Marriott to sponsor 2014 Gay Games

Marriott International announced that it will be a platinum sponsor and exclusive hotel partner for the 2014 Gay Games, presented by the Cleveland Foundation.

The 2014 Gay Games run August 9-16, 2014, in Cleveland and Akron, Ohio. The Games encompass 35-plus sports and cultural events. The 491-room Renaissance Cleveland Hotel is designated as the 2014 Gay Games host hotel.

“We are so proud to be a platinum sponsor for the Gay Games,” said Joanna Todd, vice president of segment marketing for Marriott International. “As a company that is committed to diversity and inclusion, becoming the official hotel partner is a natural extension of our ongoing commitment to this community. We know we have LGBT guests, along with their families and friends and we want them to feel comfortable during their stays. Diversity and inclusion is woven into the fabric of our culture and we are committed to welcoming all. And supporting the Gay Games is now part of that welcoming tradition.”