W or Kimpton?: The Biggest, Bestest Pride Packages
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It's always hard to choose between a W Hotel or a Kimpton property: both have stellar service, offer personalized amenities, and are incredibly gay-friendly. Every chic W, like every cool Kimpton, is also unique, so there's a 'Try them all!' impulse that's hard to ignore.
Whichever way you swing on your next vacation, though, both W Hotels and Kimpton are showing their LGBT guests some substantial prizes, so you can't go wrong.
W Hotels has renewed their Pride 365 package for 2009, which means discounts and bonus amenities through February 2010 at any of their hotels (New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Fort Lauderdale, Seattle...).
Rates vary by property, so inquire ahead, but amenities to look forward to wherever you stay include: a pair of complimentary cocktails, a flight amenity kit (every traveler's essential carry-on), a Bliss travel skin care kit, and a copy of the latest Big Trips: More Good Gay Travel Writing anthology to give you some ideas for the next trip!
Kimpton's third annual Summer of Pride package -- through September 29, 2009 -- is nothing to sneeze at, though. Booking two nights gifts you with a third free weekend night to add onto your trip, plus a $50 dining credit at the hotel's restaurant which are often among the top restaurants in town. Having scored a perfect 100 on the HRC's Equality Index since 2004, Kimpton's also added a new LGBT honor to its list in 2008: all its hotels are now members of IGLTA.