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Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants

Forbes #6 Best Place to Work

At Kimpton, we believe one of our greatest strengths is our diverse workplace. Each Kimpton employee is valued and celebrated for their unique perspectives, their contributions and their talents; it doesn’t matter your gender, your race or sexual orientation. What matters is that you’re true to you. Since our founding in San Francisco over three decades ago, in 1981, we’ve embraced the LGBTQ community and have made a commitment to helping affect positive change by identifying organizations that can make a difference.

​The Trevor Project is a perfect example and embodies the compassion, impact-making and change-agent groups we like to align ourselves with. The nation’s largest organization serving as a crisis and suicide prevention lifeline for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning young people, The Trevor Project provides an invaluable service by offering 24/7 counseling and other services to at-risk LGBTQ youth.

As The Trevor Project’s Premier National Hotel Partner, we’re involved on local and national levels, donating room nights, meeting space and catering, and hosting fundraisers across America to help fund the life-saving resources available through The Trevor Project. Supporting a safe and judgment-free place for young people to go is crucial. Kimpton is honored to be a part of an organization that dispels judgment and allows us to infuse our heartfelt care into our communities.

​Features: Meeting Rooms, Lobby Space, Lounge/Bar, Restaurant, Spa, Catering, Valet Parking, On-Site Parking, Elevators, Nearby Public Transportation, Nearby Shopping, Nearby Attractions

​Kristy Rooney | [email protected] | 703-408-8721

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E5 Events

6800 South Xanthia Street, Centennial, CO 80112

At E5 Events, we know that a truly successful event starts way before the linens, flowers, and lighting. By understanding your organization and reasons for putting on your event, we ensure it will provide a return on investment. E5 Events’ candid process will drive business, create experiences, and actively engage clients using your custom brand by incorporating our knowledge, reputation, and fresh vision.

​E5 will manage the service delivery for full service events, including but not limited to:

  • Budgeting

  • Scheduling/Timeline

  • Concept Design

  • Room CAD’s and Flows

  • Full Brand Execution Throughout Event

  • Venue Selection

  • Décor

  • Tenting

  • Acquiring Necessary Permits

  • Transportation/Parking

  • Speakers, Presenters, and EMCEE

  • Entertainment and Stage Production

  • Audio Visual

  • Event Security

  • Catering (Through Epicurean or Caterer of Choice)

  • Contingency and Emergency Plans

​Features: Restaurant, Entertainment, Catering, AV Service

Wesley Guzman | [email protected] | 702-488-2152

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Alabama

​Greater Birmingham Convention & Visitors Bureau

2200 9th Ave. N Birmingham, AL 35203

​Birmingham, Alabama, may not be top of mind when you think of inclusive meeting hosts, but you might be wrong. Like our convention guests of all persuasions, we prefer not to be stereotyped. It might come as a surprise that Birmingham has an involved LGBTQ community, leaders in the business community and across a spectrum of organizations in the city.

The Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex is the state’s largest meeting facility. The campus, including two hotels, has 350,000 square feet of exhibition space, 90 meeting rooms, an 18,000-seat arena and 4,000 seats in two theaters. Known for its world-class dining, Birmingham also entertains guests with brewery tours, live theater, musical performances, and a wide-ranging assortment of clubs and bars.

Features: Meeting Rooms, Exhibit Space, Lobby Space, Lounge/Bar, Restaurant, Spa, Entertainment, Catering, Business Office, Wi-fi, AV Service, Car Service, Valet Parking, On-Site Parking, Elevators, Loading Dock, Nearby Public Transportation, Nearby Shopping, Nearby Attractions

Chianti Cleggett | [email protected] | 205-214-9227

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Aruba

Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino

J.E. Irausquin Blvd. 81, Palm Beach, Aruba

Discover Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino, where modern elegance blends with Aruban spirit. Experience endless ocean vistas, multiple dining options, water sports, a kids’ club, casino and the beachfront eforea™ spa. Located in 15 acres along Palm Beach, the resort is steps away from nightlife, shopping and dining.

Features: Meeting Rooms, Lobby Space, Lounge/Bar, Restaurant, Spa, Entertainment, Catering, Wi-fi, AV Service, On-Site Parking, Private Restroom by Gender, Elevators, Nearby Public Transportation, Nearby Shopping, Nearby Attractions

Mark DiMartino | [email protected] | 904-432-8171

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Brazil

Belmond Copacabana Palace

Av. Atlântica 1702, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro

The iconic Belmond Copacabana Palace in known as the most luxurious hotel in Brazil and the perfect escape to reconnect with what matters the most to you. Enjoy the Copacabana Beach and get inspired by the legendary palace, with one of the most beautiful views in the world, helping you to create great memories. Easily accessible from the airport and minutes away from major tourist attractions, the hotel also offers three restaurants: Northern Italian cuisine, Mediterranean gastronomy and Pan - Asian Michelin starred restaurants. You can slow down and have a genuine escape in the middle of Copacabana.

