Hotel Review: Mandarin Oriental, New York in USA

Words from Louise Pyne

There are plenty of opulent hotels in the Big City, but the Mandarin Oriental New York stands apart from the competition. The hotel offers breathtaking views of this enormous metropolis thanks to its magnificent location overlooking Central Park and the Hudson River, perched on the edge of the Upper West Side.


The hotel offers a beautiful view of the city

One of the best hotel chains in the globe, MO is known for its comprehensive welcome strategy. It all starts in the opulent sky lobby, where friendly staff members warmly greet amazing tourists. The welcome area is expertly created to radiate flair and refinement. It is mostly built of muted tones with bursts of color, aromatic exotic flowers, and pleasant lounging places.

The hotel, which is centrally located in Manhattan, is close to Columbus Circle’s stores and in a prime location for the city’s many galleries, museums, restaurants, and cafes. The really calm and incredibly serene vibe that permeates the entire building makes you feel slightly distanced from the razzmatazz outside as you enter this hotel.

Moreover, there is a 23-foot heated pool, a state-of-the-art fitness center with TechnoGym exercise equipment, and a 14,500-square-foot spa. Remember to schedule some time for pampering since this hotel places wellness at the heart of its mission statement. Be pampered from head to toe by sneaking into the oriental-inspired spa and selecting from a variety of pleasant services including hot stone massages, revitalizing body cleanses, detoxifying wraps, and holistic facials.


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The guest rooms and suites offer the pinnacle of luxury living

The Time Warner Center’s 35th through 54th floors house 244 generously sized rooms and suites. The brand’s oriental origin is subtly referred to in each room type. 64 premium residences are also available for those with the cash, but they will cost you a staggering $50 million.

There is no doubting that the guestrooms represent the height of luxury. Even though New York is known as the city that never sleeps, the mattresses at the MO are so obscenely comfy that you’ll fall asleep in within seconds. After a busy day taking in the sights of the city, the combination of crisp white Italian linen, soothing low lighting, and plush cushions makes for the ideal setting for much-needed slumber.

The magnificent Hudson River View Room and Central Park View Room, which offer breathtaking perspectives of each renowned Manhattan landmark, are the first room categories. The standard modern facilities, such as a king-size bed, soaking tub and walk-in shower, plush bathrobes, floor-to-ceiling windows, a chaise longue, and a designated work area, are included in each room category in addition to the breathtaking city views.

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Luxury accommodation includes the Oriental Suite, a restful and stylish space

But, the 42 opulent rooms that protrude ostentatiously from the hotel against the backdrop of the city are its crowning glory. Each suite’s distinct color scheme depicts city life. Bright orange and yellow replicate New York at dawn, while teal represents the city at sunset and the Hudson River’s waters. Amethyst’s vivid sounds finally depict the nights in New York.

The 3,300 square feet of grandeur that is the hotel’s Suite 5000. The luxurious one-bedroom Presidential Suite and Oriental Suite are opulent settings with calm yet fashionable areas that fully accommodate guests’ demands, while this residential setting, which has two bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms, is reminiscent of splendor.

Food and drink

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The MO Lounge exudes class and sophistication

On the hotel’s 35th level, the stylish MO Lounge offers food and drinks while overlooking the city. The Lounge’s city views and 5-meter floor to ceiling windows convey elegance and sophistication.

Both inventive Asian delicacies and modern American dishes are offered on the menu. The very delicious New York strip steak slathered in red wine gravy, served with a side of creamy parsnip puree and chanterelle mushrooms, as well as the to-die-for Japanese poached egg rice bowl, were on our taste test menu.

The elegant “Walk In The Park” hits the spot with its expertly crafted blend of Roku gin, botanicals, cucumber, and elderflower. There is also an outstanding cocktail list to wash things down. Clearly, mixologists are experts in their field. There is also a sizable wine and liquor list with vintages from all around the world, bubbly, artisan brews, and a non-alcoholic menu, as any discerning traveler would anticipate.

There are several options for breakfast, including the standard fare like buttermilk pancakes, eggs Benedict, and a complete American breakfast that will fill you up until lunch.

To do

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The hotel staff can create a personalized itinerary and private guide to help you explore the city

How do we begin? There are so many things to do in New York City that it may be daunting at times. If you’d like to see the city from the perspective of a native, the staff can put together a customized itinerary and private tour to show you the key attractions. Hence, the concierge professionals have you covered whether you want to spend hours at a Brooklyn flea market or take in the atmosphere of Harlem’s streets. Do you prefer to walk around the city? On request, hiking tours are also offered.

The hotel is situated in crowded Columbus Circle, approximately a 10-minute stroll from the Theater District and a 5-minute stroll from Lincoln Center. You don’t even have to travel far to satisfy your need for retail therapy because a shopping mall is right next to the hotel through a private entrance.

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