October 17, 2013 Last Updated 4:47 pm

Kimpton’s 70 park avenue hotel launches new ‘Reads on the Road’ program in partnership with The Atria Publishing Group

This new program offers a truly personalized amenity, giving our guests access to content that entertains, enlightens and heightens the travel experience – Bill Babis, general manager of 70 park avenue

Press Release:

NEW YORK, Oct. 17, 2013 — On Monday, October 28, Kimpton’s 70 park avenue hotel will launch its new ‘Reads on the Road’ program in partnership with The Atria Publishing Group, part of Simon & Schuster, Inc., offering on-site guests exclusive access to books from an array of New York Times bestselling authors.

From a ghost story to a mystery novel to an end-of-the-world thriller, the first installment of the new program will feature three page-turning tales themed to Halloween. Guests will be able to download these spooky favorites onto their personal devices such as tablets and laptops via the hotel’s website while staying on property, with an option to purchase upon check-out. Additional reads will be released on a seasonal basis.

“This new program offers a truly personalized amenity, giving our guests access to content that entertains, enlightens and heightens the travel experience,” said Bill Babis, general manager of 70 park avenue. “Our guests are able to relax on their own time in their own way, with fun reads that help them unwind after a long day of sightseeing or business meetings.”

“At Atria, we are always looking for ways to connect our authors with new readers, integrating the best practices of traditional publishing with the latest innovations in the digital world,” said Judith Curr, President and Publisher of Atria Publishing Group. “Now thanks to 70 park avenue hotel, readers can enjoy finding new authors while away from home as easily as ordering an in-room movie.”

The first series of titles in this ongoing partnership will include:

  • Bellman & Black: A Ghost Story – Written by Diane Setterfield, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Thirteenth Tale, this haunting novel depicts the life of William Bellman, who seems to be a man blessed by fortune—until tragedy strikes and the stranger in black comes. Then he starts to wonder if all his happiness is about to be eclipsed. Desperate to save the one precious thing he has left, William enters into a rather strange bargain, with an even stranger partner, to found a decidedly macabre business. And Bellman & Black is born.
  • The Sound and the Furry – The sixth installment of this New York Times bestselling mystery series by Spencer Quinn has canine narrator Chet and his human partner P.I. Bernie Little traveling to the Big Easy, where they are handed a hard case to solve that isn’t as simple as it seems. Filled with suspense, scary encounters and genuine insight into the ways our canine companions think and behave—all set against a rollicking new Louisiana backdrop—this book will make guests howl in delight.
  • Red Hill: A Novel – When reports of a widespread, deadly “outbreak” begin to surface, ordinary people face extraordinary circumstances and suddenly find their fates intertwined when they take refuge at the same isolated ranch, Red Hill. New York Times bestselling author Jamie McGuire brings to light the power of love set against the backdrop of a brilliantly realized apocalyptic world in this unforgettable page turner.

For more information on 70 park avenue, visit www.70parkave.com or call 877-707-2752. For more information on Atria, visit http://imprints.simonandschuster.biz/atria.

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