Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Do You Already Live in the Library?

Late 2007 I read the entire Series of Unfortunate Events (and loved them!) If any of you have also read them you may remember the Penultimate Peril where the Baudelaire's find themselves in Hotel Denouement. A hotel that is organized much like the Dewey Decimal System.

If this sounds like paradise to you I have found the real life equivalent.

The Library Hotel

This 60-room "boutique hotel" is located at 299 Madison Avenue (at 41st Street) appropriately close to the New York Public Library.

The Library Hotel was by Christopher Breed who is also responsible for the Four Seasons Hotel Firenze, the Coq Sevire Hotel in Paris, and two estate homes owned by the (Ralph) Lauren family.

Each of ten floors is themed after a major category in the DDC. All rooms include a small collection of books for your enjoyment. Throughout the hotel may be found some 6,000 books.

Other ammenities include:
· European Style deluxe continental breakfast buffet served every morning
· Cappuccino, Cafe Au Lait, Espresso, Cookies, Whole Fruits served all day
· Wine and Cheese Reception in the Reading Room every evening 5:00pm - 8:00pm
· Selection of Local and National Newspapers
· High speed Wireless Internet throughout the hotel
· 24 hour Computer stations with printers
· Complimentary passes to NY Sports Club
· DVD library of the American Film Institute’s top 100 films of the 20th Century.
· Complimentary Cable including premium movie channels
· Access to Reading room 24 hours a day
· Access to Poetry Garden and Writers Den unless a special event is in session

If you're ready to put aside any reservations and make one you may visit them online at http://www.libraryhotel.com/

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