NEW YORK—The Quin, a new luxury lifestyle hotel opening in September, announces the partnership with hospitality veterans Eric Marx and Lisle Richards of Metric Group to create The Wayfarer, an artisanal American grill designed to showcase a diverse selection of regional seafood. The two-story restaurant and lounge will evoke the experience of an old gentlemen’s club historical New York glamour.
Metric Group has partnered with Jimmy Haber of ESquared Hospitality to create a new hospitality brand, starting with the new venture at the Quin.
Designer Meyer Davis will create a feeling of “old meets new,” drawing inspiration from the 1970’s blended with the classic New York of the 1800’s. Guests will be treated to a variety of different experiences throughout the restaurant starting with the grand parlor punctuated by a staircase that will lead to the second floor lounge and private dining areas. The 130-seat dining room will be furnished in rich leathers and woods inspired by New York’s old gentlemen’s clubs. The first floor centerpiece, the main bar, will be constructed out of grand pewter and glazed brick to generate an energetic vibe upon entry. The second floor mezzanine provides a more relaxed dining experience with a 20-foot bar and additional lounge seating. The second floor also offers three private dining rooms designed for seating combinations that can accommodate parties from 12 to 72 guests.
“We are excited to be launching The Wayfarer restaurant at the Quin,” said Lisle Richards and Eric Marx. “The hotel’s commitment to quality is akin to our philosophy that guests should always be the centerpiece of an amazing hospitality experience. The addition of The Wayfarer to the Quin will provide a level of service and refinement that welcomes diverse global communities.”
Marx and Richards have managed many of New York’s venues for hospitality companies such as Gerber Group, One Group, and the Gansevoort Hotel Group.
“The vision for The Wayfarer is perfectly aligned with the Quin’s mission to provide an urbane retreat in the heart of Manhattan,” states Alan Kanders, principal of Three Wall Capital. “Much like the Quin, the restaurant will embrace the glamour of old New York while also offering modern comforts and services fitting for such an establishment.”