The Empire State Building and Her Luminous Glow
We’ve all heard that New York City is the city that never sleeps. Could it be because of all the bright lights that surround us throughout the night and into the wee hours of the morning? Times Square has always been the first to come to mind when people speak of the glow of Manhattan. It wasn’t until I moved into a quaint third floor walk up in Williamsburg that that conception had changed for me. The Empire State Building
Celebrate the 4th of July in NYC
For those of you who are coming to New York City to celebrate all things America for the Independence Day Weekend, you are in for a real treat! In celebration of our nations birthday, the Library Hotel Collection has created your go-to guide this holiday to ensure you get the best view of the 40th annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks! Below are our favorite places to view Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks, for those watching from the comfort of their rooms or the
BBQ By The Borough
With Memorial Day upon us, we have barbecue on our minds! There’s simply no better way to kick off the summer season than with sunshine, family and friends, and a good old fashioned cookout. But while those of us staying around NYC this weekend may not be able to fire up a grill and whip up our own feast, there’s nothing stopping us from indulging at some of the best BBQ spots in town! Here are our favorite BBQ restaurants in
Learning is Fun if You’re a Kid in NYC!
New York City, with endless entertainment choices for adults from Broadway, to shopping on Fifth Avenue, to the splendiferous nightlife scene, it is easy to fill a week or weekend, but what about trips to the ‘Big Apple’ with the kids? New York is chock-full of places to discover for simultaneous entertainment and education. Let’s take a look at 10 amazing places to take the entire family!
Celebrate the Flowers of NYC
If April showers bring May flowers, then NYC must be in for some extraordinary gardens this year! It may not exactly feel like spring in the city yet, but that’s not stopping us from venturing to our favorite gardens this month for a hint of spring as we await warmer weather. Here are a few of our favorite events offering the best mix of flowers and fun for any occasion, from a family-friendly afternoon to a romantic date night:
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
Why We Love Tony’s DiNapoli!
After a long day of sight seeing on a cold New York day, there is nothing better than settling into a warm inviting booth at Tony’s DiNapoli. Tony’s serves up some of the best Old New York Italian favorites right next door to the Casablanca . This year it won the Open Table Diners’ Choice Award and for good reason!
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
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!