Many cities fly the rainbow flag with pride during June. Facebook has a rainbow reaction. Celebrate Pride Month with these special promotions.
June is Pride Month. June was chosen as a remembrance of the Stonewall Riots. In 1969, demonstrators took to New York streets to protest the raid at Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in Greenwich Village. The event marked the first large scale demonstration for gay rights. In 2000, President Bill Clinton was the first U.S. President to officially recognize Pride Month.
Throughout the U.S., many cities have pride celebrations throughout June. From city parades to special events, communities rally around the LGBTQ community. Several hotels throughout the nation offer Pride Month promotions.
Celebrate Pride Month, photo provided by Wagstaff Worldwide
The annual Chicago Pride Parade is a major event for the Windy City. From Boystown to the Lake, everyone is out celebrating. The newly opened Hotel Versey is offering a Flair For All event. The lifestyle hotel is located on the parade route. On Sunday, June 25 at 12:00 p.m., the Hotel Versey will offer flair for attendees to rainbow color-up their appearance. The hotel “encourages all to up their flair game and add even more color to the lively, diverse neighborhood.”
The Talbott Hotel offers a Chicago Pride Festival Survival Kit. The kit offers “a rainbow backpack to take to the festivals that includes two bottles of water, protein bars, sunscreen, and a fan to keep cool.” Additionally, the Talbott Hotel offers discounted room rates (June 19 – July 7 and August 6 – August 18).
For people looking for a more substantial celebration, the Thompson Chicago offers a Pride, Penthouses & Proposals package. Guests booking this package can make the stay even more memorable by booking a private marriage ceremony in one of the penthouses. According to the hotel, “the ceremonies will include a champagne greeting, a specialty mini-cake from the hotel’s in-house restaurant, Nico Osteria, and use of one of the hotel’s Lexus loan-to-drive vehicles to celebrate while exploring the sights of the city.” The Pride, Penthouses & Proposals at Thompson Chicago is available June 23-25, 2017.
San Francisco celebrates SF Pride Weekend June 23-25. The Axiom Hotel encourages guests to have some San Fran-playful fun. The Show Your Pride package includes “package includes the choice of his or hers signature cookie and underwear amenity from SF’s Hot Cookie LGBTQ bakery and a $10.00 gift card to famed Mr. S Leather.” Also, The Axiom will donate $10 to The Trevor Project for each night’s stay under the package
For those travelers looking to sip and savor in Napa Valley, the Napa Winery Inn offers a Pride Package. A trip to wine country includes “local artisan chocolates, a bottle of champagne upon arrival, breakfast, and an invitation to the hotel’s nightly wine reception.” This special package rates start at $174. Reservations can be made by calling the hotel at 707-257-7220.
Radisson Blu – Rainbow boozesicle, photo provided by Wagstaff Worldwide
For a big excursion to celebrate Pride Month, the Queen Kapiolani Hotel on Waikiki Beach celebrates the month with 30% off Diamond Head & Ocean View guestrooms and junior suites. The hotel is located in a LGBTQ-friendly neighborhood. Part of Kokua Hospitality, the Queen Kapiolani Hotel joins five other Kokua properties celebrating Pride Month.
The Godfrey Hotel Boston and the Boston LGBTQIA Art Alliance are celebrating color in motion during June. The hotel will host an art display during Pride Month. All the art will be part of an online auction. Auction proceeds will benefit Boston Pride, the city’s non-profit LGBTQ organization,
The Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown is serving up rainbow cocktails for June. The Rainbow Boozesicle is a perfect way to celebrate pride and cool off during the summer. A special pop-up bar in the lobby will sell the Rainbow Boozesicles for $9.
These hospitality promotions are just a few of the many Pride Month celebrations across the country. Let the rainbow flag fly high and proud during June.