As the number of bathhouses declines, some are adding new amenities and advertising online to keep their doors open. Gay bathhouses that once remained in the shadows to stay in business are now seeking attention to keep their doors open. Some are doing aggressive online advertising and community outreach. Others tout upscale amenities like plush towels and marble baths. A bathhouse in Ohio has even added hotel rooms and a nightclub. Gone are the days when bathhouses drew crowds just by offering a discreet place for gay men to meet, share saunas and, often, have sex.
It was advertised as reminiscent of "the glory of ancient Rome". The features of this bathhouse included a disco dance floor, a cabaret lounge, sauna rooms, a narrow "Olympia blue" swimming pool, bunk beds in public areas, and tiny rooms as one would find in any gay bathhouse. The facility had the capacity to serve nearly 1, men, 24 hours a day. One gay guide from the s described the Continental Baths as a place that "revolutionized the bath scene in New York City. Some features of the Continental Bathhouse included a warning system that tipped off patrons when police arrived.
Homosexuality Among the Gladiators Was Common in Ancient Rome
The list of things to see is endless. Rome has got many many hotels and apartments. If you plan to do a short stay in Rome, a hotel near the main train station might be a good idea, from the airport you get there very fast by the express train.
Nowhere in the US does the dream of stardom, wealth and luxury come more true than in Los Angeles. Speaking of gay L. Santa Monica Boulevard could also be called Rainbow Boulevard. The gay center of Los Angeles is in "Silverlake" to the north of "Downtown".