Property Feature: Mandarin Oriental New York

Located in the midst of Columbus Circle, on the corner of Central Park and within the close proximity to some of the most prestigious areas, this award-winning luxury hotel has become  a byword for New York Style.

Each of the  248 stylishli appointed rooms and suites reflect the heritage of Mandarin Oriental, while incorporating strong contemporary elements of New York City. Guests are presented with breathtaking views of Central Park, the inspiring Manhattan skyline or the scenic Hudson river while enjoying luxurious amenities including a marble bath with a flat panel LCD television (in Dubai, you can experience this type of bath at The Meydan Hotel).

The hotel’s spa is one of the only 20 in the world to received the esteemed Forbes Five-Star Award and offers facilities including state of the art  fitness centre and  a 23-metre naturally lit indoor lap pool. The hotel’s ideal location presents the perfect base from which to visit popular attractions including the Central Park, Broadway, and Rockfeller Center.

Guests can savour the finest contemporray American cuisine with an Asian flair at award-winning Asiate, while The Lobby Lounge is the idyllic spot to unwind with a cup of afternoon tea and marvelous view of the park.

More Hotel Trivia:

1) The lobby of Mandarin Oriental, New York is located 280 feet (85 m) above the ground.

2)Every guest room has a view of either Central Park and Manhattan’s East Side or the Hudson River and residential streets of the Upper West Side.

3) Vivienne Tam, a renowned New York fashion designer, designed the hotel’s signature fan, a modern fan displayed in the hotel lobby.

4. If you have seen the fiery glass sculpture in Atlantis The Palm in Dubai, it was created by Dale Chihuly, the very same person who created the two glass pieces installed in the hotel. The first is a chandelier, created in a unique collaboration with Waterford Crystal, weighing approximately 2,100 pounds and comprising 683 hand blown glass and crystal pieces. The second installation, located in the 35th floor lobby, is Chihuly’s first foray into glass gardens.

5) A 250- year old parchment calligraphy book, conveying a story of happiness and good fortune, and a collection of carved ornaments from furnishings of the same period are housed in the Presidential Suite.

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