Features: Meeting Rooms, Lobby Space, Restaurant, Spa, Catering, Business Office, Wi-fi, AV Service, Private Restrooms by Gender, Nearby Public Transportation, Nearby Shopping, Nearby Attractions

​Reservations Department | [email protected] | 21-2545-8787

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California

​Belmond El Encanto

800 Alvarado Place, Santa Barbara, CA 93013

 

 

  • Santa Barbara's only Forbes Five Star Resort
  • Sweeping views of the city and Pacific Ocean
  • 5 minutes to the heart of downtown Santa Barbara
  • Complimentary curtesy vehicle for transportation within 5 miles of the resort
  • Zero-edge outdoor swimming pool with ocean views
  • Full service spa - 4,500 sq/ft with 7 treatment rooms, nail salon and fitness studio
  • 24 hour room service
  • Complimentary: daily newspaper, shoe shinning service, in-room coffee, bottled water at turndown

 

Features: Meeting Rooms, Exhibit Space, Lobby Space, Lounge/Bar, Restaurant, Spa, Entertainment, Catering, Business Office, Wi-fi, AV Service, Car Service, Valet Parking, On-Site Parking, Private Restrooms by Gender, Elevators, Loading Dock, Nearby Public Transportation, Nearby Shopping, Nearby Attractions

Ellen Thornton | [email protected] | 805.845.5800

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Visit Oakland

481 Water St, Oakland, CA 94607

Oakland's diversity is evident anywhere you turn. We're one of the most diverse cities in the country, with over 125 different languages spoken. The LGBTQ+ community is prominent and strong, with the new LGBTQ Center, the Queer Gym, Port Bar and Queerspace offering a welcoming and safe environment to all visitors. Neighbors from all countries, backgrounds and ethnicities come together to make Oakland a true inclusive destination. 

Features: Meeting Rooms, Exhibit Space, Lobby Space, Lounge/Bar, Restaurant, Spa, Entertainment, Catering, Business Office, Wi-fi, AV Service, Car Service, Valet Parking, On-Site Parking, Private Restrooms by Gender, Elevators, Loading Dock, Nearby Public Transportation, Nearby Shopping, Nearby Attractions

Rhanee Palma | [email protected] | 510.208.0528

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JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa

74855 Country Club Dr, Palm Desert, CA 92260

Bask in the glow of a flawless meeting, convention, conference or party. From award-winning catering and banquet services to the latest enhancements in audio visual technology, our event space provides everything you need for success. We will be having a 60 million dollar renovation on the resort including all 884 guest rooms as of October 2018.

Features: Meeting Rooms, Exhibit Space, Restaurant, Spa, Catering, Elevators, Business Office, Wi-fi, AV Service, Car Service, Loading Dock

Andrea Larson | [email protected] | 425.495.9293

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San Diego Tourism Authority

750 B St. Suite 1500, San Diego, CA 92101

We are unbiased destination experts, knowledgeable about all hotel properties, venues and attractions. Our job is to make your job easier, by sourcing programs to the appropriate properties, offering Marketing assistance and collateral to enhance your attendees stay in San Diego.

When considering San Diego for a program our experienced site team will accompany you to showcase our destination and ensure your time is maximized.

Features: Meeting Rooms, Exhibit Space, Lobby Space, Lounge/Bar, Restaurant, Spa, Entertainment, Catering, Business Office, Wi-fi, AV Service, Car Service, Valet Parking, On-Site Parking, Elevators, Loading Dock, Nearby Public Transportation, Nearby Shopping, Nearby Attractions

​Gillian Ware, CMP | [email protected] | 619-557-2825

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San Francisco Travel Association

One Front Street, Suite 2900, San Francisco, CA 94111

​To enhance the local economy by marketing San Francisco and the Bay Area as the premier destination for conventions, meetings, events and leisure travel. Acting as a specialized economic development agency, San Francisco Travel works to promote the destination worldwide wile ensuring that tourism, the top generator of outside revenue into the city's economy, is kept in the forefront as citywide decisions and policies are made.

​Features: Meeting Rooms, Exhibit Space, Restaurant, Entertainment, Catering, AV Service, Car Service, Nearby Public Transportation, Nearby Shopping, Nearby Attractions

​Jason Wolterstorff | [email protected] | 415-227-2629

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Canada

Tourisme Montréal

Montréal is ranked number one in North America for international congress by ICCA. The city is also downright charming: European vibes, friendly locals and an irresistible 'joie de vivre' culture.

Above all, Montréal is known around the world for being an open and welcoming city, one that champions diversity and equality, and supports the LGBT community. Montréal's Gay Village is the heart of local LGBT communities, but the values of respect and inclusivity are woven into each neighbourhood throughout the city.

When organizing events, Tourisme Montréal helps you find the right venues, hotels and suppliers who share these values. We connect you with local leaders: Pride organizers, innovative artists, entrepreneurs and others. Events hosted in Montréal are meaningful and memorable, as well as LGBT-friendly.

Come see for yourself.

Features: Meeting Rooms, Exhibit Space, Lobby Space, Lounge/Bar, Restaurant, Spa, Entertainment, Catering, Business Office, Wi-fi, AV Service, Nearby Public Transportation, Nearby Shopping, Nearby Attractions

Dawn Eagleton | [email protected] | 240-676-7575

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Florida

Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau

701 Brickell Ave, Suite 2700, Miami, FL 33131

With world-famous weather and beaches, Miami offers endless possibilities for entertainment and exploration. You will find so many meeting, convention and trade shows options, including the newly reimagined, state-of-the-art Miami Beach Convention Center. Add to that truly unique and stunning offsite venues, and the result is the perfect destination for your meeting and convention.​

Dan Rios | [email protected] | 305-503-3245

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Naples Marco Island Everglades Convention & Visitors Bureau

2660 N Horseshoe Dr, Naples FL 34104

The Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) is the official tourism marketing organization in Collier County, Florida. The CVB promotes Florida's Paradise Coast of Naples, Marco Island and the Gulf Coast Everglades with a free Official Visitors Guide, destination website, destination marketing campaigns, tourism, leisure and group meeting sales, tourism public relations, sports marketing, film industry marketing and more. The CVB spreads the word to the world about how to enjoy the area's miles of white sand beaches, golf courses, unspoiled nature, flower filled avenues, upscale shopping, arts and culture, exquisite dining at unique local restaurants, fishing and boating and much more.

