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Hilton is ready for the 2013 Pride season

Hilton_Go_Out.jpgFrom New York City to Oklahoma City, from Paris to Shanghai, the number of LGBT Pride events in the United States and around the world can seem overwhelming. They can also be enticing opportunities to travel.

Hilton Hotels & Resorts is hoping to ease Pride-travel planning with its announcement today launching its “Stay Hilton. Go Out.” promotion.

As part of this new deal, travelers attending LGBT events or planning their own vacations will enjoy complimentary high-speed Internet, a one-year digital subscription to Out magazine, two welcome beverages and late checkout, when available, at discounted rates by booking the offer at

“Whether traveling solo, with friends, as a couple or with family, we are proud to offer LGBT guests and friends this value-added package and other resources to make the most of their travel through our ‘Stay Hilton. Go Out.’ program,” said Rob Palleschi, global head, Hilton Hotels & Resorts. 

Visitors to Hilton’s special online LGBT travel hub can also view a 2013 LGBT travel and holiday calendar, sign up for the Hilton LGBT travel newsletter, view travel offers and join Hilton HHonors, the loyalty program for Hilton’s 10 distinct hotel brands.

A Platinum-level partner of the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Assocation, Hilton is a sponsor of many LGBT events in 2013, including Capital Pride in Washington, San Francisco Pride and Chicago’s Northalsted Market Days.

Troy Petenbrink is Metro Weekly's contributing writer for food and travel. He can be reached at