Countries around the world celebrate Gay Pride throughout the month of June, with major cities including New York, Paris, and Barcelona hosting their biggest parades of the year. Pride month is about acceptance, equality, love, and awareness of issues affecting the community. means lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender; the + is an inclusive symbol meaning “and others” to include people of all identities.
With both Pride month and the post-pandemic travel boost, many
travelers are planning new trips, searching for a welcoming, heartwarming and safe places to stay in gay-friendly destinations. Here is a selection of some of the best-friendly hotels in the world. Of course, this list can never be complete: to find more LGBQT+ accommodation, the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA), Purple Roofs, Patroc, World Rainbow Hotels, TAG Approved Accommodations, Damron, and the travel guides and blogs are great resources. Click here for hotels in gulberg Lahore.
W TAIPEI, TAIWAN
Considered one of the most liberal parts of Asia, the island of Taiwan offers an open culture that welcomes
travelers. One of the best luxury hotels within Taiwan’s capital, Taipei, is the W Taipei. Located just above Taipei City Hall Station and right next to the iconic Taipei 101 and the Taipei Arena, W Taipei is the only hotel in Taipei where you can see the entire 101 building from your room. Therefore, In this affluent area, the Xinyi District, you’ll find the most vibrant nightlife, exciting retail therapy, delicious cuisine and more. Therefore, The hotel is managed by W Hotels, the pioneering luxury lifestyle brand that continues its longstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. Whoever you are, wherever you are, you are welcome at W Taipei and W Hotels around the world.
THE WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA, USA EDITION
West Hollywood is known as an inclusive
hotspot, with nearly 40% of West Hollywood’s population identifying . As such, travelers are assured of a safe, welcoming and exciting environment. Therefore, To stay, visit The West Hollywood EDITION, located on Sunset Boulevard where West Hollywood meets Beverly Hills. Each room features luxurious bedding, free Wi-Fi, and floor-to-ceiling windows that reveal stunning views of the Los Angeles skyline.
CASA VELAS BOUTIQUE HOTEL, PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO
Mexico’s top LGBQT+ destination is the resort town of Puerto Vallarta, home to glamorous Old Hollywood history, beautiful beaches, and one of the best week-long Pride festivals in the world. Therefore, The best hotel in the area is the all-inclusive Casa Velas, a getaway for adults only (18+). The hacienda-style hotel, overlooking Banderas Bay, feels like a private estate, with lush tropical gardens and koi ponds.
HOTEL BELMOND MOUNT NELSON, SOUTH AFRICA
Morefriendly than any other country on the African continent, South Africa was one of the first nations in the world to adopt same-sex marriage in 2005, and Cape Town remains a delightful destination for travellers. One of the city’s best historic hotels is the Belmond Mount Nelson, a favorite among travelers for its romantic heritage, warm professional service, and gorgeous setting at the foot of Table Mountain. Therefore, The hotel has an extensive garden, complete with two heated pools, rolling lawns, a palm-lined avenue, and secluded rose gardens. Six distinctive wings of accommodation offer a variety of 201 elegantly decorated rooms and suites
HACIENDA NA XAMENA, IBIZA, SPAIN
Cooler than Sitges. More elegant than Gran Canaria. Cheaper than Mykonos. Sun-kissed Ibiza, with its turquoise blue waters and white-sand beaches, is pretty much Europe’s all-time favorite gay hotspot. Officially opened in 1971, Hacienda Na Xamena was the first 5-star hotel in Ibiza and the whitewashed Ibiza-style property still offers and is very welcoming to LBGQT+ travellers.
The hotel enjoys a spectacular location in the heart of a preserved natural park, suspended above jagged coastal cliffs 600 feet (180 m) above sea level. Therefore, Most of the 77 rooms and suites have sea views, taking advantage of the magnificent location, and all of them have a Jacuzzi and elegant sitting areas. With two swimming pools, there is endless space to relax as you lie back on one of the comfortable and stylish loungers and take in the incredible views. Therefore, The hotel’s La Posidonia Spa offers exclusive treatments and therapies for hotel guests and visitors. The hotel is also home to one of the most romantic dining spots on the island, Eden Restaurant.
WALDORF ASTORIA EDINBURGH – THE CALEDONIAN
For a long time, gay travelers have flocked to the Scottish capital, Edinburgh, not only to enjoy its vibrant gay scene, but also its cultural delights. The most luxurious hotel in the city is the Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian, which occupies a prominent place in the historic center of the city. Therefore, The friendly property offers the most rooms in the city (241 rooms and suites) with unobstructed views of Edinburgh Castle. All rooms are individually decorated, from the historic Carriage Rooms to the Suites. This elegant Victorian landmark also boasts a Waldorf Astoria spa, luxury hotel Bentley transfers, and an award-winning fine-dining restaurant, Grazing by Mark Greenaway. The perfect base from which to explore Scotland’s capital, the iconic hotel is within walking distance of the castle, the Royal Mile and the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.