41 properties join the Preferred Pride program across the globe as part of the Preferred Hotel Group. With celebrations from Europe to America to Africa, the celebrations of legalized marriage and civil unions are exciting news for the LGBT community.
“The expansion of our Preferred Pride portfolio underscores the historic strides made by the LGBT community recently,” said Rick Stiffler, Vice President of Leisure Sales for Preferred Hotel Group. “We are delighted to now offer nearly 130 gay-welcoming hotels in some of the world’s most popular destinations that LGBT travelers and their families can call home any time of year.”
Here are some wonderful locations around the globe offering special packages for LGBT celebrations. To learn more or book your stay, visit www.preferredpride.com.
Hotel Mayfair- Paris, France
These opulent guest rooms are steps from Gay Pride celebrations in Paris. With modern amenities and old-world charm, the central location near the Louvre and Muse d’Orsay make for a fantastic LGBT destination getaway. The Preferred Pride Package at this property includes a bottle of Saint-Emilion Wine and free WiFi. Gay Pride Paris is on June 29th, 2013.
Hotel 1000- Seattle, Washington
For LGBT travelers seeking 5-star accommodations along the west coast, Hotel 1000 is a prime choice. 10-minutes walk from Seattle’s Pride Parade at Union Street, this hotel joins one of the few states in the nation to recently recognize civil unions—something to celebrate in and of itself. The full-service spa, stylish restaurant and modern rooms are a beautiful stay in the Evergreen State. This property’s Preferred Pride package includes two drinks at BOKA and 30% off at Spaahh. Seattle Pride Parade and PrideFest take place June 29th-30th, 2013.
Hotel de las Letras- Madrid, Spain
Blending modern day comforts with Old World architecture, Hotel de las Letras is also steps away from the Gay Pride celebrations at Puerta de Alcala. With live DJ, small bites and cocktails offered in the hotel lounge Thursday through Sunday, this hotel is a perfect pre-party destination. The Preferred Pride package includes one 30-minute massage per person for the Gay Pride Madrid that takes place July 3rd-7th, 2013.
Hotel Sans Souci- Vienna, Austria
Home to Philippe Starck-designed interiors, LGBT travelers will never want to leave this pristine property. Works by Picasso and Allen Jones pepper the property and the 10-minute walk to Heldenplatz Plaza is an optimal location for Pride-goers. The preferred Pride Package at Hotel San Souci includes a bottle of Champagne. Vienna Gay Pride is June 11th-16th, 2013.
The Villas of Grand Cypress- Orlando, Florida
Whether enjoying the course by playing a round or by taking in the scenery over a candle-lit diner, The Villas of Grand Cypress offer guests one of Orlando’s premier golf resorts. Home to seven restaurants and bars, the property even has an Equestrian Center. The Preferred Pride Package at this property includes a crème brulee sampler featuring locally sources fruit. Gay Days Orlando take place May 28th-June 3rd, 2013.