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Millennium Hotels offers LGBT discount

Posted by Paul Makishima, Globe Assistant Sunday Editor  May 27, 2011 11:04 AM

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Summer is the season for Pride weeks around the nation, which potentially means travel for some members of the LGBT community.

Seizing the opportunity, Millennium Hotels and Resorts, which partners with the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association, sent out press releases reminding about the 15 percent discount it offers LGBT travelers who book lodging through a special page on the company's website or by calling 866-866-8086.

The discounted rooms are limited but the rates are good at all 14 of the chain's hotels in cities across the United States.

While poking around on the site I did discover something interesting. It appears that LGBT customers headed for the Millennium Bostonian across from Faneuil Hall can actually do a bit better if they are AAA or AARP members, which can earn them discounts of as much 20 percent. For instance, I arbitrarily choose the weekend of June 11-12. The standard rate is $309; the LGBT is $262; and AAA and AARP advance purchases are $248. (A Millennium spokeswoman confirmed that customers can only use one discount so there's no benefit in trying to claim a rate as an elderly gay AAA member.)

Doing a quick search of a handful of other Millennium locations around the nation showed that, for the most part, the Pride rate was the best deal going. But not here.

For those who are interested, the Millennium folks have compiled a list of Pride weeks in cities where the chain has properties. For that list, read on.


File photo of Millennium Bostonian Hotel room by Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff

Anchorage, AK
Alaska Pridefest – June 18-25, 2011
Main Parade & Festival – June 25
http://alaskapride.org/

Boston, MA
Boston Pride Week – June 4-13, 2011
Main Parade & Festival – June 11-12
http://www.bostonpride.org/

Boulder, CO
Out Boulder Pridefest – August 28, 2011
http://alaskapride.org/index.htm

Buffalo, NY
Western New York Pride Weekend – June 1-5, 2011
Main Parade & Festival – June 5
http://pridecenterwny.org/

Chicago, IL
Chicago Pride Fest – June 24-25, 2011
Chicago’s Pride Parade – June 26
http://chicagopride.com/

Cincinnati, OH
Equinox Cincinnati Pride – July 8-10, 2011
Cincinnati PRIDE Festival & Parade – July 10
http://www.equinoxcincinnati.com/

Durham, NC
North Carolina PrideFest – September 24, 2011
http://www.ncpride.org/

Los Angeles, CA
LA Pride – June 10-12, 2011
Main LA PRIDE Parade – June 12
http://www.lapride.org/

Minneapolis, MN
Twin Cities Gay Pride – June 25-26, 2011
Official Pride Parade – June 26
http://www.tcpride.org/

Nashville, TN
Nashville Pride Fest – June 18, 2011
http://nashvillepride.org/

New York, NY
Gay Pride Week – June 18-26, 2011
NYC Pride Parade – June 26
http://www.nycpride.org/

Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Pride Festival – April 16-17, 2011
Official Parade – April 16
http://www.phoenixpride.org/

St. Louis, MO
St. Louis PrideFest – June 25-26, 2011
Official Pride Parade – June 26
http://www.pridestl.org/

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