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The rooms at Mandarin Oriental, New York come with an abundance of amenities and special treats. When you tour your room at the luxury Midtown Manhattan hotel, you’ll discover Bowers & Wilkins iPod docking stations; an iron and ironing board, shopping bags; umbrellas; a mini-bar stocked with gourmet goodies from specialty food shop Dean & Deluca; plush robes and slippers; and customized stationery and postcards depicting Central Park in every season. Even the safe is a notch above the competition, featuring an outlet so you can charge your laptop while it’s locked up. A full range of religious texts can be requested, but a more secular reading experience comes from the unique bedside books program, available throughout all guest rooms at the hotel. Three books (think Alice Hoffman’s The Dovekeepers or Gabrielle Giffords’ Gabby) are offered for your reading pleasure every visit and are free to take home. The Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel changes the books every month or so and keeps track of which you’ve taken, so that the next time you visit, you’ll find a new selection of fiction and non-fiction in your room.