In the ever-changing world of always wanting to stay one step ahead, who wouldn't love the idea of a hotel that was geared to those of us who call ourselves book lovers? Wouldn't we want to be in an exciting city like Paris or New York, experiencing all that those cities had to offer, but then at the end of the day, still be able to satisfy the bibliophile in all of us?
I know I would.
Recently, the incomparable Shelf Awareness highlighted two such hotels, and I had to know more. Within minutes of looking at each hotel, I was pouncing onto online travel sites - how much would that last minute flight to Paris or New York be? Alas, it may not be meant to be for this weekend...
Paris provides us book nerds with Le Pavillion Des Lettres. There are twenty-six rooms which is fitting as there are twenty-six letters in the alphabet, so why not devote a hotel to all things reading and writing?
Authors represented are a varied mix, and they include the likes of Diderot, Kafka, Shakespeare, Proust, and Baudelaire...
One picture shows the view from one of the rooms. And the view is onto the Eiffel Tower.
These beautiful pictures just exude the whimsy I know I need.
|Le Pavillion Des Lettres|
|Superior Room and Junior Suite|
And don't we all have to attend BEA in New York in May? If we all pooled our money together, maybe we could all stay in one of these rooms. Okay, that might be nuts - a gazillion bloggers staying in one room?
It's a concept luxury boutique hotel in Midtown Manhattan. According to their home page, "Each of their ten guest room floors...are dedicated to one of the ten major categories of the Dewey Decimal System: Social Sciences, Literature, Languages, History, Math and Science, General Knowledge, Technology, Philosophy, The Arts and Religion."
I want to stay here for BEA, don't you? Might need to win the lottery, but I love to dream...
The Library Hotel...
|Library Hotel Exterior|
|Fairy Tales Bedroom|
Happy Reading and Sleeping,
Coffee and a Book Chick