OUT NYC, City’s First Gay Focused, Straight-Friendly Resort Opens

OUT NYC, New York City’s first hotel to cater specifically to gay tourists, has opened on 42nd Street between 10th and 11th Avenue near Hell’s Kitchen.  The hotel’s co-owner, Ian Reisner, describes the hotel as the world’s first gay focused, straight-friendly, urban resort.

The hotel will offer some very unique features including a sun-deck, described by the hotel as Fire Island meets Manhattan, with a glass reflecting pool and water room enclosed by cascading curtains of rain.  In addition to the sundeck, you’ll find The Secret Garden, a quite space tucked inside a garden of black bamboo and The Great Lawn, a green space with beanbag chairs.

The hotel’s restaurant, Kitchin, will be open for brunch, lunch, dinner and late-night dining and will have large communal dining tables.  There will also be a nightclub, called XL, in the hotel.  It will offer 14,000 sq feet of space including a lounge and cabaret stage.  The hotel’s fitness center spans 5,000 sq feet and is located in a glass covered atrium.  There is a 15-foot waterfall, a gym, two Jacuzzis, a steam room, relaxation cabanas and a massage treatment rooms.

There are several types of rooms offered in the hotel – from sleep shares to suites; you’ll find a variety of amenities.  The Sleep Share rooms start at $99/night and for that, you get a spot in a nature inspired, four-person room. The Sleep Share room has a shared bathroom, cubbies, 4 full-size beds with personal 22’’ TVs and privacy curtains.   Outside of the Sleep Share rooms, there are Superior Rooms, Deluxe Rooms, Executive Rooms and suites.  All rooms are modern and minimalist with floor-to-ceiling mirrored headboards and illuminated bedside cubes.  The Executive Rooms and Suite offer ergonomic desks and conveniences for business travelers.

Rooms in April range from $223/night for a Superior room to $335/night for a Suite.

Have you been to OUT NYC?  Let me know what you thought.










Looks like they did a great job! This is what the space looked like from Google Earth 1 year ago

3 Comments on "OUT NYC, City’s First Gay Focused, Straight-Friendly Resort Opens"

  1. Ric Garrido | March 18, 2012 at 8:25 pm |

    I love the reflection of the buildings in the hotel’s glass front.

    A better reflection of the neighborhood than the photo from a year ago.

  2. The glass front looks really cool. The interior looks very modern as well and yes, way better than what was there before!

  3. Hello there I so enjoyed reading your post. I’m thinking about writing my own blog in the near future Best.

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