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The intelligent hotel trend of 2013: Properties adding well-designed and curated libraries

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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.

— Samantha Shankman

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.

Regardless of these libraries’ design or book selections, the increasingly common hotel library represents an intriguing trend in an era of Kindles and tablets.
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