Michelle Pirre | [email protected] | 239-252-5380

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Visit St. Petersburg/Clearwater

8200 Bryan Dairy Road, Suite 200, Largo, FL 33777

Best in the U.S. beaches, prevalent LGBTQ community, and an overlay of arts and culture that rivals America's most iconic cities, it's no wonder St. Pete/Clearwater is the most popular U.S. tourist destination on the Gulf of Mexico. Add 22 affordable meeting hotels, some of the largest venues on Florida's Gulf Coast, and direct flights from most major metropolitan cities, and St. Pete/Clearwater is a meeting planner's paradise.​

Hortensia Simmons | [email protected] | 727-464-6556

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Hawaii

​Hawaii Convention Center

1801 Kalakaua Avenue Honolulu HI 96815

Opened in 1998, the Hawaii Convention Center is Hawaii’s largest meeting facility. Conveniently located 8 miles from the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport, near 28,000 guest rooms as well as shopping, dining and entertainment venues. Spanning 1.1 million sq. ft., the center is divided for ease of use, including exhibition space, parking facilities, meeting rooms and ballrooms – each on its own floor.

Features: Meeting Rooms, Exhibit Space, Lobby Space, Catering, Business Office, Wi-fi, AV Service, On-Site Parking, Elevators, Loading Dock, Nearby Public Transportation, Nearby Shopping, Nearby Attractions

​Christine Davidson | [email protected] | 408-892-5229

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Italy

Belmond Hotel Cipriani

Giudecca 10, 30133, Venice, Italy

Belmond Hotel Cipriani sits on the tip of Giudecca island, only five minutes from St. Mark’s. Guests can relax by the only Olympic-size swimming pool in central Venice, enjoy an excursion with private boat or try delicious specialties at the new Oro Restaurant. The Casanova Wellness Centre is located in the flowered gardens. The Smile Club with a dedicated mini-pool is available for younger guests. Set in a secluded part of the hotel, the granaries of the republic offer an ideal location for peaceful, private meetings. Both the Longhi and Tiziano ballrooms have direct access to the Fondamenta with its stunning view of St Mark’s Square. We offer many ways to impress your guests: aperitif on the Missoni family’s private boat, a tour of the floating city’s intricate streets, stopping for refreshment in the best bacari bars, or a masquerade ball in the magnificent granaries of the republic.

Features: Meeting Rooms, Exhibit Space, Lobby Space, Lounge/Bar, Restaurant, Spa, Business Office, Wi-fi, AV Service, Private Restrooms, Elevators, Nearby Public Transportation, Nearby Shopping

​Sonja Pirklbauer | [email protected] | +39-01852-678-460

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Maldives

Hideaway Beach Resort and Spa

Dhonakulhi Island, Haa Alifu Atoll, Maldives

Nestled in lush vegetation surrounded by crystal water, the spacious villas with unmatched privacy, mesmerizing sunset and a bespoke hospitality awaits you at Hideaway Beach Resort and Spa.

Characterized by its intimate ambiance and remote location, the Island resort stays true to its name and offers guests a "true Hideaway".

The Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa is located on the crescent-shaped island of Dhonakulhi in the north of the Maldives, 180 miles from the capital Malé and belongs to the Haa Alifu Atoll. The 103 spacious all villas and suite concept (10 categories) are scattered through the evergreen tropical vegetation and the turquoise blue lagoon. A personal butler is available 24/7 in almost all categories and fulfills all guests’ wishes.

The region’s culinary diversity is reflected in the award-winning Samsara Asian Fusion Restaurant and three other restaurants. The resort is a dream destination for divers, with its nearby house reef. Hideaway Beach is also the only resort in the Maldives with a fully equipped harbor. It offers the finest champagnes on exclusive partnership with Taittinger®, and is home to ‘The Hideaway Spa’, the Meridis Dive & Relax diving school, professional Recreational Tennis Coaching (RTC) program and well supervised Kids’ Club. In addition, the only resort in the Maldives with floating Aqua Park.

Famous for its outstanding ‘double coral reef’ that brings a vibrant underwater world just a few meters from its shores, Hideaway has the only operational private marina in Maldives.

And those that are planning their wedding celebration and honeymoon in the middle of Indian Ocean may approach our reservations for the tailor - made packages that create everlasting moments.

