Kimpton Hotel MonacoIf you’ve been wondering what to do for the summer and you find yourself in Philly, why not check out Kimpton’s Hotel Monaco and Hotel Palomar? They recently launched a Philly Gaycation hotel package. As a company, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants has always been a company that’s been committed to equality and an overall philosophy of inclusion and diversity.  Kimpton properties are proud to celebrate unique differences of guests and employees.

Kimpton hotels across the country are members of the IGLTA (International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association) and TAG approved, a certification that assures gay-friendly hotel practices. Kimpton is super proud to say that since 2004 they have maintained a perfect rating on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index. The Philly hotels have hosted two “Red Ribbon” events with their local partner ActionAIDS that are a part of Kimpton’s larger campaign, and proudly participate each year in the Equality Forum.

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Last month Kimpton released some more exciting news – they became the first national hotel sponsor of The Trevor Project, a leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth ages 13-24. With the announcement of the partnership, Kimpton hotels decided to put together a ‘Philly Gaycation’ package in Philadelphia for their two hotels – Palomar and Monaco – to celebrate the vibrant Philly LGBT scene and provide guests with a VIP experience.

Kimpton gay couple bikingThe Kimpton ‘Philly Gaycation’ Package

The package includes a $5 donation to The Trevor Project, VIP hook-up at Woody’s, a local LGBT nightlife establishment, their LGBT employees’ guide to Philly’s Gayborhood, house bubbly welcome amenity and a 2 pm late check-out. The launch of the package is well-timed with the exciting news that came out earlier this month; the federal judge ruling the state’s ban on same-sex marriage as unconstitutional. Both hotels are popular engagement locations, wedding venues and romantic getaway destinations – this package is really a great fit for couples looking to celebrate this momentous occasion!