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Hotel Guests can now Borrow Digital Books Loaded with Literature

NYC’s Algonquin Hotel Re-“Kindles” Guests’ Love for Reading with the Launch of a New Literary Amenity Hotel Guests can now Borrow Digital Books Loaded with Literature In September 2008, the Algonquin Hotel launched a new literary amenity - Amazon’s digital book, the Kindle. Home to many literary legends ranging from the 10-year lunch of the Algonquin Hotel’s famed Round Table, to hosting the poker game at which Harold Ross’ winnings provided funding for the New Yorker magazine, the legendary hotel is fusing its historical significance with the latest in modern technology and amenities by offering guests the newest “it” accessory - the Kindle. In keeping with the hotel’s literary history, the Algonquin Hotel’s Kindles will come loaded with a variety of best-sellers, modern classics, and, of course, books penned by the hotel’s Round Table members such as: Fanny Herself and Buttered Side Down, by Edna Ferber and Love Conquers All by Robert Benchley. Additional titles can be added upon guests’ request. Kindles will be loaned on a first come, first served basis for use in the hotel’s legendary lobby or in the comfort of one’s own guest room. “We’re thrilled to offer our guests the latest in technology in a manner that speaks to the great history and literary tradition of this hotel,” said Gary Budge, general manager of the Algonquin Hotel. “Our renovations last year included the installation of complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and plasma TVs in all guest rooms - now we’re providing our guests with the latest way to catch up on their reading!” For hotel reservations and information, please call 1-866-363-9011 or visit www.algonquinhotel.com. About the Algonquin Hotel: A New York City landmark recently named to the National Trust Historic Hotels of America, the Algonquin Hotel is located in the heart of midtown Manhattan at 44th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, just steps from Broadway’s Theatres and world-class shopping. Home to Dorothy Parker’s famous Round Table and birthplace of the New Yorker magazine, the Algonquin Hotel is highly regarded by travelers the world over. The recent $4.5 million renovation effort focused on refreshing the hotel lobby, upgrading all guest rooms, laying new guestroom carpet and introducing new bedding to the 174-guestroom hotel – creating a new era of elegance at the historically significant hotel. The hotel’s popular Oak Room, which has showcased musical talents such as Harry Connick, Jr., Andrea Marcovicci, Diana Krall and Peter Cincotti, serves dinner and offers cabaret performances Tuesday through Saturday. The legendary Algonquin Round Table of the 1920s is the inspiration for the current Round Table Room serving traditional American cuisine breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Blue Bar and Lobby also serve cocktails and other beverages throughout the day. The hotel features a fully-equipped fitness center and five meeting and function rooms, which can accommodate groups from 10 to 175. www.algonquinhotel.com

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