G Worldwide set to launch opening of 5 LGBT-oriented hotels
G Worldwide Luxury Resorts Opening Across America
G Worldwide, a New York based hospitality group, is launching the first ever luxury resort brand hotel catering to the LGBT community, their friends, families and supporters according to its website.
Calling itself a luxury lifestyle resort collection, G Worldwide intends to launch properties in New York, Florida, California, and Las Vegas, according to its website. The hotels are described as being "uber high-tech facilities" operated by "some of the most innovative, creative people in design, food & beverage, nightlife, events, and hospitality."
In February, another group of New York developers announced its plans to open a boutique hotel in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of NYC.
Hell's Kitchen Home of City's First Gay Boutique Hotel
Ian Reisner, head of Parkview Developers, is taking the concept of making hotels gay-friendly to simply gay-friendly hotels.
"It's going to be called 'The Out N.Y.C.' Like, 'Come out! Let's go out and play!'" he said.
Reisner and his work and life partner, Mati Weiderpass, plan a $20 million renovation of the vacant building at 508 W. 42nd St., which will transform the space into a 123-room hotel with a massive spa, restaurants, shops and a dance club.
Travel Experts Say Targeting A Hotel to Gays Is Smart Move
Gays and lesbians travel much more often that their straight counterparts, said Tom Roth of Community Marketing, a LGBT Market Research and Development Lab.