  • All-villa and suite resort concept
  • Outstanding ‘double’ coral reef
  • Some of the largest villas in the Maldives
  • At 1.5 km in length, one of the largest islands in the Maldives meaning there’s plenty of space & privacy for all guests
  • Incredibly natural: only 5% of the island is built on, meaning the rest of the island is thick tropical greenery and gardens
  • 24-Hour Butler service to greet and look after every guest during their whole stay
  • Close to Utheemu Island: the cultural and historical ‘capital’ of the Maldives
  • The only resort with a professional tennis academy and aqua park

 

​Features: Kid’s Club Facility, Fitness Gym and Recreational Area, Watersports & Aqua Park, Diving Center, Tennis Courts, Basketball and Beach Volleyball Court, Football Ground, Marina, Lobby Space, Lounge/Bar, Restaurant, Spa, Entertainment, Catering, Wi-fi, AV Service, Public Restroom by Gender, Nearby Attractions

​Khumar Askerova | [email protected] | +960-650-1515

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Maryland

Lord Baltimore Hotel

20 W. Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

​Dedicated to providing equal service to all. In 1958, after the Baltimore City Council considered but failed to pass an ordinance prohibiting racial segregation in public accommodations, the Lord Baltimore Hotel voluntarily ended its restrictive guest policies. Today, the Lord Baltimore Hotel continues to be the leader in setting example of providing an equality environment, active involvement and hosting many events including: Equality Maryland, Maryland LGBT Chamber of Commerce, Maryland Corporate Council Pride related festivities and many same-sex marriages and receptions.

Towering over the Baltimore skyline at 23 stores and 440 guest rooms, the hotel offers more than 20,000 sq. ft. of meeting, banquet and event space with over 2000 unique pieces of contemporary art provided by the owners of the hotel, the Rubell Family. Enjoy unique, experience based quest room packages, exquisite dining options including the French Kitchen, housed in the dining room which is designed with the influence of Versailles with a hidden Speakeasy, the LB Bakery @, featuring fresh baked goods and deli items, LB Tavern, offering a European style pub with lite fare, and LB Skybar, Baltimore's only rooftop lounge.

Features: Meeting Rooms, Exhibit Space, Lobby Space, Lounge/Bar, Restaurant, Entertainment, Catering, Business Office, Wi-fi, AV Service, Valet Parking, On-Site Parking, Elevators, Loading Dock, Nearby Public Transportation, Nearby Shopping, Nearby Attractions

​Lee Johnson-Lowe | [email protected] | 410.659.3096

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Visit Baltimore

100 Light Street, 12th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21202

​Baltimore, also called “Charm City,” is known for its beautiful harbor, diverse neighborhoods, and colorful arts scene. Home to one of the oldest Pride celebrations in the country, this progressive city has a vibrant LGBTQ community with widespread roots. Historic Mount Vernon features world-renowned cultural institutions like the Walters Art Museum and the Peabody Library and serves as the unofficial hub of LGBTQ life in Baltimore, but every corner of the city has inclusive restaurants and hotels, quirky shops and sites, and exciting festivals and attractions for guests of all backgrounds. From the famous Inner Harbor to the trendy Hampden neighborhood where filmmaker John Waters recorded scenes in “Hairspray,” discover Baltimore’s personality and namesake charm during your stay. Contact Visit Baltimore to begin planning your meeting or event.

​Features: Meeting Rooms, Exhibit Space, Nearby Public Transportation, Nearby Shopping, Nearby Attractions

Laurie Nelson-Choice | [email protected] | 202-588-8800

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Mexico

Belmond Maroma Resort and Spa

Carretera Cancún-Tulum, Km 51, 77710 Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo, México

Enjoy a warm welcome at our secluded, intimate resort, Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa, where pristine white sands and crystal-clear waters provide the perfect backdrop to your escape. Indulge in Mayan-infused spa treatments, such as a traditional temazcal ritual. Sample mouthwatering Mexican cuisine in our restaurants or excite your palate with a tequila and ceviche tasting. Keep trim at the gym, snorkel in the aquamarine waters and, as evening falls, watch the sun set over the sea as you sip champagne alone together at our rooftop El Mirador.

​Features: Meeting Rooms, Lobby Space, Lounge/Bar, Restaurant, Spa, Catering, Business Office, Wi-fi, AV Service, Car Service (fees apply), Valet Parking, On-Site Parking, Private Restrooms by Gender, Loading Dock, Nearby Shopping, Nearby Attractions

​Heda Chehda | [email protected] | +52 998.872.8200

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Missouri

St. Louis Union Station Hotel

1820 Market St., St. Louis, MO 63103

​St. Louis Union Station combines historic elegance with modern and stunning detail. Luxury hotel rooms, breathtaking venues and modern conference areas. Union station is and will be a future top tier family destination boasting a one of a kind aquarium, a 200-foot ferris wheel, and many other unforgettable family attractions.

​Features: Meeting Rooms, Exhibit Space, Lounge/Bar, Restaurant, Catering, Wi-fi, AV Service, Valet Parking, On-Site Parking, Elevators, Loading Dock, Nearby Public Transportation, Nearby Attractions

Chris Whitehead | [email protected] | 314-802-3145

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New Jersey

Marriott Teaneck at Glenpointe

100 Frank W. Burr Blvd, Teaneck, NJ 07666

​Full service Marriott hotel featuring 351 recently renovated guest rooms and suites, meeting and conference facilities for groups of 5 to 500 persons with full banqueting and AV services. Hotel Is ideal for corporate events or social occasions.

​Features: Meeting Rooms, Exhibit Space, Lobby Space, Lounge/Bar, Restaurant, Spa, Entertainment, Catering, Business Office, Wi-fi, AV Service, On-Site Parking, Private Restrooms by Gender, Elevators, Loading Dock, Nearby Public Transportation, Nearby Attractions

​Samantha Justiniano | [email protected] | 201-962-6787

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New York

Belmond

441 Lexington Avenue, Suite 504, New York, NY 10017

Belmond is a global collection of exceptional hotels and luxury travel adventures in the most inspiring and enriching destinations. Established almost 40 years ago with the acquisition of Belmond Hotel Cipriani in Venice, the company owns and operates 49 iconic hotels, luxury trains and river cruises in 24 countries, bringing together some of the world's most sensational journeys. For more information please contact us or visit our website at www.belmond.com.

