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Step into the express elevators, and be whisked to the hotel’s 35th-floor sky lobby, a fitting introduction to the dazzling views of Central Park and Midtown Manhattan you’ll find throughout. Works by glass artist Dale Chihuly sparkle in the lobby, while paintings by Valerio Adami adorn the lobby lounge. Ginkgo-leaf accents, antique Mandarin silk robes, and bamboo floors bring an Asian aesthetic to this sky-high hotel.
At the 2-floor Spa at Mandarin Oriental, you can indulge in a facial or a massage. Bask in the quiet of the relaxation lounges, or have a custom-blended infusion at the Tea Lounge. Separate men’s and women’s areas include vitality pools and amethyst crystal steam rooms. The 6,000-square-foot fitness center provides fruit-infused water, cardio and strength equipment, and locker rooms with saunas. The indoor pool is surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows, flooding the room with natural daylight. Babysitting or childcare is available for a surcharge.
At Asiate, the hotel’s French-Japanese fusion restaurant, enjoy a 6-course tasting menu beneath the glass tree-branch sculpture that hangs from the ceiling. 2 stylish bars, both adjacent to the lobby, serve cocktails. Wireless Internet access is available throughout the hotel for a surcharge.
Guestrooms boast more head-turning views of Central Park, the Hudson River, and downtown Manhattan. Binoculars (provided in guestrooms) let you take a closer look at the iconic neighborhood outside. Flat-panel TVs have DVD players and surround-sound systems, and wireless Internet access is available (surcharge). After a turndown service that includes chocolates and Fiji water, you’ll sleep beneath custom-designed Italian Fili D’oro Egyptian-cotton linens. Marble bathrooms have flat-panel TVs, telephones, bathrobes, and slippers, as well as soaking tubs, many of which offer views of the Hudson River. Spacious corner suites include separate bedrooms and living rooms. Pets are welcome.