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Digital Downtime

Trump SoHo® New York Partners with Random House, Inc.

World’s largest publishing house curates complimentary e-library for hotel kindle reading program

NEW YORK – January 7, 2012 – Trump SoHo® New York and Random House, Inc. announce a partnership to launch “Digital Downtime,” a new complimentary Kindle reading experience for guests staying at the luxury hotel. Through this partnership, Random House curates an e-library of specially selected book excerpts from current and recently published titles of theirs to suit the needs of Trump SoHo New York’s diverse guest profile. The program is an expansion from the hotel’s premier summer e-reading initiative, which enabled Bar d’Eau pool guests to borrow Kindle Touches pre-loaded with books and magazines.

Just in time for the winter season, Digital Downtime offers guests the perfect excuse to take a break from the cold and read something new in the privacy of their room, or fireside in the hotel’s lounge-like lobby. From bestsellers to thrillers, here is what book-enthusiasts staying at Trump SoHo New York can pour over:

Perfect for: Business travelers

Downtime read: The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

Concierge’s Notes: Learn the secrets to becoming more productive, building better companies and changing habits to be more successful.

Perfect for: Book-to-screen enthusiasts

Downtime reads: Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell and A Game of Thrones Book One (HBO Edition) by George R. R. Martin

Concierge’s Notes: Take a break from reality and read Cloud Atlas, an enigmatic surreal novel-turned-movie starring Tom Hanks, or the fantasy adventure book A Game of Thrones, now an HBO series.

Perfect for: Pop-culture fanatics

Downtime reads: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling

Concierge’s Notes: Need a laugh? Emmy-nominated writer/actress Mindy Kaling takes a break from her role on THE MINDY PROJECT (FOX) to give the inside scoop on her personal life and view of the world.

Perfect for: Crime solvers

Downtime reads: Criminal by Karin Slaughterand Odd Apocalypse by Dean Koontz

Concierge’s Notes: If the streets of New York City aren’t delivering enough excitement for thrill seekers, a few pages from either of these suspense novels will keep the adrenaline going.

Other e-book excerpts in the Digital Downtime Kindle library include: Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake by Anna Quindlen; Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child by Bob Spitz; Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn; and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. Kindles are rentable for hotel guests only and can be read in guest rooms or in public spaces.

About Trump SoHo New York

Trump SoHo New York, the first luxury hotel in the neighborhood, has captured the attention of international travelers and sophisticated New Yorkers alike.  Establishing a new paradigm of design, Trump SoHo brings together the master works of Handel Architects, for the 46-story shimmering glass tower, and Rockwell Group, for the creation of the interior spaces.  The 391 spacious guestrooms and suites feature floor-to-ceiling windows providing unrivaled views of the city's spectacular skyline and the Hudson River.  Trump SoHo currently has hotel condominiums available for purchase with prices beginning at $1.2 million.  With just 12 rooms per floor, it has an intimate ambiance of sophistication and indulgence.  Owners and hotel guests can enjoy signature restaurant, Koi SoHo, featuring an imaginative menu of contemporary Japanese cuisine, the seasonal poolside Bar d’Eau featuring light fare and cocktails, and CaféMezz, which is located on the second floor and serves daily breakfast and weekend brunch.  The Spa at Trump® with its two levels of pampering services provides New York its only authentic luxury Turkish hammams, and guests will enjoy the utmost in personal service with the Trump Attaché.  For more information, please call (877) 828-7080 or visit  Find Trump SoHo on Facebook at and on Twitter at

Trump SoHo is a joint venture among The Sapir Organization, Bayrock Group, L.L.C., and an affiliate of the Trump Organization. Trump SoHo is located at 246 Spring Street, New York, NY, 10013.

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For more information or to schedule a private appointment, call Gavriel Kahane at (212) 971-0111 ext. 167 or visit


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About Random House

Random House, Inc.'s mission is to connect readers worldwide to adult and children's fiction and nonfiction authors both familiar and new. It is home to more than 50 Nobel Prize laureates, 100 Pulitzer Prize winners, and many of the most widely read authors of our time. As the world's largest print and digital trade book publisher with 200 editorially-independent imprints, it publishes approximately 10,000 new books annually in print, digital, and audio formats, and sells more than 400 million books a year across the globe. Random House, Inc. ( is the U.S. publishing group of Random House, the book division of Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA, one of the world's leading media companies. 

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