Features: Meeting Rooms, Exhibit Space, Lobby Space,Lounge/Bar, Wi-fi, Restaurant, Spa, Entertainment, Catering, AV Service, Car Service, Valet Parking, On-site Parking, Private Restroom by Gender, Elevators, Nearby Shopping, Nearby Attractions

Elio Lopez | [email protected] | +1-516-241-7031

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Cameron Etheredge Design

Cameron Etheredge Design is an independent design studio that specializes in branding and art direction. Cameron has worked with various businesses throughout the New York metropolitan area and facilitates the creative process from ideation to execution.

​Cameron Etheredge | [email protected]

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NYC & Company

810 7th Avenue, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10019

NYC & Company is the official marketing, tourism and partnership organization for the city of New York, dedicating to maximizing travel and tourism opportunities throughout the 5 boroughs, building economic prosperity and spreading the positive image of New York City worldwide.

Jerry Cito | [email protected] | 212-484-1269

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Visit Buffalo Niagara

403 Main Street, Suite 630, Buffalo, NY 14203

​Buffalo, nicknamed the “City of Good Neighbors” is a richly diverse destination that is ready to welcome your next meeting. Some of the city’s best hotels, restaurants, nightclubs, theaters and live music venues are within three blocks of the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, which offers 110,000 square feet of flexible meeting space. With a major economic development boom taking place, the “New Buffalo” is a destination you will want to take a closer look at. Buffalo also has a reputation for exceptional customer service, value and accessibility. Our Buffalo Niagara International Airport features over 100 daily flights with non-stop service to 22 airports. Additionally with our close proximity to Niagara Falls, only 20-minutes away, we’re a great location for your next meeting.

Dione Williamson | [email protected] | 716.218.2941

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Visit Rochester

45 East Ave, Suite 400, Rochester, NY 14604

Discover Rochester, NY for your next LGBT meeting, event or conference. Ranked 11th by Advocate.com in Gayest Cities in America, and recently receiving a 100 from the HRC, Rochester is a welcoming, accessible and culturally rich destination. Work with us on your facility and guest room accommodations - the possibilities are LIMITLESS in Rochester.

​Elena Oyer | [email protected] | 585.279.8313

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Ohio

Cincinnati Convention & Visitors Bureau

525 Vine Street, Suite 1200, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Cincinnati USA is proud to welcome all visitors to our vibrant region. Long-time Cincinnatian and LGBT activist, Jim Obergefell, says it well, “Cincinnati is warmly welcoming and forward-thinking – where big ideas can be shared, important dialogue actively encouraged and hearts freely worn on our sleeves in ways never thought possible.” Whether you are attending a show at one of our internationally renowned museums or theaters, sampling eclectic restaurants, or indulging in our culturally-rich neighborhoods, Cincinnati USA has something to offer you and your attendees. Our diverse city is ready for the chance to welcome your next convention or meeting.

​Tamara Whiting | [email protected] | 513.632.5367

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Experience Columbus

277 W Nationwide Blvd. #125 Columbus, OH 43215

Home to one of the largest Pride parades in the Midwest attracting more than 500,000 people, Columbus is a smart and open-minded city where people are free to be themselves and follow their passions. Columbus takes pride in the wealth of locally owned businesses, restaurants, shops and attractions across the city. With the Greater Columbus Convention Center located in the heart of the Short North Arts District you are just steps away from craft cocktails at Mouton and Denmark on High, dancing at Scully’s, Union and Axis, and laid-back board games, complete with a full beer and wine menu at Kingmakers. Ignite your own memorable moments, discover Columbus' expanding LGBTQ arts and culture scene and explore the city's unique neighborhoods.

​Celia Anderson | [email protected] | 614-222-6102

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Experient, A Maritz Global Events Company

2500 Enterprise Parkway East, Twinsburg, OH 44087

At Experient, A Maritz Global Events Company, we combine people-centered insights and science-based principles to design transformational event experiences. By unifying planning, sourcing, registration, housing, lead retrieval and beacon tracking, we gather demographic and behavioral data. This data is interpreted and insights are applied. Design the journey, not just the destination.

​Cory Fransway | [email protected] | 312-928-0918

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Oregon

Eugene, Cascades & Coast - Travel Lane County

754 Olive Street, Eugene, OR 97401

​Named one of the queerest cities in America by The Advocate, Eugene Oregon is your meeting destination. With innovative facilities, dynamic team building options and the support of our staff, Eugene, Cascades & Coast is ready to make your next meeting in this forward-thinking destination one to remember.

Janis Ross | [email protected] | 541.743.8753

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Pennsylvania

Altus Agency

755 N Taylor Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130

We are a lean, mighty band of thinkers, strategists and doers who build brands that change the future. Idea-enablers who understand consumer behavior and deliver forward thinking solutions with amazing results on time and in budget. We make happen what needs to happen. It's what we do next that counts.

David Jefferys | [email protected] | 215.977.9900

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Valley Forge Toursim and Convention Board

1000 First Ave, Suite 101, King of Prussia, PA 19406

Valley Forge is a unique meetings destination that is only minutes from Philadelphia. Our region is home to more than 80 hotels, 300+ meeting venues, 1,600 restaurants and unique experiences. When meeting in Valley Forge, your event won't be ordinary, it'll be revolutionary. 

