Manny Lehman spun a percussive house mix, lights flashed, go-go boys undulated on raised platforms and bartenders busily mixed cocktails. The XL nightclub and bar are just off the lobby; a restaurant and other amenities are in the works. So my question was: in a place like New York City, what does being a gay hotel mean, exactly? To answer that, I nosed around a handful of New York hotels that identify themselves as gay or gay friendly and gave myself a bit of a history lesson in the process.
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There were a handful people at the bar — including a woman in sneakers and shorts who ate oysters as she skimmed Facebook on her phone, with the help of a magnifying glass she laid over it — and about five employees of the hotel and bar. And this, perhaps, is part of the reason that the hotel is being sold, with its buyer, Merchants Hospitality , planning on rebranding as a general boutique hotel, according to news reports. A spokesman from Merchants declined to comment for this article. For a while, its big nightclub, XL, drew a crowd. But its relative popularity was short-lived. So, too, was that of Mr. Reisner and Mr.
NYC’s First Gay Hotel, ‘Out NYC,’ To Open Thursday In Hell’s Kitchen
The Poconos mountains span northeastern Pennsylvania, featuring numerous historic towns, more than lakes, and plenty of spots for skiing, hiking or taking in natural sights. Of the area's accommodations, a handful of resorts caters to LGBT travelers. The ambiance of the various resorts ranges from quaint to chic, with amenities running the gamut from lively nightlife to outdoor sports facilities. The resort features a full calendar of parties, themed weekends and nightclub acts. Guests stay in standard or deluxe rooms or in private cabins spread over the acre grounds.
You all knew that a gay hotel was coming to Manhattan and now we get a first glimpse of what the The Out NYC is going to look like. It looks, well, gay. Like gayer than plucked eyebrows on an underwear model. That's the thing about this Out NYC hotel. It's like your gay friend from Pittsburgh coming to visit and he wants to go to Splash and shop on Eight Avenue and have brunch at Cafeteria and, god, it's just so damn cheesey.