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The Quin Hotel
Location within New York
General information
Location 101 West 57th St., New York, New York, United States
Coordinates 40°45′52″N 73°58′40″W / 40.7644°N 73.9777°W / 40.7644; -73.9777
Opening November 11, 2013
Affiliation Small Luxury Hotels of the World
Technical details
Floor count 17
Design and construction
Architect Perkins Eastman
Other information
Number of rooms 208
Number of restaurants 1

The Quin is a luxury hotel in New York City. It is located on 57th Street and Sixth Avenue in Manhattan, two blocks south of Central Park.

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Early history

Prior to its 2013 reopening, the Quin was originally the Buckingham Hotel, a Beaux-Arts style building designed by American architect, Emery Roth, which opened in 1929.[1]

2013 Opening

The Quin opened on November 11, 2013 with an architectural redesign by New York, New York based firm Perkins Eastman. It has 208 guestrooms including 28 suites.

Famous Residents

Former guests include Georgia O’Keeffe, Ignacy Jan Paderewski,[2] and Marc Chagall.[3]

Quin Arts

The Quin Arts program presents an ongoing series of events, exhibitions, salons, lectures, film premieres, book debuts, musical performances and artist receptions in Manhattan.[4]

Some highlights of the program include a 15-foot abstract video art wall and a permanent collection featuring artists from around the world, including Blek le Rat, Patrick Graham, Nick Walker (artist), and Eric Zener.[5]

The Quin Arts Program also features a contemporary artist-in-residence program under the direction of curator DK Johnston. Under the program, artists stay and work at the hotel, enabling guests to interact with them and gain insight that goes beyond what a visit to museum or gallery can impart. The program has mostly included street artists who have drawn and painted on hotel doors, stairwells, and other areas, in addition to exhibiting work in the lobby. Blek le Rat, who was in residence in 2014, was mistakenly nearly arrested after police saw him stenciling on a hotel door.[6] The summer 2016 artist in residence was Berlin-based street artist Tavar Zawacki aka Above (artist).[7] In September 2016, the Quin commissioned Chaz Barrisson, half of the street art duo London Police, to paint two of his signature grinning characters on the wall by the service doors of the hotel. The London Police residency included a gallery show of their graphic, black-and-white work, done on canvas and paper. Johnston reports that guests have started to plan trips around artists’ residencies.[8]

In June 2014, the Quin hotel was shortlisted for the “Most Creative Collaboration” Award at LE Miami travel trade show for its arts program.[9]

In November 2016, the Quin commissioned 14 acclaimed artists to create custom pieces for a group salon in partnership with D'Angelico Guitars. Artists included Above (Tavar Zawacki), Alex Yanes, ASVP, Blek le Rat, Eric Zener, Joanne CORNO, Amanda Marie, Mindy Linkous, Nick Walker, Pure Evil, Robert Malmberg, SP38, The London Police, and Wulf Treu.[10]

Robert Malmberg contributed to the program again in February 2017 with a second solo Quin Arts exhibition entitled, Light Waves. Light Waves highlights two diverse expressions of Malmberg’s work and features a color saturated Neon Landscapes series, along with a black and white presentation of oversized contact sheets exploring Manhattan.[11] Malmberg is an award-winning photographer and filmmaker from Louisville, Kentucky.[12] A pioneer in the revival of wet collodion photography,[13] Malmberg capitalizes on wet-plate, slow exposure techniques to produce ultra-detailed and hauntingly nostalgic images. The meticulous process riffs off the imperfection and beauty of 19th century portrait photography.[14] In August 2014, Malmberg was commissioned by the New York Historical Society Museum & Library to reimagine Antebellum era photography with "Camp History: Civil War Photography," a workshop for NYC youth.[15] His inaugural exhibition at the Quin, INcognito, debuted March 5, 2015.[16]

Dutch photographer Anne Barlinckhoff’s solo exhibition Strength Africa debuted at the Quin in the spring of 2017 and featured works captured during her travels through West Africa.[17] Barlinckhoff’s inspiration was driven “by love, life and loss and all those moments in between.”[18] Portraits embodied the strength and vulnerability of her female subjects amid Africa’s vibrant landscape.[19]

