• Thursday , 18 January 2018

Glamsino Royale: Havana Nights Heats Up Hotel Palomar for ActionAIDS

By Dana J. Prophet

Philadelphia’s temperature might have been below zero, but anyone at Glamsino Royale: Havana Nights would have felt the excitement and seduction of Cuba just for one night last Thursday. This night featured Kimpton’s Hotel Palomar Philadelphia third annual benefit event for ActionAIDS.

VIPs and ticket holders waited for the doors to open along red velvet ropes on the 24th and 25th floors and were greeting to festive décor, scrumptious appetizers and various casino tables. If gambling wasn’t your forte, there were numerous raffles to choose from: stay at one of the Kimpton Hotels in Boston, New York or Chicago; shop at local retailers; impress a date at a local restaurant; or you can win a chance to indulge in the arts from one of Philadelphia’s renowned theaters.

Between gambling for an excellent cause and grooving to the music spun by Matt Beirschmitt (DJ Sharyn Stone) that brought up the temperature of the room, guests also tried an array of Caribbean-themed beverages and appetizers from Hotel Palomar’s Executive Chef Caitlin Mateo of Kimpton’s Square 1682.

Everyone won big during this year’s fundraiser. No matter how low the temperature dropped outside, there were warm smiles and large hearts throughout the event to support the LGBTQ community, continue the never-ending commitment to educate and ensue that no one faces AIDS alone.

Matt Beirschmitt (DJ Sharyn Stone)

Matt Beirschmitt (DJ Sharyn Stone) brought up the temperature of the room.

Various kinds of gamble tables including roulette were available to anyone willing to take a chance with Lady Luck.

Various kinds of gamble tables including roulette were available to anyone willing to take a chance with Lady Luck.

Go for a ride away from the bitter cold of a Philadelphia winter with one of the available Signature Cocktail such as a “Monte Cristo’s Mule” – Blue Coat Gin infused with lime and candied ginger.

Go for a ride away from the bitter cold of a Philadelphia winter with one of the available Signature Cocktail such as a “Monte Cristo’s Mule” – Blue Coat Gin infused with lime and candied ginger.

 

Signature Cocktail Bar

Taking a breaking with a refreshing Signature Cocktail.

Entertainers Thunder Shower and Stella D’oro brightened up the room even more!

Entertainers Thunder Shower and Stella D’oro brightened up the room even more!

Glamsino Bartender

Bartenders were busy keeping the guests happy.

Tender and delicately spiced shrimp bites.

Tender and delicately spiced shrimp bites.

Golden brown empanadas filled with minced fresh vegetables and meat to whet your appetite for more.

Golden brown empanadas filled with minced fresh vegetables and meat to whet your appetite for more.

Take a break and snack on a black bean sliders -  full of flavor and just a kick of spice!

Snack on a black bean sliders – full of flavor and just a kick of spice!

Take a break for the tables and for a small fee you can try your luck on the night’s raffle.

Take a break from the tables and for a small fee you can try your luck on the night’s raffle.

3rd Annual Glamsino Royale Raffle Volunteers David and Jeannie Webber

3rd Annual Glamsino Royale Raffle Volunteers David and Jeannie Webber

Tumbling Dice

Gambling Entertainment Courtesy of Tumbling Dice IMG_3265 IMG_3244 IMG_3228 Tumbling Dice Roulette Wheel IMG_3235 IMG_3230

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