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Couch-surf places with style via the LGBT-friendly

Here's a stylish new travel website for discerning LGBT travelers.


What it does: Handpicked beautiful hotels in major cities around the world including Berlin, Tel Aviv, Palm Springs, London, Madrid and Panama City.

What's hot: The website focuses on gorgeous, welcoming hotels and stunning destinations. Its inclusive attitude is represented by a greeting for travelers who just like the look of its neat, refined online presence and are not members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender communities. Don't miss the "Places to Explore" section for a magazine-like guide to the city's best places to dine, drink, stay and shop. The site describes its namesake and inspiration, 17th century British explorer Henry Hudson, as "a gentleman driven by a passion for adventure and discovery, who inspired thousands of people to follow in his footsteps."

What's not: The site is a little confusing about what audience it wants. Gay men seem to be referenced more than any other group, but the site really reads like a well-executed place for luxe travelers with a keen sense of design and style.

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A version of this article appeared in print on March 13, 2016, in the Features section of the Los Angeles Times with the headline "WEB BUZZ - This exhibits a certain sense of style" — Today's paperToday's paper | Subscribe
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