Mandarin Oriental, New York's Bedside Reading Program Launches Partnership in Support of the Fund for Public Schools

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Since 2005, Mandarin Oriental, New York has delighted guests with a selection of complimentary Bedside Reading books in all its rooms and suites. This year, in an effort to pay it forward in support of The Fund for Public Schools, the hotel’s Bedside Reading card provides website information and a scan-able QR code to facilitate making a charitable donation to support New York City’s 1.1 million public school students. The Fund for Public Schools is a nonprofit organization that facilitates strategic public-private partnerships to support New York City’s public schools. This includes supporting initiatives to upgrade public school libraries in New York City’s low-income neighborhoods with new books and up-to-date technology so that students have the necessary tools to help them learn, expand their horizons, and follow their dreams.

Since 2005, Mandarin Oriental, New York has delighted guests with a selection of complimentary Bedside Reading books in all its rooms and suites. This year, in an effort to pay it forward in support of The Fund for Public Schools, the hotel’s Bedside Reading card provides website information and a scan-able QR code to facilitate making a charitable donation to support New York City’s 1.1 million public school students. The Fund for Public Schools is a nonprofit organization that facilitates strategic public-private partnerships to support New York City’s public schools. This includes supporting initiatives to upgrade public school libraries in New York City’s low-income neighborhoods with new books and up-to-date technology so that students have the necessary tools to help them learn, expand their horizons, and follow their dreams.

"For several years we’ve provided our guests with the unique amenity of complimentary books to enjoy," states Sharmila Tandon, Director of Rooms for Mandarin Oriental, New York. "Our guests are increasingly seeking ways to make a difference by giving back so we decided to take the Bedside Reading program to a new level by giving guests the option to pay it forward with a donation to The Fund for Public Schools, an organization making an impactful difference in the lives of New York City students by improving access to books and technology.”

About Mandarin Oriental, New York
A stunning fusion of modern design with stylish Oriental flair, Mandarin Oriental, New York features 248 elegant guestrooms and suites — all with breathtaking views of Manhattan and Five-Star hospitality. Luxurious amenities include Asiate, the hotel’s elegant restaurant; MObar created by noted interior designer, Tony Chi; the Lobby Lounge with dramatic views of Central Park; a 14,500-square-foot, Five-Star Mandarin Oriental Spa; and a state-of-the-art fitness center with a 75-foot lap pool. In addition, there is premium meeting and event space, including a 6,000-square-foot pillar-less ballroom with three walls of windows overlooking Central Park. Located in Columbus Circle’s Time Warner Center, Mandarin Oriental, New York is in an idyllic location just steps away from world-class dining, shopping and entertainment, including the Broadway Theater District, Lincoln Center, Central Park, Jazz at Lincoln Center and the Time Warner Center’s collection of upscale retail shops and restaurants.

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is the award-winning owner and operator of some of the world's most prestigious hotels and resorts. The Group now operates, or has under development, 42 hotels representing over 10,000 rooms in 27 countries, with 18 hotels in Asia, 12 in The Americas and 12 in Europe and the Middle East. In addition, the Group operates, or has under development, 13 Residences at Mandarin Oriental connected to its properties.

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About The Fund for Public Schools
The Fund for Public Schools is dedicated to improving New York City's public schools by attracting private investment in school reform and encouraging greater involvement by all New Yorkers in the education of our children. The Fund plays a pivotal role in improving public education in New York City by strengthening the New York City Department of Education’s relationship with the private sector, securing funding for critical education reform initiatives, helping businesses to create partnerships and programs that support city schools, and raising public awareness about the public schools. The Fund is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. For more information about The Fund for Public Schools, visit http://www.fundforpublicschools.org.

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