Mandarin Oriental, New York is one of the best luxury vacation ideas in the city. Situated on floors 35 to 54 of the Time Warner Center, the hotel offers stunning views, luxury service and modern rooms with oriental touches.

Whether you are planning a romantic weekend getaway for two, a honeymoon or a shopping excursion to the Big Apple, when you stay at this exclusive hotel, you will enjoy five star service and proximity to mid-town Manhattan attractions.

Central Park with its romantic carriage rides and jogging paths is also just steps away.

The hotel concierge can help you get tickets for a performance at the nearby Lincoln Center. The American Museum of Natural History is just a short walk away.

The Spa

If you are looking for a spa with the best view of Central Park, check into this facility where you will find: Six treatment rooms with private showers, Thai Yoga Suite with dark teak wood decor and a deep soaking tub, VIP Suite with fireplace, private steam and shower, Separate men's and women's heat experiences including vitality pool and amethyst crystal steam room, Oriental Tea Lounge, Delicious cuisine and a boutique.

Guests are invited to arrive 45 minutes early before their treatment to relax heat and water facilities and a drink at the Oriental Tea Lounge. The 650-square-foot VIP Suite is one-of-a-kind in New York City. It has amazing views, a fireplace and an elevated bath. You can book the suite all for yourself, or as a couples' experience.

The Thai Yoga Room is a unique space features a deep soaking tub for relaxing in the water. The exclusive Thai Yoga treatment combines the techniques of traditional Thai massage with gentle yoga movements. The retreat offers many signature therapies such as the four-hands massage and the Thai yoga massage. Choose from a great range of facials, wraps, massages and other services. Try the 3-hour Golden Triangle suite experience which begins with a soothing bath customized with a signature oil blend. Following your bath, enjoy relaxation time and a Lanna Massage. This experience finishes with a Five Elements Bento. The spa is open 7 days a week.

Best Restaurants

For a dinner with a view, look no further than Asiate. The 16 foot high floor-to-ceiling windows offer dramatic views of Central Park. Chef de Cuisine Noriyuki Sugie presents a modern menu of French and Japanese dishes which change with the city's seasons.

If you are planning a romantic dinner for two, ask for one of the booths when making a reservation. The booths provide a more intimate setting with views of New York. The restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For reservations, call 212-805-8881.

Top Lounges & Bars

In the evening, stop at the Lobby Lounge for cocktails before dining at the trendy Asiate restaurant. The lounge and the restaurant both offer spectacular views of the city, a great way to start a luxury weekend getaway.

Adjacent to the hotel lobby, the Lobby Lounge serves light lunches, evening cocktails and late night desserts. The lounge features scenic views of Central Park. For more information, call 212-805-8881.

MObar is a stylish cocktail bar featuring leather seating, partially enclosed velvet drapes and an island bar in polished nickel.

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Presidential Suite With Views of Central Park in NYC

The Presidential Suite on the 53rd floor offers some of the best views of the city skyline. The master bedroom has upholstered silk walls and a spacious walk-in closet paneled with sycamore. There is an adjoining bathroom with an over-sized tub and a glass-enclosed steam shower for two. The living room and gourmet kitchen can be used for formal and casual meals. The wood-paneled study was designed to busy business travelers.

Plan This Trip:

Room rates range from $795 per night for a Standard Room to $12,595 per night for the Presidential Suite. Check for specials which are often available.

Location: 80 Columbus Circle at 60th Street , New York City , New York , United States , 212-805-8800