-kind experiences to all guests. We look forward to continuing to welcome LGBT locals and travellers at our properties, including those soon-to-open in Miami Beach, New York City and Chicago."

A local gay scene travel guide entitled "Out & About," will also be available at each Commune hotel represented under the World Rainbow Hotels flag.

Formed in October 2011, Commune Hotels & Resorts is an international, multi-brand lifestyle hotel management company which manages and operates Thompson Hotels, a luxury lifestyle brand; Joie de Vivre Hotels, a collection of independently branded boutique hotels; and tommie, a new, youthfully-minded brand launching in 2015. The San Francisco-based company manages more than 40 hotels and resorts across the U.S., Canada, and Europe, and is expanding its portfolio while establishing a presence in Mexico. For more information, please visit Commune Hotels

World Rainbow Hotels (WRH) is a global collection of LGBT welcoming hotels worldwide. To be approved into the World Rainbow Hotels collection, hotels must meet a strict selection of criteria, including the hotel's location, its features and category, knowledge of the local gay scene, current involvement with the LGBT community, compliance with non-discrimination policies and same sex benefits for all hotel staff.


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