With its international reputation for outstanding service, as well as its restaurant and spa expertise, Mandarin Oriental is set to provide an unparalleled New York guest experience upon debuting its luxury new hotel in late 2003. With its exotic oriental origins, an individuality that is reflective of Manhattan’s culture and style and a holistic approach to service, Mandarin Oriental, New York will distinguish itself as the city’s most dynamic property.
As part of the AOL Time Warner Center, the hotel’s 251 superbly-appointed guestrooms and suites will be located on floors 38 through 54, with floor-to-ceiling windows offering sweeping panoramas of Manhattan. Soaking tubs with picture windows located directly above, will provide a unique experience that cannot be duplicated elsewhere in the city. Each guestroom, with is oriental design accents, will also feature sophisticated technology, from Bose speakers and flat panel televisions to a highly personalized entertainment system.
Whether delivering 3,000 roses upon request, surprising couples celebrating an anniversary with a champagne breakfast in bed, or providing monogrammed pillow shams for returning guests, the luxury hotel group is committed to completely delighting and satisfying its guests and exceeding their expectations.
Each floor will offer a personal butler on hand to deliver gracious and attentive service 24 hours a day. The hotel’s concierge will provide guests with priority access to the restaurants in AOL Time Warner Center, in addition to securing tickets for the city’s most sought-after theatrical performances, cultural events and popular restaurants. They can also arrange airport limousine service as well as New York City and area tours. Naturally, as is the standard with Mandarin Oriental hotels and resorts, same-day dry cleaning, shoeshine and pressing are just a few of the many valet services that will also be available to guests. Pressing facilities will be promptly handled at any hour and rooms serviced twice daily.
Mandarin Oriental, New York’s holistic approach to service will be found in every detail, including the in-room bath amenities by Aromatherapy Associates. Guests will be able to choose from a menu of therapeutic products, entitled, “De-Stress,” “Relax,” “Renew,” and “Revive,” all of which are derived from essential oils and deliver therapeutic results.
The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, New York, a 14,500-square-foot oasis of tranquillity, will provide restorative treatments complemented by Asian-based rituals designed to facilitate lasting effects. Guests will also have access to a complete state-of-the art sports and fitness centre, featuring multi-sensory exercise equipment and a 75-foot, sky-lit lap pool.
Designer Tony Chi will lend his style and expertise to Mandarin Oriental, New York’s signature restaurant, Asiate, creating a dining and lounging experience with views unparalleled anywhere else in the city. In addition, a cocktail bar off the lobby will project a local ambience, perfect for one-on-one or group gatherings.
For social events, the hotel will feature a 6,000 square foot pillar-less ballroom with stunning vistas of Central Park, while several flexible meeting rooms will offer western views. Meeting spaces will have highly advanced audio-visual capabilities, including permanently installed broadcasting systems satisfying network requirements for live feeds.
Mandarin Oriental, New York will have a strong sense of place, from its breathtaking views to its prestigious location. Situated within the exclusive new AOL Time Warner development at Columbus Circle, the property offers immediate access to luxury retail shopping, such as Hugo Boss, Cartier and Josesph Abboud; world-class entertainment at Jazz at Lincoln Center; and some of the city’s best dining options including Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s steak house and Thomas Keller’s French Laundry. In addition, Mandarin Oriental, New York is within proximity to many of the city’s most exciting attractions and entertainment options, including Central Park, Carnegie Hall and the Broadway Theater District. ÊÊ
Mandarin Oriental is the award-winning owner and operator of some of the world’s most prestigious hotels and resorts. In total, the Group operates 18 luxury hotels in key business and leisure destinations, with four additional hotels under development, including New York (opening late 2003), Washington D.C. (opening 2004), Hong Kong (opening 2005) and Tokyo (opening 2006). Mandarin Oriental now operates some 7,000 rooms in eleven countries with nine hotels in Asia, six in The Americas and three in Europe.