Mandarin Oriental, New York Debutes With Suite-Spa Special

Upon opening this October, Mandarin Oriental, New York will offer guests world-class suite accommodations unparalleled in Manhattan. Travelers seeking the å“suite lifeå” can indulge in a new grand opening special:  With every suite stay, receive a complimentary half-day spa session at Mandarin Orientalå‘s state-of-the-art 14,500-square-foot spa.
The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, New York will transport guests into another world with personalized journeys booked in blocks of time called Time Rituals. With the Suite-Spa Special, valid from opening 2003 through March 31, 2004, guests can select one half-day spa Time Ritual for one person, or two, two-hour Time Rituals.
Each personalized treatment is delivered by experienced therapists using holistic rejuvenation techniques complemented by Asian-based rituals.
This Suite-Spa Special will offer Mandarin Oriental guests a blissful, pampering experience to complement its luxurious suite accommodations.
Located on floors 35 through 54 of the new AOL Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle, Mandarin Oriental, New York will offer 48 suites and 203 deluxe guestrooms with floor-to-ceiling windows and sweeping panoramas of Manhattan. 
Ranging in size from 800 square-feet to 2,230 square-feet, all suites are strategically located in the corners of the hotel, ensuring spectacular views. 
Suite guests will be pampered with a variety of luxurious amenities, including: in-room welcome gifts upon arrival, personalized stationery, seasonal flower arrangements, soaking tubs with picture windows, complimentary bath butler service and full-size therapeutic bath amenities by Aromatherapy Associates. 
The sixteen top suites will offer fully stocked, complimentary private bars and espresso machines.  Outfitted with sophisticated technology, the suites feature a highly

personalized entertainment system with Dolby 5.1 surround sound and a high-definition flat-screen plasma television with DVD capabilities.

The design inspiration for the suites originated from the opulent style and spacious proportions of grand Manhattan apartments of the early 1900s, with contemporary flair. To mirror the concept of “the Manhattan apartment”, all the suites are individual in style, complete with distinctive artwork. 
The hotel’s 2,230-square-foot Presidential Suite features a large living room, dining area, spacious kitchen and a separate Mozambique wood-paneled study, handcrafted oriental rugs and expansive views of Central Park
Its dramatic color scheme, using a sophisticated backdrop of semi-precious Chinese jade tones, complements the dark-toned furniture and soothing apricot accents, creating a harmonious and elegant environment.
The bedroom walls are upholstered with silk and a spacious walk-in closet is paneled with sycamore.  A combination of New York and oriental art and artifacts is used throughout the suite. 
The Oriental Suite, graced with a blue, gray and gold color scheme, features a kitchen, large living and dining room with a separate study that can double as either an entertainment center or a workspace.  The suite has a large master bedroom and bath and includes a separate walk-in closet. 
Decorative objects and artwork in the suite reflect the hotel’s aesthetic, using a mixture of New York and oriental influences.  One unique piece will be a Chinese Ancestral portrait which will hang above the bed in the master bedroom.
The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, New York has been designed to reflect the exceptional levels of attention and standards of service intrinsic to Mandarin Oriental worldwide. 
Facilities will include seven multi-functional rooms with personal shower facilities, vitality pools in separate men’s and women’s areas, crystal steam baths, multi-sensory fitness equipment, a 75-foot infinity-edge pool bathed in natural sunlight from floor-to-ceiling windows, his and hers Relaxation Lounges, a shared oriental-style Tea Lounge, and a private VIP suite. Guests are always encouraged to arrive a minimum of 40 minutes in advance of their
scheduled treatment to enjoy a soothing pre-treatment foot massage and to immerse themselves in the spa’s self-guided hydrotherapy rituals.
For reservations and further details on the Suite-Spa Special, please call +1-800-526-6566. Reservations can also be made on-line at One complimentary Suite-Spa Special may be redeemed per stay.
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