SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

May 09, 2014 15:21 ET

Gay-Friendly New York Hotels Celebrate a Season of Fun

LGBT Travelers Enjoy Parades and Packages at the Renaissance New York Times Square Hotel

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - May 9, 2014) - 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 at 1-800-228-9290 or online at www.marriott.com/NYCRT. Rates start at $374, and the package is available through September 1, 2014.

About Renaissance New York Times Square Hotel
No trip to NYC is complete without a visit to Times Square, whether passing through on the way to a business meeting, taking in a Broadway show or admiring the bright lights and vibrant energy. The Renaissance New York Times Square Hotel puts guests in the heart of the action without compromising on comfort, quality or style. Guest rooms are chic and spacious, and feature high-speed Internet access, soundproof windows, 24-hour room service, a moveable desk, luxurious bed, 37-inch LCD TV and coffee/tea service. Being in the city doesn't mean having to sacrifice on amenities. Here guests can access the state-of-the-art fitness center, host clients in five fully equipped meeting rooms, enjoy a delicious meal throughout the day at VIVID Lounge and take in the city with a specialty cocktail in hand at R Lounge. Many of the city's biggest attractions are within walking distance, including the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, Bryant Park, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Central Park and shopping on Madison and Fifth Avenues.

About Renaissance
Renaissance Hotels represents a diverse collection of more than 155 hotels in 35 countries worldwide. Each property is unique, offering passionate travelers a one-of-kind experience and memories they will be sure to take with them long after they depart. Within every hotel, guests are greeted by an exceptional array of amenities and an inspiring world of local discoveries. For travelers looking to experience something new, innovative and locally driven programs including the industry leading entertainment platform RLife LIVE as well as R Navigator, ensure that every trip is transformed into an eye-opening, unforgettable journey. Renaissance Hotels. Live Life To Discover. To discover more visit www.renhotels.com.

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Contact Information

  • CONTACT:
    Renaissance New York Times Square Hotel
    Two Times Square, 714 Seventh Avenue at W. 48th Street
    New York, New York 10036
    1-212-765-7676