New York’s hottest new hotel, The Quin, throws open its doors today and officially welcomes guests. This 208-room luxury property (including 28 suites) has been generating considerable buzz for its thoughtful approach to design, service and delivering a truly New York experience. While it would be easy for us to go on and on about the impressiveness of the Midtown hotel, we’ve curated a list of five things you should know about The Quin.
1. It’s a revamped historic property. Formerly The Buckingham Hotel before an extensive renovation, this building was once the home of many famous artists-in-residence, such as pianist and the first prime minister of Poland, Ignacy Jan Paderewski, and French painter, designer and printmaker Marc Chagall. The Quin continues this artistic heritage with a video art wall in the lobby, a distinguished art collection and suites named after some of those former artists-in-residence, such as The O’Keeffe Suite, which pays homage to American modernist painter Georgia O’Keeffe.
2. The hotel’s attaché desk is there to help. A stay at The Quin comes with exclusive insider access to several aspects of New York City life. Step up to the attaché desk, just off the lobby, to talk to an expert in fashion, art, theater, food or music. These genre experts are your portal to hard-to-find tickets and impossible reservations. With so much to see and do, you’ll be happy to receive a customized experience to maximize each minute spent in Manhattan.
3. It’s all about the amenities. Expect space, comfort and amenities throughout your stay at The Quin. While many hotel fitness centers are buried in the basement, the gym here is on the second floor, overlooking the hustle and bustle of 57th Street. The natural light and people-watching will enhance your workout. Personal trainers and private yoga instructors are available, too. Tucked away off the lobby, you’ll find the hotel’s 24-hour Drawing Room outfitted with Mac computers. This guests-only space is a quiet, cozy place to relax. In the guest rooms, Nespresso machines and Fresh bath amenities are welcome touches.
4. Seafood cuisine reigns supreme. Step through the lobby into The Wayfarer, the two-story American seafood restaurant of The Quin, located at 57th Street and Sixth Avenue (there’s also a separate street entrance). The restaurant will open in the weeks after the hotel debuts. Well-crafted cocktails will wash down the fresh seafood dishes, such as cured Tasmanian sea trout with pickled pearl onion. The eatery also will source the food served for the luxury hotel’s 24-hour room service.
5. The penthouse is a showstopper. Some New York penthouses have two floors, but The Quin takes this concept one step further with a glamorous triplex penthouse. Extending across the top three floors of the hotel, this luxurious space is home to a 1,200-square-foot terrace, three bedrooms (the master bedroom boasts a private balcony), a professional-grade kitchen, a dining room for 12 and, of course, unbeatable views of Manhattan.
Photos Courtesy of The Quin