The intelligent hotel trend of 2013: Properties adding well-designed and curated libraries
The Viceroy Hotel has a contemporary library with sunny yellow accents in Santa Monica, California. / Viceroy Hotels and Resorts
Antithesis to hotels’ digital efforts to introduce Wi-Fi and iPads, these libraries offer guests a momentary digital detox and another reason to pick up a drink from the hotel bar.
Excerpt from USA Today
Hotels in New York, Dallas, Chicago, London, Philadelphia and even a Caribbean resort are increasingly making books a vital part of their atmosphere.
It’s all about engaging guests so that they linger, which raises the odds that they’ll eventually order something from a hotel bar or restaurant, he says.