What’s Ahead for Q&A Residential Hotel by Furnished Quarters

What’s Ahead for Q&A Residential Hotel by Furnished Quarters

What’s Ahead for Q&A Residential Hotel by Furnished Quarters Furnished Quarters’ first Q&A Residential Hotel opens tomorrow, November 25th, 2015 at 70 Pine Street in downtown Manhattan. Months of passion and hard work from the Furnished Quarters and Q&A Hotel teams have led to this pivotal moment when we officially open our doors. The hotel’s star feature is its huge suites, which are actual studio, loft, one and two-bedroom apartments. Each has its own full-sized and fully-equipped kitchen. Soon to come are exciting additions guests can look forward to for their next extended stay in NYC: La Palestra (Coming early December 2015) La Palestra is a state-of-the-art health and wellness center that shares the 70 Pine landmark with Q&A Hotel. Guests will have access to the 21,000-square-foot facility that includes the best strength and cardio equipment. La Palestra is more than just an attractive space—it’s designed for you to reach your top fitness goals. Black Fox Coffee (Coming January 2016) Nothing starts or concludes the day like a perfectly brewed cup of coffee. Black Fox Coffee is an artisan Australian coffee shop offering everything from expresso to cold-pressed juices. Select pastries and sandwiches will also be available. Kick back with a cappuccino, croissant and a good book. Urban Market (Coming Spring 2016) Another great addition to Q&A residential hotel: the lobby will feature Urban Market, an organic gourmet market modeled after the Williamsburg, Brooklyn outpost. Here you’ll find all of your fresh fruits and vegetables, breads and any ingredients you’ll need to craft a delicious meal in your suite’s kitchen. It will be a welcome addition to the Financial...
I Live NY: Debut of Q&A Residential Hotel Answers How

I Live NY: Debut of Q&A Residential Hotel Answers How

Hotel Business (NEW YORK, November 21, 2015)—Lower Manhattan’s Financial District is about to get more rooms inventory via a new brand from Furnished Quarters, a provider of temporary furnished apartment rentals. Beginning Nov. 25, business and leisure travelers can book a studio; loft with office; or one- or two-bedroom accommodations at the Q&A Residential Hotel, a 132-unit facility occupying floors three through six at 70 Pine St., the landmark Art Deco building built in the early 1930s for the Cities Service Co., and more recently known as the American International Building. The mixed-use building, owned by a joint venture between Rose Associates and DTH Capital, also houses some 600 luxury apartments, restaurants and retail. The new venture is the polar opposite of Furnished Quarters’ core model in terms of travelers’ length of stay. According to Steve Brown, CEO of Furnished Quarters, who started the company in 1998 with his brother, Gary, the existing Furnished Quarters model is geared toward stays of 30 days or longer. The brothers own some of the properties under G & S Brown Investments and, in other cases, net lease properties within buildings throughout the Northeast. “We sign leases with landlords and we go in and furnish the apartments. We’re basically responsible for paying the rent, so we find corporate tenants who stay with us for 30 days or longer. These are residential apartments; they’re not allowed to stay less than 30 days. It’s not really extended-stay, but a full-service, doorman building… We work with corporate customers, travelers and all kinds of market segments,” said Brown. In contrast, Q&A Residential Hotel allows guests to stay...
Q&A Hotel Opens

