Friday, March 2, 2012

Sheraton Hotel's response to Lesbian Couple asked to Leave.

Dear Queertrip,

We have a statement from Leo Percopo, General Manager, Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel: 

At the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel and District American Kitchen & Wine Bar, we embrace a diverse service culture. Our mission has and always will be to do the right thing. As a result of our conversations with the couple, we are taking immediate steps to reinforce the importance of diversity awareness among our associates including scheduling additional sensitivity training for all management and staff. We are also committed to expanding our valued relationship with the LGBT community. In addition, we are working with the mayor’s office and the city of Phoenix to establish further outreach opportunities.

At the same time, we will continue our role as an active member of ONE Community, an organization that is dedicated to creating stronger relationships among gay, lesbian, allied individuals and corporations; and The Greater Phoenix Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. We also look forward to broadening our efforts with Equality Arizona. We again apologize that this incident ever happened and our restaurant is open for all to enjoy. 


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