The Mark Hotel, New York
In a city full of luxury hotels, it takes something special to stand out. Emyr Thomas from concierge service Bon Vivant visits The Mark hotel in New York, which reopened in 2010 following a full refurbishment.
New York’s Upper East Side is the epitome of class, style and sophistication and the recently rejuvenated The Mark Hotel is the perfect companion. Originally built in 1927, The Mark stands with splendour at the corner of 77th Street and Madison Avenue in the shadow of Central Park, following a transformation by designer Jacques Grange.
The Mark exudes a sense of understated luxury, expertly combining traditional elegance with modern touches. The lobby is full of design statement, including the black and white checked marble floor and striking objets d'art.
The rooms are spacious, elegant and subtly luxurious with muted beige and cream sitting seamlessly next to art deco touches and technological innovations specifically designed and made for The Mark by Bang & Olufsen. The bathrooms are beautifully decorated in black and white marble and pastel green, with deep bathtubs and polished nickel fittings.
One of New York’s most lauded chefs, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, oversees the restaurant, with the added benefit that guests can enjoy his world famous cuisine from the comfort of the bedrooms with 24-hour room service. At the front of the hotel, the intimate bar has already firmly established itself as one of the most chic destinations on the Upper East Side.
The hotel is expertly equipped for the business traveller, with complimentary wifi throughout and a dedicated business centre. The Mark is the perfect mix of understated glamour, impeccable service and modern design touches, and with its location right next to Central Park, it’s a beautifully modern take on a classic Upper East Side hotel.
Address: Madison Avenue at 77th Street, New York, NY 10075
Phone: +1 212 744 4300