By Mary Govoni
At the Q&A Hotel, at 70 Pine Street near the Wall Street subway station, the rooms are giant apartments that feature full kitchens, well-appointed sitting areas, large bathrooms and big comfy king-sized beds.
“It’s a new category,” said Axel Fischer, the hotel’s general manager. “A residential hotel, with accommodations that are three times larger than the typical New York City hotel room.”
It does make you feel more like you’ve borrowed someone’s nice apartment than simply rented a hotel room.
The Q&A Residential Hotel offers exemplary space and service for extended-stay guests. The residential-style rooms are located on four stories of the AIG Building at 70 Pine Street, right in the heart of New York’s Financial District.
The rooms are more than three times the size of a typical Manhattan hotel room – ranging from 500 to 1,400 square feet. All rooms – from studios to two bedroom suites – provide fully-equipped kitchens and lounge spaces.
The only downside to this hotel is that it’s located in the city’s Financial Center, way, way, downtown, and it’s quite a long Uber ride to get to Times Square or the Javits Center where many tourists want to go. If you are totally on vacation, this may not be a big deal, but for a conference goer, this may be an issue.
The Q&A Residential Hotel has been expanding rapidly in recent years. On January 30th 2017, they introduced many staff and amenity additions.
Steve Brown, CEO and President of Furnished Quarters was pleased to announce the hotel is now offering more for their guests during their stay, including “a huge luxury fitness and wellness center, a gourmet coffee bar, and an upcoming organic market.”
What People Are Saying About Q&A
And so far, Q&A has received countless TripAdvisor reviews regarding the spaciousness of the rooms, the friendliness and efficiency of the new staff, and the newly added amenities:
“My room was luxurious, comfortable, and extremely spacious. I felt like a true New Yorker, just with a larger apartment than most!!” –Mordechai W
“Attention to detail, smiles and the best service I have had in a while is what describes Q&A Residential. The hotel is located in the heart of downtown and it’s easy to get to anywhere in the city by Subway.” –Alberto A
“Awesome property with excellent staff and amenities. Excellent value for the money. Modern, clean and located right in the financial district.” –Cgarabed101
Black Fox Coffee
The Q&A hotel lobby shares its space with Black Fox Coffee, an Australian-owned artisanal coffee shop. The gourmet coffee bar serves freshly brewed coffee which they buy from small, independent farmers that focus on the quality of their coffee plants.
Alongside their robust flavors, Black Fox Coffee offers a full breakfast and lunch menu – from Avocado mash to French toast, as well as croissants and muffins for those with a busy schedule. The coffee shop attracts hotel guests and New Yorkers alike.
It is a perfect place to sip on coffee and take in the hustle and bustle of the Financial District.
Guests are provided complimentary access to the 21,000-square-foot health and fitness facility located in the Q&A Hotel.
La Palestra also offers personal trainers and a wide range of wellness specialists to develop personalized workout and nutrition programs to improve not just the quality of your stay, but the quality of your life.
Amenities include state-of-the-art strength and cardio equipment and private massage and treatment rooms.
The health and wellness center in the Q&A Hotel strives to maintain their philosophy for all guests.
Health is the integration of all a person’s core values.
Their philosophy is founded in a combination of the company’s values: “Process, Effort, Work, Innovation, Balance, Education, Respect, and Integration.”
Q&A Hotel also offers a “Friends with Benefits” program for preferred guests who visit most often and book direct.
This VIP treatment includes early check-in, late check-out and apartment upgrades for frequent travelers.
Each room comes equipped with complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, a smart TV for streaming, and 150 cable channels through a Bose sound system.
Housekeeping services are offered every day unless otherwise specified. There is self-service laundry facility on site as well.
For business professionals, Q&A provides a full range of 24-hour services to support easy enterprise across time zones.
On site and on demand to meet the business needs of our guests are computers, printers, UPS, FedEx and other messenger and package delivery services, private boardrooms and top-of-the-line AV operations for meetings, screenings, and presentations.
Still to Come
Q&A has also announced the beginning of the development of its new City Acres, a two-level organic market located right off the building’s lobby.
In the Spring, when construction is complete, the market will provide guests with gourmet prepared food and a wide assortment of groceries.
Guests will be able to order groceries through the hotel concierge for in-apartment delivery Q&A Hotel is thrilled about the new renovations and excited for their guests to experience the new amenities.
As the success and popularity of the Q&A Hotel has been growing rapidly, the growth of their amenities and their staff has as well.
These residential-style rooms may be the up-and-coming way to experience luxury and comfort in New York City.
Q and A Furnished Quarters: Website:
Address: 70 Pine St, New York, NY 10005
Phone: (646) 598-0100
Mary Govoni is a freelance writer from Cape Cod, Mass. She loves traveling to find food, good conversation and good company.