The Jacksonheim Boutique Aparthotel & Serviced Apartments is a collection of culturally inspired, luxury boutique apartments available to rent in Manchester city centre, on a nightly basis and monthly basis. The Jacksonheim Boutique has always strived to create safe and inclusive apartments where all are able to enjoy their stay. This is why we are happy to announce our partnership with Travel Proud.
Travel Proud is a way of making travel more inclusive for the LGBTQ+ community. A spokesperson at Booking.com said
‘Completing Proud Hospitality training sessions help businesses, and their staff understand and connect with LGBTQ+ travellers. When businesses commit to building on what they learn to make their properties more welcoming, they become Proud Certified on the Travel Proud platform.’
Manchester is renowned for being a hub for the LGBTQ+ community, yet 1 in 3 LGBTQ+ travellers fear judgement from hotel staff around the world. The Jacksonheim Boutique recognises this and has made a pact to ensure that we stand against discrimination within the hospitality industry. We vow to ensure that anyone who stays in one of the properties will always feel safe and secure throughout their stay.
The Jacksonheim Boutique has properties located all around the city centre, including near the world famous Manchester Gay Village which welcomes everyone from the LGBTQ+ community and beyond. The Gay Village and Canal Street booms all year round, but is particularly thriving throughout Manchester Pride weekend where people travel from all over the country to enjoy the festivities. Here at The Jacksonheim Boutique we want to provide a safe and trusted place to stay for members of the LGBTQ+ community not only through Pride but throughout the rest of the year too.
The Jacksonheim Boutique believes that the LGBTQ+ community is not limited to only the Gay Village or Canal street. This is why we have a company wide no tolerance policy for discrimination, meaning members of the LGBTQ+ community can feel safe when staying at any of our boutique apartments throughout the city.
Additionally, we have partnered with Canal St online, a one stop guide to all things LGBTQ+ in Manchester. This collaboration allows us to offer guests from the community exclusive offers and deals, as well as news, updates, reviews and advice for when they visit Manchester. All Canal St Online members also get an exclusive 10% discount off accomadation at The Jacksonheim Boutique, all year round.
So, what have we learnt?
Our training included many topics that we are not afraid to admit we were not as clued up on as we originally thought in all cases.
The topics ranged from Lexicon to Relationships and pronouns, Non-binary id to Gender neutral services and amenities, as well as Gender inclusivity and many more.
We understand this is a journey to inclusive hospitality because there will always be more to learn and new ways to be more understanding and inclusive.
Inclusive hospitality is about understanding and engaging with the full diversity of individual guests and becoming Proud Certified has helped us better respect and accommodate sexual orientations and gender diversity.
The human experience of gender identity and sexuality is very personal and capturing or expressing the nuance of someone’s experience often requires new words, we are committed to using the correct lexicon with all of our guests to ensure their experience is acknowledged and accepted.
In summary we have introduced implementation of bias reduction throughout the company and have a no tolerance policy for discrimination of any kind.
We hope to see all of our LGBTQ+ guests enjoying their stay at The Jacksonheim Boutique!
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The Jacksonheim Boutique Aparthotel & Serviced Apartments is a collection of culturally inspired, luxury boutique apartments available to rent in Manchester city centre, on a nightly basis and monthly basis. Our collection is made up of 15 beautifully unique boutique apartments that offer you a luxury home away from home.
From our flagship Brooklyn Loft Aparthotel and the much anticipated all pink Boujee apartment, to New York inspired lofts and Gotham city inspired apartments, as well as Africana warehouses and Scandinavian boutiques. We have a place for everyone, and everyone is welcome without exception.
Visit us online for bookings and the latest Jacksonheim information. You can also book now through trusted platforms like Booking.com and Airbnb to experience one of the boutiques for yourself. As if the deal couldn’t get any sweeter, guests can save up to 10% by booking directly at www.jacksonheim.co.uk/boutique-aparthotel, vs the booking platforms like Airbnb and Booking.com.