London, 14 September, 2016: From novels by local authors to glossy coffee table books on Belgravia brands and biographies of former residents, Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel has partnered with nearby Belgravia Books to create a unique library for its guests. Housed in the Lowndes Bar & Kitchen restaurant and the hotel’s newly refurbished Map Room function space, books from the Belgravia lending library are available for all guests to borrow.
Titles in the Belgravia Lending Library include Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Julian Fellowes’ Belgravia, Ian Fleming’s James Bond series, an anthology of Tennyson poetry, a stunning photography book showcasing Philip Treacy’s hats and biographies of politician Margaret Thatcher, poet and novelist Vita Sackville-West and actress Vivien Leigh.
The collection also features books about those with lesser-known Belgravia connections, such as The Man Behind the Great Train Robbery, the autobiography of Bruce Reynolds who plotted much of the notorious heist in the nearby Star Tavern. Famous Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart also makes an appearance having written his first symphony at 180 Ebury Street in 1764.
General Manager Ian Richardson, said: “We are delighted to be celebrating the rich literary history of this fascinating area and supporting a local independent business with our Belgravia Books collaboration. Belgravia’s cobbled streets, hidden mews, ancient pubs and grand town houses are full of stories and we hope that the Belgravia Lending Library will bring some of these to life for our guests.”
An explanation for each book’s inclusion in the collection can be found inside each cover. Guests at Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel wishing to take a new copy of any of the books home can arrange this through the hotel concierge and will also benefit from a 20% discount at Belgravia Books on presentation of their room key card in the store.
For more information on the Belgravia Lending Library at Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel, visit jumeirah.com/Belgravia-lending-library.
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Notes to Editors:
About Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel:
Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel is a boutique hotel in Belgravia featuring 88 contemporary bedrooms and suites designed to suit the needs of both the leisure and business traveller. The relaxed Lowndes Bar & Kitchen offers guests all-day dining from its modern British menu in comfortable surroundings with a heated patio providing outside seating year-round. The hotel’s intimate meeting room is ideal for smaller events and private dining. Guests have complimentary access to all facilities at the nearby Jumeirah Carlton Tower, including The Peak Health Club & Spa.
About Jumeirah Group:
Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, operates a world-class portfolio of hotels and resorts including the flagship Burj Al Arab Jumeirah. Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts manages properties in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, UAE, and Kuwait in the Middle East; Baku, Bodrum, Frankfurt, Istanbul, London and Mallorca (Spain) in Europe; the Maldives and Shanghai in Asia. Jumeirah Group also runs the luxury serviced residences brand Jumeirah Living with properties in London and Dubai; the new contemporary lifestyle hotel brand VenuTM; the wellness brand TaliseTM; Jumeirah Restaurant Group DubaiTM; Wild Wadi WaterparkTM; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality ManagementTM; and Jumeirah SiriusTM, its global loyalty programme. Future openings include luxury and lifestyle hotels in China, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Malaysia, Mauritius, Oman, Russia and the UAE. www.jumeirah.com
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