Perched on the southwest side of Central Park, this is the place to stay for the best view of the greenest place in Manhattan. The incredible look at the city starts at check-in on the 35th floor lobby. It’s next to the buzzing Asiate restaurant which attracts not only ladies who lunch with its patterned purple floral furnishings and floor-to-ceiling windows, but also business types looking for a cool setting with a backdrop of the Big Apple.
This level is also where The Spa is located. Hydrate with fruit-infused water before stepping into the steam room and follow it up with herbal tea after your treatment. Ahlan! was treated to a 50-minute aromatherapy massage using a mix of eastern and western techniques to soothe tired muscles and essential oils to help clear the mind before winding down for the night.
Ahlan! stayed in a Premier Central Park View Room - 42sq m of space overlooking Midtown Manhattan through floor-to-ceiling windows from the hotel’s highest floors (45-54). The king bed is surrounded by Asian cherry wood furnishings, including a desk and large entertainment system cabinet. There’s no need to pause that TV show either because the stylish granite and marble bathroom features a flat panel TV by the tub.
You’d be forgiven if you never left the room but the great thing about MO New York is its location, which makes it easy for anyone to spontaneously step out for a stroll even if its their first time in NYC. The hotel is linked to The Shops at Columbus Circle — a multistory mall which even has a discreet entrance only accessible by hotel guests.
It’s no wonder the likes of Lucy Liu, Helen Mirren and Morgan Freeman love to stay here.
INFO: For Premier Central Park View Room, rates start from $1,145 per night, mandarinoriental.com/new-york