AccorHotels paints a rainbow as it partners with Sydney Mardi Gras

For the second consecutive year, AccorHotels has officially partnered with the 2019 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival.

To celebrate the anouncement, AccorHotels has enlisted the help of ‘Shebeast’, the drag name of Gavin Loveday, Pullman Sydney Hyde Park’s associate director of sales and marketing, to paint rainbow crossings across two of Sydney’s most renowned LGBTI+ friendly hotels.

Rainbow crossings will be painted on the driveway of Pullman Sydney Hyde Park, the starting point of the Mardi Gras parade on March 2, and Novotel Sydney Darling Harbour.

In addition to the painted crossings, AccorHotels will host an array of Mardi Gras Festival talent at its hotels and invite all its Sydney CBD hotels to animate their lobbies with activations and external signage displays throughout the festival from 15 February to 4 March.

“As Australia’s largest hotel group, we are proud to take a leadership role in championing diversity and inclusivity,” said Simon McGrath, COO of AccorHotels Pacific.

“For us, accepting diversity is not enough. Instead, we celebrate and encourage the diversity of our people and guests each day. Embracing diversity and equal opportunities, leads to a positive and productive workforce which ultimately results in career development, greater debate, decision-making and outcomes for our business, Australia’s hospitality industry and boarder society.”