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Hyatt touts ‘a highly inclusive environment’ in defense of hosting CPAC

A spokesperson for the Hyatt Regency in Orlando, Fla., is defending the hotel’s decision to host this weekend’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), citing the hospitality company’s “highly inclusive environment.”

“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 in a statement to Fox Business.

“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,” the spokesperson added. “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.”

The statement comes after calls online to boycott the hotel chain over its hosting of the conservative event. Several unrelated tweets by the hotel chain were “ratioed” over the weekend by users objecting to the chain’s hosting of the conference.

CPAC made headlines late last week for an incident in which attendees were booed for reminding the audience to wear masks. 

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