New York, New York
Modern, $$ ($300/night)
NEW YORK CITY – When Georgia O’Keeffe and Marc Chagall took up residence in the Quin during the first half of the 20th century, the property was a monument to the international arts and crafts movement, a style characterized by its denouncement of the mechanization of art in favor of craftsmanship, individuality, and thoughtful design. This prestige, bolstered by the long list of dancers, composers, choreographers, conductors, and opera singers who stayed at the Quin while completing their residencies at nearby Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center (home to the Metropolitan Opera, the New York City Ballet, and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra), and other performing arts venues, continues to imbue the hotel with a creative vigor and harmonious spirit. Newly renovated, the Quin now stands as a fashionable, elegant hotel in an area otherwise dominated by flagship properties. With its rich cultural legacy and unrivaled location, at the corner of 57th St. and 7th Ave., where serene Central Park and buzzing Midtown meet, this is what New York City is all about.
At A Glance
Style: Feminine and urbane, with a keen artistic sensibility.
Standout Detail: The Quin Arts program, which pays homage to the hotel’s legacy as a hub for some of the 20th century’s most celebrated artists, from Georgia O’Keefe to Marc Chagall. The program aims to fully immerse guests in New York City’s creative community through a series of events, including exhibitions, salons, lectures, and film premieres, artist residencies, a notable permanent collection, and a towering video wall in the lobby.
This Place Is Perfect For: Guests looking for sophisticated, posh accommodation that's more demure than some of the chain hotels in the vicinity. NOMI beauty hair and makeup stylists and Bergdorf Goodman personal shoppers are on call (literally, on call: you can reach the store directly by pressing a button on your room's phone) making this a great home base for the fashion-forward.
Rooms: 208 guest rooms, including 27 suites and one three-bedroom penthouse. Neutral colors and sleek decor are accessorized with bright, glittering accents. Complimentary WiFi, Duxiana mattresses, Samsung LED HD TVs, in-room Nespresso machines, and Fresh spa products come standard, and with bedside, desktop, and in-wall touch screen pads that control all lighting, climate, and music options, you'll never be lacking in comfort.
On Site: 24-hour in-room dining, complimentary morning tea and coffee, an executive boardroom that can seat up to 10, and a 24-hour Technogym fitness center with personal trainers and private yoga instructors available upon request.
Food + Drink: The Wayfarer, the hotel’s signature restaurant, is a bi-level Classic American grille serving breakfast, weekend brunch, lunch, and dinner. The ground floor is a spacious grand parlor that draws inspiration from both retro 70's design and the gentlemen’s clubs of old New York, with floor-to-ceiling windows that allow diners to take in the hustle and bustle of Midtown. Upstairs, you’ll find three private dining rooms and a clubroom bar, the perfect place to sip on a custom cocktail created by an award-winning mixologist.
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What to Do Nearby
Carnegie Hall is across the street, and Lincoln Center, MoMA, the Museum of Arts and Design, Radio City Music Hall, and broadway theaters are all close by. Central Park is less than two blocks away, Fifth Ave. is one avenue over, and the Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle, a five-story indoor complex where you’ll find luxury shopping and dining (not to mention two of five New York City three-michelin-starred restaurants, Masa and Per Se) is also just a short walk from the hotel.