Mandarin Oriental, New York Opens Its Doors

Hong Kong, October 2, 2003 - Mandarin Oriental, New York opens its doors in November 2003 and to celebrate the occasion, the 251-room luxury hotel will delight its guests with two inaugural offers: the Special Opening Offer and the Suite-Spa Special.

Located on floors 35 - 54 in the new Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle, Mandarin Oriental, New York will provide an urban oasis imbued with sophisticated oriental style and New York City glamour. ÊÊ
The Special Opening Offer provides one complimentary night’s stay in conjunction with one or more paid nights. Valid from opening through December 31, 2003, the room rates range from US$595 per night. Rates for the 2,230 square-foot Presidential Suite are priced at US$12,000 per night.

The Suite-Spa Special, combines luxurious room accommodation with a complimentary half-day spa Time Ritual for one person, or two, two-hour Time Rituals. A 14,500 square-foot haven accented with stone, bamboo and water, The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, New York transports guests into a harmonious place of well-being. Each personal treatment is delivered by professional therapists using holistic rejuvenation techniques complemented by Asian-based rituals
In conjunction with The Suite-Spa Special, Mandarin Oriental, New York’s 48 suites range in size from 800 square feet to 2,230 square feet, and are strategically located in the corners of the hotel, offering a spectacular choice of views. Suite guests will be pampered with a variety of 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. In addition, 16 of the hotel’s suites will offer fully stocked, complimentary private bars and espresso machines. ÊÊ

The Suite-Spa Special is priced from US$1,600 per night, which includes suite accommodation and the spa component, exclusive to this offer. The offer is valid from opening 2003 until March 31, 2004 (one spa offer is available per stay and is valued at US$720).

Both inaugural offers are based on availability, double occupancy and are exclusive of taxes and gratuities. They are ÊÊ not to be used in conjunction with any other promotional offers.

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With Mandarin Oriental’s international reputation for gracious service, as well as its restaurant and spa expertise, Mandarin Oriental, New York will distinguish itself as one of the city’s most dynamic hotels.

About Mandarin Oriental, New York
A stunning fusion of modern design with stylish oriental flair, Mandarin Oriental, New York features 251 elegant guestrooms and suites—all with breathtaking views of Manhattan and advanced in-room entertainment technology. Amenities include Asiate, the hotel’s vibrant restaurant with French-Japanese fare by Chef de Cuisine Nori Sugie, and the chic MObar, both created by noted interior designer, Tony Chi; a Lobby Lounge with dramatic views of Central Park; the 14,500-square-foot Spa at Mandarin Oriental; and a state-of-the-art fitness center with a 75-foot lap pool. In addition, there is premium meeting and social event space, including a 6,000-square-foot pillar-less ballroom with three walls of windows overlooking Central Park. As part of the premier Time Warner Center, Mandarin Oriental, New York offers on-property access to world-class dining, shopping, and entertainment, sharing its prestigious address with Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s steak house, a French restaurant by Thomas Keller and myriad upscale retail shops.

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