Italy's Leading Destination Spa and Golf Resort Terme Di Saturnia Spa and Golf Resort, Announces "Pride Honeymoon Package"

“Pride Honeymoon Package” features deluxe accommodations, signature spa and thermal treatments, and a picture-perfect setting against historical backdrops

Marriage is no longer a distant dream for millions of same-sex New York couples starting July 24 and Terme di Saturnia Spa & Golf Resort is proud to rejoice this remarkable step in the march towards equality with the introduction of a Pride Honeymoon Package. Couples can celebrate recent nuptials with a vacation to this beacon of relaxation, located in one of Italy’s most picturesque regions. Striking untamed scenery encases this exclusive resort, which sits at the foot of history in the medieval village of Saturnia. Set in an original building of restored travertine stone, this luxury resort features 140-guest rooms and suites, decorated in natural hues to mimic its surrounding environment.

A replica of an ancient Roman bath house and the 3,000-year-old guest-accessible thermal pool act as nods to the spring’s long history: a history which dates back to the Etruscan period. Additionally, an Art Gallery featuring estate and the nearby archaeological sites illuminate the region’s rich artistic history. Legend, history and reality converge at Terme di Saturnia, where the spring waters once used by ancient Romans for healing now cleanse and rejuvenate the mind, body and spirit of modern cosmopolitan visitors.

Bathe under the Tuscan sun and be pampered like the ancient gods and goddesses with a vacation to the divine Terme di Saturnia Spa & Golf Resort. Package available immediately and runs through December 2011. Rates from € 1,218.00 per person. The “Pride Honeymoon Package” combines a pleasurable modern spa experience with tried and tested ancient relaxation methods and includes:

* Accommodation in double deluxe room

* Four American Breakfasts

* Complimentary use of thermal pool and Roman baths

* One Saturnia Long Massage

* One Aqua relaxation

* One Mukha Bliss

* One Pada-Hasta

Terme di Saturnia Spa & Golf Resort, a member of Leading Hotels of the World and the exclusive Virtuoso, features 140 guestrooms, a state-of-the-art spa with 54 treatment rooms, two restaurants under the supervision of a three-star Michelin Chef, an Aldo Coppola Hair Salon, a conference center with meeting room for up to 250 people, six outdoor pools and an indoor pool, a replica of a traditional Roman bath house, fitness center, tennis court, practice green, Spa Boutique, Spa Café, an Art Gallery and the Atelier delle Eccellenze featuring the best products of the Maremma -shire.

The luxury resort offers daily and weekly rates that include use of the resort’s thermal pools, Roman Bath with Sauna and Steam bath, and thermal water falls.  The rates also include a guided morning hike, use of the gym, not including classes, and a reserved deck chair and sun umbrella in the pool’s park.

The spa, this year awarded by Condé Nast as the Best Medical/Thermal/Natural Spa in the World, is run by a staff of 45 therapists and five medical doctors and features beauty and stress management therapies, including thermal and hydrotherapy treatments based on the area’s unique thermal waters. The thermal pool has been flowing continuously into the natural crater nestled at the center of the resort and contains precious minerals and salts which were found by ancient Romans to have healing properties.

To book the Pride Honeymoon package or for more information contact Terme di Saturnia directly at +39 0564 600111 or visit their website. Offer available now through December, 2011 (07/20/2011-12/25/2011).

Terme di Saturnia Spa & Golf Resort is an exclusive resort and member of Leading Hotels of the World and has been certified as a prestigious Leading Spa and Leading Golf from the Leading Hotel Brand. Located in the heart of the Tuscan Maremma region of Italy in the medieval village of Saturnia, the hotel consists of 140 rooms, two restaurants under the supervision of a three-star Michelin Chef, two bars, fitness center, , the Atelier delle Eccellenze  featuring the best products of the Maremma-shire, Art Gallery, the hair salon Aldo Coppola by Terme di Saturnia, a meeting room for up to 250 people, the Spa Boutique at Terme di Saturnia, a state-of-the-art spa with 54 treatment rooms and the 3,000-year-old thermal pool nestled in the center of the resort.  The resort also features an 18-hole championship golf course, practice green and private golf villas. Terme di Saturnia Spa & Golf Resort is a Leading Spa resort dedicated to providing quality spa treatments and to promote complete wellbeing has 54 rooms for beauty, aesthetic medicine, relaxation, massage, thermal treatments and fitness. The spa also offers diet and nutrition programs. For more information, please visit our website.


