Archive for January, 2012

Reasons to be cheerful this winter

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Cheer yourself up this January and plan your European Summer escape while the dollar is doing great against the Euro and the British pound. Stunning hand-picked gay friendly hotels, magical guest houses off the beaten track and romantic bolt-holes just for two and great deals all the way through to the Summer.

This month Further Afield features four new places to stay in France where you can Dine like Marie Antoinette, get to grips with wine or just lounge in luxury by the pool.

Choose from:

Cuq en Terrasses

Midi Pyrenees

This charming homely small hotel will put a big smile on our faces from the moment you arrive…sublime views, fantastic gourmet food, and your hosts with joie de vivre are Philippe and Andonis.

Le Grand and Petit Maison

Loire Valley

There is not much that Sue and Micaela don’t know about wine. They created the original Loire Valley tour package back in 2004. Stay with them at The Grande or Petit Maison and become a wine buff.

Chateau La Thuilière

The Dordogne

The grandeur and stunning décor of this beautiful hotel are the first things to hit you.  Next, the friendly informality kicks in to relax you before you tuck in to the amazing gourmet food.

15 Grand Rue

Languedoc

Ex fashionista Abi has created the most elegant, informal and luxurious B&B suites in the heart of medieval France. Explore and discover stunning mountains and coast, sites of amazing antiquity and markets galore.

Further Afield is the fastest growing collection of quality hand-picked places to stay for gay & lesbian travellers in Europe. All Further Afield places to stay are united by their personality, quality, style and above all else – their genuine welcome of gay and lesbian travellers.

Villa Venice Men’s Resort New Year’s Eve Party

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

 

Villa Venice Men’s Resort in Fort Lauderdale wishes all its friends a very Happy New Year! It looks as though everyone enjoyed the party! The resort is one of several in Fort Lauderdale that is highly rated on Pink Choice. Its guest reviews tell the whole story.

Pink Choice announces the 2012 gay and lesbian hotel awards

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

Pink Choice  has today announced  its 2012 Pink Choice Awards, naming 23 gay and lesbian hotels worldwide as the year’s winners.

Throughout 2011, thousands of accommodation reviews were submitted to Pink Choice by its 10,000 members. As a result, this year sees the largest ever number of award winners, based on guests’ submitted reviews and ratings. Many previous winners have again made the list, and are joined for the first time by the Benchmark Inn in Provincetown, recently under new ownership, Frog Meadow B&B and Massage Oasis for Men in Newfane, Vermont, the Inn at Stone Mills in Little Falls, New York and the Worthington Guesthouse in Fort Lauderdale, whose sister property, the Alcazar Resort, made last year’s award list and which is again a recipient.

In addition to the award winners, Pink Choice now recommends nearly 200 properties in 20 countries worldwide. As in previous years the site grew steadily in 2011, and so, more than ever, Pink Choice truly reflects the opinions of global gay and lesbian travelers. With the site including more than 2,500 properties in 800 destinations spanning 66 countries, gay and lesbian travelers can today enjoy a wealth of accommodation choices.

New winners of Pink Choice Award 20122011 also demonstrated that while many of the well known LGBT destinations continue to attract large crowds, increasing numbers of gay and lesbian travelers are setting their sites further afield. This is in part due to a greater global acceptance of the gay and lesbian travelers, and the increasing trend of mainstream hotels to compete for their business. We hope that in 2012 our members will not only tell us about their good experiences, but will also let us know when any hotel falls short of its marketing promise. That way we can continue to help our members make the right accommodation choices.

Pink Choice congratulates the 2012 award winners, and all the other recommended properties.

And the winners are:

Aerie House & Beach Club, Provincetown, MA

Alcazar Resort, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Benchmark Inn, Provincetown, MA

Carpe Diem Guesthouse & Spa, Provincetown, MA

Christopher’s by the Bay, Provincetown, MA

Frog Meadow B&B and Massage Oasis for Men, Newfane, VT

Gabriel’s at the Ashbrooke Inn, Provincetown, MA

Grand View Inn, Provincetown, MA

Inn at Cook St, Provincetown, MA

Liberty Suites, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Lighthouse Inn B & B, Rehoboth Beach, DE

Moose Meadow Lodge, Waterbury, VT

Newnham Suncatcher Inn, Saugatuck, MI

Pineapple Point, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Pride Lodge, Blackpool, UK

Revere Guesthouse, Provincetown, MA

Snug Cottage, Provincetown, MA

The Highlands Inn, Bethlehem, NH

The Inn at Stone Mill, Little Falls, NY

The Worthington Guesthouse, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Two Village Square, Ogunquit, ME

White Porch Inn, Provincetown, MA

White Wind Inn, Provincetown, MA

For more information about the Pink Choice Awards and for a complete list of recommended properties visit the awards page on Pink Choice.