Parliament House (hotel)

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Parliament House
General information
TypeGay resort
Town or cityOrlando, Florida
CountryUnited States
Opened1975
Grounds10,000 square feet
Other information
Number of rooms112
Website
www.parliamenthouse.com

Parliament House is a gay resort on the Orange Blossom Trail in Florida, United States that includes several bars and hosts performances such as drag shows.[1] There are 112 rooms in the complex, which encompasses ten thousand square feet, including an outdoor stage, a swimming pool, and a dance floor.[2] The resort was established in 1975,[3] and eventually became the most well-known gay resort in Orlando.[4] In 2006, the resort expanded to include a timeshare.[5] In 2010, Parliament House was in danger of foreclosure.[6] In 2012, Kenneth Creuzer, a 48-year-old HIV-positive man, was arrested on charges relating to his having allegedly raped a man at Parliament House.[7] Alison Arngrim, who portrayed Nellie Oleson on the television series Little House on the Prairie, performed a one-person show called "Confessions of a Prairie Bitch" at Parliament House in 2013.[8] On July 25, 2014, the resort filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, with $12.4 million in debts and nearly $4 million in assets.[9] In February 2015, a fourteen-million-dollar debt relief plan was approved by the relevant parties.[10] In 2019, NewNowNext declared Parliament House the most popular gay bar in the United States.[11]

Parliament House resort is the only remaining motor inn from the Parliament House Motor Inn chain.

Notable performers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Taylor (2003), p. 82.
  2. ^ Allen, Jeff (July 26, 2014). "Claiming $15.5 Million Debt, Parliament House Files for Bankruptcy". News 13. Retrieved April 11, 2015.
  3. ^ St. Amand, Jason (August 10, 2012). "Orlando Police Accuse HIV+ Man of Rape at Parliament House". EDGE. Retrieved April 11, 2015.
  4. ^ Palm, Matthew J. (November 13, 2012). "Theater Review: 'The Temperamentals' from Wanzie Presents". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved April 11, 2015.
  5. ^ Brinkmann, Paul (November 25, 2014). "Parliament House Seeks Bankruptcy Cure with Plan to Shed Debt". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved April 11, 2015.
  6. ^ Fitzpatrick, Kelly (September 3, 2010). "Lots to Do this Labor Day Weekend". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved April 11, 2015.
  7. ^ Jacobson, Susan (August 6, 2012). "Police: HIV-Positive Man Raped Stranger at Parliament House". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved January 1, 2015.
  8. ^ Barnes, Brooks (June 14, 2013). "From 'I Hate Her' to Icon". The New York Times. Retrieved April 11, 2015.
  9. ^ Lundine, Susan (December 15, 2014). "Year in Review: 10 Businesses that Filed for Bankruptcy this Year". Orlando Business Journal. Retrieved April 11, 2015.
  10. ^ Brinkmann, Paul (February 24, 2015). "Parliament House Emerges from Bankruptcy". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved April 11, 2015.
  11. ^ van Gorder, Bryan (January 15, 2019). "The 50 Most Popular Gay Bars in the United States | NewNowNext". www.newnownext.com. Retrieved 2019-01-30.

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