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Library Hotel Collection Recognized with Three Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards

Release Date: 10/19/2017

Library Hotel Collection Recognized

with Three Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards

Aria Hotel Budapest #2 and Aria Hotel Prague #19 in “Best Hotels in Central Europe” and Library Hotel #21 in “Best NYC Hotels”

New York (Oct. 2017) – Condé Nast Traveler has announced the results of its 30th annual Readers’ Choice Awards and the Aria Hotel Budapest, Aria Hotel Prague and the Library Hotel, all members of the Library Hotel Collection, were recognized as the two of the “Best Hotels in Central Europe” and as one of the “Best Hotels in New York City” respectively. The Aria Hotel Budapest was ranked #2 and the Aria Hotel Prague was awarded the #19 spot, while the Library Hotel ranked #21 out of 50 featured New York City hotels.

“We are incredibly honored to be recognized by the readers of such a well-respected and trusted travel publication,” said Adele Gutman, Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Revenue for the Library Hotel Collection. “As with all our properties throughout the US, Europe and Canada, our number one goal is creating a lasting, memorable guest experience from the moment they arrive.”

Both the 49-room Aria Hotel Budapest and the 51-room Aria Hotel Prague are musically-inspired with a unique design that draws inspiration from the rich musical heritage of their Central European locations, allowing the healing power of music to enhance every aspect of the guest experience. At Aria Hotel Prague, guests are greeted with Gregorian Chants embedded into the mosaic floor tiling as a nod to the books on display at the Strahov Monastery Library. At the Aria Hotel Budapest, guests are greeted with a variety of music as they walk across a dramatic piano-tiled floor to guestrooms and suites in the hotel’s four wings each dedicated to the genres of Jazz, Contemporary, Opera and Classical music. Guests will find that no two rooms alike at either of the Aria Hotels, with each room honoring the world’s greatest musical legends from Tchaikovsky to the Rolling Stones.

Award-winning venues like the Aria Hotel Budapest’s High Note SkyBar, which provides year round views of Budapest and is situated next to the iconic St. Stephen’s Basilica, along with Aria Hotel Prague’s fine-dining restaurant and rooftop, CODA, carry the musical theme throughout their designs and carefully curated food and drink menus.

In New York City, the Library Hotel is the ultimate book lover’s paradise. Home to more than 6,000 books, each of the ten guestroom floors is dedicated to one of the major classifications of knowledge of the OCLC-owned Dewey Decimal System. The 60 exquisitely appointed guest rooms have been individually curated with a collection of art and books relevant to one distinctive topic within the category of the floor it belongs including the subjects of the arts, philosophy, religion, technology among others.

Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry and are commonly known as “the best of the best of travel.” The annual awards rank the best hotels, resorts, cities, islands, airlines, airports, and cruise lines in the world. Over 300,000 dedicated readers cast votes for hotels, cities, cruise ships, and islands, worldwide, with only a select few being named to the coveted list.

The Readers’ Choice Awards are announced in the November issue of Condé Nast Traveler, on newsstands nationwide October 24, 2017. The full list is published exclusively online, at www.CNTraveler.com/rca

About Library Hotel Collection
Each of the hotels in Library Hotel Collection is reflective of the creative vision of Henry Kallan, named 2016 “Hotelier of the Year” by the Boutique Hotel and Lodging Association. Library Hotel is a book lover’s paradise with 6,000 books organized throughout the hotel, based on the Dewey Decimal System. Hotel Elysée, home of the renowned Monkey Bar, is inspired by the elegance of a French country estate. Inspired by the romance of the Hollywood classic, Casablanca Hotel is an unexpected oasis in the center of the Broadway Theater District, steps from Times Square, and Hotel Giraffe is a chic, softly contemporary property in the NoMad/Flatiron District – both were named “Top Hotels in the US” by TripAdvisor in 2016 and 2017. The latest additions to the Library Hotel Collection are the musically-inspired Aria Hotel Budapest and Aria Hotel Prague. In late 2017, the Library Hotel Collection will open Hotel X Toronto, Toronto’s first downtown urban resort, located on the shores of Lake Ontario on the Exhibition Place grounds. The Library Hotel Collection prides itself on the reputation of being the “World’s Kindest Hoteliers” which is why it was recognized in ReviewPro’s 2016 Top Luxury Hotel & Brand Report as having the highest guest satisfaction rating of any luxury hotel brand in the world.  www.libraryhotelcollection.com

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