Mandarin Oriental New York


“I’ve been a long-time ‘fan’ of many of the Mandarin Oriental Hotels, and the New York property has serious ‘wow’ factor. It is surely one of NYC's top hotels for a variety of stays – with the kids, solo, on business etc... Incredible views from floor-to-ceiling windows (the hotel is situated on the 35th through 54th floors of the Time Warner Center), and a sense of sleek Asian style in both decor and seamless service. The buzz of an international crowd lights up the lounge/bar area and the breakfast is excellent, as is Asiate, the hotel’s superb Asian fusion restaurant. The spa is a destination unto itself — true cocoon in the middle of this hectic city — the fitness center on the 36th floor looks out high above the city with floor to ceiling windows and one of the most impressive city lap pools anywhere in the world. Very impressive.”
- Suzanne (Date Experienced: February 2010)

Great for
Business or pleasure: good techie facilities and safes big enough to hold a laptop, but doesn’t feel overly corporate and also works well as a couple and with the kids. Their head concierge, Kenny Abisror, is one of NYC’s very best. A truly knowledgeable "connector" and "make-it-happen" guy.

With whom
With your partner, a girls’ shopping weekend, a business trip, with the kids

Memorable moment
I arrived on a special occasion that my boyfriend had mentioned to the concierge in passing. In our room was a humongous cookie with my name and company logo, with a kind note from the General Manager congratulating me. Special.

Best time to go
Spring, Autumn, Winter in NYC are best — Summer is typically hot, hot, hot and humid as hell.

With the kids
MO always cater well for kids, and although the setting is a little more mature, the Younger Fans service provides kids amenities, games, DVDs and babysitting.

Be aware
1) There are two elevator banks – one from street level to the lobby/lounge; another set takes you up to the guest rooms and gym.
2) The gym/pool is on the same floor as the Ballroom where events are held often during mornings and early evening. Don't turn the wrong direction out of the elevator!

Room options
248 sleek and chic Asian style, but not overly dark. Think: reds, greys, golds and blacks with crisp white sheets and so much light from the huge windows. Request a view over Central Park — Premier Central Park View rooms on 43rd floor are the best.

Service & vibe
Typical Mandarin excellent service: nothing is too much to ask, and chances are you won’t need to.

Asiate is a top dining destination in the area, if not the whole city. Great tasting Asian fusion and a buzzing scene on the 35th floor. For cocktails — book a window seat in the Lobby Lounge overlooking Columbus Circle. Oenophiles don’t miss Clo Wines bar...

From $450 and up

Costs less to go
Year-round rates but look out for special offers on the website Find out about special offers & deals

To Do & See
New York, New York... So much: open-air entertainment in Central Park is a ‘must’ in every season — winter ice skating, summer strolls and a drink at The Central Park Boathouse, rollerblading, a jog etc. Kids love the dinosaurs and outer space exhibitions at American Museum of Natural History and Rose Center for Earth and Space. Adults love the proximity to Lincoln Center, the large wonderful neighborhood movie theaters and easy access to the Theater district.

Sport & Activity
Central Park is right on your doorstep: running, horse riding, tennis, lawn bowling, ice skating and so on...

Spa & Grooming
One word: sublime. 75-foot lap pool and six treatment areas with private showers. Treatments use ESPA products. Reserve a good chunk of time out and take it easy in the relaxation room — more incredible views...

To Eat
This is THE city to eat well in the United States. How could I recommend any set of places? Check-in with the concierge team letting them know exactly what you seek – they are one of the most connected teams in the city!

To Buy
So much to buy, so little time – in this city! Here are a few of my lesser-known faves (you know about the big, obvious places!) Center44 for a great array of antiques; Global Table, best-of table top wares from various designers; Eva Gentry consignment (high-end vintage and gently worn clothing), Thomas Sires for gifts, Dashwood for gorgeous photography books... the list is endless!

Itinerary Idea
Combine a weekend in the city with some quality down time at a country-style hotel within two hours from the hotel, in Connecticut or The Hamptons.

Helpful Source
Again, speak to the concierges to design your perfect stay as far in advance of your arrival as possible. An idea to inspire: Foods of New York offer foodie walking tours around different neighborhoods:
Helpful pocket-sized info for style and scene (albeit some descriptions a bit camp for many people’s taste): Luxe New York,, also available as an app.

80 Columbus Circle at 60th Street
New York, NY 10023

+1 (212) 805 8800
General Manager: Rudy Tauscher
Head Concierge: Kenneth Abisror

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