PRODUCER MESSAGE BLATINO OASIS 2012
Joe Hawkins – Blatino Oasis Producer
It is hard to believe that in 4 months, Blatino Oasis will celebrate 6 consecutive years of welcoming men of African & Latino descent (and our friends) to California’s Hollywood desert resort escape of Palm Springs.
I am often asked what is Blatino Oasis?
It has taken me five years of experiencing the evolution and growth of Blatino Oasis to really know how to answer that question honestly. Blatino Oasis is a REAL vacation and the West Coast’s hottest and largest all gay/bi mens event ( African or Latino descent), held in one of the sexiest and most beautiful destinations in America. We offer the usual gay/bi getaway amenities to include dance club events, erotic strip shows and pool parties attended by men of color of all ages and types, from all over America and from around the world. Blatino Oasis also offers amenities that most getaways just can’t!
How many men of color getaways take place in locations with back to back out gay Mayors (one of them Black)? And how many destinations are legendary Hollywood getaways to the stars, or are held in an upscale, beautiful, tropical California desert resort oasis with thousands of palm trees set against a backdrop of scenic mountains? Where in America, can men of color enjoy a vacation where rain free days coupled with warm romantic nights are the norm and your accommodations range from all male private “clothing optional” resorts that offer guest activities like “Naked Yoga” or the 6th Annual Blatino Erotica Awards to 5 star resorts that offer the ultimate in luxury? Blatino Oasis is a real vacation worth traveling to.
Even with all of these unique qualities, our event is so much more. Blatino Oasis is a retreat that allows men of color to relax and take a break from life’s pressures and provides an opportunity for attendees to make new friends and socialize with each other in a respectful, non-judgmental, male centered, gay/bisexual supportive environment.
Marquis Villas Resort – Host Hotel (see above)
Over the years, Blatino Oasis has honored and featured authors, actors, adult film stars, athletes, AIDS activist, Dj’s. filmmakers, poets, singers, erotic dancers, comedians, models and California’s first gay African-American Mayor. In 2011, the city of Palm Springs presented Blatino Oasis with a certificate of recognition for the positive impact that our event has had on the city’s diversity and in the lives of gay and bisexual men of color and our attendees from around the world.
For our alumni, 2012 will be a continuation of a growing annual reunion that began over 5 years ago and one that each of us has fondly embraced. For first timers, our advice to you is that you come with an open-mind that is prepared to make new friends and to socialize and “engage” with attendees at the level that feels most comfortable to you.
As usual, our official clothing optional hotel (Canyon Club) sells out a year in advance and has a long waiting list. So we have added another clothing optional hotel for those of you interested in this hotel option (see WARM SANDS above).
For those of you seeking to stay at our HOST HOTEL then MARQUIS VILLA is for you. Marquis is conveniently located just one block from our Friday night white party kick off on Arenas on the gay strip at Rainbow Lounge (literally across the street from the hotel) and two blocks from our Saturday night party at Azul’s on Palm Canyon Drive.
Some people incorrectly believe that if you are unable to stay at one of the clothing optional hotels that you won’t be where the action is. NOT TRUE! If you are at any of our official hotels, you will be where the action is! And you will be able to purchase access passes to all Blatino Oasis venues and events in advance or at the door no matter where you are staying.
Our passes are on sale now at our EARLY BIRD discount prices so purchase today by clicking here.
Please read our frequently asked questions (FAQ) to answer all of your questions about travel etc. click here.
Below you will find more information but feel free to email medirectly if you have more questions about Blatino Oasis.
Our team looks forward to welcoming you to another yearJoe
of fun in the California sun, so please…Plan Now To Play Later at Blatino Oasis 2012!
Over five years ago, our team created a California vacation getaway for men of color that is upscale yet affordable, scenic, relaxing yet entertaining, sexy, romantic exotic, erotic, and very gay/bi friendly. An event that offers men an opportunity to meet new friends from around the world in sexy and sunny Palm Springs, California, a legendary Hollywood getaway to the stars.Blatino Oasis is all of this and so much more!
Hailed as “America’s Gay Desert Playground” and a refuge for Hollywood’s brightest film stars, Palm Springs, California, is away from the paparazzi and stress of Hollywood living, yet only a short drive from Los Angeles, with all the amenities a man could need. Simply put, Palm Springs is a fabulous vacation destination!
Men from all over the world have come to Blatino Oasis and experienced Palm Springs, California for the first time and by doing so, they have helped to create California’s largest men of color getaway and one of the world’s hottest vacation escapes for gay/bi men of African and or Latin descent (and our friends) and it just keeps growing each year!
Upon your arrival to Palm Springs, you will see why it is a destination unlike any place that you have been before. Located in the California desert, with thousands of palm trees set against a backdrop of dramatic scenic mountains, Palm Springs is a beautiful tropical desert resort oasis, boasting 360 days of sunshine. Palm Springs has been a getaway for Hollywood’s elite and celebrities since the golden era and even has its own Hollywood walk of fame.
Palm Springs also has the largest gay/bi population per capita in America, numerous private clothing optional hotels for men, and back to back out gay Mayors (one of them African American). You will be embraced by an open-minded environment that will inspire you to relax, release and just be yourself!
PLAN NOW TO PLAY LATER!
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