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The Independent Collection Launches Glisten Pride Packages this June

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Philadelphia, May 25, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LGBT National Pride Month is just around the corner and to celebrate, all 12 of the lifestyle hotels in the Independent Collection are offering The Glisten Pride Package for stays during the month of June. Each of the hotels has made the package their own with components such as an "In Rainbow" cocktail in Cambridge, two day passes to a local rooftop pool in Dupont Circle, D.C. and a drag brunch in Capitol Hill, D.C., but the unifying component is the donation of 10% of room revenues from the packages to GLSEN (pronounced "Glisten"). GLSEN is the leading national educational organization focused on ensuring safe and affirming schools for all students, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.

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"We're delighted to align with such a positive organization," said HHM Independent Hotel Portfolio Corporate Director Erin Fitzharris. "In our communities and through our philanthropy, we are passionate about education and equality, so being able to merge the two through supporting GLSEN is an ideal way for us to commemorate Pride this year."

LGBT National Pride Month is celebrated throughout the country in June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Riots, a pivotal event in what was then known as the Gay Liberation Movement. Many Independent Collection hotels have celebrated Pride in the past, including offering marriage packages post the repealing of Proposition 8, but this is the first-time Independent Collection Hotels have come together as a collection to commemorate LGBT Pride Month.

Glisten Package inclusions by location/hotel:

California 

HOTEL MILO- Santa Barbara

  • Overnight accommodations at Hotel Milo, 10% of the room rate donated to GLSEN
  • Complimentary bottle of refreshing local Chardonnay
  • Complimentary room upgrade when available 

The Ambrose Hotel- Santa Monica

  • Overnight accommodations at The Ambrose Hotel, 10% of the room rate donated to GLSEN
  • Two complimentary drinks in the Living Room Lounge
  • Breakfast for two each day
  • Complimentary room upgrade when available 
  • Complimentary parking

Florida

BLUE MOON HOTEL - Miami, South Beach

  • Overnight accommodations at Blue Moon Hotel, 10% of the room rate donated to GLSEN
  • Welcome beverage for two
  • American breakfast for two daily
  • Beach chair rental for two daily

PARROT KEY RESORT – Key West

  • Overnight accommodations at Parrot Key Resort, 10% of the room rate donated to GLSEN
  • Welcome beverage for two
  • Breakfast for two daily
  • Complimentary room upgrade when available 

WINTER HAVEN HOTEL- Miami, South Beach

  • Overnight accommodations at Winter Haven Hotel, 10% of the room rate donated to GLSEN
  • Welcome beverage for two
  • American breakfast for two daily
  • Complimentary room upgrade when available 
  • Beach chair rental for two daily

Massachusetts

FREEPOINT HOTEL - Cambridge

  • Overnight accommodations at Freepoint Hotel, 10% of the room rate donated to GLSEN
  • Two 'In Rainbow' cocktails at Freepoint Kitchen & Cocktails by Matthew Gaudet

THE BOXER- Boston

  • Overnight accommodations at The Boxer Boston, 10% of the room rate donated to GLSEN
  • Welcome beverage for two at Finch
  • Daily breakfast at Finch
  • Complimentary room upgrade when available 

New York

NU HOTEL BROOKLYN - Brooklyn

  • Overnight accommodations at NU Hotel Brooklyn, 10% of the room rate donated to GLSEN
  • Two for one cocktails at Misdemeanor Bar & Lounge
  • Complimentary room upgrade when available 

DUANE STREET HOTEL –Manhattan

  • Overnight accommodations at Duane Street Hotel, 10% of the room rate donated to GLSEN
  • Two for one cocktails at Duane Street Bar & Lounge
  • Breakfast for two at Duane Street Cafe daily
  • Complimentary room upgrade when available 

Pennsylvania

THE INDEPENDENT HOTEL- Philadelphia

  • Overnight accommodations at The Independent Hotel, 10% of the room donated to GLSEN
  • Complimentary parking
  • Complimentary room upgrade when available 

Washington, D.C.

CAPITOL HILL HOTEL

  • Overnight accommodations at Capitol Hill Hotel, 10% of the room donated to GLSEN
  • A rainbow chocolate dipped bottle of wine from local partner (and LGBT-owned business) Capital Candy Jar
  • Two tickets to Nellie's Dag Brunch at Nellie's Sports Bar on U Street (available on Saturday or Sunday at 10:30 am or 1 pm)
  • Complimentary room upgrade when available 

THE ST. GREGORY HOTEL

  • Overnight accommodations at The St. Gregory Hotel, 10% of the room rate donated to GLSEN
  • Welcome bottle of 375 ml of Grey Goose in the reserved guestroom
  • Two tickets for rooftop pool access Thursday through Monday
  • Pride Issue of The Washington Blade or the current issue
  • The St. Gregory LGBT Pride Month Insider Guide — a local's perspective on the best places to go and things to do during Pride Month in DC
  • Complimentary room upgrade when available 

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About HHM: HHM, formerly known as Hersha Hospitality Management, operates nearly 130 hotels across the United States. It provides turnkey hotel management, asset management and receivership for properties with leading 4 brand affiliations through Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt and Intercontinental Hotel Group. HHM also operates 28 independent hotels ranging from The Rittenhouse Hotel, a Forbes Four-Star property in Philadelphia, to the Larkspur Landing hotels, all-suite extended stay properties in Northern California and the Pacific Northwest. Its highly experienced team is accustomed to serving as a fiduciary to publicly traded companies, joint ventures, institutional real estate owners and private investors. Additional information on HHM can be found at hhmhospitality.com.

About Independent Collection Hotels:  The IC is a growing collection of cultivated lifestyle hotels located in unique residential neighborhoods of gateway cities across the US. Founded in New York, first in Tribeca and then in Brooklyn, it has grown to Philadelphia's Midtown Village, Boston's West End and Cambridge, Washington's Capitol Hill and Dupont Circle, down to South Florida in Miami's South Beach and Key West, and west to Santa Barbara and Santa Monica across the last five years. This distinctive hotel concept is renowned for its simple sophistication, authentic connection to local communities and personalized service. Independent Collection hotels are created for the independently minded traveler and invite guests to experience the true spirit of the city. For more information on Independent Collection, please visit www.independentcollection.com. 

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Mary Falso
Independent Collection
267.238.5025
mary.falso@independentcollection.com
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