Are Bookshelves the Latest Hotel Craze?
As we've been poking around new hotels that have opened recently, we are noticing a trend--Bookshelves. Hotels are trying to not only appeal to your nightowl tastes with their fancy celeb chef restaurants and their dark mysterious lounges but also to your inner bookworm.
Some examples of bookshelves in new hotels?
· Cooper Square: We've been eagerly anticipating this NYC hotel and while the 70s-inspired decor got panned, no one seemed to mind the bookshelves. That's a good thing because there are some bookshelves in the guestrooms as well.
· SLS Hotel: In a city more likely to tote around screenplays rather than books, the SLS Hotel in Los Angeles has peppered its public spaces with books on everything from music to fashion to flying.
· The Nines: In Abigail's recent review of the Nines, we were sort of wowed by the Library on the 8th floor which is stocked with books on loan from Portland's famous Powell's Books (pictured)
Of course, stacked bookshelves in hotels is nothing new. The Mercer Hotel was doing this a long time ago in their lobby and hello, how could we forget the ultimate bookworm hotel--The Library Hotel where 6,000 volumes of books are organized throughout the hotel by the Dewey Decimal System.
Seen a hotel with random bookshelves in the public spaces that we should know about? Let us know.