Heard on the Hill

Gay Bathhouse Rolls Out Red Carpet for GOP

A gay-owned hotel/spa/bathhouse in Tampa, Fla., is flinging its doors wide for closeted conventioneers, offering free admission to all Republican National Convention delegates through August 31.

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Ybor Resort & Spa appears to be all about mixing business with pleasure, encouraging workaholics to bring laptops to make use of the free WiFi. Those there specifically to play can take advantage of a slew of mantastic amenities, including: a central 300-square foot Jacuzzi, “gang showers,” and an S&M dungeon-themed room outfitted with leather rocking sex bench and hand cuffs. (“You provide the slave.”)

Cash-strapped travelers can also save a few bucks by packing some extra hooch (the spa is BYOB) and/or taking advantage of the "Broke Ass Wednesday" special on discounted lockers and room rates.