GT: What makes Fort Lauderdale such a great LGBT destination? 

IL: The entire Fort Lauderdale community is very Gay and Lesbian friendly, Wilton Manors is close by, rated the “Second Gayest City” in the United States.  Our city is open, out and safe.

GT: What are some hotspots gay and lesbian travelers should check out when they are in Fort Lauderdale? 

IL: Wilton Manors-The Manor, Rosie’s Bar & Grille, Galleria Shopping, the Elizabeth Arden Spa, Chill Wine Lounge,Aventura Shopping and Sebastian Beach.

GT: What are the top five reasons for gay travelers to visit?

IL: Reason One: Wilton Manors

Reason Two: The amazing beach and soft Florida sand

Reason Three: Shopping

Reason Four: Exciting nightlife

Reason Five: Exquisite dining options including our own da Campo Osteria

GT: Tell our readers why they should visit your city and more specifically, il Lugano. 

IL: We are an independent, boutique hotel with amazing flair and outstanding service. Guests can take the Water Taxiaround the Intracoastal Waterway as a new way to travel. And our upscale, lobby bar offers daily drink specials to really relax the soul. We offer upscale dining at da Campo Osteria, large, suite-style rooms andprivate balconies, many with amazing views of the waterway.

GT: Why should gay travelers book at il Lugano instead of other properties in the area? 

IL: Aside from the friendly experience of Fort Lauderdale, our property offers amazing service to all.  We are accepting, welcoming and we like to party.  There is no gay or straight at il Lugano, only guests who want to have an amazing experience and deserve to be treated well.

GT: Is there anything else you’d like to add? 

IL: Recently our Catering Sales Manager, Amanda Wagner, received her Gay Wedding Institute Certification.  We welcome LGBT weddings in our amazing indoor and outdoor event space!

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