Hotels.com is offering free rooms to 25 lucky pride-goers in New York City (NYC) this month. June marks the beginning of Pride Month. The pride month is a 30-day worldwide celebration of the LGBTQ+ community. It recognizes and honours them. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the famous Stonewall riots in Manhattan, New York City that kick-started the modern LGBTQ+ movement for equal rights, reports Business Insider.

To commemorate the same, New York City is hosting WorldPride (On June 29 and June 30). This massive Pride event is expected to see over 3 million people coming to participate. Hotels.com has blocked off 50 rooms across five different New York City hotels for winners of the Hotels Pride 50 Contest.  The winners will get to stay at some of the best hotels in NYC. Options range from PUBLIC, an Ian Schrager Hotel, The James New York-SoHo, Grand Hyatt New York, Dream Midtown, or Arlo Soho. All of these hotels are within close range to the weekend’s Pride festivities.

Who is eligible to take part in the contest?

According to a press release by the company, anyone 18 or older who can find their way to NYC is eligible to win a room through the website’s sweepstakes. To enter the contest, all you have to do is submit your name, date of birth, email address, and a brief description of why you want to attend New York City Pride on the company’s contest page. There is a deadline to this which is before Tuesday, June 11, at 8 a.m. ET for a chance to win.

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According to the terms and conditions, the winners will be decided based on a combination of several factors.

  • Their originality
  • Their creativity
  • And demonstrated passion

Essentially anything that makes you stand out from the crowd- will all be taken into consideration. Once the winners receive an e-mail, they need to respond to it within 48 hours to confirm their accommodation.

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