This International Literacy Day, these accommodations will make you fall in love with literature
As the world celebrates International Literacy Day, on September 8 to educate people about the importance of Literacy and the magic of reading, Booking.com has curated a list of 8 accommodations for all literature lovers to satisfy their literary quest, find new literary inspiration, and fall in love with books all over again.
Book And Bed Tokyo, Japan
Featuring over 1,700 reading materials in English and Japanese, this bookshop-themed accommodation is a great escape in the bustling city of Tokyo. Choose from the vast collection of books in the lobby, switch on your personal reading light and let yourself be instantly carried away to magical places.
B2 Boutique Hotel + Spa, Switzerland
For travellers who love to be pampered and enrich their knowledge while on holiday, consider staying at this boutique hotel close to Zurich’s centre. Featuring a wellness area, a rooftop pool with stunning city views and a private library with 33,000 books, all you need to do is to choose where to settle down.
In the media
In the heart of London’s West End, this boutique hotel was built in 1718 and makes the idea of relaxing with a book by the fireplace almost impossible to resist. Priceless antiques and historical features will help you quickly escape to the fascinating worlds of Dickens and Austen.
Il Salviatino, Italy
Nestled in the rolling Tuscan hills, this 15th-century renaissance villa will take you to the pages of the bestselling novel “Hills of Tuscany” by Ferenc Máté. This dream journey is complete with mouthwatering meals, fine wines, and panoramic views of Florence's historic center.
JW Marriott El Convento Cusco, Peru
Highly endorsed for history and culture, Cusco is a great base to explore the magnificent Machu Picchu. Built upon ancient Incan ruins, JW Marriott El Convento Cusco’s vaulted ceilings and Peruvian artifacts will inspire you to read one of Mario Vargas Llosa’s novels (if you haven’t already).
Library Hotel, USA
Featuring over 6.000 books from 10 different categories, The Library Hotel in New York City is inspired by the Dewey Decimal system. Whether you’re interested in philosophy, technology or arts, this boutique Midtown hotel can satisfy even the most demanding reader.
Taj Falaknuma Palace, India
Have you ever entered a palace in a horse-drawn carriage? The Taj Falaknuma Palace is said to be the former residence of one of the wealthiest men in India. The property’s oak-paneled Palace Library features almost 6,000 books in glass-fronted cabinets and is an idyllic spot to spend your time reading about this fascinating country.
The Library, Thailand
Designed specifically to provide beautiful spaces for reading, The Library is a unique property with a modern aesthetic and a signature red swimming pool. Borrow a book from the property’s well-stocked library and broaden your horizons surrounded by tropical scenery.