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Hotel Libraries Around the World

Are you a big fan of books and reading in general? You carry books, or iPads, Kindles, and Nooks everywhere? Get ready to travel choosing one of these wonderful Hotel Libraries Around the World! Located in Hyderabad, India, the Taj Falaknuma Palace was built in a restored 19th-century palace. The hotel library is a splendid blend of Italian and Tudor architecture and offers a collection of rare books. The Carlisle Bay Antigua on St. John’s island is a lovely beachfront resort with a funky library that, via fiber-optic lighting, changes color throughout the evening. The white walls and modern furnishings, including Lucite tables, create a striking atmosphere. See also: Interior Design Books: 100 Interiors Around the World Amsterdam’s Ambassade Hotel consists of ten 17th-century townhouses, and the library maintains the historic feel with dark brown shelves and Empire-style chairs. Many acclaimed writers have stayed at the Ambassade, among them Salman Rushdie, V. S. Naipaul, Toni Morrison, and Jonathan Safran Foer, and the hotel’s 3,000-book collection includes quite a few signed works. Situated in northwest Florence, Italy, the Il Salviatino is set in a revived 15th-century villa. After a $20 million renovation in 2008, led by hotelier Marcello Pigozzo and architect Luciano…

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