The Quin, Midtown
This new addition opened at the southern end of Central Park last month with 200 rooms and two signature suites, dedicated to the artist Georgia O'Keeffe and the Polish pianist Jan Paderewski, who once resided at the address. Modern-day guests are treated with no less ceremony and are designated an "attaché" upon arrival, with specialist knowledge of music, food, art and drama. A two-storey Wayfarer restaurant and bar is in the making.
The Quin, 101 West 57th Street at Sixth Avenue, Midtown (001 212 245 7846; thequinhotel.com). Doubles start at $599 (£399), room only.