The Kingsley Embraces Its Literary Heritage with the Launch of Its First Ever In-Suite Library

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    The Kingsley by Thistle is celebrating the 1st birthday of its multi million pound refurbishment and rebrand with the launch of its first ever in-suite library for guests. Drawing on its heritage as the former home of Charles Kingsley and the Bloomsbury Set of Writers, The Kingsley will offer guests staying in its Suites access to an exclusive series of ‘lost classics’ brought back into print by local publishers, Bloomsbury Publishing.Guests partial to a book before bedtime will also be treated to a luxurious Thistle reading pillow and complimentary hot chocolate in each of the suites, with regular guests able to take the books out on loan, returning them on their next visit.

    Literary bloggers and authors have shared their suggestions of cherished books for the library with selected books available in each room, or a full reading list can be ordered free of charge from Reception. Titles on offer include Henrietta’s War by Joyce Dennings, Love’s Shadow by Ada Leverson, Mrs. Ames by E.F Benson and a host of other great classics from the early twentieth century.

    The Kingsley by Thistle recently completed a £10million refurbishment and restoration programme which saw the property lovingly restored to its former Edwardian splendour. Formerly called Thistle Bloomsbury, the hotel also reverted back to its original name as a mark of its literary heritage. Today marks the 1st birthday of the refurbishment programme which has seen the hotel transform into a stylish and relaxing haven in Central London, perfect for both business and leisure travellers.

    Johan Scheepers, General Manager of the hotel comments: “We are incredibly proud of our hotel’s heritage so want to invite our guests to share in our exclusive literary past and relax and unwind with one of the many great books available from The Kingsley’s library. Whether you’re one of our regular customers visiting on business, or a passing leisure guest, you should always make time for a good book so just give us a call and we’ll deliver it to your door.”

    Daniel Fountain / 25.09.2010

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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