For the Cyber-Savvy: Hilton Hotels & Resorts. To coincide with their float in last weekend’s Washington, DC Pride parade, Hilton Hotels & Resorts re-launched their LGBT-oriented website: “Stay Hilton. Go Out.” The site highlights gay-related events in major cities and features some hotel-themed articles, like “What I Pack,” which pokes through the suitcase of a gay notable, and “Bedtime Stories,” which currently features the gay guy from Girls getting interviewed. In bed, that is.
For the Philanthropist: Kimpton Hotels. The Kimpton group, which has a long history of supporting the LGBT community, is giving back in a thoughtful way: “Pride With a Purpose.” Throughout the rest of the year, book using the code TRPR and Kimpton will offer 10 percent off the best available rate and make a $5 donation to The Trevor Project, a national organization focused on suicide prevention for LGBT youth.
For the Equal Marriage Advocate: Marriott International. The Marriott brand is celebrating Pride with a sweet campaign, #LoveTravels, which features online portraits and interviews with LGBT folks like transgender model Geena Rocero and out pro basketball player Jason Collins. (There are non-famous people, too.) Couples of all combinations are encouraged to hashtag their own lovey-dovey travel photos, so get to duckfacing all over each other, everybody.
For the "RuPaul's Drag Race" Addict: W Hotels New York. Kiki. Noun: A high-pitched, laugh-like noise one makes, similar to a “titter.” Verb: To gather for a social event in which one makes high-pitched, laugh-like noises, fueled by gossip, alcohol, and strong declarations that one “literally can’t even.” Also: The theme behind a Pride package for W Hotels New York, now offering a “Kiki It Up a Notch” promotion across properties. Groups of up to 8 can book a corner of the hotel Living Room for a kiki that includes cocktails, shareable appetizers, and access to an array of board games like Dream Phone and Mall Madness. Open to non-guests, the package runs $25 per person. And it sounds like fun — until a round of Truth or Dare starts. Then it's all…
Happy Pride, everybody.
[Image: Marriott, #LoveTravels]