Wake Up with Coffee in NYC!

It’s no surprise that the city that never sleeps must be home to some of the best coffee shops! Even on vacation, we all need a little pick-me-up. Not only do all of our hotels offer complimentary coffee, tea and snacks throughout the day in our clubrooms, we’ve got the best recommendations for java in the city!  There are so many coffee spots to try and our fabulous intern, Christina,  has compiled a list of a few NYC local favorites!Continue Reading


New York City for a Family on the Go

At the Library Hotel Collection, we want each of our guests to have the best experience possible while staying with us!  We are so fortunate to have four unique properties in New York City, all of which offer our Signature Style of Hospitality to travelers from around the world.  We would love to assist you in finding the best hotel for your visit to ‘The Big Apple’, so please don’t hesitate to contact our skilled Guest Service Agents with any questions!  You may not have to, though… because if you’re planning an NYC getaway that the entire family will love, look no further than our very own Hotel Giraffe.  We’ve already shared how family-friendly this hidden gem is, but their new ‘Not Just 4 Kids’ program is so great we want to shout it from the rooftops.  Family travel has never been cooler.

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Library Hotel Collection Tops the Charts in 2016

The results are in and the the Library Hotel Collection has been named number one, for the second year in a row, in the category of Small Luxury Brand, topping many well known brands, in ReviewPro’s 2016 Top Luxury Hotel & Brand Report. This annual  report assessed a total of 2,690 properties in 159 luxury brands worldwide. The report utilized over 2.7 million online reviews, which were published during 2015.

In the words of Henry Kallan, the President of the Library Hotel Collection commented on our success “We are honored to have received the highest score of 96.1 which placed us first out of 122 brands that were part of the analysis. It is a true testament to our brand and how we operate and care for our guests to have ranked higher than other popular global hotel brands two years in a row.”

The Library Hotel Collection also received many awards in  the below categories:

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Luxury at the Hotel Elysee with Presidential Suites

luxury:  noun lux·u·ry \ˈlək-sh(ə-)rē, -zh(ə-)rē\

Simple Definition of luxury:   a condition or situation of great comfort, ease, and wealth

You didn’t need a dictionary to tell you that!  But now that we’re all on the same page, let’s  get back to the part about great comfort!  The Staff at the Hotel Elysee pride themselves on offering each of our guests just that, great comfort.  But, can you imagine great comfort in a sprawling suite complete with a full kitchen, dining table and over 900 square feet of space to spread out?  Think about it!  Each of the 3 beautifully appointed Presidential Suites have their own style and flavor.  I can think of at least a dozen reasons to splurge on such luxury and elegance!
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Go for Gold at NYC’s Sports Bars

Celebrating your favorite sports team’s victory is much more fun with great food, drinks and company! With the Olympics in full swing and NFL football kicking off this month, we’re excited to share our favorite places to go when we’re in the mood to cheer on our favorite players and teams. Here are some go-to spots worth adding to your Big Apple bucket list:
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