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Hotel Deals for WorldPride 2019

New York City will be gearing up for WorldPride 2019, held during the entire month of June. Hotels, attractions, and destinations in the city, state and beyond are rolling out the welcome mat for the LGBTQ+ community.

If you’re coming into town or if you just want to celebrate WorldPride 2019, check out the following deals in and around NYC and beyond:

One-of-a-Kind Cher Suite at Sofitel New York. She’s the Goddess of Pop, and now Midtown Manhattan’s Sofitel New York is transforming one of its luxury Terrace Suites into a show-stopping Cher Suite just steps from WorldPride 2019 festivities. Drenched in glamour and decked in Cher memorabilia, the suite is available for booking June 10 – September 15, 2019. Among the décor details: a Cher Show poster signed by the cast, TIME Magazine cover signed by Cher and Bob Mackie, Cher portraits by Hirschfeld, and original costumes from The Cher Show. The hotel will also offer a Cher-themed specialty cocktail, Turn Back Thyme—with a percentage of sales donated to GLAAD. Rates start at $499 per night. And from June 10 – July 15 the hotel’s Gaby Bar will host a Proud Hour from 8-10 p.m. daily. 20 percent of all cocktail proceeds will benefit The Ali Forney Center, serving and empowering homeless LGBT youth.

Great LGBTQ Getaways near WorldPride. Just a short train ride from the heart of New York City’s WorldPride 2019 celebration, Westchester County is welcoming Pride travelers with two festivals of its own and a host of special events and hotel packages. White Plains’ Westchester Pride Festival(June 2) and the 2nd Annual Yonkers Pride (June 7-8) will both feature family-friendly entertainment, food, vendors, advocacy booths and more. Caramoor Center for Music and Art and Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival have teamed up to offer ticket discounts and Pride receptions, while Hudson River Museum kicks off Pride month with a special reading of Doric Wilson’s groundbreaking Street Theatre. For information on these offers, other Pride events, hotel specials, and travel resources, go to VisitWestchesterNY.com/lgbtq/.

Peak Pride in Upstate New York. LGBTQ+ travelers can take their love to the mountaintop at Lake Placid’s Whiteface Lodge, an all-suite resort that evokes the rustic luxury of the Adirondack Great Camps. For reservations booked during the month of June, guests can use the discount code “Pride” to receive 15% off best available rate and complimentary breakfast for two. The offer is good for stays June 1-30 and August-December 20. The resort is a natural for romance, thanks to its full-service spa, fine dining, and cozy touches like in-suite cast-iron fireplaces and private lean-tos for evening cocktails under the stars.

Whiteface Lodge

Love Wins on Florida’s Singer Island. The all-suite Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa offers the perfect setting for a romantic getaway, complete with step-out access to a white-sand beach, private poolside cabanas, the ocean-inspired SiSpa, and sophisticated dining at 3800 Ocean. During Pride Month, the resort is welcoming LGBTQ+ guests with a Love Winspackage that includes breakfast for two, one 50-minute couple’s massage per stay, and a rainbow-themed welcome amenity (June rates start at $342 per night). Plenty of nonstop flights from New York City make it easy for WorldPride revelers to add a Palm Beach getaway to their June travel plans.  

Palm Beach Marriot