The winner of the Gay Pride of the Year award goes to New York City!
The winners of the 2017 Gay Travel Awards have been announced and amongst the many winners, it’s been decided that New York has won the award for the Gay Pride of the Year.
The 2017 event, which ran from June 16 to June 25, featured performances from Patti Labelle and Tegan and Sara, as well as hosting family-friendly events and the NYC Pride Rally.
New York is only a couple of years away from the 50th anniversary since the first Pride March back in 1970, which was held a year after the Stonewall riots and saw marchers take up 15 city blocks.
Other award winners include the St. James’ Court hotel in London and Hopper.
Speaking about the importance of the Gay Travel Awards, Stephen Prisco, Vice President of GayTravel.com, said:
The Gay Travel Awards support and promote LGBTQ travel and tourism by identifying and rewarding select organizations which exemplify a spirit of inclusiveness, acceptance, exemplary customer service and hospitality excellence
The full list of the winners are:
- Bed & Breakfast of the Year – Worthington Guesthouse – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
- Car Rental – Advantage Rent A Car
- Casino Resort – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, FL
- Destination Domestic – Orlando, FL
- Destination International – Vienna
- Fan Favorite Hotel – Nikki Beach Resort Koh Samui
- Gay Bar of the Year – Palace Bar – Miami Beach, FL
- Gay Pride of the Year – New York City
- Hotel Collection of the Year – Starwood Hawaii
- Hotel Luxury, Europe – St. James’ Court, London
- Hotel Luxury, Mexico – The St. Regis Mexico City
- Hotel Luxury, US – Rancho Valencia – Rancho Santa Fe, CA
- Hotel, Wedding Resort – Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island
- LGBT Cruise Operator – Atlantis
- LGBT Tour Operator – Toto Tours
- LGBT Travel Agency – Cruising with Pride
- Ocean Cruise Line – Royal Caribbean International
- Romantic Hotel or Resort – Castlehotel Schönburg
- Spa of the Year – Meadowood Napa Valley
- Summer Event – Gay Wine Weekend
- Travel App – Hopper
- Value Hotel – Doubletree by Hilton Orlando Downtown
- Winter Event – Whistler Pride
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