Few hotels can claim to have the cultural prowess of the Quin, the latest addition to Manhattan's midtown hotel circuit. Occupying valuable square footage mere blocks from Central Park, the Museum of Modern Art and Carnegie Hall, the robust luxury property stands in the footprint left by the legendary Buckingham Hotel, one-time home to 20th-century cultural greats Ignacy Jan Paderewski and Georgia O'Keeffe. In light of this rich heritage, the Quin comprises 205 rooms sumptuously designed by Perkins Eastman and boasts 8m windows and a glass canopy over the front lobby. The modern hotel is also peppered with art, like oil portraits of cellist Mstislav Rostropovich and pianist Arthur Rubenstein. On the 14th and 15th floors, the suites are all armed with great views. The triplex Penthouse suite, with its 1,200 sq ft terrace facing Central Park, truly takes the cake.