- The Gay Pride Dance on the Pier Package is available from starting $545 a night on either Saturday night, June 27 or Sunday June 28, and features a luxury room on the Club Level (a veritable oasis, the Club Level is like a hotel within a hotel and features a well-appointed, relaxed environment with continuous culinary offerings throughout the day). You'll also get two VIP Access tickets to the official NYC LGBT Dance on the Pier as well as VIP access to the Fireworks on June 28 featuring music from Phillip Kimball, Jack Reina, and Corey Craig (along with an open bar, premium viewing platform, fresh fruit, luxury bathroom and VIP gift bag). Additional nights are available from starting $395.
- The Gay Pride Splash Package is available from starting $295 a night on Friday night, June 26 or Saturday night, June 27 and features a luxury room with a deluxe harbor view, two tickets to NYC's famed Splash bar. Additional nights are available starting from $325.
I was fortunate enough to spend last weekend in one of The Ritz-Carlton's suites. I rarely get down to Battery Park and I had forgotten how beautiful it is right on the water. There are impressive views of The Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and the New York Harbor and it's just minutes from Soho, Tribeca, and the Meatpacking district. The staff was courteous, everything was gleaming and sparkling within an inch of its life, and I left the Ritz-Cartlon relaxed, recharged, and quite happy. If you're looking for the perfect hotel to spend your Pride weekend in -- whether you're coming from out of town or live here in NYC and want to treat yourself -- head over to The Ritz-Carlton website and book yourself one of their Pride packages.