Purple Roofs Mentioned in the New York Times

Author: , June 1st, 2014

San Francisco City OasisThe New York Times ran a series of articles on gay travel this week, and we snagged a mention in one of them, Finding Comfort and Safety as a Gay Traveler”:

SLEEP IN COMFORT. This is your vacation, so the last thing you want to do is lie awake at night feeling unwanted, or even afraid, in your hotel room. If you’re not going to a place that is obviously welcoming (and of course this could include a business trip or family event when the location itself is not perhaps your first choice), try to find a spot that is gay-friendly or even gay-owned. There are resources like Purple Roofs, owned by J. Scott Coatsworth and Mark Guzman, which is a great tool for finding gay- and lesbian-friendly accommodations all over the world. You’ll be able to find a room in unexpected spots, too, in cities not necessarily known for being especially gay-friendly, like the Lattice Inn in Montgomery, Ala., for example.

Thanks to writer Steven McElroy for including us! 🙂

By Steven McElroy – The New York Times

New York Times’ 2013 Gay Travel Picks Revealed January 19th

Author: , January 18th, 2013

New Yorkers seeking a respite from the city’s chilly temperatures will get a virtual chance to do so Jan. 19, with a special seminar emphasizing the hottest destinations for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) travelers worldwide.

“What’s New in LGBT Travel: Hot Destinations, Cool Events and Surprising Destinations and Vacations” is just one component of The New York Times’ 10th annual Travel Show, held at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York. The three-day-long event, which opens its doors to the general public over the weekend, will also feature special seminars on luxury train travel and extreme adventures, as well as location-specific discussions on China, Africa and Cuba, among others.

Covering hot new LGBT destinations, events and tours are Curve Magazine’s Merryn Jones, Out’s Jerry Portwood, “Frommer’s Buenos Aires” author Mike Luongo and Passport Magazine’s Joe Pedro, along with Ed Salvato of ManAboutWorld.

See the Full Story at The Huffington Post

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The New York Times Visits the Out NYC

Author: , March 18th, 2012

ON a recent Saturday night at the new XL nightclub on West 42nd Street, revelers danced with abandon on a sunken floor while the D.J. Manny Lehman spun a percussive house mix, lights flashed, go-go boys undulated on raised platforms and bartenders busily mixed cocktails. I’m really not the party-all-night type, but I stayed pretty late, given that my bed was a short walk away through a couple of glass doors that lead to a Manhattan hotel lobby.

Six Gay Hotels Where the Welcome Mats Have Always Been Out (March 18, 2012)
Welcome to the Out NYC, whose owners have called it both the first gay hotel in New York and a “straight-friendly urban resort.” Located in way west Clinton between 10th and 11th Avenues, the three-story, 70,000-square-foot hotel, the brainchild of Ian Simpson Reisner, a managing partner of Parkview Developers, has 105 rooms. The XL nightclub and bar are just off the lobby; a restaurant and other amenities are in the works.

So my question was: in a place like New York City, what does being a gay hotel mean, exactly? To answer that, I nosed around a handful of New York hotels that identify themselves as gay or gay friendly and gave myself a bit of a history lesson in the process.

Full Story from The New York Times

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