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Gay Hotel Out NYC Offers Guests Communal Experience

By Mathew Katz | January 6, 2012 7:12am
A rendering of the interior of The Out NYC.
A rendering of the interior of The Out NYC.
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The Out NYC

HELL'S KITCHEN — New York's first gay hotel might be a little more adventurous than expected.

The 105-room Out NYC, set to open on March 1, is now accepting reservations — and is offering a cost-saving, hostel-style communal experience.

"Feeling social? Feeling thrifty? Starting at just $99 a night, you’ll get a spot in one of our nature-inspired, four-person Sleep Share rooms," says the hotel's website.

The hotel at 510 W. 42nd Street invites guests to experience "the pleasure of New York without the pain of high-priced lodging."

Each guest will get a single bed, a cubbyhole, a 22-inch television and privacy curtains — and roommates they've never met before.

Several new renderings are also up on The Out's revamped website, including a sneak peak at the hotel's fabulous rooftop deck, complete with Speedo-clad, chiseled boys.

The new discount rooms were first reported in the gay blog Queerty.

"Those rooms are loosely based on the style of popular European hostels, but much more upscale," wrote hotel spokesman Matthew Levison in an email.

"The goal is to offer travelers a chance to experience The Out NYC complex at a more affordable price point."