NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York City is set to welcome its first gay hotel.
The new complex on West 42nd Street, “Out NYC,” bills itself as a “place for gays and their friends and family to have a good time, to stay, play, eat, relax and revive,” according to owner Ian Reisner.
Reisner told 1010 WINS’ Al Jones that he prefers not to call the new place a gay hotel, but rather a straight-friendly hotel catering to the gay lifestyle.
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“We’re built as a gay-oriented hotel, where straight friends and family can come in and enjoy themselves as well,” Reisner said.
Rooms at the Hell’s Kitchen hotel will go for between $200-300 per night and come complete with nightclub, bar, cafe, restaurant and a 5,000 foot wellness center.
Reisner said the atmosphere at the “urban resort” will “feel almost like a cruise ship” for “everyone to enjoy and relax.”
“We expect our guests to use the facilities here and the rest of the city and this is a place to welcome them back home for relaxation and fun,” he said.
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The hotel will also have rooms in two levels off glass hallways looking out over three separate courtyards. “Out NYC” will open on Thursday.
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