About Mandarin Oriental New York
The famous line from Mandarin Oriental’s worldwide campaign – “Are you a fan?” – is especially apt in New York City, where the luxury hotel appeals as much to locals as to visitors who come to check out the Central Park views, grab a cocktail at the classy bar, or enjoy a treatment at the five-star spa. The Mandarin Oriental, which opened in 2003, has become as much a New York City hotel icon as far older rivals like the St. Regis and the Pierre.
The hotel occupies floors 35 through 54 of the Time Warner Center in Columbus Circle, and it maximizes its tip-top perch with floor-to-ceiling windows everywhere, from the airy lobby that overlooks Central Park to the 14,500-square-foot spa with sweeping Hudson River vistas.
If you’re in search of a room with a view, look no further. All the rooms at the Mandarin Oriental have them, whether it’s Central Park or the Hudson River. Rivaling the views is the sheer amount of space – the average room starts at 400 square feet. The decor is signature Mandarin Oriental, which means Asian-inspired elegance boosted by all sorts of high-tech amenities, including strong Wi-Fi and LCD TVs. There’s also a small TV in the bathroom, and you’ll understand why when you see the deep soaking tub and the rainfall showerheads. This is a bathroom made for lingering.
But what gets everyone moaning with pleasure is the spa, which New York magazine describes as “as close to heaven as a New York spa gets.” And in terms of proximity to the sky, that’s certainly true. The spa sprawls over the entire 35th floor, which gives the sensation of floating in the clouds. The lavish facility includes an amethyst-crystal steam room and a dark-wood yoga space. Asian-flavored treatments include the Oriental Harmony with a warm foot bath and a four-hands, head-to-toe massage as well as an organic-seed-oil facial. The fitness center is equally inviting, with a 75-foot lap pool – and those amazing views, of course.
After gazing out over Central Park, you’ll want to hit its trails. Cross the street and you’re there. Also nearby is Lincoln Center and the Upper West Side. Or head downtown towards Times Square and the Theater District, just a few blocks south. The hotel also offers direct access to the Time Warner Center, which is filled with shops, famously high-end restaurants like Per Se, and the Whole Foods Market, where you can pick up organic salads and sandwiches for a Central Park picnic.
Of course, you never have to leave the confines of the hotel for a great meal or cocktail. Feast on contemporary Asian-American cuisine at Asiate, followed by top-shelf vodka at MObar.
Did you know?
The Mandarin Oriental’s signature fan was designed by Vivienne Tam, a well-known fashion designer.
From the sweeping Central Park views to the unrivaled spa, the Mandarin Oriental New York caters to visitors looking for luxury accommodations in the heart of the city. The hotel’s excellent amenities for “younger fans” draws families, while couples can cuddle in the romantic bar. The hotel also appeals to business travelers with its central location and top-notch business facilities.
Mandarin Oriental New York Location Information:
80 Columbus Circle
New York, NY 10023
A, B, C, D, 1 to 59th St.-Columbus Circle
Executive chef Toni Robertson helms this Asian-American restaurant, which is crowned by a tree-branch sculpture inspired by nearby Central Park.
The stunning views are matched by the creative cocktails at this 35th-floor bar that draws locals and visitors in equal numbers.
Enjoy afternoon tea or Asian tapas – including the popular chicken “lollipops” with tamarind glaze – at this stylish lounge with Central Park views.
Room service is 24 hours.
- 24 hour front desk
- Airport Transportation
- ATM Machine
- Attraction Shuttle Service
- Business Center
- Dry cleaning service
- Fitness Center
- Gift Shop
- Jacuzzi or Spa
- Parking - Valet