Quin Hotel Shortlisted for “Most Creative Collaboration” Award at LE Miami
Recognition for Quin Arts Program
New York, NY - June 2, 2014 - The newly opened Quin hotel in New York is among six finalists worldwide for LE Miami's “Most Creative Collaboration” Award, presented to hotels or travel brands that have created a unique partnership with the creative community. The Quin was recognized for its Quin Arts program curated by DK Johnston of The Arts Fund. Winners will be announced at the Mondrian South Beach in Miami on June 9, 2014.
The LE Miami travel trade show is focused on the “collision of luxury and lifestyle,” and is a catalyst for the next evolution of travel. The show is an annual forum offering connections between buyers and leading lifestyle hotel brands and providing an inside track on the latest and most innovative developments in the market. The Awards seek to acknowledge lifestyle brands with “distaste for the conventional.” The Quin was shortlisted along with brands including Andaz Global and EDITION Hotels, among others.
An innovative platform, Quin Arts enriches the hotel's creative programming by connecting guests with New York City's thriving cultural landscape. Quin Arts offers an ongoing series of culturally significant events, exhibitions, salons, lectures, film premieres, book debuts, musical performances and artist receptions.
Quin Arts honors the artistic heritage of the original 1929 hotel on the site, now fully transformed, which hosted resident artists such as Georgia O'Keeffe and Marc Chagall, along with luminaries of the performing arts. Located in the heart of Manhattan's cultural district diagonally adjacent to Carnegie Hall and just blocks from Lincoln Center and The Museum of Modern Art, the Quin is New York City's newest luxury lifestyle hotel.
The Quin's General Manager, Holly Breuche, commented, “We're honored to be among the finalists for the ‘Most Creative Collaboration' Award at LE Miami. This travel trade show has quickly earned stature as an incubator of new ideas and we're pleased to be recognized for providing compelling programs and services to our guests.”
DK Johnston of The Arts Fund added, “The arts are integral to the fabric of daily life in New York and we're excited to collaborate with the Quin on programming that offers guests access to unique and inspiring experiences.”
ABOUT THE QUIN HOTEL
The Quin, New York City's newest luxury lifestyle hotel is located on the corner of 57th Street and 6th Avenue. At the intersection of art, music, and fashion, its privileged Midtown location provides effortless access to Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, The Museum of Modern Art and Fifth Avenue couture. The Quin melds modern opulence with its rich artistic heritage in each of its 208 thoughtfully appointed guestrooms including 28 suites. Guests enjoy urbane and intelligent services, from the Attache, who curate a guest's New York experience, to distinguished amenities like an Executive Boardroom, state-of-the-art Technogym fitness center, Apple equipped drawing room, Dux® beds by Duxiana®, Fresh® Spa Products and a two-story, 130-seat artisanal American seafood grill, The Wayfarer, showcasing a menu of fresh regional seafood. Quin Arts is an interactive arts program that celebrates the property's rich artistic heritage and produces exciting new platforms for contemporary artists. Renowned architecture and interior design firm, Perkins Eastman, has transposed a contemporary masterpiece on the classical foundation that was once home to cultural icons like pianist Ignacy Jan Paderewski and artist Georgia O'Keeffe. Resonating with refined repose, the Quin is the Quintessential New York Hotel. http://www.theQuinhotel.com/
About DK Johnston DK Johnston is a founding partner of The Arts Fund, a venture-capital fund that invests in music, art, film and the technology that connects arts and audiences. Founded in 2006 within the San Francisco Sentry Investment Group, Johnston has led investments in over 40 companies in the fine art and content space and more than 10 investments in underlying technologies enabling these creators to distribute and monetize their content. Along with its creative agency, Term of Art, The Arts Fund is responsible for the creative and management of global initiatives including the street art competition, Red Bull Curates, Heineken's global Tiesto campaign, AOL Creation Station, Adidas Originals, and Gibson Guitars Showroom artist activations in Austin, Los Angeles and Miami, among others. As the lead partner for The Arts Fund's Concessionario, Johnston connects leading collectors and corporations with fine-art acquisition, liquidation and advisory services. Prior to The Arts Fund, Johnston was a technology entrepreneur, board member and venture capital investor in Silicon Valley, funding and growing successful standout companies such as UltraDNS, Jawbone and Azul Systems. He was also an early entrant in the deregulated telecommunications industry.