Habana Inn Bought, To Be Largest Gay Resort in Central US

Author: , February 7th, 2019

Habana Hotel

The largest gay resort in the  U.S. Southwest has new owners. Los Angeles-based Alternatives Resorts has bought the 170-room Habana Inn in Oklahoma County. The property sold for $2.4 million.

Alternatives Resorts spokesman Arnold Greenspan says the hotel will be renamed as Hotel Habana and the first phase of renovations will start in the fall.

By Juergen T. Steinmetz – Full Story at eTurboNews

Oklahoma Gay Travel Resources

Tulsa, Oklahoma – Art Deco, Music and More

Author: , March 29th, 2013

Oklahoma MapLooking for an unlikely gay travel destination? How about something oin the US Midwest? Edge Boston has the scoop on Tulsa, Oklahoma:

As an Oklahoma transplant – a native New Englander who moved here for love – I’ve had fun getting to know the Sooner State. I also host the occasional out-of-town visitor, so I’m always on the hunt for colorful history, interesting art, quirky shopping and a great meal. I have found it all, plus some surprises, in Oklahoma’s second-largest city: Tulsa.

Tulsa was initially occupied by Native American tribes forced to relocate here from their home territories by the Indian Removal Act of 1830. But the modern city was built from oil money in the early 20th century. There was already a railroad station here serving the cattle industry when oil was discovered in nearby Red Fork in 1901, so Tulsa became the logical place for oilmen – from tycoons to middlemen to so-called wildcatters looking for the next big well- to settle with their families.

What you find here now is an eclectic mix of new and old: artsy hangouts that show off Tulsa’s thriving hipster culture as well as well-preserved historic gems that harken back to the oil boom of the early 1900s. As somebody who seeks out both highbrow art and underground subculture, I love this about Tulsa.

Hit the link above to see more of what this Midwest metro has to offer.

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