The Quin was conceived as an axis between these different New York neighborhoods; each quadrant informs the design, creating the kind of dynamic interaction you find in the city itself.
New York, NY (PRWEB) April 20, 2013
If all good design reveals place, contemporizes history, and celebrates what is most unique in a property’s DNA, then the Quin achieves greatness via trifecta. Architecture and interior design firm Perkins Eastman has drawn upon the former Buckingham Hotel’s incomparable pedigree and enviable location in the heart of Manhattan to create a luxury hotel that captures the essence of New York, past and present.
This Manhattan Hotel is set to open Mid 2013 - Visit The Quin Hotel Website >
Once home to some of the 20th century’s greatest musicians and painters, the Quin has no shortage of artistic roots and, situated as it is at the intersection of two of the city’s great thoroughfares (57th Street and Sixth Avenue), the Quin has a surfeit of contemporary inspiration to draw upon.
Axis - Connecting Four New Yorks:
The first of these speaks to the property’s essential centrality. The Quin draws upon the energy of its four surrounding neighborhoods: to the north, Central Park, with its serenity and gloriously tamed nature; to the west, the cultural glories of Steinway and Carnegie Hall; to the east, the no-less-impressive shrines to commerce found at the intersection of 57th and Fifth; and to the south, the city’s two great entertainment centers, Rockefeller Plaza and Times Square.
As Perkins Eastman Principal Shawn Basler puts it, “The Quin was conceived as an axis between these different New York neighborhoods; each quadrant informs the design, creating the kind of dynamic interaction you find in the city itself.”
Nexus - A Historic Artists’ Retreat:
While the Quin’s design reflects the multifaceted modern city, it concurrently draws upon a rich history. Designed in 1929 by leading architect Emery Roth, the Buckingham became the established home of some of the 20th century’s greatest talents, from the expatriate composer Paderewski to that most American of painters, Georgia O'Keeffe. The latter is saluted in grand fashion in the lobby’s Grand Salon.
Purlieu - Welcome to the Neighborhood:
One of the unique characteristics of the old building footprint, according to Basler and team, was its lack of presence on the street where it lives. The new design opens inside to out – tall windows and a glass canopy make it clear that there is a new addition to the neighborhood: the hotel, of course, but also the public spaces of lobby and restaurant are clear enhancements to city life for natives as well as guests.
Backstage - The Guest Rooms and Suites:
“The guest rooms are composed of a sophisticated urban palette,” says Basler, “With uniquely personalized detailing, think of each room as a well-tailored suit or couture dress.” Warm, rich-toned fabrics offset the clean lines of built-in furniture with felicitous details like leather drawer pulls and door handles.
Suites take advantage of corner locations and fill the extra space with added amenities like larger bathrooms with soaking tubs and open showers. On the 14th and 15th floors, the O'Keeffe and Paderewski Specialty Suites have been designed to reflect the artistry of their respective namesakes.
The triplex Penthouse suite of this Manhattan hotel offers a 1,200 square-foot private terrace with sweeping Central Park views and a full-service kitchen.
About the Quin - A Manhattan Hotel:
The Quin - A new New York Hotel is debuting this mid 2013 and is located on the corner of 57th Street and 6th Avenue, at the intersection of art, music, and fashion, its privileged Midtown location provides effortless access to Central Park, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, The Museum of Modern Art, and Fifth Avenue couture. The Quin melds modern opulence with its rich artistic heritage in each of its 205 thoughtfully appointed guestrooms including 27 guest suites.
Guests of this new New York Hotel will relish in urbane and intelligent services, from Quin Attache' who curate a guest’s New York experience, to distinguished amenities like an Executive Boardroom for 10, state-of-the-art Technogym fitness center, Apple equipped drawing room, Dux® beds by Duxiana, bath amenities by Fresh®, and a world class 200 seat New York Restaurant and signature bar by a Celebrated Chef.
Renowned architecture and interior design firm, Perkins Eastman, has transposed a contemporary masterpiece on the classical foundation that was once home to cultural icons like pianist Ignacy Jan Paderewski and artist Georgia O'Keeffe. Resonating with refined repose, the Quin is the Quintessential Manhattan Hotel.
This new New York Hotel is set to open Mid 2013 - Visit The Quin Hotel Website >