Campfire Hotel & Hood River Hotel Awarded Booking.com ‘Proud Certification'
Photo: Campfire Hotel
Dedicated to the advancement of LGBTQ awareness, celebration, and inclusivity, Bend’s Campfire Hotel and sister property The Hood River Hotel & Hostel have recently become ‘Proud Certified’ and will receive a Travel Proud badge on the respective properties Booking.com listings.
The Booking.com Travel Proud program focuses on three priorities: helping LGBTQIA+ people travel with confidence, helping properties be extra welcoming, and using the right language in every interaction. To receive Travel Proud designation, representatives of Campfire Hotel and Hood River Hotel & Hostel had to complete Booking.com’s Proud Hospitality training program, commit to putting what they learned into practice, identify ways to help their teams deliver an inclusive experience, and make the Travel Proud Customer Toolkit available to all customer-facing team members.
“Campfire Hotel and the Hood River Hotel and Hostel are committed to being leaders, advocates, and allies in our respective communities by offering an inclusive hospitality experience for our LGBTQIA+ guests, and being Proud Certified is one of many important elements of that effort,” says Heather Anderson, sales and marketing director for Campfire Hotel and Hood River Hotel. “We want the Campfire Hotel and Hood River Hotel & Hostel names to be synonymous with providing a safe, welcoming, inclusive, and positive experience where everyone is free to be themselves – no matter who they are or who they love.”
In partnership with local LGBTQIA+ organizations, influencers, and community allies and partners, Campfire Hotel and Hood River Hotel & Hostel host inclusive events open to visitors and residents alike. A lineup of notable events at the properties include:
CAMPFIRE HOTEL EXPERIENCES - BEND
Winter Pride Fest
3/2 - Campfire Unplugged with Angelic Noise - This music series features local artists from around the region, performing their music directly to you in the cozy outdoor fire pit courtyard.
3/3 - Winter Camp Pride Pool Party - Don those suits on and get steamy in Campfire’s heated pool and hot tub. Tunes and hype are provided! This is a 21-and-over event.
3/4 - Winter Pride Diva Drag Brunch - Diva Drag Brunch is coming to Bend and taking over the Campfire Hotel on the last Saturday of every month.
3/5 - Juice Easy Brunch - Eats and Drinks provided by the one and only Juice Easy located by day inside the Canteen Bar.
HOOD RIVER HOTEL & HOSTEL EXPERIENCES - HOOD RIVER
2/12, 4/16, 6/3 - Diva Drag Brunch -Doors open at 11 a.m., show at noon- Diva Drag Brunch is coming to Hood River and taking over the hotel
6/2-6/4 - Hood River Pride Festival - Celebrate Pride in Hood River
Friday, 6/2 - First Friday Pride Parade
Friday, 6/2 - Drag Show & Dance Party
Saturday, 6/3 - Diva Drag Brunch
“As LGBTQIA+ owned and staffed properties, we strive to offer a safe and celebratory space for our guests and our staff,” says Tod Breslau, managing partner for Campfire Hotel and Hood River Hotel & Hostel. “We hope our lineup of inclusive events is an attribute to the local LGBTQIA+ community and beyond.”
For more information or to begin planning your stay at the Campfire Hotel and Hood River Hotel & Hostel, visit campfirehotel.com or hoodriverhotel.com. For more information on the Booking.com Travel Proud program, visit booking.com/proud.