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Library Hotel Collection Interview With Influencer Liz Cleland

Published: May 9th, 2017

Liz Cleland is the Chief Executive Officer and owner of  Western New Yorker. She uses this website to express herself and have readers take a look into her lifestyle as she aims to encourage others to enjoy life and family. On her small trip to New York City with her lovely family, they stayed at the Library Hotel. In her article, Weekend in NYC, Liz shares her wonderful experience with us. For today’s #TravelTuesday, join our conversation with Liz about her recent stay.

Library Hotel Collection: Tell us about yourself, how did your passion for travel and hotels begin?
Liz Cleland: I became a writer while I was teaching finance classes and people were interested in hearing about my life. My love of travel and hotels filters into my work as I explore the world via my trips!

LHC: How often do you travel and how long have you been an active travel influencer?
LC: I travel several times a month for both recreation and for my work. I have been doing this for around 5 years in total!

LHC: Which of our hotels did you stay in?
LC: Most recently, we stayed at the Library Hotel. I would love to say all of the Library Hotel Collection hotels someday!

Belgian Chocolates provided on turn down service

LHC: How did you hear about our hotels and why did you choose to stay with us?
LC: A friend of mine recommended a stay because she also enjoys love of books and reading. It was also centrally located near work and Bryant Park which I wanted to take my son to on that particular trip!

LHC: From your experience in our hotels, what makes the experience with us unique?
LC: While I feel the love of reading is unique, your hotels capture the love of it with sophistication and luxury. The Library hotel offers so many delicacies that sets you far above the competition. A few to mention: the food and drink club room, chocolate turn down with wonderful quotes, and books! So many wonderful books!

LHC: What will you remember most about your stay?
LC: We LOVED the bath tub! I love the vintage inspired modern claw tub. It was perfect for relaxing and unwinding after walking in the city all day.

Bryant Park is a few steps away from the Library Hotel – Liz with son, Mclachlan in Bryant Park

LHC: Was there anything in our city that surprised you?
LC: New York has always been known for fast-paced and almost stuffy attitudes but the hotel staff presented the exact opposite of that. The entire team was gracious, helpful, and truly loved what they were doing. This created a wonderful experience for my family.

LHC: Did you experience any favorite restaurants during your stay?
LC: My favorite restaurant this time around was a place called Bread & Tulips. It was a very upscale place that truly captured the New York City lifestyle! One must try the appetizers!

Bread and Tulips is located inside our very own, Hotel Giraffe

LHC: Why did you choose to visit our city?
LC: This trip was both for work and recreation!

LHC: Was there anything you recommend as a nearby “must see” for our guests?
LC: Explore Park Avenue and also Broadway Avenue.

LHC: What would you recommend someone do to prepare for a trip to our city?
LC: Pack light. The city has a lot of traffic and walking. Also bring warm clothing, New York runs on the cold side!

LHC: What would you recommend to travelers that they must pack for a trip to our city?
LC: Purchase a laminated city map to help you get around.

LHC: What’s next on your Travel Bucket List?
LC: Personally, I would love to travel internationally!

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