WASHINGTON – Hotels are sparking a new trend – many across the world are building book-filled libraries.
According to a recent article in USA TODAY, some hotels have designed rooms that look like old English pubs with wood-paneled walls, leather chairs and even billiards tables.
In the District, the soon-to-open Capella Luxury Hotel in Georgetown will offer a guests-only library with books, DVDs and a fireplace. The newly revamped Capitol Hill Hotel sports a brand new library off the lobby.
Hotels in London, Dallas, Chicago, New York and Philadelphia are jumping on the book bandwagon.
Some hotels see it as a way of encouraging people to linger and maybe order snacks and drinks.
WTOP’s Rosemary Frisino-Toohey contributed to this report. Follow @WTOP on Twitter.