The Kitano New York Hotel Salutes Marriage Equality

New York City’s first and only Japanese hotel is offering unique wedding ceremony packages featuring customized and cultural touches starting at just $225 per person 

The Kitano New York Hotel joins NYC&Co. in celebrating NYC I DO with specially crafted traditional and Japanese-inspired ceremonies.  The hotel invites couples to celebrate the passage of recent marriage equality legislation in its exclusive Penthouse Terrace room set above Park Avenue. Situated on the 19th floor of the hotel, the penthouse and adjoining terraces offer sweeping views of the Midtown Manhattan skyline with up close and personal views of the Empire State and Chrysler Buildings.  Accommodating up to 100 guests, the penthouse, recently revamped to emanate contemporary elegance, provides an intimate atmosphere for any style ceremony.  The penthouse is surrounded by expansive terraces that provide a scenic locale for cocktails and wedding reception.  In addition, the terraces are the perfect backdrop for picturesque commemorative photos of the day.

The Kitano New York Hotel, well established within the bridal market, is known for services deeply rooted in the ancient Japanese custom of service.  As part of every wedding package couples receive the personal service of a dedicated and detail oriented coordinator and exclusive use of the hotel’s database of consultants and wedding service providers.

Two unique packages have been created encompassing rich Japanese cuisine and cultural traditions – the Empire Package and the Japanese-inspired Ceremonial Package

Empire Package – 5 hour event - $225 per person

* 1-hour cocktail reception

* Sylvia Weinstock cake

* 5-course dinner – choice of Continental or Japanese cuisine (Sushi assort, Bento Box, et al.)

* Complimentary night in Townhouse Suite

* Champagne

* Chocolate truffle

* Wedding gift

* Preferred vendor list of planner, photographer, florist, musicians

* Complimentary wedding gift (Japanese-inspired TBD)

Japanese-Inspired Ceremonial Package – 5 hour event

* Traditional Japanese ceremonial Kimono

* Tea Ceremony

* 1-hour cocktail reception

* Sylvia Weinstock cake (crane symbol of longevity)

* 5-course dinner-choice of Japanese cuisine (Sushi assortment, Bento Box, et al.)

* Sake

* Complimentary Tatami Suite

* Our gift to you - First anniversary night complimentary stay

* Preferred vendor list of planner, photographer, florist, musicians

The Kitano New York Hotel is the perfect setting for a romantic honeymoon offering 149 guestrooms and suites.  Asian hospitality merges seamlessly with New York style for an ambience that is pure Kitano.  Guestrooms and suites feature custom-made mahogany and cherry furniture, down comforters, exquisite artwork and Roman pleated shades with windows that open to views of the historic Murray Hill, Grand Central Terminal, the Empire State Building and other New York landmarks.

The crown jewel among the hotel’s exquisite accommodations is a traditional Japanese Tatami Suite created from natural and authentic materials and offering traditional service.  The Tatami Suite, which cost nearly $1 million to construct, features original works of art, traditional furnishings and cedar accents imported directly from Japan.  The most significant aspect of the Kitano New York’s suite is the tatami matting which symbolizes a higher social class in the Japanese culture. The mats are constructed with woven rush plant on the surface and rice straw inside-two common goods that grow abundantly throughout the country.  In addition to signifying class level, tatami mats are also commonly used in Japan to keep warm in the winter and cool in the summer as they act as cooling agents in the hot and damp climate. Perhaps the most intriguing feature in the suite is the traditional Japanese bath where guests can experience an authentic soak complete with bath salts.  Guests are provided instructions for use to ensure the full experience.

