My Place to offer human-trafficking training to employees

Mar Brettmann, executive director of Businesses Ending Slavery & Trafficking, led two human-trafficking-awareness sessions at My Place Hotels of America's 2019 convention. Photo credit: My Place Hotels of America (BEST Executive Director Mar Brettmann presents human trafficking training at My Place Hotels' 2019 convention)

My Place Hotels of America has partnered with Businesses Ending Slavery & Trafficking to offer all hotels human-trafficking-awareness training. Beginning June 30, hotel employees and staff across all current and future My Place hotels can become certified through BEST’s Inhospitable to Human Trafficking training program.

In observance of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month and National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, My Place plans on integrating additional education elements on the topic into a brandwide awareness week from Jan. 6-10, 2020. The week also will highlight other brand-related training topics centered around promoting a safe environment for both guests and staff.

BEST is a Seattle-based company that provides consultation and training to hotels focused around reducing human trafficking and mitigating the reputational, legal and financial risk associated with it.

My Place, an extended-stay franchise company, has 48 hotels open across 22 states, with more than 120 in the pipeline.