Places To Stay

Mandarin Oriental, New York

Neighborhood

Conveniently located on Manhattan’s Upper Westside at Columbus Circle and the southern entrance to Central Park, Mandarin Oriental, New York offers scenic views of Central Park, the Hudson River, and the Manhattan skyline. As part of the mixed-use Time Warner Center, the hotel is situated in the centre’s north building, 85 metres above ground and ideally located near some of the city’s best shops, Michelin-starred dining, and renowned performance centres.

Walking Distance To

Mandarin Oriental, New York offers guests and residents a third-floor lobby that gives them direct access to the The Shops at Columbus Circle in the Time Warner Center. Upscale retailers include Hugo Boss, Cole Haan, Coach, Stuart Weitzman, Diptyque, and a Williams-Sonoma Grand Cuisine store among many others.

Mandarin Oriental guests can take a quick elevator ride down to Jazz at Lincoln Center and the 9,290 square metres Frederick P. Rose Hall to listen to jazz greats such as Wynton Marsalis, or tour the Etergun Jazz Hall of Fame. Additional dining options include Thomas Keller’s French restaurant Per Se, and the Masa, a sushi bar by Masa Takayama, which are also located within the Time Warner Center.

Size and Style

The hotel features 244 guest rooms and suites offering panoramic views of Central Park, the Hudson River, and the iconic Manhattan skyline. The 198 deluxe rooms and 46 suites are spacious and elegantly appointed, featuring the latest in-room entertainment technology and a scenic views of the city.

Guest Profile

The hotel attracts business travellers and leisure guests from around the world.

Family Friendly

Yes, Mandarin Oriental, New York offers a Mini Manhattan Family Getaway package for stays of minimum two nights.

Inclusions: complimentary children’s welcome amenity, two complimentary US$50 (about A$63) gift cards upon arrival, complimentary one-hour Carriage Ride through Central Park with pick-up at Mandarin Oriental, New York, US$100 (about A$127) food and beverage credit daily in restaurant Asiate or for in-room dining, complimentary Internet, and a complimentary rollaway bed or crib.

Optional experiences are available at an additional cost, including an escorted two-hour tour of The Metropolitan Museum of Art or American Museum of Natural History with a guide form Art Smart or tickets to the Children’s Museum of Manhattan.

Airport Transfers

Yes, US$231 (about A$295) for LaGuardia Airport, US$265 (about A$338) for Newark and John F. Kennedy Airport. Both rates include parking, taxes, and tolls.

You Need To Know

The five-star Mandarin Oriental, New York features contemporary design and Oriental flair. The hotel provides a guest experience coupled with Mandarin Oriental’s renowned service.

On Site Dining

Asiate: the hotel’s signature restaurant features floor-to-ceiling windows with panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline and overlooks Central Park. Led by Executive Chef Cyril Renaud, the menu features Modern American cuisine with a twist.

The Office NYC: an intimate speakeasy serving classically inspired food and cocktails, a collection of vintage spirits, and other delicacies. Guests can reserve a table online.

Facilities

24 hour reception

Yes, and 24-hour room service.

 

Spa

Yes, located on the 36th floor, the five-star Spa at Mandarin Oriental, New York spans 1,347 square metres. Honouring Mandarin Oriental’s heritage, The Spa offers holistic rejuvenation in a tranquil, meditative setting, pampering and soothing body, mind, and spirit.

The Spa features separate men’s and women’s Heat Experience facilities with oxygen-intensified vitality pools, steam rooms, and experience showers, an Oriental Tea Lounge as well as men’s and women’s Relaxation Lounges.

The Spa offers exclusive treatments, including:

Oriental Qi: offering a customised treatment experience based on Traditional Chinese Medicine that combines the powerful effects of Oriental meridian massage with the therapeutic benefits of custom-blended essential oils.

The Jade Stone Facial: a dynamic, anti-ageing facial using the properties of a specially designed Jade beauty stone to enhance skin tone, texture, and radiance. Each gentle movement of the Jade stone along the face and neck re-sculpts the area while removing impurities and toxins that cause signs of ageing.

The Clearing Factor: a three- or four-hour treatment dedicated to clearing the body and restoring it to a naturally revitalised state of balance and vitality through exfoliation, lymph drainage techniques, massage, massage, clay body warp, and traditional cupping.

Thai Yoga Massage: performed in the custom-designed Thai Yoga Suite combines traditional Thai massage techniques with gentle yoga movements, providing the body with a deep sense of relaxation and heightened energy.

 

Additional Services

The hotel’s concierge can secure tables at the city’s most popular restaurants and arrange tickets for theatrical performances and cultural events. They can also arrange airport limousine and helicopter service as well as private city and area tours, with interpreters upon request.

Same-day dry cleaning, shoeshine, and pressing are just a few valet services available to guests. Pressing requests are promptly handled at any hour and rooms are serviced twice daily.

Eco and Community Initiatives

The hotel works with various charitable organisations throughout the year including City Harvest, an organisation pioneering food rescue and helping fight hunger in New York City. The hotel also works with amfAR.

Mandarin Oriental, New York, as a part of Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, is committed to sustainable tourism and supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The Group has a framework of sustainability strategies and programmes in place to address topics such as decent work and economic growth as well as clean energy and water scarcity.

Concierge Recommends

Upstate New York: the northern part of New York is filled with historic sights and the comfortable scenery of the rustic countryside. Pocantico Hills and its surrounding environs is home to Blue Hill at Stone Barns, a destination restaurant that is always well worth the trip (securing a table can be difficult). Blue Hill at Stone Barns has the culinary following that equals any formidable New York City dining experience, and the Mandarin Oriental, New York can help in securing a reservation. Within a short period of time, the concierge can organise a trip to Pocantico Hills via helicopter from Manhattan. Charter is approximately US$3,500 (about A$4,475) and dinner for tow at Blue Hill at Stone Barns is approximately US$700 (about A$895).

Grand Central Terminal: For a native New Yorker, it’s always refreshing to find that there are still hidden secrets in Manhattan. Grand Central Terminal is a perfect example. Hidden beneath the Main Concourse, where thousands commute on a daily basis, lies the historic past of this vast space. Most people don’t know that a private tour can be arranged that will take you to the more secret areas of Grand Central Station that remain inaccessible to the general public. These areas include secured locations that had been targets of interest by the Axis Powers during World War II, a past president’s train car (still in the same location that he left it over 70 years ago), and much more. the personalised tour can be arranged with a passionate insider to Grand Central Terminal at no cost.

Horseback Riding in the middle of New York City: in years past, horseback riding was a common past time. Horse paths were created in Central Park, and stables were not an uncommon sight. In recent decades, horses have been absent from Central Park aside from the carriage rides that have brought families and newlyweds on a fun or romantic ride. Fast forward to 2017 when New Yorkers and visiting equestrians can walk a horse from its stables and ride through Central Park. Complete with a leader to help find the bridal paths that still exist, a ride through the park can last for an unlimited amount of time. If desired, the Concierge can even have a picnic arranged along the route while the horses wait. Horseback riding can range from approximately US$195 (about A$249) per person, and picnics can be as simple or elaborate as guests prefer, ranging in cost from approximately US$360 (about A$460), including carrots for the horses.

 

Celebrity guests?

Cannot disclose. At Mandarin Oriental, New York, the employees believe in discretion and respecting the privacy of guests.