It was Reginald Charlot, VP of European Tourism Development at NYC & Company that drew my attention to The Quin. New York is a city of great locations, but the Quin has nestled itself on an enviable corner of 57th and 6th, giving a great mix of ‘iconic New York’, tourist-ville, Central Park and shopping-porn, including Bergdoff Goodman (more on that later!).
The Quin is a reimagination of the old Buckingham Hotel, an iconinc Beaux-Arts building, once home to Marc Chagall and leaves no stone unturned, transforming a New York bolt-hole of old into something entirely different, a contemporary luxury boutique. And the beautiful contradictions don’t end there, it’s minimalist, yet sumptious, technologically advanced yet in touch with its heritage, luxurious yet understated, bijou yet perfectly well-formed.
And there’s an ultimate bribe, through the hotel’s partnership with luxury shopping mecca Bergdoff Goodman, while I was at The Quin every guest was slipped a $50 gift-card, a great incentive to mosey on down (at time of my visit, they were about to launch their legendary Christmas windows), not that it’ll buy you much of course, but a lovely touch.
But why would you want to leave, especially when there’s the Wayfarer, a seafood restaurant cum gentleman’s club cum neighbourhood restaurant, where the food is fab and the service even better.