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57th street, new york

Hotel development corridors are popping up in
New York. First it was 29th Street, with-West
to East-Kimpton's Eventi, the Ace (and NoMad
one block south), the LOLA-turned-King &
Grove, and the Gansevoort Park. Now, 57th
Street, what the New York Observer and others
are touting as the city's new Gold Coast from a
luxury residential development standpoint, is
following suit.
Take the newly opened Viceroy New York,
the brand's first in Manhattan. Says Viceroy's
CEO, Bill Walshe, "For some time, Viceroy
Hotel Group has sought the perfect location to
launch our first New York property. West 57th
Street has always been iconic, and right now it's
experiencing a resurgence with a slew of highprofile projects in the works on our block. We
felt that opening the hotel here was our way of
bringing back classic New York-to be part of a
neighborhood that is being restored to its 'glory
days.'" Stephen Alesch and Robin Standefer,
the duo behind New York firm Roman and
Williams, have created a slim, striking black
brick and metal fa├žade with mutinied windows
that rises 29 stories. Inside, the 240 guestrooms
recall that of a luxurious, modernist ship cabin,
swathed in iroko-wood furniture and brass
and leather touches. Yet, the standout, says
Alesch: the layered-metal map in the lobby,
which pinpoints the building's location with a
red jewel. "Having the opportunity to design the
project from the ground up, exterior and interior,
allowed us to think about uptown-and 57th
Street in particular-in a new way that had been
lost in recent decades," explains Standefer. "We
call it the last days of pre-war: the last moment
where detailing really mattered and modernism
hadn't lost its soul. We wanted to bring a sense of
glamour to this part of Midtown but in way that
felt rigorous and refined."
As for the Quin, "Ultimately it was the
location and the building's rich artistic history
that attracted us to transform the former
Buckingham Hotel into the Quin," says owner
Alan Kanders. "You would be hard-pressed
to find another building like this one that has
housed some of the greatest artistic talents,
including Georgia O'Keeffe, Marc Chagall,
and Ignacy Jan Paderewski." This artistic and
cultural legacy informed Perkins Eastman's
design, "a combination of warm tones and clean
modern lines, all in a grand yet understated
setting," says principal Shawn Basler. The twostory lobby boasts a video art wall and double-

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