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Hotel chain announces they're going to stop hosting hate groups


'We need to draw the line'

Hyatt Hotels has announced they will no longer host hate groups in their spaces.

The decision comes after one of their hotels in Virginia hosted an annual conference for an anti-Muslim group.

At the Skift Global Forum in New York City on Thursday (27 September), CEO Mark Hoplamazian announced the decision.

‘If a group is primarily focused on disparaging a group by virtue of their identity…that’s really where we need to draw the line,’ he said.

Hoplamazian also added that traits like empathy and inclusiveness are ‘deeply personal to me’. He also clarified that groups like the anti-Muslim one in Virginia are an ‘infrequent’ form of business for Hyatt.

Hyatt employees also received a memo the same day announcing the new policy change. commends the change. We will keep reviewing the large hotelier group before selling these properties.