As New York City gears up to host this year’s WorldPride events in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, hotels around the city, and the entire state, are welcoming visitors to celebrate with special deals, packages and more. While the official WorldPride events will take place June 25-30, here’s a sampling of hotels where your clients can celebrate all month long.
5. Kimpton Ink48 Hotel
The 17-story lifestyle property, Kimpton Ink48 Hotel is welcoming guests for a chic stay in Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood. Formerly a printing house in the 1930’s, this 222-room hotel now features a rooftop lounge, a restaurant dedicated to seasonal and sustainable cuisine, and views of the Midtown Manhattan skyline and Hudson River. For travelers visiting throughout the month of June, they’ll be treated to a Pride-themed cocktail, rainbow cookies, and one-time use body paint. Nightly rates start at $319, and from each booking, $10 per night will be donated to The Trevor Project, an American non-profit organization focused on suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.
For more information, visit ink48.com.
4. Sofitel New York
For WorldPride revelers who adore Cher, the Sofitel New York is transforming one of its luxury suites into a Cher Show Suite just steps away from the 2019 Pride Month festivities. Available for booking June 10 though Sept. 15, 2019, the suite will feature a Cher Show poster signed by the cast, a TIME Magazine cover signed by Cher and Bob Mackie, Cher portraits by Hirschfeld, and original costumes from The Cher Show. The hotel will also offer a Cher-themed specialty cocktail, Turn Back Thyme, with a percentage of sales donated to GLAAD, an American non-governmental media monitoring organization founded by LGBT people in the media. In addition, from June 10 to July 15 the hotel’s Gaby Bar will host a Proud Hour from 8 to 10 p.m. daily, with 20 percent of all cocktail proceeds benefiting The Ali Forney Center, which serves and empowers homeless LGBT youth.
Nightly rates in the Cher Show Suite start at $499. For more information, visit sofitel-new-york.com.
3. Kimpton Muse Hotel
Offering 181 guestrooms and 91 suites, plus easy access to some of New York’s most popular attractions and points of interest including Broadway, Times Square, Rockefeller Center, and Fifth Avenue, the Kimpton Muse Hotel is also celebrating Pride Month with special amenities for guests. Those checking in throughout the month of June will receive a welcome pack with a Pride T-shirt, sunblock, and more, plus rainbow cookies and a $20 MTA subway card. Nightly rates start at $329, and from each booking, $10 per night will be donated to The Trevor Project.
For more information, visit themusehotel.com.
2. Kimpton Hotel Eventi
Opened in 2010 as the first luxury hotel in Manhattan’s Chelsea District, the Kimpton Hotel Eventi features 292 guestrooms, 53 suites, a living room-style lobby (seen above), two restaurants, a curated art collection, and floor-to-ceiling windows. Guests checking in throughout the month of June will be treated to Pride-themed cocktails, rainbow cookies, a $10 MTA subway card, and a Party in a Box amenity including one-time use body paint, a FujiMax camera, rainbow sunglasses and a hat.
Rates start at $479 per night. For more information, visit hoteleventi.com.
1. Whiteface Lodge
Travelers who would rather celebrate Pride Month away from the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple can head to upstate New York for a more tranquil stay at Whiteface Lodge. This all-suite resort on Lake Placid features a full-service spa, fine dining, in-suite cast iron fireplaces, and private areas where guests can sip on evening cocktails under the stars. In celebration of Pride Month, travelers can use the discount code Pride throughout the month of June to receive 15 percent off the best available rate and complimentary breakfast for two. The offer is valid for stays June 1-30 and August-Dec. 20, 2019.
Rates at Whiteface Lodge start at $318 per night. For more information, visit thewhitefacelodge.com.
To learn more about the WorldPride festivities taking place at the end of June in New York City, click here.