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.
CM interviews Thomas Roth from Community Marketing Inc. ( Zurich, Switzerland ) • Community Marketing Inc. is the leader Gay and Lesbian Market Research and Education company, that has for the last 17 years served the GLBT Market and those interested on reaching out to them. In this interview, which was conducted during the 2nd. European Symposium on Gay and Lesbian Travel & Tourism, Thomas Roth shares with us some of his projects and components that take part of Community Marketing Inc. 15th. Community Marketing LGBT Survey • CMI releases the most comprehensive LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) market research report ever conducted, the Gay Consumer Index and the Lesbian Consumer Index. This year CMI will be releasing the 15th. edition of their survey. The link will be posted soon at carlosmeliablog.com TAG Approved Accommodations • TAG Approved Accommodations presents a unique opportunity for “gay-welcoming” hotels, resorts and B&Bs to qualify with objective standards, and cooperatively reach and serve the gay and lesbian community. Register today to unlock a new world of opportunity.Becoming a TAG Global Partner presents your company with a powerful package of education, communications and outreach services designed to help you reach LGBT travel consumers, and the media and travel professionals who serve them. CM by Carlos Melia has partnered together with Community Marketing Inc. to serve the South America Region recruiting and approving new Accommodations. ( to become TAG Approved do not hesitate to contact ME ) 11th. Community Marketing International Conference on Gay & Lesbian Travel and Tourism ( 24 – 26 OCT, Las Vegas, USA ) • The “must-attend” educational & networking opportunity for Government Tourism Offices, CVBs, Destination Management Companies, Accommodations, Meeting Planners and Suppliers. Join colleagues from Australia to Berlin, from Los Angeles to Boston. Learn from your peers about sales and marketing opportunities in gay & lesbian independent travel, meetings and events. I took part as a panelist at their last 2nd. European Symposium on Gay & Lesbian Travel and Tourism, sharing my experiences and knowledge on How to Market a Destination to the GLBT International Community. For me has been an honor not only to assist to this symposium, but to be recognized and invited a a panelist of this highly prestigious organization, along with other of the most important GLBT Travel and Marketing professionals. Thank You Thomas Roth for your support and professionalism. CM