By Elena Murzello.
Question: What do you do when your home or office renovations take longer than expected and you have over-stayed your welcome at your friends or the noise at the co-working space is driving you crazy? You are finally moving into a new place mid month and you are stranded for two weeks prior to moving living out of suitcase with the rest of your personal affects in storage or your furniture is not arriving for another month?
Answer: Q&A Residential Hotel, found in the 66 storey landmark Art Deco building at 70 Pine, is your home away from home; offering 132 apartment-sized suites ranging from 500 to 1,400 square ft. with all the features of home like a full sized kitchen including a dishwasher, valet laundry/ dry cleaning, La Palestra fitness center and virtual concierge. With the added features of a hotel: daily housekeeping, unlimited free wifi, unlimited local and long-distance calling and plush bedroom and bath linens, bath amenities by L’Occitane as an added treat – you’ll almost forget that it’s not your permanent address. All this – for no minimum stay either.
Upon entering the suite, you will immediately notice the modern décor which is a result of the design efforts of Furnished Quarter’s in-house design team led by Steve Saide, in collaboration with Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz, the designer behind the Mondrian Hotels in both New York and LA.
For those traveling for business, the newly opened Black Fox Coffee (May 2016), will serve up the best artisanal java from the land down under. For those wanting to grab and go, complimentary coffee/tea and breakfast treats are offered in the hotel lobby every morning. And for those wanting to stock up the full-sized fridge the 13,000 sq ft Urban Market will be an oasis of high quality, gourmet prepared food to satisfy everyone tastes after a long day at the office. Want a full fridge without the trip to the store? Grocery service is provided with delivery straight to your suite. Need a space to meet or print out some must need documents? A business center is located next to conference rooms. Even more exciting, is the Michelin-starred chef April Bloomfield collaboration with restaurateur Ken Friedman four-level dining and drinking complex on the roof top, to be opened in 2017.
The accessibility to subways 2,3,4,5,J, Z,A and C make Q&A the obvious answer to all of your questions.