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Mandarin $28,000 Suite Has Art Curated by Whitewall Magazine

WhitewallMagazineLogoForbes contributor Ann Abel writes that it took extra effort to get a peek. But today, she has the scoop on one of New York’s most prized new temporary abodes – Suite 5000 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel.

The rarefied space, opened last fall, occupies 3,300 square feet on the 50th floor:

The suite represents a Who’s Who of New York’s creative energy. Most prominent is the art collection on the walls, curated by Whitewall magazine. It’s already changed since the suite debuted in November and several guests have purchased artworks; right now it features an eye-catching Kenny Scharf Cosmic Donut, as well as work by Shelter Serra, the Campana brothers and Forrest Myers. (An in-room iPad allows guests to learn more about the pieces and artists.)

There’s also a vinyl collection put together by Academy Records and a special relationship with Dior, which will fill a closet with wardrobe and accessories to match the needs of the suite guest. And throw in a personal stylist, seamstress and makeup artist or two as needed. Click over to Abel’s report to see a half-dozen suite photos.

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