3 Gay-Friendly Hotels For Paris Hilton To Avoid
As the whole internet knows by now, Paris Hilton has been categorically demoted from vapid-but-fun reality TV star to villain, after a taxi driver recorded a conversation in which she basically wrote off the entire gay male population. In the aftermath of the controversy, we thought it would be appropriate to call out a few gay-friendly hotels that Paris would do well to avoid for the time being...
Millennium Bostonian Hotel is one of 14 IGLTA-sponsor Millennium hotels around the US (other cities include LA, Chicago, Boston and the tea-loving Millennium UN Plaza in New York)—each of which offers a 15% discount for guests who use the promo code PRIDE when booking reservations. The Boston property (pictured) overlooks Faneuil Hall, and sits within walking distance of the North End and Boston Harbor. Rates from $330/night, with the discount.
Though we've given some attention to the recently-opened QT Sydney, another of the brand's outposts, QT Gold Coast turns out to be quite the destination for gay travelers and locals alike. In addition to a gorgeous pool, spa, sushi restaurant and a food "bazaar," the 1950s Americana-inspired Stingray Lounge (pictured) packs in the LGBT crowd with the weekly "Taco Tuesdays" happy hour (5-10pm), offering $3 tacos to accompany margaritas and other cocktails. Rates from $179/night.
A “Be Proud to Play this Pride” package is currently available at W Vieques, offering a Fabulous room, late check-out, and double Starpoints; simply use the code WHHRC to score the 35% discount. As we learned at the start of the month, things are heating up in the W Vieques' kitchen, as head chef Alain Ducasse is out, and Sorcé's new man is Fernando Coppola. Also, LGBT folks, let's not forget about the "Out On Film" gay film festival the hotel hosted in 2011. Talk about Paris-unfriendly! Rates from $269/night with the discount.
And that's not all! For more gay-friendly hotel recommendations, see our Top 7 list here. And let's not forget about the recently-opened OUT NYC, New York's first-ever gay-themed hotel!
[Photos: ScrapeTV; W Vieques; Millennium Bostonian; QT Gold Coast]