LGBT Friendly Destinations

Posted by Laura Hernandez - Nurse · Jul 31 · in New York City, New York · about Luxury

NEW YORK CITY

The “Big Apple” holds one of the most prominent and powerful LGBT community of the world, as it is the birthplace of the gay rights movement. Its open-minded attitude and that “there’s a place for everyone” status quo, is what makes this city a unique travel destination for everyone. Greenwich Village, Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen are among the most famous gay villages in New York City, but most of the city is very gay-friendly

With the 24 hours of entertainment options, it makes no room for boredom. The city offers outstanding cuisine from all culture, contemporary lodging and the trendiest nightlife options, giving the traveler the unique privilege to experience all kinds of sensations in just one place.

Our featured hotel pick is:

The New York EDITION

The New York EDITION brings together lasting comfort, extraordinary style and an exceptional level of service in a uniquely individual environment. Located in the heart of New York City’s Flatiron District, steps from Madison Square Park, the hotel seamlessly blends the integrity and character of a prestigious landmark building with a simple, sophisticated design sensibility. Originally built in 1909 as the headquarters for The Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, the historic 41-story clock tower offers jaw-dropping 360-degree views of Manhattan and is an iconic landmark against the city skyline.

This emblematic hotel offers a new generation of luxury with the feel of a private residence, boasting a combination of dark and light oak and neutral palettes. A dramatic spiral staircase climbing 30 feet high and the hand-blackened lobby fireplace are especially impressive. Sculptural ceilings and sensual throws add perfect touches to the 273 unique guestrooms (including 62 suites), and oversize windows frame poster-worthy city views. Play a game of billiards before dining at The Clocktower, headed by British Michelin-star Chef Jason Atherton.

If you book directly with us, you can enjoy the following exclusive, Virtuoso benefits:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Full breakfast for two daily for duration of the stay (applicable in Clocktower Restaurant)
  • $100
    USD Hotel Credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full, applicable for Parking, Spa, Lobby Bar, Room Service, and Mini Bar, but excluding Clocktower Restaurant)
  • Special Chef amenity - seasonal offerings
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Early check-in/Late check-out (subject to availability)

HAWAII

The Hawaiian Islands offer unique experiences and sights to contemplate, this rate Hawaii as a travel destination for all kind of people around the world. The “Aloha State” will charm you with its stunning landscapes, friendly locals and delicious cuisine.

Same-sex relationships have been part of Hawaiian culture for centuries. You’ll find that many of the island’s accommodations, restaurants, bars, social groups, services and venues are gay owned and operated, agreeable and very accommodating to the LGBT community. Honolulu and Waikiki are the favourite spots for the gay community with restaurants and bars where you will find lots of fun and sun!

Our featured hotel pick is:

Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort


Welcome to Andaz Maui at Wailea. Here, along 15 acres of beachfront beauty, waits a new lifestyle experience, where you can dip your toes in the sand, explore Hawaii’s vast wonders, or lounge poolside with your favorite drink. Discover regional dishes that showcase the best of Maui and uncover something new every day, whether you’re here on honeymoon or booking a well-deserved vacation package. Gentle ocean breezes and the pristine shores of Mokapu Beach provide the perfect backdrop.

With 15 acres of prime beachfront in one of Hawai'i’s most luxurious resort communities, Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort is more a lifestyle than a hotel. Take a kayak tour, do sunset yoga or try stand-up paddleboarding. Then again, lounging by one of the five ocean-facing pools may be as active as you get. The resort’s 301 guestrooms and suites, including 11 luxurious two- to four-bedroom residential villas, offer guests a secluded hideaway, steps from Mokapu Beach. Savor the delights of world-class dining at Ka’ana Kitchen and Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto's namesake restaurant. Relax and blend a custom creation at ‘Awili Spa & Salon.

If you book directly with us, you can enjoy the following exclusive, Virtuoso benefits:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily buffet breakfast, for up to two in room guests, served in Ka'ana Kitchen
  • $100 USD Spa Services credit, to be utilized during stay (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

LONDON:

London usually is on the top list of the LGBT destinations and there’s so many reasons why. This emblematic city has to offer from the trendiest bars and restaurants of Soho, to East End’s hipster vibe and Vauxhall’s exuberant nightclubs, possibilities of finding what to do are endless.

