I was lucky enough to get a private peek at the renovated penthouse at the Quin Hotel (which was the much more traditional Buckingham for many years) and was blown away. The duplex features three bedrooms (one of which can serve as a nanny’s quarters or offices) and double terraces, one which is big enough to offer party space for approximately 30 persons and one which comes directly off the master bedroom upstairs. You can get a very up-close view of the details of the top of the classic old midtown buildings and even get a glimpse of Central Park.
The family who owned the Buckingham loved living here and originally tried to sell the hotel under the condition they could stay in this magnificent penthouse–and who could blame them?!
As for the decor, it blends the feel of modern New York loft living with a traditional midtown hotel feel–oh, and there’s a bit of 1930’s Hollywood glamour thrown in. You can also count on having a state of the art sound system and the biggest flat TV screen this side of a professional screening room.
The magnificent suite features art created by the hotel’ artists-in residence. (The hotel hosts a series of artist salons, with the art rotating every two months.)
The space rents for $15,000 per night or per event but it has a special feeling and view that is so comfortable and quintessentially New York that no visitor will ever forget their time there–and in that group, I include even the most jaded world traveler! The romanticism of the balcony off the master bedroom makes it the perfect wedding night or “baby moon” spotFor more info on the Quin–New York’s first “luxury art hotel” and once home to the legendary Georgia O’Keefe–go to www.thequinhotel.com. The reservation number is 1-855-477-QUIN. The Quin is located at 110 West 57th Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues and is just steps from Central Park. Book online during the summer months and get 15 per cent off. If you can’t say there, be sure to visit the The Wayfarer restaurant in the lobby for some of the most exciting Modern American fare in the heart of the midtown shopping district! (They also provide the room service for the hotel.) For more info on this fabulous eatery, go to thewayfarernyc.com