The 4th Annual Haiku Challenge
It is our favorite time of the year again…National Poetry Month! With our 4th Annual Haiku Challenge under way, we have already received an overwhelming amount of fantastic entries. If you haven’t already, we recommend visiting the Library Hotel Facebook page to check out the competition! We are hoping to make the 2016 Haiku Challenge the most memorable yet! We are looking forward to all of the great submissions. Just like last year, we have teamed up with our Hungarian Counterpart, the
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:
Library Hotel Collection Tops the Lists on Trip Advisor’s 2016 Travellers’ Choice Awards
We are ecstatic to have five of our six Library Hotel Collection properties ranked by TripAdvisor, (the world’s largest travel site), on their list of Travellers’ Choice Awards, where millions of guests reviews from around the work aid in finding “the very best of travel.” Congratulations and thank you to our hardworking associates at Aria Hotel Budapest (ranked in three categories), Casablanca Hotel NYC (ranked in two categories), Library Hotel NYC, Aria Hotel Prague and Hotel Giraffe NYC. It is an honor
Summer in the City, NYC Style!
Summertime in Manhattan is one of the best times of the year! There are so many wonderful(sometimes free!) events and activities to choose from. If you want to see a play in Central Park, visit historic museums, or enjoy cocktails on a rooftop bar, NYC is the place to be! We’d love for you to join us this summer with your family and friends to experience an amazing summer in NYC! Kate from Hotel Giraffe has graciously compiled a list of some of her favorite ways
Library Hotel and Aria Hotel Budapest Co-Sponsor 2015 Haiku Challenge!
It is our favorite time of the year again…National Poetry Month! With our 3rd Annual Haiku Challenge under way, we have already received a number of fantastic entries. If you haven’t already, you absolutely must check out the competition! We’re truly hoping that if this year is anything like our challenge in 2013 and 2014, there are many more beautiful, creative, and insightful haiku to come!
Meet the Staff: Arman Soukiassian at the Library Hotel
Any guest that has stayed at the Library Hotel would recognize Arman immediately. He’s always ready to assist in any way possible…whether is checking someone in, retrieving luggage, or suggesting a restaurant or Broadway show. He definitely knows what he’s talking about! We’ve been lucky to have Arman on our staff for over 8 years, starting as a Front Desk Agent and currently, as our Assistant Front Office Manager. He might be soft spoken but he ALWAYS goes above and
If you asked someone to go to Williamsburg, Brooklyn ten years ago, they probably would’ve called you crazy. “Dangerous,” “crime ridden,” “industrious”…these are all words that used to describe Williamsburg. Nowadays, you’re more likely to hear people refer to Williamsburg as “hipster,” “the new Manhattan,” or “trendy.” Williamsburg is no longer a place to avoid when visiting New York City but rather a “must see” on every visitor’s itinerary. Only a short subway ride from the East Village, I encourage everyone
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
New York for the History Buff!
New York City is always changing. Every year there are new attractions, buildings and restaurants to delight residents and visitors from all over the world. But don’t be mislead, we are rich with history. While visiting New York travelers can customize their own experience, interweaving our nation’s past, present and future to create the perfect trip. Tim Gerhold, the Front Office Manager at the Library Hotel and a self-proclaimed history buff, shares with us his recommendations for a fun-filled tour of
Madison & Vine; Library Hotel’s Cozy American Bistro and International Wine Bar
Madison & Vine is a cozy bistro located on the corner of 41st and Madison Ave. Not only is it recommended to guests of the Library Hotel but Madison & Vine is also well known among corporate neighbors as a go-to lunch spot for business meetings. Their cocktails (my personal favorite are the wine based cocktails) are fantastic, emphasizing seasonal ingredients and combinations. Their wine selection is also unique as they are “specially chosen to represent an international assortment and kept