New York’s First Gay Hotel Finds Love in Hell’s Kitchen

Amidst growing advances in New York’s LGBT community, Parkview Developers announce plans to open New York City’s first gay hotel, THE OUT NYC. This gay urban resort is poised to become a travel and entertainment destination for gay New Yorkers and tourists alike. The complex, situated on 42nd Street between 10th and 11th Avenues, will encompass a 105-room boutique hotel, the 11,000 square foot XL NIGHTCLUB, lounge & cabaret by John Blair, Beto Sutter, and FV Events, a late-night restaurant called Kitchen 510, three courtyards, a business/conference center, function space, and a wellness center.

The first phase of the project is set for completion with the opening of XL NIGHTCLUB, lounge & cabaret in January 2012. XL NIGHTCLUB, lounge & cabaret is the newest project by noted gay nightlife impresarios John Blair and Beto Sutter, and the wunderkind party promoters Brandon Voss and Tony Fornabaio of FV Events. Blair and Sutter, famous for the legendary Saturday night party at The Roxy, helped create this new venue from the ground up. Open seven nights a week, XL NIGHTCLUB, lounge & cabaret is the first nightly gay dance club to open in New York City in the last 15 years. The space will feature an LED wall, two dance floors, and a full stage.

Subsequent phases of the project include the boutique hotel slated to open in March of 2012, which features 105 rooms with an upscale, chic décor and a starting rate of approximately $250. Kitchen 510 will be operated by the team behind the already-successful Hell’s Kitchen favorite, Eatery Restaurant. It will offer the same style of upscale comfort food for which Eatery Restaurant is famous. THE OUT NYC will host various types of function space to accommodate everything from intimate private dinners to large events and weddings. The building will be centered on three courtyards and a 5,000 square foot wellness center, creating an oasis from the city just outside its doors.

“This is an idea whose time has come.  What makes THE OUT NYC a gay hotel is the comfort level and tailored amenities for the community,” said Ian Reisner, Managing Partner, Parkview Developers. “THE OUT NYC will become a ‘can’t-miss’ for gay tourists as well as the epicenter of gay life for LGBT New Yorkers. With New York’s recent legislation, we look forward not only to hosting countless gay couples, but marrying them as well.”

 

Belvedere Hotel – Hell’s Kitchen Hotels

Located in the heart of New York City’s theater district, The Belvedere Hotel in Manhattan is a hidden jewel within walking distance of Broadway’s best theaters. Built during the 1920’s Art Deco period, The Belvedere Hotel impresses guests with its elegant ambiance and comfortable lodging accommodations, all complemented by a friendly and helpful staff. The Belvedere’s spacious rooms, earthy tones, and endless amenities provide a relaxing retreat from the bright lights of the big city. The Belvedere’s central location in midtown Manhattan offers easy access to the best the Big Apple has to offer, including Broadway shows, fine dining, unparalleled shopping, and historic landmarks. Whether you’re traveling to New York City for business or pleasure, this luxurious hotel has something for everyone.

Features and Amenities

The hotel features 334 Deluxe and Executive guestrooms that have been recently refurbished to offer fine amenities, exquisite comfort, and superb services. Deluxe rooms at The Belvedere are available with one king-sized, one queen, or two double beds. The Belvedere’s Executive rooms bestow an even higher level of luxury, with their striking marble floors, flat-screen TVs, CD clock radios, cordless speakerphones, luxurious bathrobes, and complimentary wireless Internet service. The hotel’s Executive suite features a king-sized bedroom adjoined by a living room with a pullout sofa. All rooms feature cable programming with HBO. Nintendo and pay-per-view movies are also available for an additional charge. High-speed wireless Internet is available in guestrooms and throughout The Belvedere. Rooms come equipped with a kitchenette that includes a microwave, refrigerator, and coffeemaker. Discerning guests will appreciate The Belvedere’s stylish décor in soothing colors, helping to provide an oasis to New York City travelers seeking calm and refuge after a long day of exploring this most vibrant city.

Enjoy the comfortable choice among New York City boutique hotels. Warm, friendly customer service is the backbone of The Belvedere, where a full-service concierge happily assists New York City guests with restaurant reservations, theater tickets, sightseeing tours, and executive transportation. Room service is available, whether you’re hungry for an early morning bite or late-night munchies. In addition, a gift boutique offers a range of items from fine beauty and personal products to New York City souvenirs. Other amenities at The Belvedere include dry cleaning services, a self-service guest laundry facility, and valet parking.

The Belvedere’s state-of-the-art fitness center is perfect for health-conscious guests seeking to maintain an active lifestyle while traveling and dining out. The fitness center features free weights and LifeFitness equipment, such as treadmills, cross trainers, stair climbers, and recumbent bikes. And there’s no need to skip a workout if you get back late from a night on the town or strolling in nearby Times Square – the fitness center is open 24 hours.

Location

The Belvedere, located at 319 West 48th Street, is just two blocks from New York City’s Restaurant Row and Times Square, and within walking distance of major New York City attractions. Whether you want to visit Rockefeller Center or Central Park, shop on Fifth Avenue or at Columbus Circle, or take in a show at Radio City Music Hall, this Art Deco boutique New York City hotel is right in the heart of the action. The Belvedere is perfectly located for guests planning to visit other New York City landmarks as well, such as The Museum of Modern Art, Lincoln Center, and Carnegie Hall.

414 Hotel – Hell’s Kitchen Hotels

The 414 Hotel is a small, intimate boutique style hotel comprised of two historical townhouses, built behind each other, separated by a charming inner garden courtyard. The hotel is located in the heart of midtown Manhattan, only steps away from Times Square, Broadway Theaters, The Jacob Javits Convention Center, and many other attractions. The immaculate, comfortable and sizeable guest rooms at 414 are neatly decorated, well appointed, and offer views of “Restaurant Row”.

Features and Amenities

The 414 Hotel offers comfortable, immaculate, well-appointed and tastefully decorated rooms (exclusively designed by The Door Store), each with large private bath facilities, access to premium cable channels and most face the central private courtyard.  The hotel has 22 rooms, including one King Size Suite. Residents enjoy high-Speed T-1 Internet access available in all rooms/common area, large, private bath facilities, 37 inch Flat Screen TVs, AM/FM clock radio/King Suites equipped with CD alarm clock, iPod and iPhone players in each room, down pillows, duvets with Belgian linen, top of the line facial and bath products and refrigerators available in some rooms. You’ll also find an ironing board, an in-room safe and more.

Services offered at 414 include complimentary wireless Internet access available, 24-hour business services upon request, 24-hour concierge services, complimentary Continental Breakfast each morning, complimentary tea, coffee and juice in the lobby, dry-cleaning available upon request, a beautiful and intimate lobby with fireplace, a lovely private courtyard area for our guests and  assistance with transportation (private car/bus) to all major New York airports.

Location

The 414 Hotel is ideally located in the heart of Manhattan, in a lively neighborhood just off Restaurant Row and within walking distance to Times Square, The Theatre District, Central Park, The Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, Javits Center and all the world’s renowned museums and art galleries. Public transportation is only steps away, so getting around the city is a cinch. Hell’s Kitchen was once a nitty, gritty, up and coming area, but these days, it’s chock full of great bars and restaurants, as well as high rise luxury condominiums and hotels. You’re within walking distance of it all, but 414 Hotel and the neighborhood is perfect to enjoy it’s quaint, somewhat quiet, atmosphere.