Located in the heart of Manhattan, the Library Hotel is one of New York’s most unique locations. Each room is numbered according to the Dewey Decimal System (which is the system libraries use to organize their collection using numbers to label each book) and themed according to one of ten categories used by the Dewey System. Say you choose a room on the ‘History’ floor – you will find yourself in a hotel room lined with hundreds of history books, antiques, and paintings. Or maybe you want to take the Erotic suite which you will find strewn with roses, erotic poems, and a copy of Casanova’s biography on the bedside table.
The Hotel is unusual insofar as it is a working library; lending from a collection of 6000 books. You can eat at the trendy Madison & Vine restaurant or relax in their ‘Bookmarks Lounge’ an elegant cocktail bar and roof terrace. Much of the decoration is based on the old gentleman’s clubs of London. The Reading Room, in particular, is all traditional oak panels and leather chairs with a roaring fire and balcony – how about hiring this space for a wine and cheese event with friends?