When you visit New York City, the preferred way to travel is in style. And for the affluent visitor, opulence is alive and well — and you can find it at The Quin. The Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star beauty offers guests a highly personalized stay in the heart of Manhattan. Located on 57th Street and Sixth Avenue near Central Park and Fifth Avenue shopping meccas, its newly minted penthouse puts you exactly where you want to be.
After taking an early peek at the fresh space, there are three things we can’t stop talking about:
The Great Outdoors
The elegant 3,400-square-foot penthouse triplex on the 17th floor features an expansive 1,300-square-foot terrace. Upon entering through a private foyer and ascending an dramatic staircase, glass doors lead you outside to panoramic views of the city that stretch from Lower Manhattan’s One World Trade Center to Central Park. The terrace provides the ultimate place to entertain and features seating areas for more than 30 guests and a communal table for up to 14. Even hard-to-impress guests will nod in approval.
And when it comes to actually planning the party, you can upgrade to elevated, one-of-a-kind experiences produced by Fête’s Jung Lee, one of the most sought-after event planners in New York. Whether you’re looking to wow friends or host an intimate gathering, Lee will bring your vision to life with Hermès china, Baccarat crystal, live music and even someone to roll cigars on site.
The Over-the-Top Luxury
The entire place is tricked out with state-of-the-art technological touches such as a Bowers & Wilkins surround sound; a private Wi-Fi network; and Apple AirPlay with an integrated iPad that controls lighting, climate, music and Quin service. There’s also a professional-grade kitchen featuring swanky appliances like a Sub-Zero refrigerator, touch-less cabinets, an induction glass-top range, Miele dishwasher and Nespresso machine.
An evolving collection of original artwork curated by DK Johnston graces the walls. The pieces are complemented by elegantly soulful accents chosen by Lee, who accessorized the space to perfection. Fresh floral arrangements, Sferra linens, a Duxiana mattress, designer Fresh spa toiletries, customized room scents by 12.29 and — the piece de résistance — an enormous rain shower in the master suite, make up the stunningly executed retreat.
The Unique, Personalized Experiences
The Quin’s penthouse is all about personalizing experiences for its VIPs. Guests have a dedicated phone line to be used for any request, 24/7. The hotel’s attachés will create one-of-a-kind itineraries based upon individual preferences, so if you need brunch reservations for that new Brooklyn spot or heavenly seats for The Book of Mormon, someone will make it happen. Penthouse guests also have exclusive rights to premier tickets not available to the public for every concert hall at Lincoln Center. And if it’s shopping that you’re after, The Quin provides access to personal stylists at Bergdorf Goodman to set up individualized excursions between the racks.
After a long day of shopping and sightseeing, return to the penthouse, where an in-room mixologist will create signature cocktails to suit your style and pair with your meals. The property has even partnered with Kerber’s Farm to cultivate a Farm to Fifth Avenue package. The hotel sources many of its seasonal, local provisions from Kerber’s and, with the promotion, guests are invited on an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the facility and are given a chance to sample its award-winning jams and cheddar biscuits.