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Hyatt claps back at CPAC haters: We take pride in operating a highly inclusive environment

CPAC is hardly my cup of tea, but I would not be surprised if within a few years CPAC will be getting the same treatment as Alt-Right gatherings.  All it would take would be for hotels like the Hyatt to be threatened with riots, arson, terrorism, etc. for holding such conferences, and the hotel would back down out of fear for the safety of customers, employees, business losses, insurance costs, bad press, etc. I don’t really see divisiveness becoming any less pervasive in the years ahead. If anything, it will intensify. I think the wokesters will increasingly get the upper hand over time but I think conservatives will get more militant in response. For example, more “2nd Amendment sanctuaries” will appear. So probably, some locations would, say, guarantee extra protection to such a gathering while others wouldn’t. You will see conservative gatherings held in red zones (“conservative sanctuary counties”) and sponsored by red-loyalist businesses with red tribe militias working security. If you think such a scenario sounds far-fetched, it happens all the time in other countries while violence and civil unrest are normal conditions.

By Brittany De Lea

Hyatt Hotels defended its decision to host the 2021 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Friday, at a time when the political climate has become increasingly volatile, citing its belief that individuals and organizations should be able to peacefully gather and express their own views.

The three-day event is being held at the Hyatt Regency Orlando in Florida, featuring a slew of prominent Republican speakers from lawmakers and former administration officials to President Donald Trump.

A spokesperson for Hyatt told FOX Business in an emailed statement that its primary goal was to provide a safe and inclusive environment for its colleagues, guests and customers.

“We take pride in operating a highly inclusive environment and we believe that the facilitation of gatherings is a central element of what we do as a hospitality company,” the spokesperson said. “We believe in the right of individuals and organizations to peacefully express their views, independent of the degree to which the perspectives of those hosting meetings and events at our hotels align with ours. Our own values support a culture that is characterized by empathy, respect and diversity of opinions and backgrounds, and we strive to bring this to light through what we do and how we engage with those in our care.


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