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Pink Pillows in Berlin!

Saturday, March 16th, 2013

Mainstream hotels in Berlin reach out to LGBT travelers.

 

PinkPillowsA number of Berlin hotels have joined forces and named themselves the Pink Pillow Berlin Collection. Their operating charter contains the following:

All guests are treated with the same courtesy, dignity and respect – regardless of gender, race, ethnicity,  sexual orientation or sexual identity, citizenship, religion, disability or age.

All hotels are committed to contributing actively in the community and to being a supporting member in a network/project/association in the Berlin LGBT scene.

The hotels will create a work environment of respect and tolerance towards all members of staff.

The hotels offer target-group packages specifically for the LGBT scene.

It remains to be seen whether these hotels live up to their charter, or whether they are just being lured by the ‘Pink Euro’. A full list of the participating hotels can be found at Pink Pillow Berlin.

Pink Choice would be interested to hear from travelers who have stayed in any of these hotels, so please make sure you leave a review after your trip to Berlin.

 

 

New York’s First Gay Hotel Opens for Business

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

The eagerly anticipated Out NYC Urban Resort opened its doors to guests on March 1, 2012.

This straight-friendly urban resort is poised to become a travel and entertainment destination for New Yorkers and visitors alike. The complex, situated on 42nd Street between 10th and 11th Avenues,  encompasses a 105-room boutique hotel, the 14,000 square foot XL Nightclub, Cabaret & Lounge by John Blair, Beto Sutter, and FV Events, a late-night restaurant called Kitchin, three courtyards, a business/conference center, function space, and a wellness center.

 

The first phase of the project was completed on January 26, 2012 with the opening of XL Nightclub, Cabaret & Lounge. XL Nightclub, Cabaret & Lounge is the newest project by noted gay nightlife impresarios John Blair and Beto Sutter, and the wunderkind party promoters Brandon Voss and Tony Fornabaio of FV Events. Blair and Sutter, famous for the legendary Saturday night party at The Roxy, helped create this new venue from the ground up. Open seven nights a week, XL Nightclub, Cabaret & Lounge is the first nightly gay dance club to open in New York City in 15 years. The space features an LED wall, two dance floors, and a full stage.

 

The boutique hotel features 105 rooms with an upscale, chic décor and a starting rate of approximately $250. The hotel’s restaurant, Kitchin is operated by the team behind the already-successful Hell’s Kitchen favorite, Eatery Restaurant. It offers the same style of upscale comfort food for which Eatery Restaurant is known. THE OUT NYC will host various types of function space to accommodate everything from intimate private dinners to large events and weddings. The building is centered on three courtyards and a 5,000 square foot wellness center, creating an oasis from the city just outside its doors.

 

“This is an idea whose time has come.  What makes THE OUT NYC a desirable hotel is the comfort level and tailored amenities for both the gay and straight communities,” said Ian Reisner, Managing Partner, Parkview Developers. “THE OUT NYC will become a ‘can’t-miss’ for gay tourists as well as the epicenter of gay life for LGBT New Yorkers. With New York’s recent legislation, we look forward not only to hosting countless gay couples, but marrying them as well.”

Pink Choice would like to congratulate the Out NYC on its recent opening, and looks forward to receiving reviews from its guests.

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.