For couples desiring contemporary style accommodations The Kitano New York Hotel offers three one-bedroom Townhouse Suites, located in the adjoining townhouse, are ideal for honeymooners.  Residential in feel, each is utterly distinctive and well-appointed.  A large bay window in the living room of one; in another, three dormer windows are set into a wall with a dramatic slant.  In each suite, guests will find an eclectic book collection on New York themes, ranging from Edith Wharton to Al Hirschfeld.

Several dining options are also offered that include the Garden Café Restaurant featuring Modern American cuisine and the newly design critically-acclaimed Hakubai Restaurant specializing in Kaiseki cuisine.  A fixture in the historic district of Murray Hill for nearly 40 years, The Kitano New York Hotel has maintained its position as one of the city’s leading hotels providing a superior hospitality experience based on the Japanese tradition of service.  For reservations, visit our website or call 212-885-7000.



Kimpton’s Times Square Hotel Celebrates Same-Sex Marriage with a New Honeymoon Package

In the spirit of New York’s recently passed Marriage Equality Act, there is no better way for partners to celebrate than with a custom wedding or honeymoon at Kimpton’s vibrant and ideally located Muse Hotel in New York City’s Times Square.  Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is proud to honor this milestone alongside thousands of special moments shared with the LGBT community throughout its 30-year history by announcing the Muse Hotel’s “Free to Be Just You and Me Honeymoon” package.

Situated just steps from the iconic Times Square and New York City’s renowned Theater District, The Muse New York is ideal for those seeking a vibrant Manhattan setting, coupled with the service and luxuries of a AAA four-diamond hotel. The hotel’s spacious rooms are the ultimate place to unwind right above the hum and buzz of the city for the perfect romantic retreat.  Adjacent to the hotel, guests will find chef-driven restaurant NIOS, known for its impeccable and creative menu of American comfort food. Whether newlyweds are looking for a place to tie the knot, enjoy their honeymoon or simply escape for a romantic rendezvous, guests can ring in their “I do’s” with the following package:

* Deluxe Suite: A haven of comfort and elegance, this guestroom features between 235 and 270 square feet of Kimpton Hotel luxury, including a king-sized feather bed, and all the amenities and services of this boutique Times Square hotel.

* Rose petals scattered throughout the room for a sumptuous touch

* Red, white, or bubbly tasting in NIOS to toast nuptials

* In-room couples spa treatment

* Two leopard print robes for a fun and funky way to lounge in lazy splendor

* Breakfast in bed for two  courtesy of the inspired chefs at NIOS restaurant

The package rates will start at $999 by using rate code NYWED and will be available through Valentine’s Day of 2012

To learn more about Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants LGBT initiatives, please visit www.KimptonHotels.com/lgbt, www.Twitter.com/Kimpton, www.Facebook.com/Kimpton or www.LifeisSuite.com.



San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, a collection of boutique hotels and chef-driven restaurants in the US, is an acknowledged industry pioneer and was the first to bring the boutique hotel concept to America. Founded in 1981 by Bill Kimpton, the company is well-known for making travelers feel welcomed and comfortable while away from home through intuitive and unscripted customer care, stylish ambience and having a certain playfulness in its approach to programs and amenities. Each hotel provides a range of exciting culinary experiences through locally-loved, top-rated, destination, chef-driven restaurants. Kimpton leads the hospitality industry in ecological practices through its innovative EarthCare program that spans all hotels and restaurants. Market Metrix, a recognized authority and leader in feedback solutions, consistently ranks Kimpton above other hotel companies in luxury and upper upscale segments for customer satisfaction. Privately held Kimpton operates 51 hotels and 54 restaurants in 16 states. For more information visit our website or call 1-800-KIMPTON.


The Celebration of Gay Marriage as seen at the Wedding Salon

Same-Sex Brides, Rainbow Aisle Runners, LGBT Certified Vendors, Kleinfeld Bridal, Kleinfeld MEN, Matthew Williamson, Sylvia Weinstock, Shawn Rabideau from the hit TV Show, Bethenny Getting Married, Pinkberry & More Joined Forces for One Night to Celebrate this Historic Occasion

With July 24th only days away, where thousands of same-sex couples in New York will marry, The Wedding Salon celebrated this historic occasion with the bridal event of the summer on July 20th at Capitale.  Working in collaboration with key gay wedding websites including GayWeddings.com and numerous LGBT Certified Vendors, The Wedding Salon made wedding dreams come to life for all couples alike.

