Travel & Vacations

New NYC hotel depends on thriving GLBT-friendly tourism

The OUT NYC hotel has the title of Manhattan’s first boutique hotel built specifically to cater to millions of gay tourists to New York. The hotel, not far from Times Square and Broadway theaters, also hopes to cater to the friends and families of its gay clientele. The inspiration for the hotel came long before New York’s same-sex marriage law came into effect in July 2011 and was built specifically with the gay travel market in mind. “Of the 50 million tourists that came to New York City last year, it’s estimated that 8 million were LGBT travellers. With 105 rooms, we don’t expect to house many people, but we expect The OUT NYC will become the epicentre of gay life for LGBT New Yorkers. With New York’s recent legislation, we look forward not only to hosting countless gay couples, but marrying them as well,” said co-owner Ian Reisner. The OUT NYC boasts two hot tubs, a secret garden, and its own nightclub.

[via CANOE Travel]