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Mandarin Oriental, New York, a Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel nestled in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, has a style all its own. This bastion of elegance can be best described using these five words:
1. Dramatic. Life’s bigger in the Big Apple, and that’s also the case at Mandarin Oriental, New York. You’ll take in the commanding views of Central Park, the Hudson River and the New York City skyline from the guest rooms, the Lobby Lounge and the signature restaurant Asiate on the 35th floor. High ceilings and bold architectural features like Dale Chihuly glass sculptures and over-sized chandeliers lend unique flavor to the hotel.
2. Harmonious. Every element — from the gingko leaf metal design finishes on the revolving doors and elevators to the framed kimonos hanging in the hallways to the gold Chinese throw pillows on the bed — reflects a sophisticated Asian aesthetic that recognizes Mandarin Oriental's Far Eastern heritage while simultaneously capturing the essence of New York City.
3. Contemporary. New York is filled with skyscrapers and Mandarin Oriental, New York rises as one of the distinctive features of the skyline. The sleek glass structure — part of New York’s Time Warner Center — is a hallmark of modern urban architecture.
4. Tranquil. Just because you’re in the middle of Midtown Manhattan doesn’t mean that this hotel isn’t relaxing. Touches like Aromatherapy Associates products in the public restrooms, comfortable club chairs in the Lobby Lounge and brown velour chaise lounges in the bedrooms, deep soaking marble bathtubs and fresh orchids throughout the hotel create a serene atmosphere designed with your well-being in mind.
5. Luxurious. What truly sets the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel apart is the attention to small details that translates into using the highest quality materials available. You’ll find silk pillowcases and elegant photographs in the bedroom, Reed & Barton crystal tumblers and Schott Zwiesel wine glasses atop the mini-bar, Toto toilets and Kohler fixtures in the marble bathrooms and Asian artwork throughout the hotel, creating a sanctuary of refinement.