Read during your stay: Hotels install libraries for guests

The-London-Edition-Hotel-London-UK-03The New York Times published an article earlier this month about the latest trend in the hospitality industry: library installations. The featured hotel was the Fogo Island Inn in Newfoundland, Canada, which features a collection specific to local history and culture. Not only are inns taking to this new amenity, the posh Trump SoHo Hotel in New York features a library with the Taschen publishing group’s books. Publishers such as Taschen are quickly catching up to this trend, partnering with hotels to offer guests yet another option for unwinding while escaping the minutiae of traveling. Hotels, on the other hand, are increasingly adding the bookish atmosphere to their lists of featured attractions in hopes of appealing to vacationers who take time off to read. So the next time you explore hotels, type “with libraries” in your search engine. Your stay just may be more eventful than making use of that free cable and collecting those travel-sized lotions.

-Daylily

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