G6 Hospitality, the parent company of the Motel 6 and Studio 6 brands, is committed to doing its part to end human trafficking in all forms and to help increase awareness of this global crime as the nation recognizes Human Trafficking Awareness Month in January.
“There is nothing more important to us than creating a safe environment and positive experience for our guests and team members,” said Rob Palleschi, CEO, G6 Hospitality. “Wear Blue Day is an important reminder of the role we all must play to combat all forms of human trafficking in the hospitality industry and beyond.”
G6 Hospitality takes a proactive, zero-tolerance stance on human trafficking and has implemented a comprehensive awareness, training and response program to help address this worldwide problem within the communities it serves, according to the company. Every year, all Motel 6 and Studio 6 property team members are required to participate in the company’s proprietary Room Next Door anti-human trafficking training or AAHOA’s “BEST” anti-human trafficking training provided to their hotel team members.
The company recently partnered with A21, an organization dedicated to fighting human trafficking at a local, domestic and international level. During the upcoming Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS), G6 Hospitality and industry peers will engage in a discussion led by A21 on anti-human trafficking efforts in the hospitality sector.
G6 Hospitality continues to strengthen its partnerships with a range of organizations that include the Texas Businesses Against Trafficking Alliance, the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) and ECPAT, as well as groups that directly provide services and support to survivors including New Friends, New Life and Truckers Against Trafficking. In addition, G6 has formed a new partnership with the It’s a Penalty campaign, which operates around major sporting events to prevent abuse, exploitation and trafficking worldwide. It was also the first hospitality company invited to participate in the International Association of Human Trafficking Investigators conference in 2021.