As the weather begins to cool down, we love nothing more than meeting friends for a glamorous cocktail overlooking the vast and extraordinary Manhattan skyline. The Lobby Lounge on the 36th floor of the Mandarin Oriental hotel is one of those bars with a view that simply takes your breath away. So high up your ears gently pop as you zoom up in the express elevator which opens in to the swank hotel lobby and adjoining bar.
The Lobby Lounge is set against a stunning wall of floor to ceiling glass and a perfect spot for a drink and a bar snack when you’re up near the Time Warner Centre. It’s one of those spots that no matter how long you’ve lived in the City, you’re just so darn impressed by the view of the Manhattan skyline.
One floor down on the 35th floor is Mo Bar. A more intimate, somewhat secret, smaller bar with elegant leather booths populated by a super stylish crowd. Whichever bar you’re in the mood for, there’s just something truly uplifting about cocktails overlooking Manhattan.
The Mandarin Oriental Hotel. 80 Columbus Circle at 60th Street. New York. Tel: 212 805 8808