Marriott’s W Hotels Sponsors the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

Originally published at Marriott International is a Hall of Fame company.


For the fourth year running, W Hotels, which is one of Marriott International’s 30 hotel brands, was a major sponsor of The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. For WorldPride this year, W Hotels’ theme is all about having “Room for you,” no matter where you are in the world or who you are as a person.

“W Hotels has always been passionate about providing a platform for self-expression and celebrating LGBTQIA+ communities to create an environment that is authentically welcoming for all,” said Jennie Toh, Vice President, Brand Marketing and Brand Management, Marriott International Asia Pacific. “Inclusivity has consistently remained at the heart of W’s DNA, creating a space where all feel free to be — genuinely and openly.”

During the Mardi Gras Parade on Oxford Street in Sydney on Feb. 25, W Hotels participated in a display of LGBTQ+ pride and self-expression.

“Teaming up with a crew of LGBTQIA+ talent who breathe the W philosophy and have profoundly impacted the music, art and fashion world, W Hotels will celebrate the change these pioneers in their fields have initiated in their communities,” W Hotels wrote in a release published prior to the event.


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