Located in the north tower of the Time Warner building, the hotel is steps from some of the city's best fine dining - Masa and Per Se are both in Time Warner and Jean Georges is close by in the Trump hotel. It's also a stone's throw from Central Park and a short walk to Lincoln Center. And it's right by the subway station.
Asian minimal with dashes of color keep your eye on the main event - gorgeous views of the park and glittering skyline from floor to ceiling windows. Ask for a corner room to feel suspended over the city.
Like most Mandarin Orientals, the lobby is formal and hushed, and so not the most cozy place to hang out.
Eating and drinking
The restaurant and bar here have nice views but aren't outstanding. If you want to splurge head to Masa or Per Se instead.
The leisure facilities here are a real centerpiece with a great spa - I particularly like the Thai yoga suite with deep soaking tub and indoor pool with a 6000 square foot fitness center.
Asian chain hotels are particularly well known for their outstanding service and this is no exception - effortless, discreet and unobtrusive.
Who stays there
Spa weekenders, honeymooners, businessmen loyal to the Mandarin Oriental brand.
Pros & Cons
- High price tag