Any time a country or region imposes any sort of visa stipulation - even if it’s a waiver - the travel industry sighs a collective groan, knowing the obstacles and headaches to come.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts in Hawaii has been named Hotel Collection of the Year by GayTravel.com, a trusted resource for LGBT travellers around the world.
This is the inaugural year for the awards, which recognize global travel and hospitality providers that exemplify the spirit of inclusiveness, as well as innovators that constantly improve their amenities and service levels for the LGBT community.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts in Hawaii has supported and served the LGBT community for decades. It was recognized this year for its spirit of inclusiveness and ‘aloha’ across its 11 Hawaii resorts, each of which was personally visited by GayTravel.com editors and travel experts.
“There is no more deserving recipient of our hotel collection award than Starwood Hotels in Hawaii. Each of its resorts possesses a unique personality while sharing an enticing blend of natural beauty along with a warm and accepting culture,” said Steve Rohrlick, GayTravel Chief Visionary Officer.
Kelly Sanders, area general manager for Starwood Hotels in Hawaii, added: “We are thrilled to have been selected for this award as we always strive to do what is ‘pono’, or right. Welcoming our friends, brothers and sisters from around the world with open arms is truly what ‘aloha’ represents.”