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The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, New York, a super-swank Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star locale, was last renovated in 2011, but don’t be surprised if you don’t notice the changes. Inside the 35th floor of the Time Warner Center, the spa’s décor sets a calming mood for the traditional Chinese medicine techniques and services. It is a combination of soothing creams and gold with a touch of modern Asian accents, such as dark teak-wood sculptures and gold-leaf detailing. However, the 2011 renovations, didn’t involve the spa’s design; instead, maintenance refurbishments included the installment of a new sound system, heat and ventilation system and flooring and wall coverings. The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, New York already earned a prestigious Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star rating, but the new upgrades helped push the property that much more over the top — and you get to reap the benefits.