In a fantastic show of support for LGBT people and Pride events, Marriot Hotels have appointed Anna Phylactic drag queen concierge. She will be welcoming guests to their rooms at key hotels during Pride events, for what will no doubt be a fabulous and memorable welcome.
She will be giving guests the full works, as she will be “joining the hotel teams to check-in guests, direct them to their room and give hints and advice on the best places to enjoy PRIDE in the cities.”
You can read the full press release below.
“Marriott UK is continuing to show its support for the LGBT community with the appointment of a Drag Queen Concierge, who will be welcoming guests at hotels during PRIDE weekends.
Throughout July and August, renowned Drag Queen, Anna Phylactic, will be joining the hotel teams to check-in guests, direct them to their room and give hints and advice on the best places to enjoy PRIDE in the cities.
Anna will be working at the Marriott hotels in Leeds, Liverpool and Glasgow, as well as the Renaissance hotel in Manchester, throughout the respective PRIDE events.
Talking about the new appointment, Laura Philps, from Marriott UK, said: “After our recent success winning Brand of The Year at the LGBT Awards, we wanted to go one step further for guests staying with us over the PRIDE events.
“By employing someone who is so central to the LGBT community we are able to give customers the best advice on the popular bars, the number of late-night taxi services and the most relaxing places to visit after partying has finished – ultimately facilitating the best possible PRIDE experience.”
Anna Phylactic says: “Who better to tell you the best places to go during PRIDE events than a Drag Queen? I know the who, where and what for all the events and my new job gives me the opportunity to share this insider knowledge with anyone staying at one of these fabulous hotels.”
“To coincide with this year’s PRIDE season guests staying at Marriott hotels across the UK can take advantage of an exclusive weekend package.”
Marriot Hotels have of course been very openly supportive of the LGBT scene, to the point where they actually won Brand of the Year at the LGBT Awards. This wasn’t just because of how they were to any LGBT guests, but also how inclusive they were as an employer.
Area Vice President, Ed Hubennette, said at the time of receiving the award: “We’re absolutely delighted to have received this award and it is made even more special by the fact we were selected by the general public. Diversity and inclusion are at the core of Marriott’s company values and we are committed to providing an environment where all guests and associates feel welcome. Our brands have long been recognised as LGBT-friendly employers and destinations, with our marketing efforts mirroring our policies of fairness, non-discrimination and equal respect.”