10015 Travel Guide
Just the other day we were flipping through a magazine, when suddenly an image on one of the pages made us stop and go, 'Wow.' It showed a Helena Bonham Carter-type lady with messy black hair and an elongated striped neck with a 17th century ruff under her chin, peering off to one side, superimposed onto a rich red background.
It was an ad, we realized, for The Quin, Manhattan's soon-to-open 198-room boutique hotel on West 57th St. And while a start date still hasn't been set, it looks like the hotel's website is now up and running, offering a first glimpse of one of the guest rooms!
Click below to take a look for yourself...
The Buckingham is turning into The Quin Hotel.
We've already told you that the Buckingham Hotel in NYC is turning into a new chic spot called The Quin but now we've got an estimated opening timeframe--Winter 2012.
Since that's Winter 2012 and not Winter 2013, we're guessing the place should open before the year is out. And with its location just blocks off Fifth Avenue and near big touristy spots like Lincoln Center, Museum of Modern Art and even Rockefeller Plaza, we bet the place will open right before the holidays to better cash in on the annual influx of holiday visitors.
Here's what we can expect when the hotel does reopen:
We're still not sure when The Hyatt Union Square in Manhattan will open (it certainly doesn't look like in July) but up in Midtown, there's another Hyatt hotel with a clear opening date--The Hyatt Place Midtown on 36th and 6th near Penn Station.
The hotel is now taking reservations for November 26 and on. If you've never stayed at a Hyatt Place before, here's what you can expect: spacious guest rooms with divided living and sleeping areas, a king Hyatt Grand Bed (or two double beds), 42" flat-panel HDTVs, plenty of places to plug in your gadgets (including hookups for the TV), a Cozy Corner sofa-sleeper (yes, in all rooms), complimentary continental breakfast buffet and best of all, free WiFi.
Downstairs, there will be one of those new-fangled Grab n' Go restaurant, a bakery cafe, a "den" to hang out in and an "E Room", a business center in case you somehow forgot your laptop.