The Quin: Comfortable and Close to Central Park
The service at the Quin is friendly and unobtrusive, and all of the electronics in the room—the window shades, the lights, the air conditioning—are controlled by a tablet that sits by the bed. The location near Central Park is pretty perfect, and even though the hotel is one block away from Bergdorf Goodman, the rooms have the store’s personal shoppers on speed dial.
By AFAR Traveler, AFAR Contributor
An artistic spirit remains in the Quin, a refined property with creative flair that has been a key player in the renaissance of bustling 57th Street. The Quin opened in late 2013, after an extensive transformation from the Buckingham Hotel (once a popular retreat for musicians, actors, and artists) into a fresh property with an emphasis on individual service. Here, attachés are on hand to lend their expertise in food, fashion, art, or music to each guest, creating personal itineraries with insider access. The artistic roots of the property are seen in a substantial permanent art collection along with an artist-in-residence program and a 15-foot abstract video art wall in the lobby. Thoughtful touches enhance a stay, including free Wi-Fi, Nespresso machines in the rooms, and a chic 24-hour drawing room stocked with Apple products. Begin your stay by grabbing a seat at the bar in the Wayfarer to slurp some oysters from the raw bar.
By Jessica Colley Clarke, AFAR Contributor
101 W 57th St, New York, NY 10019, USA