6. The Mandarin Oriental

The Mandarin Oriental Hotel

Stepping off the elevator on the thirty-fifth floor of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, you will find yourself in the Sky Lobby reception area facing a very impressive Dale Chihuly sculpture rising out of an oriental moss garden.  Beyond the sculpture is the Lobby Lounge, where you can sip looseleaf teas with an impressive view of Central Park. The hotel is located at 80 Columbus Circle.