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:
The 4th Annual Haiku Challenge
It is our favorite time of the year again…National Poetry Month! With our 4th Annual Haiku Challenge under way, we have already received an overwhelming amount of fantastic entries. If you haven’t already, we recommend visiting the Library Hotel Facebook page to check out the competition! We are hoping to make the 2016 Haiku Challenge the most memorable yet! We are looking forward to all of the great submissions. Just like last year, we have teamed up with our Hungarian Counterpart, the
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
Jazz legends spend memorable days at Aria Hotel Budapest
We recently had the honor of welcoming two amazing Jazz artists, Benny Golson and Randy Brecker to the Aria Hotel Budapest. As a musically inspired hotel, we found their presence to be nothing less than inspiring. We wanted to share with you a little bit of background on these Jazz marvels and their trip to Budapest!
What’s hot… The best on and off-broadway shows
New York could arguably be called the Theatre Capital of the World! Between Broadway, Off-Broadway, Off-Off-Broadway and the street performers dominating most central squares, there’s just so much to see. Indeed, it can get overwhelming just deciding what to go to, let alone finding the best deals on tickets.
I Love, You Love, We All LOVE NYC!
Paris is the city of love…yeah yeah yeah. I say NYC takes the cake on this one! Think of all the movies and romantic things that can be done here and Paris has what, the Eiffel Tower? If you’re planning a weekend getaway with The One you love, there is no better place than New York! Now, because there really are so many lovey-dovey things you two can get into in this city, I’ve narrowed it down to the most
Summer in the City, NYC Style!
Summertime in Manhattan is one of the best times of the year! There are so many wonderful(sometimes free!) events and activities to choose from. If you want to see a play in Central Park, visit historic museums, or enjoy cocktails on a rooftop bar, NYC is the place to be! We’d love for you to join us this summer with your family and friends to experience an amazing summer in NYC! Kate from Hotel Giraffe has graciously compiled a list of some of her favorite ways
Meet Kornél Magyar, Musical Director of the Aria Hotel Budapest
A very special and unique position demands a very special person to fill the role. For guests at the Aria Hotel, our Musical Director, Kornél Magyar, is an ambassador of music and culture, and all things Hungarian. A perfect fit for the position, even Kornél’s last name means “Hungarian.” As a performing artist and music critic from Hungary, Kornél studies mainly traditional and classical music of India and Indonesia. Since 2001, he has been performing and teaching ethnic music genres, but