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In New York, Mandarin’s Suite Smell of Success

New three-bedroom space designed for long stays and apartment-style living

Towering high above Central Park on the 50th floor of the Time Warner Center, the Mandarin Oriental New York is building its first, and only, three-bedroom suite, which appears tailor-made for Hollywood talent and execs increasingly drawn to the hotel for extended stays tied to shoots and promotional appearances. The Mandarin has attracted Steven Spielberg, Tom Cruise, Hugh Jackman, Angelina Jolie and Robert Pattinson, who have stayed at the hotel during press junkets.

Once the space becomes available in June, the luxury hotel’s largest suite, at 3,300 square feet, will feature a full-sized kitchen, three-and-a-half baths, a dining room that seats 10-12, a dedicated fitness area, walk-in closet and floor-to-ceiling windows that maximize natural light. For the tech-obsessed, the suite will also feature a 75-inch LCD flat panel TV with Surround sound. This kind of scale translates into $28,000 per night. For the more budget-minded, a 2,230-square-foot one-bedroom Presidential Suite starts at $18,000.

(From the pages of the April 9 issue of Variety.)

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