Living large on top of the Big Apple
The Mandarin Oriental New York, occupying the 35th to 54th floors of the Time Warner building at Columbus Circle, has views in every direction over the adjacent Central Park, uptown, crosstown and downtown that are nothing short of spectacular. The design of this hotel, opened in late 2003, emphasizes these views in every nook and cranny giving the visitor the sensation of floating over Manhattan.
Awarded a Mobil 5-Star in 2007, the combination of a modern aesthetic and eastern simplicity makes the Mandarin Oriental New York a destination unto itself.
Windows are everywhere and the guest rooms are sleek, luxe and maintain a constant watch on the fluctuations of the world’s most exciting city; many of the rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows. The modernity is also reflected in the up-to-the-minute amenities such as high-speed internet, in-room laptop charging safes and flat-screen TVs in both bedroom and bath.
The Fifth Avenue shopping district, the Museum of Modern Art and Broadway theaters are all just a short distance away. And after a day of pounding the pavement, nothing pleases like the 5-star 14,000+ square foot luxury spa. Pampering in this sea of tranquility can prepare the busy traveler for the nightlife ahead. There is also a pool for lap-swimming, the usual white tile of an indoor pool replaced by the whole city of New York on view.
No expense was spared in planning the elegant restaurants at the hotel. Located on the 35th floor, Asiate offers a combination of French and Japanese cuisines topped with unforgettable views of Central Park and beyond. Another hot spot is the Lobby Bar which caters to Manhattan’s sophisticated set and migrating jetsetters.
Mandarin Oriental New York
Location: 80 Columbus Circle at 60th St; New York, NY; allow 1.5 hr for JFK and Newark; LaGuardia is 40 min.
Luxury style: The Mandarin Oriental is a lively meeting place and a favorite with well-heeled business travelers as well as the upscale clientele who frequent New York on a regular basis.
What we’ve heard: Suites can produce an out-of-body experience with their tremendous views–even the large marble bath has the astonishing view. Service is top notch, yet unobtrusive.