Celebrate the Flowers of NYC
If April showers bring May flowers, then NYC must be in for some extraordinary gardens this year! It may not exactly feel like spring in the city yet, but that’s not stopping us from venturing to our favorite gardens this month for a hint of spring as we await warmer weather. Here are a few of our favorite events offering the best mix of flowers and fun for any occasion, from a family-friendly afternoon to a romantic date night:
Spring in Central Park
New York City is famous for the hustle and bustle of its fast-paced city life, but centrally located in the middle of Manhattan is 843 acres of serenity: more commonly known as Central Park. Spring is finally here and there is no better time than now to get away from concrete and taxis to relax on a green lawn surrounded by natural beauty. If you’ve never been to Central Park, here are a few fun things to experience this spring:
I Love, You Love, We All LOVE NYC!
Paris is the city of love…yeah yeah yeah. I say NYC takes the cake on this one! Think of all the movies and romantic things that can be done here and Paris has what, the Eiffel Tower? If you’re planning a weekend getaway with The One you love, there is no better place than New York! Now, because there really are so many lovey-dovey things you two can get into in this city, I’ve narrowed it down to the most
Five Favorite 24 Hour Restaurants in New York City
New York City is known as the city that never sleeps, so naturally, we need access to food around the clock! When you have those pesky late-night cravings we know your tummy’s are rumbling for delicious food. Pizza and diners just won’t do. You are craving something different, something filling and you want to sit down and enjoy your meal rather than standing over a counter. When visiting Manhattan, there are so many things to do and see that you
Meet the Staff: Mike Reichert, Hotel Giraffe
At the Library Hotel Collection, we are incredibly fortunate to have such a wonderfully enthusiastic team. Mike Reichert, the front office manager at Hotel Giraffe, is no exception to this rule. Guests frequently observe how happy our staff is and Mike has a large hand in that. His personality is infectious. He’s a great leader and he always has a joke to brighten your mood. In his 8+ years with our company Mike has trained future front office managers, reservations managers and directors of sales.
Why We Love the Monkey Bar at the Hotel Elysee
You’ve already learned why we love Madison & Vine and Bread & Tulips, but did you know the Hotel Elysee is home to the famous Monkey Bar, an NYC staple since the 1930’s? The storied Monkey Bar located just off Hotel Elysee’s lobby is a must do for anyone visiting New York. In its current incarnation, both the bar and restaurant play off their infamous histories to the delight of all who enter. Once inside you immediately feel that old New
Meet the Desk: Graig Sammis, Hotel Elysee
For the first ‘Meet the Desk’ segment of National Blog Posting Month, Hotel Elysee interviewed their Front Office Manager, Graig Sammis. Graig has been with LHC Collection for over five years now and worked his way up from Guest Service Agent to Front Office Manager at both the Elysee and Library Hotel. Graig shares a bit of his background with us and his experiences working at Library Hotel Collection! Tell us a little about yourself, where are you from originally? Depending on
Food on Wheels? NYC’s Newest Food Craze!
Cuisine from mobile canteens have come a long way since the Hot Dog truck parked along side of the gas station. Now, many of these delectable catering trucks resemble restaurants on wheels! From lobster to waffles and everything in between, they offer the New Yorker and the New York visitor so many options in food. Even celebrity chef, David Burke joined the hype this year at the USOpen when he served up Lobster Rolls from the driver’s seat! Our top
How to Book the Ideal Bed for your Trip
We want all of our guests to have a memorable stay with the Library Hotel Collection and be thrilled by their experience. The advice we give to future guests is all thanks to the wonderful insights and thoughtful communication shared with us by our past guests, either directly or on sites like TripAdvisor. One comment that we often hear is: “I wish I had understood more fully what type of room I was selecting, before I booked.” Well, we’re here to
Top Ten Things To Do with Children In NYC
Need some great ideas on what to do in New York City with your kids? Our concierges love kids and we are delighted to present you with a few fun activities that will fulfill the childhood wishes of travelers of any age. 1 ) Enjoy a little bit of nature right in the middle of the Concrete Jungle. The Central Park Zoo was originally opened in 1890 as a menagerie and was the first of its kind in NYC. It has since