To  our valued community,

Let’s get right to the point: today, we’re asking for your help. Please join our team of investors by participating in our Wefunder crowdfunding campaign (minimum investment: $100, approximately €85). The funds raised ( $140K+ to date, a heartfelt thank you to the 300+ participants!) will help misterb&b pass  this very difficult period, and vigorously bounce back as soon as travel resumes.

The Covid-19 coronavirus crisis hit us right when our growth was exceeding 20% per month, thanks to the addition of a large catalogue of LGBTQ-friendly hotels on our platform last December. Travel restrictions abruptly halted this growth, preventing us from reaching the break-even point and becoming profitable for the first time. For seven months now, misterb&b has been in hibernation mode with dramatic cost reductions, a hiring freeze, temporary unemployment, pay cuts, and the aid  of governmental and private relief funds.

Despite these efforts, and the partial return of our activity between June and September, we must admit that the months ahead are going to be extremely difficult. In our hearts, we do not believe that travel will resume for real before the summer of 2021. That’s nine  more months to go!

We hate to interrupt your day with this message, as we can imagine you have other things to read or do. But there you have it. If every person who opened this email, and could  afford it, joined our team of investors on WeFunder (minimum investment is $100, around €85), misterb&b could continue to thrive for years to come, and offer the entire LGBTQ travel community the opportunity to experience  a more welcoming world.

When we created misterb&b, many told us that it would never work, claiming  the “market” was too small. Yet, six years on misterb&b has grown to become the world’s largest LGBTQ-friendly accommodation booking site. Our teams (around twenty people currently) work tirelessly on a daily basis to offer you the best possible experience. By becoming an investor, you will show them how much their work means to you.

We imagine that most recipients will ignore this message. We just hope you take a minute to  think about the importance of a platform like ours in your life as an LGBTQ traveler. Imagine the next time you search for a LGBTQ-friendly stay, you realize that misterb&b no longer exists? This is not what we want, and we can imagine it’s not what you want either. We thank you all for your time and attention.

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Gay hotels in New York

Gay Hotels in New York

When you're trying to book a gay-friendly or gay hotel NYC, the options can seem overwhelming at first. Are you looking for a budget gay-friendly hotel, a luxury hotel, or something boutique? Is your ideal location Hell’s Kitchen, or would you rather feel glam in Chelsea? Here are a couple of recommendations in terms of navigating the gay hotel NYC scene, so you can spend more time mingling with locals at the Stonewall Inn rather than losing sleep over where to stay.  

 

Gay Hotels Hell’s Kitchen

Go to hell... well, Hell's Kitchen! You're certain to find a gay hotel New York guests enjoy if you look around this hip and thriving LGBTQ neighborhood. For instance, Ink48 from Kimpton Hotels offers a four-star quality service for you and your traveling partner/s. Rooms are decked out in an elegant, modern style and feature large windows which provide views over New York’s never-ending skyline. 

Otherwise, for something truly state-of-the-art, go for Yotel New York, which is also conveniently located in Hell’s Kitchen. What is unique about Yotel is its range of bedding options. Book anything from a single cabin, right through to a penthouse, and no either way that you’re in for a bespoke accommodation experience. Along with the stylish rooms, you can enjoy a rooftop terrace and even a cinema!   

 

Gay Hotels Chelsea

Once the major hub of gay New York, although Chelsea's star has faded slightly due to the popularity of Hell's Kitchen, this area still caters for the queer crowd. A favored gay hotel New York for many gay travelers in this hood is the clothing-optional Chelsea Mews Guest House. This is also a male-only guest house, and offer a vintage-style aesthetic. Also within this area, Chelsea Pines Inn provides a remarkable, boutique experience within walking distance of all the gay life Chelsea offers. It also offers a unique decorative style in the form of vintage posters of films and glamorous movies stars, which are displayed in all rooms and common areas.