Scott Higgins | [email protected] | 610-834-7963

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Visit PITTSBURGH

120 5th Avenue, Suite 2800, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

​Visit Pittsburgh assists meeting professionals in researching everything our city has to offer to groups and visitors. We can directly help planners book hotels, off-site venues, restaurants and attractions for their events. Our Destination Services departments provided planning assistance, collateral, micro site, etc. We provide information via www.visitpittsburgh.com and www.visitplanpittsburgh.com.

​Karl Pietrzake | [email protected] | 412-325-0277

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Peru

​Belmond Miraflores Park

Av. Malecon de la Reserva 1035, Miraflores, Lima 18

Belmond Miraflores Park is an all-suite boutique hotel located in the exclusive residential area of Miraflores. It's close to entertainment and commercial centers and overlooks a beautiful park and the Pacific Ocean. The hotel is recognized for its excellent detail-oriented guest service. It's suitable for business and leisure travelers. The suites are spacious and comfortable; larger than the city's average. It's the only hotel with two presidential suits with a private pool overlooking the park and Pacific Ocean.

Features: Features: Meeting Rooms, Exhibit Space, Lobby Space, Lounge/Bar, Restaurant, Spa, Entertainment, Catering, Business Office, Wi-fi, AV Service, Car Service, Valet Parking, Private Restroom by Gender, Elevators, Nearby Public Transportation, Nearby Shopping, Nearby Attractions

​Alexandra Santivañez | [email protected] | 51-981-282-006

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Portugal

Belmond Reid's Palace

Estrada Monumental 139, 9000-098 Funchal, Madeira

​​Set in verdant gardens overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Belmond Reid's Palace is the ultimate place to stretch out in the sun and relax. Over the years this luxury hideaway has honed the act of pampering, having a reputation as one of the best hotels in Funchal. Whatever your age or interest, there are activities both within the hotel's estate and beyond to keep you on the go, all year round.

Features: Meeting Rooms, Exhibit Space, Lobby Space, Lounge/Bar, Restaurant, Spa, Entertainment, Catering, Business Office, Wi-fi, AV Service, Car Service, Valet Parking, On-Site Parking, Private Restrooms by Gender, Elevators, Loading Dock, Nearby Public Transportation, Nearby Shopping, Nearby Attractions

Zhanna Safronova | [email protected] | 351 291.717.161

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Puerto Rico

Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino

200 Convention Center Blvd., San Juan, PR 00907

​​At Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino, people from around the world gather together. Situated amidst the Puerto Rico Convention Center District, this hotel is the perfect venue for all types of meetings and special events featurung more than 35,000 sq.ft. meeting space, a four-stories high lavish 57,000 sq.ft. outdoor sundeck with an infinity pool, variety of dining options, full service spa and a 24/7 casino.

Features: Meeting Rooms, Exhibit Space, Lobby Space, Lounge/Bar, Restaurant, Spa, Entertainment, Catering, Business Office, Wi-fi, AV Service, Car Service, Valet Parking, On-Site Parking, Private Restrooms by Gender, Elevators, Loading Dock, Nearby Public Transportation, Nearby Shopping, Nearby Attractions

Colette Wilson | [email protected] | 787-993-3524

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Rhode Island

Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau

10 Memorial Blvd., Providence, RI 02903

Providence, Rhode Island combines the warmth and friendliness of a quaint New England town with the culture and sophistication of a big city. Downtown Providence is compact in size, with restaurants, nightlife and shopping located within an easy walking distance of hotels.

​Features: Meeting Rooms, Exhibit Space, Lounge/Bar, Restaurant, Spa, Entertainment, Nearby Public Transportation, Nearby Shopping, Nearby Attractions

​Thomas Riel | [email protected] | 401-456-0200

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South Africa

Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel

76 Orange Street, Cape Town, South Africa

​Captivating visitors since 1899, Cape Town’s iconic resort hotel is a tranquil hideaway just moments from the city’s buzzing heart. Our 198 individually designed rooms and suites and a host of fabulous facilities appeal equally to romantic couples, families or adventurous groups. Stroll through our expansive gardens, take a tree tour or browse the outdoor sculpture exhibition. Discover the hotel’s history, art and culture on self-guided tours. Enjoy imaginative cuisine in our restaurants and soothing bliss at the spa. Just beyond our gates lies the pulsating city, with stunning beaches and historic hotspots moments away. Forever watching over the hotel is Table Mountain, another wondrous Cape Town landmark.

​Features: Meeting Rooms, Exhibit Space, Lobby Space, Lounge/Bar, Restaurant, Spa, Business Office, Wi-fi, AV Service, Valet Parking, On-Site Parking, Private Restrooms by Gender, Public Transportation, Nearby Shopping, Nearby Attractions

​Louise Pheiffer | [email protected] | 27.21.483.1927

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South Carolina

Belmond Charleston Place

205 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401

​​Belmont Charleston Place evokes the feeling of a grand 17th century residence, from its lush suites, to the Italian marble lobby with its signature Georgian open arm staircase and 12-foot crystal chandelier. Enjoy the hotel's full service spa, salon, and rooftop pool or indulge at one of the five award-winning restaurants. With more that 40,000 square feet of flexible event space, including the 14,000 square-foot Grand Ballroom, the hotel can host meetings and events of any size. What's more, the hotel is located in the heart of downtown Charleston and within strolling distance of the city's delightful shops, galleries, and restaurants.

