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
Our Top 5 Indian Restaurants in NYC
We’ve shared our favorite Mexican & Pizza options in NYC, but with the cold winter months descending upon New York City, it’s time to add a little spice to your palate to keep you warm. The chilies, cumin, cardamon, mustard seed and turmeric used to flavor the fares will get you through the long winter. The Indian Cuisine food scene in Manhattan is by far the best in the nation. There are hundreds of Indian restaurants to choose from so to help you sort
Chris Escapes the Room in NYC!
New York City is perfect for Family-Friendly activities, but what about Friend-Friendly activities? Sometimes it’s difficult to plan outings with large groups, whether it be due to differing tastes or that not everyone can fit into that small Jazz club. Escape the Room, NYC’s hottest new attraction, provides an exciting and fun atmosphere for small and large groups alike. Hotel Giraffe’s concierge, Chris Lastra, had the night of his life when he escaped the room last month and was happy to
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
Up in the Air – Trapeze 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
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