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By Elite Traveler | January 13 2020
There are few more central hotels than Mandarin Oriental, New York, which is snug within Columbus Circle in Midtown Manhattan. The hotel has the same Asian-inspired swankiness the company is so revered for, but with an urban flair. Here, guests will love fine-dining restaurant Asiate as well as The Office and The Aviary, two lounges from renowned Chicago-based chef Grant Achatz. Suite 5000, a 3,300-sqft, three-bedroom suite, is located on the 50th floor with exceptional views of the skyline and Central Park. In addition to the sleek decor (think shimmering silver and gray hues), the suite has a rotating exhibit of contemporary artwork, most notably an exceptional Swarovski crystal hanging wall installation in the dining room. Music lovers will enjoy a specially curated collection of vinyl records from local music shop Academy Records.