2018 Gay Travel Award Winners Announced

Grand Hyatt Kauai Outdoor

WHY IT RATES: The awards recognize travel industry partners that welcome LGBTQ travelers. 鈥擩aneen Christoff, TravelPulse Senior Writer


GayTravel.com, a trusted resource for LGBTQ travelers across the globe, announced the winners of the 2018 Gay Travel Awards.

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The mission of the Gay Travel Awards is to recognize and promote select LGBTQ welcoming properties, events, destinations and travel-related companies around the globe. These distinguished organizations lead by example and help to inspire other companies and brands around the world to follow their spirit of inclusiveness and acceptance.

This year, 25 winners were selected from over 100 nominees.

“The Gay Travel Awards support and promote LGBTQ travel and tourism by identifying and rewarding select organizations which exemplify a spirit of inclusiveness, acceptance, exemplary customer service and hospitality excellence. We are delighted to reveal all of this year鈥檚 winners鈥?said Stephen Prisco, Vice President of GayTravel.com.

A complete list of this year’s categories and winners are listed alphabetically below:

Bed & Breakfast 鈥?Mauger Estate B&B

Car Rental 鈥?Advantage Rent A Car

Casino Resort 鈥?The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas

Destination, Domestic 鈥?Miami, FL

Destination Honeymoon 鈥?Riviera Maya, Mexico

Destination International 鈥?Paris, France

Gay Bar 鈥?Cafe Lafitte in Exile, New Orleans

Gay Pride 鈥?Vallarta Pride

Glamping 鈥?Patagonia Camp, Chile

Hotel, Best Restaurant 鈥?The Restaurant, Meadowood, CA

Hotel, Boutique 鈥?The Orlando Hotel, West Hollywood

Hotel, City Domestic 鈥?The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square

Hotel, City International 鈥?The St Regis Mexico City

Hotel, Beach Resort 鈥?The St. Regis Punta Mita

Hotel Luxury, Europe 鈥?Hotel Romazzino, Costa Smeralda, Italy

Hotel Luxury, Mexico 鈥?The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun

Hotel Luxury, US 鈥?Monarch Beach Resort, CA

Hotel, Pet-Friendly 鈥?Atlantic Hotel & Spa, Fort Lauderdale

Hotel, Seasonal 鈥?AWOL, Provincetown, MA

Hotel, Spa 鈥?Dorado Beach, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Puerto Rico

Hotel, Value 鈥?Best Western Plus Inn Of Sedona

Hotel, Wedding 鈥?Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa

LGBT Event 鈥?Life Ball Vienna

LGBT Friendly Cruise 鈥?Celebrity Cruises

LGBT Tour Operator 鈥?Venture Out

SOURCE: GayTravel.com press release.