PR Log - Dec 18, 2012 - NEW YORK, NY -- The Library Hotel has teamed up with two New York City literary icons to create the ultimate book lover's "guilty pleasure." The package includes "Books by the Foot" by Strand Bookstore which is one foot worth of books hand selected by our Honorary Librarian. Choose recent bestsellers or tell us your reading habits and we’ll tailor the selection and have them ready for your arrival. Plus visit the beautiful Morgan Library & Museum with two complimentary tickets and finish your stay with two cocktails at Bookmarks Lounge, our rooftop bar serving literary inspired cocktails.
For those not in the know, Strand Bookstore has been supplying New Yorkers with books since 1927 and is home to over 2.5 million new, used and rare books. Today, Strand is famously known for their 8 miles of books and the Library Hotel is proud to be their partner. The Strand holds a special place in the heart of everyone at the Library Hotel, because it was Nancy Bass Wyden, who owns the Strand along with her father, Fred Bass, who oversaw the Library Hotel’s original selection of 6,000 books that lined the shelves of the 60 guest rooms and four public spaces at the time of the Library Hotel’s opening in August of 2000. At over $85,000 worth of books, the project was complex, but Ms. Bass enthusiastically regarded the project as, “a labor of love”.
Another Landmark, just steps from our front door, is the Morgan Library & Museum. Former home, library and office of J.Pierpont Morgan, the beautiful complex houses the banker turned philanthropist’s collection of rare books and art including a Gutenberg Bible and music manuscripts hand written by Mozart himself.
Books and art may satisfy most bibliophiles, but some may want to end their day with a nightcap. All guests of the Library Hotel can enjoy complimentary wine, cheese and Prosecco every evening on the Hotel’s second floor lounge appropriately named the Reading Room. However, the Guilty Pleasure Package takes guests to the Hotel’s rooftop bar, Bookmarks Lounge, where one can enjoy literary inspired cocktails like the Tequila Mockingbird or The Hemingway.
The Guilty Pleasure Package is available until December 31, 2013 and requires a two night minimum. Rates start at $339 per night, plus taxes.
For reservations, call 212-983-4500 or via e-mail at email@example.com. The Library Hotel is located on Library Way (East 41st Street) at 299 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10017 and can be reached toll-free at 877-793-READ or via the web at www.libraryhotel.com and use the promo code GUILTY.
The Library Hotel Collection is owned and operated by hotelier Henry Kallan and is comprised of four small luxury hotels with a novel approach to hospitality. Each of our small European-style boutique hotels in Manhattan has its own distinctive personality and charm. What they share is a commitment to providing timeless beauty, exceptional value, and an outstanding travel experience for every guest visiting New York City. Henry Kallan is one of New York’s leading “indie” boutique hoteliers, created the book lovers paradise, the Library Hotel, the country French style Hotel Elysée, home of the renowned Monkey Bar, the jewel-like Moroccan motif Casablanca Hotel, and the chic retro glamorous Hotel Giraffe. The Library Hotel Collection is renowned for having a sterling reputation in Social Media sites such as TripAdvisor where all 4 hotels consistently rank on top of the list of hotels in New York City due to the penchant for comfort, value and unpretentious hospitality.
For additional information on Henry Kallan or the Library Hotel Collection please contact:
Adele Gutman VP Sales, Marketing and Revenue Library Hotel Collection adele@BookLHC.com