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In-room technology at Mandarin Oriental, New York far surpasses Internet access and a flat-screen TV. While your guest room will have those two amenities in the form of wired and wireless Internet access for $15 and a large Sharp flat-screen television, you’ll find many more electronic toys. If you want to listen to your own music, Bowers & Wilkins iPod docking stations are available in every room and suite, and a box located atop your desk features every kind of cord you’d need, from Internet and video cables to an international power adapter — perfect for international travelers. You’ll also find a Samsung television in the bathroom, perfect for entertaining the kids with cartoons during bath time. Forgot your iPad? The Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel even lends out iPads so you can surf the Web, update your Facebook status, check your email, get your news fix and enjoy your favorite apps. While the high-definition LCD TVs with 100 available TV channels are plenty entertaining, video-game geeks who are experiencing withdrawal from their at-home systems can request Wii, Xbox and PlayStation consoles to use during their stay at the New York hotel.
Recognizing that today’s sophisticated travelers demand and expect state-of-the-art technology from a luxury hotel, Mandarin Oriental, New York has invested significantly in its in-room technology offerings. A recent significant upgrade to its Wi-Fi technology allows for improved compatibility with new technologies being used in devices like iPads, smartphones and iPhones.
Mitel Communications telephones present guests with a customizable home-screen and touch-screen speed dials for ease of use. Home theater-style entertainment units come with surround sound speakers in all 248 guest rooms. There are 108 television channels, including 17 high-definition free-to-guest broadcast channels from major networks, including CNN, HBO and ESPN. Xbox, PlayStation and Wii gaming consoles and video games are available on request. Specialty suites have iPad remote controls, and all rooms are fully equipped with stereo speaker iPod docking stations.