The rooms at the Mandarin Oriental are among the largest in New York and boast some of the most impressive views with all of them looking out over Manhattan or the Hudson with Central Park views. The standard rooms, which measure almost 40 square metres, are beautifully appointed with high quality linens and cherry wood furniture and have floor-to-ceiling windows. The bed is made with Fil d'Oro linens and has a mirrored headboard with a black and white print above it. Two oriental style lamps hang each side of it while a plaid is draped across its foot. The furniture consists of a desk and chair, a table and armchairs at the window, a drawer unit and plenty of storage space in the wardrobe. Amenities are numerous and include flatscreen television, sound system with CD and DVD, wifi and dial up internet connection, iPod docking station, touch screen telephones, minibar and snacks, adapter and bedtime reading (these books are free to take). You'll find a safe, umbrella, iron and ironing board, yoga mat, torch and shoe kit in the closet. The bathroom is of an extremely generous size and boasts a double vanity, both a monsoon shower and soaking tub, separate toilets, Aromatherapy Associates toiletries, bathrobes and television. Most of the guestrooms are very similar to the standard room, just the view, number of beds or colour scheme changing. For the best views, go for one of the premier rooms which are located higher up the building.
Three regular suites (although there is nothing ordinary about them) and three speciality suites, which are all located on the corner of the building, are on offer in addition to the guestrooms. The smallest, the Mandarin executive, has a similar bedroom to the guestrooms with the addition of a chaise longue at the foot of the bed. The real difference is in the separate living space which features a seating area and home entertainment system as well as a guest bathroom. There is a similar suite which looks out over Central Park as well as a premier version of the same room. The Taipan suite on the 54th floor has two bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms and boasts a light-infused living and dining area, while the Oriental suite's unique features include a separate study, walk-in closet and kitchen. The largest suite, the Presidential, has 360° views of Manhattan, an extensive electronic entertainment system, custom furnishings and original Asian artefacts including a 250-year old parchment calligraphy book recounting a Chinese tale of happiness and good fortune.