Speak-Easy in NYC with LHC
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
Meet the Staff: Lidabel at the Casablanca Hotel
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!
Why we love Bread & Tulips, and why you should too!
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!
Dress for Every Season in NYC!
Millions of travelers from all over the world come to visit magical, invigorating New York City! As we have visitors from all over the globe from many different environments and climates, it’s important to be prepared when visiting a new place! Dressing for NYC is a very important part of planning your trip. Depending on the time of year and season, temperatures can change drastically throughout the day. As NYC is the ultimate walking city, we recommend a plethora of options in your
All that Jazz in New York City
Hotel Giraffe’s Reservations Manager, Steve, takes us on a quick tour of the West Village Jazz scene. A Wisconsinite and lover of everything jazz, Steve offers his favorite places that gave him the feel of home when he first arrived in New York City: We adore the bright lights of Times Square and the magic of Broadway, but tucked away in the West Village are some wonderful lesser known attractions that I love recommending. The West Village is home to NYU and the fully completed High
Eat In New York for Under $30!
New York is an expensive place, and dining at some of New York’s best restaurants can come with a hefty price tag. Traveling, hotels, tickets, and of course shopping can all add up. This post will assure you that finding world class cuisine in the Big Apple does not have to break the bank! Step one for finding the perfect meal for two under $30.00; get out of your comfort zone! There is no doubt that Midtown Manhattan is extremely
Queens For The Day
While Manhattan may seemingly have every single thing you are looking to enjoy during your vacation, some of the other boroughs have so much culture that they simply cannot be missed. Queens is one of the most ethnically diverse boroughs in New York. There is so much to see, do and, of course, eat!
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
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
Thanksgiving in NYC with LHC
Thanksgiving Day Weekend in NYC Each November, New York City is buzzing with excitement in preparation for the very beginning of the holiday season. Over 3.5 million people travel to The Big Apple to enjoy the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. If you are looking for information on where to watch the parade, where to have your Thanksgiving dinner or want insight on the best holiday markets in the area, we want to send you in the right direction! We’ve also included information on how to get