​Features: Meeting Rooms, Exhibit Space, Lounge/Bar, Restaurant, Spa, Catering, Business Office, Wi-fi, AV Service, Car Service, Valet Parking, On-Site Parking, Private Restrooms by Gender, Elevators, Loading Dock, Nearby Public Transportation, Nearby Shopping, Nearby Attractions

​Catherine Gryniewski | [email protected] | 843.579.8352

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Spain

Belmond La Residencia

Son Canals s/n, 07179 Deià, Mallorca, Spain

​Nestled amid the Tramuntana Mountains in the village of Deià, Belmond La Residencia includes two carefully restored 16th- and 17th-century manor houses with rooms and suites decorated in typical Mallorcan style. The hotel has three restaurants, an award-winning spa with an indoor pool, a fully-equipped gym, tennis courts, two outdoor swimming pools and Smile Club. Choose from a variety of spaces for your meeting, from Albéniz, which boasts an expansive terrace, to striking Son Fony with its glass rooftop and the intimate Es Teix. Impress your team with cocktails in the fragrant gardens, a walk through the olive grove with our resident donkey or a sailing adventure along the beautiful Mallorca coast.

Features: Meeting Rooms, Exhibit Space, Lounge/Bar, Restaurant, Spa, Business Office, Wi-fi, AV Service, Car Service, Valet Parking, On-site Parking, Private Restrooms, Elevators, Nearby Public Transportation, Nearby Shopping, Nearby Attractions

Sonja Pirklbauer | [email protected] | +39-01852-678-460

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Tennesse 

Visit Knoxville

Knoxville may best be described as a southern small town that feels like a neighborhood of a big city. We boast a revitalized downtown district full of art, dining and cultural experiences and our history is rich and colorful. Knoxville has been the home of Alex Haley, Cormac McCarthy, Quentin Tarantino and other notables. It’s also the place where Dolly Parton got her start.

Honored to have been chosen as a “Top Ten Greatest Gay Cities in America,” Knoxville continues to produce a robust gay scene filled with arts, culture, history, musical events, shopping and culinary experiences that will blow your mind. “The greatest strength of our city is our diversity,” quoted Mayor Madeline Rogero. “We are all about justice and equality.” 

Knoxville is a city that embraces diversity and respects the values of all of its citizens. Thanks to a robust gay scene, visitors and locals alike can experience a diverse nightlife or a daytime filled with adventure. The LGBTQ community would like for you to visit our ever expanding downtown which is home to Gay Street (listed as one of the most desirable streets by the American Planning Association in 2012), Market Square (the central hub of downtown life and several LGBTQ-friendly restaurants), the Old City (pub, clubs and eateries), Happy Holler (a revitalized area and home to downtown gay bar XYZ), and West Knoxville (home of The Edge).    

Knoxville continues to be a trendsetter in LGBTQ functions with an annual PRIDE event that hosts over 34,000 people and was recognized in 2018 as #2 Pride Festival by College Magazine, and Knoxville also proudly supports the Gay Men’s Chorus. Knoxville is a city that welcomes you with open arms.

​Chemain Kellogg | [email protected] | 865-342-9132

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Texas

Visit Austin

Austin offers amenities groups need for work and play – including more than 11,000 downtown hotel rooms and several new hotels on the horizon, growing nonstop flight options and some of the most unique meeting spaces in the country. When the work is done, your meeting attendees will enjoy our more than 250 live music venues and distinct downtown entertainment districts. In Austin, you don't have to look for rainbow flags or limit yourself to one small part of the city to experience everything our large and diverse LGBTQ community has to offer. Unlike many places, which have only one or two areas known as 'gay districts,' Austin's LGBTQ residents are truly everywhere, and proud of it. Welcome, y’ALL!

​Meetings: Paige Singleton | [email protected] | 512-583-7217

Leisure: Clarissa P. De Leon | [email protected] | 512-583-7246

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United Kingdom

VisitBritain

One Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza, 885 Second Avenue, 28th Floor, New York, NY 10017

​VisitBritain is the official tourism organization proudly promoting the UK as a leading destination for business events.

VisitBritain's Business Events team is your gateway to finding the right destination and support in the UK. We offer expert and impartial advice, saving you time. We connect you to the right contacts in the best cities in the UK and offer you support in selecting the best host for your next event.

Contact us to discover how we can help make your next business event GREAT.

​Paul Gauger | Deputy Director, Americas | [email protected]

Jaime Ades | Senior Destination Manager | [email protected]

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Virginia

Hilton

Hilton Worldwide HQ 7930 Jones Branch Dr., McLean, VA 22102

​At Hilton, we have a strong history of supporting the LGBTQ community – through our culture, leadership on advocacy issues, internal practices, and external partnerships. Hilton’s Stay Hilton. Go Out. program engages LGBTQ travelers by celebrating the rich culture and nightlife in destinations around the world. In 2017, Hilton was listed as #1 on Logo’s Top 25 Most LGBTQ-friendly Companies in America.

