Trades Hotel has a long tradition of
providing a unique environment where gay and bisexual men can
meet with like-minded people, relax completely, enjoy the finest beers, wines and spirits
in our bar, follow-up a great night with an excellent breakfast, and
much, much more.
Trades Hotel is your perfect
pied-a-terre for the Blackpool gay scene - we cater exclusively for
gay/bisexual men, so you can go and enjoy all the gay-friendly and
mixed delights of Blackpool's night-life, and then return to your
own excellent and exclusively men-only environment.
This is why we describe ourselves as a "Members Only" hotel - in
order to be able to cater solely for gay men without contravening
anti-discrimination legislation, we must apply admission criteria:
as long as you are a gay/bisexual man over the age of 18, your
purchase of your room-rental gives you membership of our exclusive space
for the duration of your stay.
Our Booking Form Disclaimer clarifies things: “Trades Hotel is a
Private Members Hotel which provides a private retreat for gay men
to socialise and make new acquaintances, whilst staying in the
Hotel. The Management encourages propriety at all times at the Hotel
among Members and Guests, but is not responsible for any actions or
behaviours anywhere in the hotel which may cause offence. If any
activity performed by sexually-active gay men in a private situation
is likely to cause you offence, then you should not stay at Trades
Hotel; your signing of your Booking Form confirms that you fully
understand and accept the foregoing – we hope you enjoy your stay!”
We must also point out that due to Licensing Laws, only Residents at
the Hotel are permitted to purchase alcohol from the Hotel Bar, but
Residents can also buy alcohol for consumption by their Guests. A
Bar Pass Card will be issued to Residents at their checking-in, and
they will be asked to produce this card to authorise their purchase
of alcohol. A Guest Book at the Hotel Bar will need to be completed
for all Residents' Guests.
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we'll do all we can to make sure that Trades Hotel is exactly the
place you want it to be.
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