Discover serenity while nestled in the elegantly innovative design of the Library Hotel. The warmth of rich mahogany paneling, thoughtful attention to detail and gracious old world hospitality transform a visit to this Library into a uniquely tranquil experience.
Designed to feel more like a private club than a hotel, each of the Libraryâ€™s elegantly appointed guest rooms are decorated with framed art and a library of books that relate to the roomâ€™s specific theme. Guests can request a room based upon personal interests. For example, rooms specializing in subjects from Poetry and Mysteries to Erotic Literature can be requested on the Literature Floor.
In the book lined second floor Reading Room guests may enjoy complimentary refreshments throughout the day; as well as deluxe continental breakfast and evening wine and cheese reception â€“ while perusing a selection of daily newspapers and over 1000 books.
The Poetry Garden, a rooftop greenhouse sitting room with terrace and the cozy Writerâ€™s Den, a mahogany paneled sitting room with working fireplace and outside terrace are located on the 14th Floor. Guests may relax in these beautiful rooms, taking in the Manhattan skyline as well as enjoying a beverage in the evening as these rooms transform nightly into an elegant cocktail lounge.
The luxury boutique Library Hotel is located just steps away from many New York attractions including Rockefeller Center, Fifth Avenue shopping and Broadway theatres.
A European-style deluxe continental breakfast buffet is served every morning, while cappuccino, cafe au lait, espresso, cookies, and whole fruits can be had all day. The are wine and cheese receptions in the Reading Room every evening 5:00pm - 8:00pm. A selection of local and national newspapers, and high speed wireless internet are available throughout the hotel. Access to Reading Room is available to hotel guests 24 hours a day, as is access to Poetry Garden and Writers Den, unless a special event is in session.
With a sought after New York address on Madison Avenue, this luxury hotel is in the heart of New York’s midtown east district. It is named after the nearby Morgan Library and the New York Public Library. It is just a stone’s throw from the beautifully restored Grand Central Terminal and a short walk from Times Square, the shopping on Fifth Avenue and the Theatre district. The Empire State Building is within easy reach of the Library Hotel.
The Library Hotel draws a discerning clientele who are looking for understated elegance and homely comforts in an exclusive luxury hotel environment. With cushioned sofas around open fires, an extensive guest library and book laden shelves in every guest room, this comfortably appointed hotel in New York’s midtown district is hard to beat.
Rooms are furnished to please with beautiful artwork, plants and home accents on a particular theme. Each level of the hotel is devoted to a literary theme such as poetry, mystery or eroticism so each room will have instant appeal. The mystery room even has an authentic Agatha Christie-era typewriter, and scenes from well known mysteries grace the walls. The rooms feel more like the home of an old friend rather than standard luxury hotel rooms. The mahogany paneling, antique furnishing and chandeliers add to the English country house appeal. The décor is neutral in shades of cream and beige, whilst leather reading chairs and dark wood desks complete the guestrooms.
During the summer months the rooftop terrace is open with great views of Manhattan. The conservatory reading room, poetry garden and writer’s den make great hideaways. In the evening these are favourite areas for guests to mingle with cocktails and in the Reading room a complimentary breakfast is served in the morning and cheese and wine receptions are hosted in the early evening.
This uniquely themed luxury hotel in New York’s library district gets full marks for its charm and comfort. Those looking for a luxury hotel with all the comforts of home and more will find it very hard to leave.
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