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Hotels Add Libraries as Amenity to Keep Guests Inside

“Reading material in many hotel rooms has become about as spare as it can be — open the desk drawer and it might hold a Gideon Bible and a Yellow Pages. But some hotels are giving the humble book another look, as they search for ways to persuade guests, particularly younger ones, to spend more time in their lobbies and bars. They are increasingly stocking books in a central location, designating book suites or playing host to author readings. While the trend began at boutique hotels like the Library Hotel in New York, the Heathman Hotel in Portland, Ore., and the Study at Yale in New Haven, it is expanding to chain hotels.” (via

One Response to “Hotels Add Libraries as Amenity to Keep Guests Inside”

  1. Chris Mayhew
    July 30, 2013 at 10:36 am #

    I think this is a great idea. It keeps people in the hotels spending money on its facilities whilst also bring the good old book back into fashion; it’s a win win.

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