Representing The Swanston Hotel, Grand Mercure and Mercure Welcome Melbourne under the Accor Hotels banner – we participated in the Victorian Pride March, 2016 last Sunday. The theme this year – Marriage Equality. A small, but dedicated group of cool individuals – it was actually our first time marching as a team, but armed with enough rainbow flags to kit out a small army and some jumbo bubble wands, we rocked out to the sounds beats of JOY FM, and were even lucky enough to be marching behind My Pet Warehouse who brought along some gorgeous puppies (including a super-cool, giant Great Dane). And let’s be honest, puppies trump EVERYTHING! Accor Hotels are committed to celebrating Diversity in all shapes and forms and have recently submitted an open letter to publicly pledge support for Marriage Equality. As a company, Accor supports diversity and recognises the rights of it’s LGBTU employees to live and work, free of prejudice and discrimination.