MANCHESTER PRIDE 2011 Parade

MANCHESTER PRIDE 2011 Parade  |  Manchester, UK  |  Today was the official 21st. Manchester Pride Parade, and I was there invited by Visit Manchester. We started around 12 noon and walk all around Manchester city escorting the genius and most infamous air hostess PAM ANN, all the way down to Manchester Gay Village. Check out the photos. Continue reading MANCHESTER PRIDE 2011 Parade

Gay Pride New York Dance on Pier 54

Gay Pride New York Dance on Pier 54 |  Chelsea, New York |  On its 25th. Edition, Dance on the Pier 54 was once again a success. Guys from all corners of the World, the US and New York gathered to celebrate New York Gay Pride, this year reloaded, with the last minute news on the approval of the Same Sex Marriage bill. This year I was going to pass and not participate, but after the approval was released and the festive spirit that was in the air, I decided to join my friends to celebrate and enjoy this great outdoor event right at the Hudson River. Continue reading Gay Pride New York Dance on Pier 54

Gay Pride at The Peninsula Hotel New York

Gay Pride at The Peninsula Hotel New York |  New York City |  (Press Release) In celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month, The Peninsula New York has created the Peninsula Pride Package, designed for guests to celebrate this historical month in style.  Each year during the month of June, the city comes alive with parades and festivities to commemorate one of the foremost events in the history of gay rights, the Stonewall Riots, which commenced on June 28, 1969. The Peninsula New York is ideally located on Fifth Avenue and 55th Street, in the heart of New York City’s most prestigious shopping, cultural, and business neighborhood, in Mid-town Manhattan. A 23-storey, 1905 landmark building, The Forbes Five Star and AAA Five Diamond Peninsula New York features 185 spacious and luxurious guest rooms and 54 suites, decorated in a classic, contemporary style with art nouveau accents.

The Peninsula Pride Package includes overnight accommodations with daily American breakfast for two, a “rainbow-themed” welcome amenity in honor of the Pride flag, a complimentary one-way shuttle transfer to the LGBT Pride March on Sunday, June 26, 2011 (or to Chelsea on non-parade weekends) and a welcome kit from the hotel’s Concierge highlighting the “Top 10 Gay-friendly New York City Destinations.”  With weekend rates from U$D620 per night including special value-adds, guests enjoy a savings of 15% off normal rates.

The hotel’s Concierge Team can arrange for guests to take a historical walking tour of the West Village, learning about the Stonewall Riots and the role the neighborhood played in the gay rights movement.

In addition, The Peninsula New York is supporting LGBT Pride Month by donating U$D10 for each Peninsula Pride Package booked to benefit GMHC, the nation’s leading provider of HIV/AIDS prevention, care and advocacy.
Peninsula Pride Package: Overnight accommodations for two + Daily American breakfast for two via Room Service or at Fives Restaurant + Welcome “rainbow-themed” amenity + One-way shuttle transportation to the Gay Pride Parade on June 26, 2011 (or to Chelsea on non-parade weekends) + Welcome packet from Concierge including “Top 10 Gay-friendly NYC Destinations” + Complimentary in-room wired and wireless high speed Internet access + Complimentary local telephone calls + Complimentary daily local newspaper + Complimentary use of the Fitness Center and Swimming Pool

Rate: from U$D620 per night
The rates are subject to 14.75% City and State tax, U$D 2 Occupancy tax and U$D 1.50 Unit tax per day. per room based on single or double occupancy. Validity: June 1 – 30, 2011
Terms and Conditions: Valid only for Friday, Saturday or Sunday arrival. The rate is subject to availability and black-out dates may apply. Advance reservations are required. One-way shuttle transportation is provided Friday through Sunday at 8:30 pm to a designated location is Chelsea and must be reserved in advance with the Concierge desk. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers, programs or promotions, and is not valid for groups. All room rates are quoted on a per room per night and valid for single or double occupancy.

(*) This is a Press Release from The Peninsula Hotels. I have not yet stayed or reviewed the The Peninsula Hotel New York, so based on my own firm commitment at CarlosMeliaBlog.com of Been There Done That, in this case, I cannot personally endorse their services and overall experience.

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Chicago GAY PRIDE Package with SAX Chicago Hotel

Chicago GAY PRIDE Package with SAX Chicago Hotel |  Chicago, Illinois |  Heading to Chicago Gay Pride, or looking for a Pride 2011 destination, well the people at SAX Chicago – A Thompson Hotel together with CM by Carlos Melia, have put a great package for you to enjoy. Come an celebrate PRIDE in Chicago @ SAX Chicago Hotel ( JUNE 23-27, 2011). Rates from USD 189 (note that Best Available Regular rates online start at USD 271 per room). Package includes the following amenities: Exclusive guestroom signing privileges at Marina City Outlets to include: Crimson Lounge, House of Blues, Bin 36 Wine Bar, Smith & Wollensky, Harry Caray’s and 1o Pin Bowling Lounge. Preferred access to House of Blues Foundation Room through SAX Chicago Concierge. Complimentary access to The Studio: A Technology Experience featuring Nintendo Wii, Xbox 360 Elite and Playstation 3. Complimentary Fitness Center, Morning Paper and Coffee Served in Lobby 5am-9am daily. SAX Chicago is an IGLTA and TAG Approved Property.
Sax Chicago, located in the heart of downtown Chicago, is a different luxury hotel experience: inviting and warm, offering luxury with a unique, Chicago point of view. The hotel features a fusion of design influences that is both traditionally elegant and bohemian. The hotel serves as hub to the pulsing Marina City playground, which includes the House of Blues Restaurant and Concert venue, Smith & Wollensky Steak House, 10Pin Bowling Lounge, Bin 36 Restaurant and Wine Cellar and Crimson Lounge. With 353 modern guestrooms and 14,000 square feet of event space, is more than a destination, its an experience.
Nestled within the Hotel Sax lobby, the Crimson Lounge is an intimate, enchanting nightclub. The lounge redefines the hotel bar with an eclectic drink menu and the best in Chicago music – Live Jazz and DJ driven pulses propel Crimson nightly. Voted one of the hottest nightclubs in Chicago, Crimson offers secluded, private spaces for entertaining.
The Chicago House of Blues Foundation Room provides a unique setting for entertaining. Members will enjoy three Prayer Rooms, internationally collected architectural artifacts, original folk art, fine–dining, and live entertainment.

(*) For more information on Chicago Gay PRIDE please check the official website www.chicagopridecalendar.org

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