The Quin's Beauty Makes Us Quiver Like A Lovesick Puppy
From the various tidbits we've seen and heard so far, we were already expecting fun things over at Manhattan's new boutique hotel, The Quin. But now we're learning even more about the 200-room midtown hotel that has us dying to get inside and take a look.
In an usual twist, the hotel's architects (or, at least, the guys who helped transform the former Buckingham Hotel into the new Quin), Perkins Eastman, will also be the interior designers. Meaning all the pretty things we like about the building's exterior will play out in the rooms and public spaces themselves.
Here's one quote we were particularly fond of:
"Leather-wrapped columns soar to ceilings covered in 22k gold leaf and hammered metal plates that reflect the teeming activity below. Rich finishes play off one another, with faux bois paneling, couture curtains, chandeliers of hand-blown glass, and custom-painted walls (finished with as many as fourteen layers).
The effect is sophisticated, dramatic, even mysterious"
But that's not all. The designers also refer to an:
"elevator lobby lined with honeycombed cast plaster, a floor of Italian white marble flecked with caramel accents, and mirrored arches around the elevators"
In addition to the lobby, the Quin will also boast a Gallery and a Drawing Room (what the hotel calls a "contemplative space") for its art-loving, high-minded guests to mingle and meander.
In short: we can't wait to take a look.
For now though, as far as eye candy, we've only got the above shots of the rooms (which we've already seen) and the lobby.
We'll consider this place our belated Christmas present from NYC. Stay tuned for more!
[Photos: Perkins Eastman]