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Mandarin Oriental Hotel OR Setai Fifth Avenue in New York?

Mandarin Oriental Hotel OR Setai Fifth Avenue in New York?

Feb 16th, 2012, 04:58 AM
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B: Please do not take any of my comments here as a criticism of your own comments. I did not mean them as such and I am sorry if it appeared that way!!
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Feb 16th, 2012, 07:17 AM
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NY does not have an art museum.

There is the Met, which is the greatest cultural institution in the western hemisphere.

MoMA is you like modern.

The Guggenheim for a great building and iffy shows.

Then there are the Whitney, the Frick, the Asia Society and many dozens of other museums and galleries.

Never mind other types of museums - Ellis Island Immigration, NY Hostorical Society, Museum of the City of NY, Natural History and others on every possible topic. You'll need to do some research to decide which has the most you want to see.
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Feb 16th, 2012, 08:20 PM
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NY does not have an art museum.

There is the Met

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The 'Met' is also sometimes referred to as The Metropolitan Museum of ART.
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Feb 17th, 2012, 07:20 AM
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Trump International is across from the Mandarin Oriental and while it's not as great a hotel, it does have apartment like suites which it sounds like you would prefer for a week's stay. http://www.oyster.com/new-york-city/...tel-and-tower/

The Phillip's Club might be another option. http://www.phillipsclub.com/short-stay/overview

AKA Central Park is yet another. http://www.stayaka.com/locations/cen...k/default.aspx
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Feb 17th, 2012, 08:49 AM
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Sorry - I meant that NY does not have AN - as in ONE - art museum. It has many art museums, starting with the Met but including many others - MoMA, Frick, Whitney, Guggenehiam and I don;t know how many others.
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Feb 17th, 2012, 10:18 AM
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Wow! Thanks everyone for the great input!!!!!
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Feb 17th, 2012, 05:08 PM
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mclaurie, thank you for the link to www.oyster.com

Trump International looks very nice!!!!!
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Feb 17th, 2012, 08:19 PM
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Trump International is very nice, indeed! Our kids enjoyed using the telescopes in the room.
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Feb 18th, 2012, 11:27 AM
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You can also get park views ther and it's been recently redone.
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Mar 10th, 2012, 09:47 PM
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Thank you to Everyone!!!!
I booked the Trump tonight for an Executive city view suite, and requested a high floor (hopefully for better view). Could have requested a park view, but smaller kitchen and probably a lower floor! Did I do ok, or should I change? not too late!!!!!
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Mar 11th, 2012, 06:20 AM
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In April the Park view might not be that great - so cit view is probably OK. Starting in end April/early May with the park gree I would definitely go for a park view for preference.
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Mar 11th, 2012, 07:04 AM
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Central Park at night, at anytime of the year,is basically a dark area that's dimly lit. If you're planning to be out and about during the day you won't be spending much time in the room to enjoy the park view.

A park view is nice if you Live in the City but is simply a view of treetops. Central Park is best enjoyed while walking Through the Park during the day.

I think you'll enjoy all the pretty lights at night. Can you not request a view that would allow both lights and lawn?
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Mar 11th, 2012, 10:29 AM
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Any view from a reasonable hight will show you lights. But typically park veiw room are much pricier.
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Mar 11th, 2012, 10:58 AM
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I say don't bother with the extra expense of a park view room.
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Mar 14th, 2012, 04:50 PM
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Thank you everyone!
Will keep our city view and hope for a room on high level (from further reading, might keep some of the noise out!)
Have booked Nice Work if You Can Get it w/Matthew Broderick and plan on seeing Chicago matinee on Sunday if we can. Any other suggestions?
Can't wait for our trip!
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Mar 14th, 2012, 05:34 PM
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Do you know about Wit?
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Apr 8th, 2012, 05:18 PM
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What is Wit?
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Apr 8th, 2012, 05:29 PM
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Sorry, it closed on March 17th.
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