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Mandarin Oriental, New York, boasts a lovely 75-foot lap pool located on the 36th floor of the hotel, as well as special amenities to enhance your experience. We think you’ll agree that the view alone — which encompasses stunning vistas of Manhattan and the Hudson River — is one of the pool’s best amenities. However, you’ll also find a selection of leather-bound magazines like Condé Nast Traveler and Vogue to read after taking a dip. We would like to see more seating available, since there are only two lounge chairs, a few benches and a white sectional sofa surrounding a coffee table. But we love that Mandarin Oriental bottled spring water and fresh fruit including apples and strawberries are available at the reception desk, just a hop, skip, and jump — or should we say swim — away. The locker room boasts a sauna, and a swimsuit dryer to ensure that your suit can go back into your bag without worry. We know you’ll be busy sightseeing, shopping and dining while in New York, but if you’d like a refreshing plunge while staying at the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel, we’d recommend checking out the pool and its lovely amenities.