In June 2017, American photojournalist Hilary Swift presented her first solo exhibition Time In-Between—a collection of intimate and surprising portraits documenting everyday life in New York City.[20] Swift covers politics, social issues, and breaking news, and is a frequent contributor to The New York Times.[21]

The Quin then showcased two exhibitions by Danish photographer Søren Solkær. SURFACE—the first collection of its kind to be exhibited within a luxury suite—captured some of the world’s most famous street artists at work over a three-year journey around the globe and was installed in the Quin Penthouse. These portraits were taken from his fine art photography book of the same name, first published in 2015. A reissue featuring new photography is slated for early 2018.[22] HEART BEAT CITY consisted of select photographs from SURFACE and new New York-centric images commissioned for the Quin. It debuted in the hotel's lobby August 17, 2017.[23]


  1. ^ Hwu, Kelly (2013-11-11). "NYC's Buckingham Hotel Reopens as the Quin Today: A Look Inside - Condé Nast Traveler". Retrieved 2016-03-05. 
  2. ^ "Rock Star Pianist: Paderewski's Carnegie Hall Debut 120 Years On". Carnegie Hall. 2011-11-17. Retrieved 2016-03-05. 
  3. ^ Backenheimer, Margaret (2008-09-21). "MoMA moments - tribunedigital-chicagotribune". Retrieved 2016-03-05. 
  4. ^ "Editors' Choice" (PDF). Leaders Magazine. Retrieved 9 August 2015. 
  5. ^ "Photographer Robert Christian Malmberg Debuts 'INcognito' at The Quin Hotel March 5". Marketwired. Retrieved 24 February 2015. 
  6. ^ Dawson, Gloria. "Graffitist in Residence? It's the Latest Hotel Amenity". The New York Times. Retrieved 19 September 2016. 
  7. ^ "Brooklyn Street Art". Retrieved 9 August 2016. 
  8. ^ Dawson, Gloria. "Graffitist in Residence? It's the Latest Hotel Amenity". The New York Times. Retrieved 19 September 2016. 
  9. ^ "Quin Hotel Shortlisted for "Most Creative Collaboration" Award at LE Miami". Hotel Executive. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  10. ^ Eller, Matthew. "Preview: D'Angelico Guitars as Reimagined by 14 Artists Featuring Nick Walker, Above, AVSP, and many more NYC". Street Art News. Retrieved 10 November 2016. 
  11. ^ "Robert Malmberg: Light Waves". 
  12. ^ Benenate, Mia. "Captured in Collodion". The Huffington Post. Amber-Allen Publishing, Inc. Retrieved 5 August 2011. 
  13. ^ Hughues, Sarah. "Robert Malmberg, un puriste nostalgique". Paris Match. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  14. ^ ANDY WRIGHT and REYHAN HARMANCI. "A Haunting Old Photographic Process Reappears". The New York Times. Retrieved 2 September 2011. 
  15. ^ "Haunting Civil War-era tintype portraits bring history to life". Retrieved 1 February 2017. 
  16. ^ "Robert Malmberg: INcognito". Retrieved 1 February 2017. 
  17. ^ "Anne Barlinckhoff: Strength Africa". Retrieved 2017-10-19. 
  18. ^ Lomography (2017-04-18). "The Beauty Of Africa: An Interview With Anne Barlinckhoff". Medium. Retrieved 2017-10-19. 
  19. ^ "Anne Barlinckhoff, Inspired by the Confidence and Vulnerability of Women - Inspirer". Retrieved 2017-10-19. 
  20. ^ "Hilary Swift: Time In-Between". Retrieved 2017-10-19. 
  21. ^ "Photojournalist Hilary Swift Debuts Her First Solo Exhibition - Inspirer". Retrieved 2017-10-19. 
  22. ^ "Two Exhibitions from Photographer Soren Solkaer, Curated by DK Johnston, Featured at the Quin". Retrieved 2017-10-19. 
  23. ^ "Artist in Residence". Retrieved 2017-10-19. 

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