Q&A Hotel Opens

Q&A Residential Hotel Opens in New York First Ever Upscale Serviced Apartment Experience from Furnished Quarters Brand Begins Welcoming Guests This Week (New York, NY) November 23, 2015 – Q&A Residential Hotel, the first short-stay experience debut from renowned furnished apartment provider Furnished Quarters, will officially open its doors to guests on Wednesday, November 25.  Situated in the heart of the thriving Financial District, this innovative residential hotel concept will offer a new way to travel: short-stay live-work suites available for up to 30 days, allowing for shorter stays than traditional furnished apartments. Q&A Residential Hotel will be located on floors three through six of the iconic Art Deco skyscraper 70 Pine, a historical Landmark well known as the former prominent AIG world headquarters. Staying true to their “Stay Inventive” tagline, Q&A Residential Hotel truly brings a new category to the hospitality industry – an upscale residential experience where each of the 132 apartment-sized suites (ranging from 500 to 1,400 sq. ft.) feels like home. Standout features include a variety of thoughtful custom-built amenities such as a full-sized kitchen complete with top of the line cookware, dishwasher, stove; bespoke furniture and king size beds across all suite categories; smart TVs with streaming capability and more. Enjoying accommodations that average three times larger than typical New York City hotel rooms, guests of the property can feel like a resident, rather than a visitor. In line with the inspirational vision behind Q&A Hotel, the aesthetic reflects innovation and dedication to creativity. Designed by the Furnished Quarters’ in-house design team led by Steve Saide, EVP of Design, in collaboration with Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz,...
Baked Acorn Squash Recipe for Thanksgiving

Baked Acorn Squash Recipe for Thanksgiving

Although it’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is next week, nothing says the holidays like last minute prepping – which is why we’re recommending this recipe from BlueApron.com. Celebrate the fall with a dish rooted in chestnuts, a Thanksgiving staple. This recipe for baked acorn squash with roasted chestnuts is a perfect side dish to try for Thanksgiving. Happy Holidays! Ingredients: ½ Pound Rye Bread 2 Cloves Garlic 1 Acorn Squash 1 Fuji Apple 1 Leek 1 Stalk Celery 1 Bunch Parsley 1 Bunch Thyme 2 Tablespoons Butter 1/3 Cup Roasted, Peeled Chestnuts 3 Tablespoons Vegetable Demi-Glace Instructions: Prepare the Ingredients: Preheat the oven to 400°F. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Peel and mince the garlic. Cut the chestnuts into thirds. Halve the acorn squash; scoop out the seeds. Trim the rounded sides of the squash halves so they sit flat on a sheet pan. Small dice the celery. Trim off and discard the roots and upper, dark-green leaves of the leek; halve the leek lengthwise. Thoroughly rinse the leek layers under cold water; small dice the leek. Pick the thyme and parsley leaves off the stems. Discard the stems; roughly chop the herbs, keeping them separate. Cube the bread. Peel, core and medium dice the apple. Roast the Squash: Place the squash halves on a sheet pan; drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast the squash halves, skin-side down, 22 to 24 minutes, or until the flesh is tender when pierced with a knife. Remove from the oven and set aside. Toast the Bread: While the squash halves roast, place the bread cubes...
Hotel Technology Trends for Travelers

Hotel Technology Trends for Travelers

It’s no news that business and leisure travelers alike have fully embraced technology. So why should that experience be limited when travelers go on a business trip or visit a new city? Technology offerings have become an increasingly important factor when consumers consider where to stay, pushing hotels to raise the bar on the new standard of technology offerings. Free WiFi: Everyone is so used to having free access to a strong WiFi connection, which is why free WiFi is in high demand by guests—especially in their rooms. App-Based Room Keys: Hotels are leveraging mobile apps to allow guests to use their mobile phones as room keys. Giving guests an app-friendly code simplifies the experience for hotel guests while improving security. Tech-Friendly Business Services and Conference Centers: As part of the tech explosion, travelers expect business centers and conference rooms within hotels to have the latest technology equipment. This includes computers, printers, and private boardrooms with Internet access and top-of-the-line AV operations for meetings, screenings and presentations. Mobile Services: Travelers are on-the-go, meaning they’re on their mobile devices much more than they are on a desktop. Requesting guest service from mobile, such as room service, concierge assistance, payment, and virtual check-out, makes guests’ experience easier and more streamlined. Many hotels are also providing digital newspaper access, local travel directions and maps, and recommended attraction information. Smart Entertainment: There’s nothing like relaxing at the end of the long day in front of the tube. Hotels are raising the bar with smart HDTVs. Smart TVs letguests connect to the Internet and access streaming services like Netflix and Hulu. Learn More About...