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Goodnight Moon: A Quiet Night with the Library Hotel Collection

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When I was growing up my mom used to read Goodnight Moon to help me fall asleep. Here at the Library Hotel, we have a copy of Margaret Wise Brown’s famous children’s bedtime story in our Fairy Tales room on the Literature Floor. Rest assured that you’ll enjoy a peaceful night of rest at any of our Library Hotel Collection properties, even if your mom is not around to read to you! In fact, all four of our New York City boutique hotels are ranked in the top 10 of the 30 Best Quiet Hotels in New York City! Check out the rankings on TripAdvisor.
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Recently, the New York Times published an article titled, “How to Find a Truly Quiet Hotel Room.”  All four members of the Library Hotel Collection can absolutely empathize with the author, Stephanie Bloom, of the Time’s Travel Section. It is truly because our friendly team members will go out of their way to make sure you have the quietest night possible. From earplugs, sleep masks and even white noise machines, our Escape to Serenity Sleep Program offers a variety of complimentary amenities to help you rest peacefully. Our newest hotel,  The Aria Hotel Budapest, also offers similar amenities!  
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We couldn’t be prouder that our guests evaluated us so favorably in such an important area. We know that having a relaxing and peaceful night, whether traveling for business or leisure, is paramount. When you reserve a room at one of our hotels, you can rest assured that we will truly work hard to guarantee that you wake up feeling well rested and ready to greet the day.  
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The Aria from a Different Perspective

You’ve heard lots of what we have to say about our new Aria Hotel Budapest, but how about hearing what other people have been saying about it too? No surprise, travel writers love the Aria! Let us count the ways. 

Over the past few months since the Aria opened, we have had the pleasure of  welcoming many bloggers and have found their insights to be so fascinating, we felt we should share them with you. We hope they help you prepare for your next European adventure!

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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 now as Musical Director, he oversees all musical programming and guest experiences at the hotel. He curates the hotel’s music library collection, uses his relationships throughout the city to liaison partnerships with music venues in the neighboring area and coordinates musical experiences for our guests.

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Haiku Challenge 2015

Library Hotel and Aria Hotel Budapest Co-Sponsor 2015 Haiku Challenge!

It is our favorite time of the year again…National Poetry Month! With our 3rd Annual Haiku Challenge under way, we have already received a number of fantastic entries. If you haven’t already, you absolutely must check out the competition! We’re truly hoping that if this year is anything like our challenge in 2013 and 2014, there are many more beautiful, creative, and insightful haiku to come!

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St. Patrick’s in New York City!

In just a few days, revelers dressed in green will descend on the streets of New York City to celebrate what is perhaps one of the rowdiest days on the NYC parade roster: Saint Patrick’s Day! Did you know that the New York City St. Patrick’s Day parade has happened every year for the past 253 years? That’s 14 years before the Declaration of Independence was signed! It is billed as the largest parade in the world with over a quarter of a million marchers and some 2 million spectators!

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