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These LGBTQ+-friendly hotels—one in Merida, Mexico, and the other in Madeira, Portugal—are going beyond flying rainbow colors.

LGBTQ+ Certifications in Mexico

Mundo Imperial Entertainment & Hospitality was the first hotel chain in Mexico to secure the Queer Destinations Committed Distinction, underscoring its dedication to diversity and inclusivity. In celebration of Pride Month, Mundo Imperial showcases its commitment at the Wayam Mundo Imperial in Merida, Mexico. This initiative is part of the Queer Destination’s Educational Program, “Hospitality meets Diversity,” which equips all Mundo Imperial properties with the necessary training to serve LGBTQ+ travelers effectively.

Master Grand Suite, Wayam Mundo Imperial Merida.

Wayam Mundo Imperial blends Merida’s historical charm, sustainable practices and a fantastic art collection across its 52 luxurious suites with ample living areas and private balconies. Wayam is the first hotel in Mérida to achieve LEED GOLD certification, and also offers dog-friendly options, a rooftop pool and a local art showcase that immerses your clients in Yucatan’s culture. Cuna, its on-site restaurant led by Chef Maycoll Calderon, serves Yucatecan cuisine with a focus on local ingredients on an outdoor terrace.

For more information, visit mundoimperial.com/wayam.

Savoy Signature’s NEXT

Savoy Signature’s NEXT, located in Madeira, Portugal, is recognized for its LGBTQ+-friendly atmosphere, validated by certifications from Variacoes, World Rainbow Hotels and the International LGBTQ+ Travel Association. Catering to solo travelers and groups alike, NEXT features an array of trendy bars and social spaces designed for a diverse clientele.

NEXT Pride merchandise.

In acknowledgment of Pride Month, Savoy Signature has introduced a line of Pride Month merchandise including bags, caps and t-shirts, demonstrating its support for the LGBTQ+ community and enhancing the travel experience for clients celebrating diversity and inclusivity.

Savoy Signature’s NEXT bills itself as a “local hotel with an international spirit,” and caters to a tech-savvy, younger clientele. It offers 126 accommodations, from guestrooms to studios to suites (some with kitchens).

For more information, visit hotelnext.pt