This was a great story this week that made me want to give a little shout-out to the Kimpton Hotels Group. I already really like Kimpton because, though it's a large chain with 41 properties, each hotel is uniquely designed and has special amenities...though all of them have free wine in the evenings so that their business clientele can unwind after a day of tough meetings.
For the upcoming Gay Pride celebrations in New York, two of the group's properties are offering special packages. Not only that, but I learned that the Kimpton Group has the best rating on the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index, and all its hotels are members of the International Gay and Lesbian Trade Association. Rather than just a gimmick to pull in a few gay travel dollars (and why not!), the specials are actually part of a larger picture of tolerance and advocacy, so I applaud Kimpton heartily!