Times Square is always an exciting place to be with its bright lights and big attractions. But for LGBT travelers this summer, there's even more to appreciate when they stay at the Renaissance New York Times Square Hotel. As one of the most stylish LGBT-friendly hotels in New York, the property welcomes visitors who arrive in town for the NYC Pride Week or to simply explore the city via one of the hotel's many package options.
Among gay-friendly New York hotels, no place combines location with accommodations like this recently renovated property designed by Jordan Mozer. Elegant touches like handcrafted copper walls, handmade chairs in the lobby, rich woods, luxurious bathrooms and state-of-the-art technology make every space feel both indulgently cozy and inspiringly modern. Plus the R Lounge bar and restaurant combines foodie-approved menus (crafted by the Bromberg brothers of Blue Ribbon Restaurants) with panoramic, bird's-eye views of the city. Considering the stylish setting, it's no wonder the hotel is favored among the LGBT community for weddings and receptions.
Such a backdrop is ideal for those in town for this summer's Pride Week from June 24 to 29. The events begin with Family Night, when families gather under the stars to watch a classic movie. The Rally then officially kicks things off on June 27, with the following day reserved for the twin celebrations, the VIP Rooftop Party and Teaze. The action culminates on June 29 at Pridefest, the LGBT street fair, and the colorful, iconic March when hundreds of people take to the streets in costumes and on floats in the ultimate gesture of unity.
For those who prefer a quieter vacation, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center offers world-renowned programs and events. And, of course, there's also plenty of traditional sightseeing to do, too. Offering one of the most convenient boutique-hotel deals in New York, the property's Ultimate New York City Explorer Experience includes two adult NYC Explorer passes and a guidebook for the price of one. Each pass includes access to the guest's choice of three out of 40 attractions, plus discounts at restaurants and skip-the-line privileges at some places. Valid seven days a week, the package even includes daily breakfast for two adults and kids 12 and under.
The Ultimate New York City Explorer Experience is ideal for guests who'd like to capitalize on the property's easy proximity to Broadway, Fifth Avenue, Greenwich Village and all the sights in between. Travelers can book this standout option among luxury Times Square hotel deals by using the promotional code E0N when making reservations. The package is available through September 1, 2014.