“We were thrilled to be able to celebrate this historic occasion with some of the top names in weddings including Sylvia Weinstock, Shawn Rabideau and Kleinfeld!  With Forbes estimating that gay marriages can potentially boost the overall wedding industry by over $9.5 billion per year and $184 million expected in net spending over the next three years in New York alone, the impact to gay marriage on the wedding industry is unprecedented. We were proud to make a statement showing our support for gay marriage and pride as New Yorkers,” says Wedding Salon Founder and renowned Celebrity Event Planner, Tatiana Byron. 

The biggest names in the weddings industry exceeded expectations at this one-night event. Kleinfeld MEN showcased their classic tuxedos for the traditional groom and modern designs for the more fashion-forward groom. Showcasing peak lapels, Swarovski accents, morning tails, silk ties, pocket ties and diamond studded cuff-links, Kleinfeld MEN showed that “It’s not all about the bride” especially with the new horizon of gay marriage. Matthew Williamson additionally showed their support for gay marriage by dressing a lesbian couple in couture wedding gowns underneath a crystal canopy. This canopy became the focal point for the celebration of gay marriage at The Wedding Salon, as the two brides stood on a rainbow aisle runner constructed by Jerry Sibal Design Fusion.

photo courtesy of Studio Webber

Other trends seen at The Wedding Salon include the use of bright colors, from emerald green to purple reception tables, coral wedding cakes, the colors of the rainbow! Another must-have at weddings will be mini-mini cupcakes as shown by Baked by Melissa, mini-skewered Hors D’Ouevres as displayed by LGBT certified Cocktail Caterers, and LED lighting from cake tables to glow bars. Engaged couples will also look to elements of fun to truly celebrate their weddings in the season ahead by hiring caricature artists to sketch favors and Photo Book Flip Books for guests, another must, Pinkberry Frozen Yogurt Dessert Bars.


Ragosta Hotels: honeymoon packages for those celebrating same sex nuptials

In celebration of the passage of same sex marriage legislation in New York State, esteemed Italian hotels and resort collection, the Ragosta Hotels Collection, has unveiled the Rainbow Getaway Honeymoon Package, providing unparalleled luxury and romance for a fairytale honeymoon. The offer is available at the Relais Paradiso, named one Departures Magazine’s 10 Most Exclusive Amalfi Coast Hotels; Hotel Raito, also on the Amalfi Coast; and LaPlage Resort in picturesque Taormina, Sicily. It features accommodation in a double room, breakfast served daily, exclusive spa access, and a thoughtfully constructed assortment of romantic add-ons and excursions. The offer is only available through the Ragosta Hotels Collection website, facebook and twitter. Offer, based on hotel and room type, starts at just €330 per room, per night and is exclusive of tax, services charges, food and beverages.

With the Rainbow Getaway Honeymoon Package, the romance commences at check-in with fun and flirty drinks from champagne and Prosecco to signature cocktails served in Swarovski glass. Couples will be treated to daily breakfast, cocktails and a private romantic dinner. The package continues with various romantic excursions, tours, and activities. Honeymooners will receive the utmost in pampering and relaxation with access to spa facilities and complimentary massages. To book contact Ragosta Hotels Collection at 39 089 763 4111 or Summit Hotels & Resorts at www.summithotels.com. Rates are based upon availability and are subject to change.

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Celebrate a Wedding with PRIDE at the Historic Hudson Theatre

The Millennium Broadway Hotel is kicking off their Wedding with PRIDE Package. The hotel has an experienced wedding event planning department and a fabulous portfolio of florists, photographers, bands, DJs, sound and light specialists, etc. who have made a vow to couples to organize their wedding from A to Z within a two week timeframe.  This two week promise applies to weddings scheduled for July 25 through Labor Day.

