Just around the corner of Grand Central Station, near the Library lies a small boutique hotel called the Library hotel. Part of the library collection and therefore also part of their signature services.
This small hotel, located perfectly for people that would like to explore New York City. The name reveals its designs. As you may guess, it has been inspired by the Library just across the street. You can feel this immediately when stepping into the building and it continues along all facilities and rooms. In you room you will find a small selection of nice books to read, handpicked by the staff, creating your own little in-room library. If you ask nicely you might be able to get a copy from a book that is not even in stores yet.
Every single floor is dedicated to a category out of the Dewey Decimal System. They include Social Sciences, Literature, Languages, History, Math & Science, General Knowledge, Technology, Philosophy, The Arts and Religion. Every room is dedicated to a sub category from the floor and the books you find in you room belong to this category. The website shows you which rooms contains what category. So if you have a preference, be sure to book directly here to ensure getting the room of your choice. The hotel has over 6000 books in total.
A signature service from the Library Hotel collection is their afternoon cheese and wine. Between 5pm and 8pm, guests can enjoy free wine and champagne while being offered a selection of French cheeses and snacks. Perfect to have a pre-dinner aperitif or to socialize with other guests and share travel stories. This is a service you can find in very Library Collection hotel. Read more about the other hotels here.
On the top floor of the Library Hotel, you will find a very nice and cozy bar. It is open to the public that will guarantee liveliness. If the weather allows it, sitting outside is wonderful with a great view. Even if you are not a hotel guest, it is still worth the visit for one of their great cocktails.