The city offers so many options available to suit every budget and taste. So, whether you choose to stay in the heart of this fascinating city or in the charming British countryside to relax and disconnect from the routine, they’ll be a boutique hotel for you.

There are so many boutique and designer hotels in Britain that will offer you an extraordinary experience.

Our featured hotel pick is:

Hotel Cafe Royal, London


Combining architectural heritage with contemporary art and design, Hotel Café Royal, London, a hotel of The Set, has been reincarnated as a luxury hotel in the heart of London’s West End with the elegance of Mayfair to the west and the creativity of Soho to the east. Grand historic areas have been sensitively restored while 160 guestrooms and suites (including seven signature suites) have been created in a contemporary yet refined style. Crafted meticulously in soft Portland stone or panels of fumed English Oak, all rooms feature stunning Carrara marble bathrooms with heated walls and floors, rainfall showers and separate oversized baths in our suites. Continuing its celebrated legacy, the hotel offers a selection of restaurants and bars, including the newly opened Laurent at Café Royal by internationally renowned chef Laurent Tourondel, as well as the Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Centre which is available to all hotel guests and boasts an 18 meter pool, sauna, Hammam, Jacuzzi, spacious gym, nine treatment rooms and fitness and yoga classes.

This luxury hotel in London enjoys an unrivalled setting on Regent Street steps from Piccadilly, where the elegance of Mayfair, energy of Soho and sophistication of St. James combines. It's where history, culture, business and the stage are just steps away. That's one reason why, for 150 years, people who make a difference have made their way through these doors. For Oscar Wilde and Muhammad Ali, Winston Churchill and David Bowie, David Copperfield and Albert Adria, Hotel Cafe Royal has always been the vibrant living room of London, the place to convene, converse and celebrate.

If you book directly with us, you can enjoy the following exclusive, Virtuoso benefits:

  • Guaranteed upgrade to next room category (when booking from Superior Room to Westminster Suites)
  • Complimentary full English breakfast for two daily for duration of the stay
  • $100 USD equivalent Resort or Hotel credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Guaranteed Late Check-out (4pm); Early Check-in, subject to availability
  • For Grand Junior Suite category and above: One way airport transfer, minibar (soft drinks and snacks)
  • For Regent Suite and above: Roundtrip airport transfers, minibar (soft drinks and snacks)
  • Welcome arrival amenity
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi


GREATER PALM SPRINGS

Greater Palm Springs is home to the North America western coast’s ultimate destination for LGBT visitors. With its luxe and modernist ambiance, visitors will find plenty to enjoy around town, including stylish hotels, delectable gourmet cuisine at specialty themed restaurants, fashionable events and vibrant nightlife options.

This spectacular city is located at the Sonoran Desert of southern California and it is well known for its mid-century modern architecture, the core shopping district along Palm Canyon Drive that features vintage boutiques, restaurants and the surrounding Coachella Valley that offers hiking, biking and horseback riding trails.

Our featured hotel pick is:

Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs Hotel

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An ethereal desert beauty permeates every experience at Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs Hotel, where urban enchantments meet epic scenery. This soulful Palm Springs property is located at the heart of the city featuring 153 soothing, spacious guestrooms and suites that offer a restorative retreat after heart-thumping adventures on rugged trails or in the lively nightlife scenes. At the rooftop pool and bar, pair brilliant sunsets with masterful cocktails. Dine at one of the two chef-driven restaurants featuring seasonal, shareable small plates made from fresh, local ingredients. From vista points like the beautiful refreshing rooftop deck or the two-story cinematic window in the lobby, the views are stunning and unsurpassed. Embrace a desert dreamland.

If you book directly with us, you can enjoy the following exclusive benefits:

  • Complimentary upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Welcome amenity


If you are interested in booking any of the above hotels or destinations, please fill out our “contact us” form below or call us on 604-736-7447 and mention this article.

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