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 history in NYC!
“Forget fear. Worry about the addiction.” -Trapeze School New York
What could be more exhilarating than flying through the air alongside the skyline of New York City? We’re hard pressed to think of something. Trapeze School New York(TSNY) offers locals and visitors alike classes in the art of the flying trapeze at three different NYC locations. It’s perfect for travelers as it only takes one class to get you up in the air, although they warn on their website that one class may not be enough after you realize how tremendous the rush feels! Hotel Giraffe’s Sales & Events Manager, Emily White, conquered her fears and took a TSNY class this August and was willing to share her first-hand aerial experience with us:
Speakeasies were established during the prohibition era in an effort to provide cocktails and illegal bootleg alcohol to thirsty consumers. They were secret bars, or merely secret rooms in functioning establishments where only a few select people were invited to frequent. The name “Speak-Easy” even refers to the quiet and hushed voices patrons would have to use while there to avoid being found. With the re-legalization of alcohol, speakeasies began to disappear, however over the last decade New York City has seen an influx; thus allowing modern New Yorkers to revisit a unique time in our history.
Ron, our wonderful concierge at Hotel Giraffe, provides us with the ‘hush-hush-need-to-knows’ of navigating these prestigious NYC cocktail bars:
The Casablanca Hotel chose to interview one of our favorite family members, Lidabel, our Head Hostess in Rick’s Café. Lidabel has worked with us at the Casablanca Hotel for over 6 years and has been loving it ever since!
Bread & Tulips offers a taste of home in a cozy and welcoming atmosphere. Located in Hotel Giraffe on the corner of Park Avenue South and 26th street, this rustic Italian restaurant has become a neighborhood staple for corporate diners, families and couples alike. Regardless of which Library Hotel Collection property you’re visiting in the city, here are our top 5 reasons why you should dine at Bread & Tulips!