Following are details for the Millennium Broadway Wedding with PRIDE Package, available now until Labor Day, September 5, 2011. Prices start at $195.00 pp ++ for a wedding reception of 100 persons or more:
* 5 Hour Premium Open Bar
* Champagne Toast
* Wine Service with Dinner
* 1 hour Reception with (hot/cold Butler Passed Hors D’ Oeuvre and Two Hot Stationary Stations)
* 3 Course Dinner
* Wedding Cake
* Matrimonial Accommodations in a suite or Premier room on Your Wedding Night, based on availability

The Millennium Broadway Hotel encourages LGBT newlywed couples to take advantage of their 15% PRIDE discount for accommodations before and after the wedding. What better way for newlyweds to celebrate marriage equality than to stay and enjoy their honeymoon right in the heart of NYC – one of the most romantic, colorful and festive cities in the world!


Glen Cove Mansion Hotel Announces LGBT Wedding & 1st Anniversary Package

Long Island’s largest Gold Coast Mansion hotel is now most diverse.  For more than a century, the historic Glen Cove Mansion Hotel has opened its doors to weddings of all varieties, starting with the storied Pratt family, and for the past four decades, weddings from across Long Island, New York and internationally.  Although the Mansion has always welcomed LGBT weddings, they are celebrating New York’s historic same-sex marriage law with a rainbow edition of their iPad wedding announced this spring.

Glen Cove Mansion is providing LGBT couples married in 2011, and holding their celebration at the Mansion, with a new iPad 2 outfitted with a Rainbow Case – loaded with their wedding pictures*.  Called the “Show Your Pride Wedding,” Glen Cove Mansion is also waving the ceremony fee and including butler-style champagne at the wedding event (either ceremony or reception).  The Mansion can also suggest officiating clergy to the couple.

To celebrate each LGBT couple’s 1st Anniversary in 2012, Glen Cove Mansion Hotel is welcoming them back for complimentary overnight accommodations.  In addition to a first-class guestroom, Glen Cove Mansion will provide the couple with breakfast for two and a celebratory bottle of champagne.

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All Partners Can Celebrate Their Love at Lighthouse Bay, Barbuda

As couples get ready to commemorate the legalization of same-sex marriages in New York later this month, Lighthouse Bay Resort in Barbuda invites all people celebrating love - whether it is a honeymoon, an anniversary, or simply a well-deserved getaway - to enjoy five-star luxury at a romantic oasis of unrivalled caliber.

Exclusivity and seclusion take on new heights at Barbuda's Lighthouse Bay Resort. Situated on its own private island upon a narrow stretch of land between 17 miles of unspoiled pink sand beach and the clear turquoise water of the Caribbean Sea to the front and the blue-green serenity of Codrington Lagoon to the rear, privacy is guaranteed as the property is only accessible via S.V.G. (St. Vincent and The Grenadines) Airlines or helicopter.

With only nine beautifully appointed suites, guests enjoy unparalleled pampering and comfort with virtually no interruptions.  Each room's amenities and technology allow guests to feel "plugged in" despite their remote location with flat screen satellite televisions, iPod alarm clock CD players, complimentary international telephone calls, personal laptops and iPads for guests' use while on property, and Wi-Fi Internet connection.  For added convenience, complimentary laundry service is available for all guests.

Gastronomic pleasures are unrivaled at Lighthouse Bay as fresh, innovative cuisine and personalized daily menus include homemade breads and pastas, seafood and seasonal foods, creatively prepared by the resort's highly-trained executive chef to invoke a truly inspired dining experience at each meal.

At Lighthouse Bay, guests enjoy all meals and drinks as well as use of a private fresh water pool.  Nightly rates start at $1,199 per room, per night through Aug. 31, 2011 as well as Nov. 1 - Dec. 17, 2011.  Transfers between Antigua and Barbuda can be arranged.  Additionally, the resort's concierge staff can arrange various activities including a day tour in the village, a visit to the bird sanctuary, sailing expeditions, horseback riding along the beach, scuba diving, fishing and spa services.  Fees vary according to activity provided by local vendors.

For more information about Lighthouse Bay, call 1-888-214-8552 or 1-646-688-2903, or contact the resort's USA Representative, Wendy Friese, at 212-616-5032, visit www.LightHouseBayResort.com and www.facebook.com/lighthousebayresort.