The Mandarin Oriental in New York

The five-star Mandarin Oriental, New York redefines the hotel experience in Manhattan.

Its design and unique location in the Time Warner Center, coupled with Mandarin Oriental’s legendary hospitality, makes it one of the city’s most distinct and sophisticated hotels.

Mandarin Oriental, New York is located more than 280 feet above ground level, providing a stunning hotel arrival experience. The 244 spacious, elegant guestrooms and suites all feature breathtaking views of the city skyline, Central Park or the Hudson River. All rooms offer guests user-friendly, state-of-the-art in-room communications and entertainment systems. The 14,500-square-foot five-star Spa at Mandarin Oriental with its state-of-the-art fitness center and a 75-foot lap pool is a prominent element of the hotel. Dramatic views provide a spectacular backdrop for the food and beverage outlets which include Asiate, the hotel’s vibrant restaurant serving contemporary cuisine with an Asian influence, and the chic MObar, both created by noted designer Tony Chi, as well as a Lobby Lounge.

In the contemporary, culturally-diverse city of New York, Mandarin Oriental is a respite from the hustle and bustle, a hotel where Oriental East meets East Coast. The hotel is stylish and elegant yet not intimidating — the sleek lines used throughout speak of New York, while artwork and textile accents whisper of the Orient. The overall structure of the center includes a stone and glass base housing a four-story retail complex, as well as Time Warner’s world headquarters and Jazz at Lincoln Center. Rising from the stone base are two crystalline buildings housing the hotel and The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, New York.

The result is a striking and luxurious hotel with stunning views overlooking Manhattan from every direction. The design of the five-star Mandarin Oriental, New York reflects the group’s exotic Oriental heritage as seen in the use of artifacts and small details, adding to the overall luxurious feel of the hotel. Also reflected in the design are more contemporary elements revealing its New York City location. Situated at Columbus Circle, the point from which all distances from Manhattan are measured, the hotel could not be more ideally located. It stands at the most popular cornerstone of Central Park and serves as the perfect meeting point, bridging east and west, north and south.

The guest room layouts differ in the treatment of the baths. One is in a more traditional style, while the other features a wrap-around bath. The color scheme is ivory with blue and warm gold accents. The furniture in both room types is inspired by pieces from the 1940s. The art collections are eclectic, featuring Paul Ching-Bor, a Taiwanese artist who created a series of paintings featuring bridges of New York City, as well as another artist from China, formally trained by a Chinese watercolor master and now residing in NYC.

The bathroom features a Spanish marble in soft beige, which is used throughout. A cherry vanity with an Italian granite top completes the vision of simple elegance. Many bathrooms feature soaking tubs situated at windows, allowing guests to enjoy the views of New York while relaxing in the bath.

The 53rd floor Presidential Suite features custom-designed furnishings in tones of chocolate brown, accented with luminous brushed gold and deep Chinese red accessories. The large Mozambique wood-paneled living and dining areas lead to a private media room and study and fully-equipped kitchen. Upholstered in pearl-toned silk, the master bedroom is adjacent to a sycamore-paneled walk-in closet and spectacular master bath, encased in honey onyx walls. A combination of New York and Asian art and artifacts is used throughout the suite, blending touches of the Orient with contemporary New York. One piece is a 250-year-old parchment calligraphy book featuring Chinese characters conveying a story of happiness and good fortune. Espresso-stained bamboo floors, neutral roman shades that rise and fall at the touch of a button to reveal spectacular views of Manhattan, and rich textiles throughout the suite create a space that is elegant yet comfortable, soothing yet stylish.

Mandarin Oriental, New York is the city’s most stylish and sought-after hotel space. Not only does it stand out for its unique and unusual design and decor, but also for its impeccable service and attention to detail.

About The Author

Emmanuel Lupe is the former executive automotive and luxury travel editor for Jetset Magazine. Emmanuel travels all around the world to cover sporting events such as F1 and sports car racing. He test drives the most luxurious cars as soon as they are unveiled! Lupe also attends auto shows, new car launches and luxury car events behind the scenes to make sure Jetset readers are the first to learn about them! He also travels the globe to discover the best hotels of the world and unique and exotic destinations so Jetset readers can follow in his footsteps right after him! For editorial consideration please contact editor@jetsetmag(dot)com.

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