Features: Meeting Rooms, Exhibit Space, Lobby Space, Lounge/Bar, Restaurant, Spa, Entertainment, Catering, Business Office, Wi-fi, AV Service, Car Service, Valet Parking, On-Site Parking, Private Restrooms by Gender, Elevators, Loading Dock, Nearby Public Transportation, Nearby Shopping, Nearby Attractions

​Jennifer Emerson | [email protected] | 214-485-5052

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Visit Richmond

401 North 3rd Street, Richmond, VA 23219

​Named one of “the world's hottest LGBT-friendly destinations” by TTG Media, the Richmond region has every amenity your LGBT conference, group, event or tour could need. In the Richmond region, state-of-the-art technology intertwines with historical charm and vibrancy. Choose from versatile meeting facilities and venue options able to accommodate groups of all sizes and types. Richmond Region Tourism is committed to assisting meeting planners in every aspect of their convention, meeting or trade show. Attendance building, local liaison and unique services will enhance the attendance experience. Our unique attendance building strategy, relationships with the local business community, and our reputation as a leader in the Convention Services industry will promote higher attendance and provide a lasting memory of your brand and our region! Additionally, our OutRVA.com website provides helpful resources for LGBT visitors, including where to find gender-neutral restrooms, LGBT-friendly businesses, and nightlife when your meeting wraps up for the day and attendees are ready to play!

Jason Whitt | [email protected] | 804-783-7404

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Visit Alexandria

625 North Washington Street, Suite 400, Alexandria VA 22314

Meet in LGBT Friendly Alexandria - Are you looking for the perfect spot for your next small to mid-size meeting? Alexandria, Virginia welcomes all LGBT meeting/event delegates, partners, families and friends to our historic city. Alexandria is recognized by the Human Rights Campaign as one of the top cities in the state with LGBT-friendly policies, and Visit Alexandria is proud to join Virginia Tourism Corporation's new statewide LGBT initiative to provide all visitors with a welcoming experience.

​Minutes from Washington, D.C. on the Potomac River, Alexandria delights travelers from all over the world. A nationally designated historic district founded in 1749 that George Washington called home, Old Town Alexandria hums with more than 200 independent restaurants and boutiques alongside intimate historic museums and new happenings at the waterfront.

Alexandria's cobblestone streets and state-of-the-art facilities offer a distinctive setting for your next meeting. Step out of the hustle and bustle of the big downtowns and let our team of destination experts give your group the presidential treatment. Served by four Metrorail stations and just three miles to Reagan Washington National Airport and minutes to Capitol Hill, experience our historic, walkable city where your small to mid-sized meeting is a big deal.

​Features: Meeting Rooms, Exhibit Space, Lobby Space, Lounge/Bar, Restaurant, Spa, Entertainment, Catering, Business Office, Wi-fi, AV Service, Car Service, Valet Parking, On-Site Parking, Private Restrooms by Gender, Elevators, Loading Dock, Nearby Public Transportation, Nearby Shopping, Nearby Attractions

​Robin Roane, CTE, HMCC, CMP | [email protected] | 703-652-5372

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Visit Norfolk

232 East Main Street, Norfolk VA 23510

​Norfolk is a dynamic coastal city with a nationally-recognized arts and music scene, a vibrant nightlife, amazing restaurants, pubs, breweries and Virginia's first urban winery. Our city is also welcoming and distinctly proud of its diversity, and LGBT friendly community. As you plan your itinerary, keep in mind, that many of Norfolk’s museums and historic sites can be found within 12 walkable city blocks of the downtown waterfront. Come for the culture, stay for the celebrations. Don't miss our annual PrideFest - OUT In The Park, featuring the nation's only pride boat parade! Charter a boat with some friends and join the fun.

​Features: Meeting Rooms, Exhibit Space, Lobby Space, Lounge/Bar, Restaurant, Spa, Entertainment, Catering, Business Office, Wi-fi, AV Service, On-Site Parking, Elevators, Loading Dock, Nearby Public Transportation, Nearby Shopping, Nearby Attractions

​Ann Garvey | [email protected] | 757-664-6620 | 202-604-9354

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Washington, D.C.

Destination DC

901 7th Street NW, Suite 400 Washington, DC 20001

​Washington, DC is one of the most diverse and welcoming cities in the world. The District is home to people and preferences from every color of the rainbow and brims with pride — resulting in a dynamic, exciting LGBTQ community. Meeting attendees in DC can stay at welcoming hotels, tour historic LGBTQ sites, grab a drink at the best gay and lesbian bars in the city and take advantage of annual LGBTQ events.

As a leader in key industries such as tech, biotech/pharma, education and medical, Washington, DC thrives in multiple knowledge hubs that will help groups connect with thought leaders; grow their delegate base, sponsorship dollars and exhibitor footprints; and gain a competitive advantage for their organization. With $11.5 billion in development and over 4,500 new hotel rooms in the pipeline, there is always something new and notable in the nation’s capital. Wow guests with not only iconic monuments, memorials and museums, but also unique venues, vibrant neighborhoods and experiential dining with a Michelin-starred restaurant scene.

​Carol Motley | [email protected] | 202-789-7075

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The Wink Washington DC

1134 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20037

​355 room hotel on the corner of M St. and New Hampshire Ave., NW in Washington. Hotel features 12,250 sq. ft. of meeting space (almost all on one floor). Rooms also include 8 suites including a spacious Presidential style suite. 24 hour access health club offers plenty of exercise and weight training options. Full service restaurant, lobby bar and Illy coffee shop just off the lobby provide plenty of food and beverage choices. Location is convenient to Dupont Circle, George Washington University, Foggy Bottom, Georgetown and all of DC. Event service professionals both help you plan your meeting or event, and supervise excecution on the floor as your operations manager.

​Features: Meeting Rooms, Lobby Space, Lounge/Bar, Restaurant, Catering, Wi-fi, AV Service, Valet Parking, On-Site Parking, Elevators, Nearby Public Transportation, Nearby Shopping, Nearby Attractions

Paul Goslin | [email protected] | 202.828.7780

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