Commune Hotels Partners with World Rainbow Hotels

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Commune Hotels & Resorts, the international lifestyle hotel group comprising the Joie de Vivre, Thompson Hotels and tommie brands, has partnered with World Rainbow Hotels, a global brand of certified gay and lesbian welcoming hotels.

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By partnering with World Rainbow Hotels (WRH), Commune Hotels reminds the LGBTQ+ community that its Joie de Vivre and Thompson hotels welcome all guests. WRH is the world’s first and only global consortia for LGBTQ+ friendly hotels, spanning a global collection of over 1,200 gay and lesbian welcoming hotels, which are bookable on the GDS and online, by both consumers and the travel trade.

With a leading portfolio of transformative, boldly innovative boutique hotel brands, Commune Hotels adds to the WRH collection several properties located in the USA, Canada and United Kingdom, including popular, gay-friendly destinations such as San Francisco, Los Angeles, Honolulu, London, Toronto and Miami, where Thompson Miami Beach, designed by A-list designer Martin Brudnizki, will open on November 21.

Nicolas Wijnants, Brand Director for World Rainbow Hotels, stated:

“Each hotel in the WRH collection is carefully reviewed according to a set of specific criteria, including its location, features and category as well as the hotel’s knowledge of the local gay scene and its current involvement with the LGBTQ+ community. Both Thompson Hotels and the Joie de Vivre Hotels brands represent perfectly the essence of what the gay traveller is looking for in a hotel. Luxury is important, but so is comfort, personality, local knowledge, a warm welcome and privacy.”

Peter Gamez, Vice President of Global Sales for Commune Hotels & Resorts, added:

“Joie de Vivre Hotels and Thompson Hotels are long-time supporters of the LGBTQ+ community. World Rainbow Hotels’ recognition of so many of our hotels reaffirms our commitment to deliver one-of-a-kind experiences to all guests. We look forward to continuing to welcome LGBTQ+ locals and travellers at our properties, including those soon-to-open in Miami Beach, New York City and Chicago.”

A local gay scene travel guide entitled “Out & About,” will also be available at each Commune hotel represented under the World Rainbow Hotels flag.

About Commune Hotels & Resorts

Formed in October 2011, Commune Hotels & Resorts is an international, multi-brand lifestyle hotel management company which manages and operates Thompson Hotels, a luxury lifestyle brand; Joie de Vivre Hotels, a collection of independently branded boutique hotels; and tommie, a new, youthfully-minded brand launching in 2015. The San Francisco-based company manages more than 40 hotels and resorts across the U.S., Canada, and Europe, and is expanding its portfolio while establishing a presence in Mexico.