I don’t like clichés. Words such as curated and crafted irk me. But I feel differently about the term boutique and boutique hotels, in particular. When I think of a boutique hotel, I think of a hotel that portrays warmth and casual elegance without snooty attitude, where the rooms don’t all look the same, and where the guests are treated both as individuals and special.
The Quin, a 208 room hotel, located in Midtown Manhattan on 57th Street, close to Central Park, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and Fifth Avenue couture clearly meets my criteria of a boutique hotel. I visited the hotel one day recently. I was invited to a reception at the Quin showcasing the art of German artist Wulf Treu. In fact, the Quin could double as an art gallery. Wherever you look, there is innovative, original modern art. From the flooring, to the lighting, to the furniture, the Quin has all of the right touches.
Here is the lobby area. As I mentioned, there was a lot of festivity when I visited, as the artist’s reception was that evening. It was a great event and I even had the opportunity to meet Mr. Treu.
Burns Patterson welcomed me on behalf of the Quin and took me for a tour of the hotel. First, he brought me to the fitness center. The space was equipped with some of the most state-of-the-art equipment I’ve ever seen. It was clean, mirrored, and you could see out to 57th Street while working out. Overall, it was fabulous and very conducive to working out.
If you prefer to walk or run for exercise, the location of the Quin couldn’t be better, as it’s only a hop, skip and a jump from Central Park.
To my delight, everywhere I looked I saw more art, original work, many by world-renowned artists. Very cool art. Art I want in my own home. In fact, the Quin takes pride in it’s arts program, and regularly showcases contemporary artists and their work.
We then went up to the 17th floor – home of the Quin’s latest piece de resistance – five spectacular terrace rooms and suites and a luxurious penthouse suite. Burns showed me one of these new hotel suites. And what a suite it was!
First, the terrace! It was huge – the length of the suite, and I could see amazing NYC views in any direction I looked.
The interior of the suite is simply stunning.
The bathroom is spectacular! And I love the toiletries by Fresh.
As nice as these photos are, you really need to visit the Quin’s website and the hotel itself. I think the Quin put a spell on me, because I can’t stop thinking about how wonderful it is.
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