Perfectly located on the Upper East Side, The Mark combines old and new into a luxurious and alluringly design conscious hotel. As one of New York’s finest hotels, it promises impeccable service from the moment you step into the hotel foyer and a charm that cannot be matched, with a balance of comfort and European flair.
A real highlight of the hotel has to be the Gallery Suite offering 3 stunning bedrooms with southeast exposures and open city views. Custom designed by Jacques Grange with artworks selected by the Leila Heller Gallery, this has impeccable style with coffered ceilings and custom flooring with Boffi kitchens and grand marble baths. Moreover, this suite and every other boast delicious Lauduree Macarons at turndown for those with a sweet tooth.
Wake up in the Gallery Suite or one of the other spacious rooms before heading out for an invigorating morning walk of Central Park, just a stone throw away. Here, while away your days exploring the surrounding area with an abundance of shops, cultural experiences and restaurants at every corner you turn. You might fancy popping into The Metropolitan Museum of Art, seeing a Broadway musical or shopping at Madison Avenue; everything is possible from The Mark’s brilliant location. Furthermore, make the most of the various amenities on offer from the hotel, such as strollers, pedicabs, picnics in the park, bikes, shoe shine and even a hair salon.
Chef Concierge Isabelle Hogan recommends the perfect day in New York; she says to start the day with something invigorating like an espresso or a personal training session before heading out to enjoy the activities nearby (and maybe pick up a bagel on route!). She states that The Top of The Rock at Rockefeller Centre and The Brooklyn Bridge should both be at the top of the essential to-do list in New York. Then she suggests returning to the hotel to enjoy an air of indulgence, either by treating yourself to room service in bed, devouring a warm Jean-Georges’ signature hot chocolate or relaxing with a long luxurious bath.
During the other evenings, make sure you head to delight your taste buds at The Mark Restaurant by Jean-Georges, offering a tasteful ambiance and fresh food straight from the market; just be sure to try the Black Truffle Pizza with Fontina Cheese! Then once you are satisfied, head to the chic Mark Bar to sip cocktails into the night.
With expert knowledge and contacts in the area, the friendly staff at The Mark offer an extraordinary level of service that no other luxury hotel in Manhattan provides. Whether you are after where to go exploring or where to eat out, the staff are ready, around the clock. Isabelle Hogan says she handles particularly challenging requests with a mantra ‘The impossible is possible’. It has a level of detail that is placed on personal service, making The Mark such a unique experience for its guests.
Before you head home, make sure you find the perfect souvenir to bring your trip to a close. Take a trip to the local ‘Cabinet of Curiosities’ boutique and get your hands on Creel and Gow or De Vera.
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