Conde Nast Traveller 2008 Gold List
This opulent skyscraper hotel is perfectly located for all the sights of New York, right on the corner of Central Park in the Time Warner Centre. With views of the Hudson River and the iconic buildings surrounding Central Park, the Opera House, theatres of Broadway and Times Square are just a short distance away. The designer Fifth Avenue shops, Empire State Building and many museums are also within easy walking distance of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. A short taxi ride will deliver guests to St Patrick’s Cathedral, Grand Central Terminal and other well known sights of this historic city.
Manhattan is well known for its luxury hotels and the Mandarin Oriental is one of the grandest luxury hotels in New York. It holds many well-deserved awards including the Condé Nast Gold List Award for the past two years running and Travel and Leisure’s Top 100 Hotels in US and Canada. Top service is certainly assured in this bastion of comfort and elegance.
This luxury hotel offers 203 rooms and suites, each sumptuously furnished with added touches of oriental decor. Every room is guaranteed a breathtaking view from the floor to ceiling windows of the City, Central Park and stunning sunsets over the Hudson River. The décor is conservative yet elegantly luxurious with all the extra trappings of a top luxury hotel in New York – a potted plant, lounging cushions, tasteful artwork and ornaments.
For those travelling on business, the Mandarin Oriental offers the ultimate technology in each guest room as well as excellent meeting facilities and a fully-equipped business centre. Faxes and text messages can be accessed via the flatscreen TV which also provides home theatre sound quality. Soaking tubs in the marble bathrooms have their own flatscreen TV as well as a separate shower. With twice-daily maid service, nothing is neglected by the award-winning staff.
The spas throughout the Mandarin Oriental chain are legendary and this one is no exception. Experience a Lanna massage or the latest Asian therapy treatment and leave with a renewed sense of well-being. The fitness centre is equally well equipped with state-of-the-art machines for guests to enjoy. Finish the workout in the lap pool with floor-to-ceiling views over the Hudson River.
International cuisine is on offer from the various restaurants within this luxury hotel. The Asiate in-house restaurant offers award-winning cuisine under chef Brandon Kida in a delightful setting with stunning views from the 35th floor of this luxury hotel. The designer, Tony Chi, excelled himself with the glittering tree sculpture suspended from the ceiling and the impressive wall of wine bottles. Lighter fare is on offer in the lobby lounge whilst the MO bar mixologists entertain whilst mixing martinis. Leather seating in cozy nooks or a seat at the hammered nickel bar will accommodate every mood and occasion.
59th Street Columbus Circle – Lines 1, A, B, C, D
Hotel amenities: Palacial bathrooms,Spectacular suites.
Business: Business centre,Meeting rooms.