What We Love
- 2015 Jetsetter Hotel Food Award Winner
- The flawless Jacques Grange interiors and the Mattia Bonetti furniture in Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Mark restaurant
- The on-site Punch fitness center, founded by former national kick boxing champion Adelino DaCosta
- In-house iButler geek squad on hand for technology issues
- Free WiFi
What To Know
- Popular with the business crowd
- Reservations are highly recommended in the hotel restaurant and bar
- There are no city views from the Courtyard One-Bedroom Suites
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- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
Old New York gets an upgrade at this beloved Upper East Side hotel. Star designer Jacques Grange transformed the stuffy 1927 interiors into a showcase of 21st-century style in 2009, with bespoke pieces by Vladimir Kagan, Paul Mathieu and Eric Schmitt. There’s a playfulness to the high design, with poppy black-and-white-striped floors and a slinky-like chandelier lighting the Turnbull & Asser–clad staff.
Bed and Bath
Upstairs, the serene guestrooms display Grange’s exacting design with an earthy cream and beige palette, custom-made beds and furniture, Quagliotti linens and Bang & Olufsen tech devices. The bathrooms feel Art Deco–glam, with deep soaking tubs, mirrored flat-screen TVs and luxury amenities.
The exclusive Frederic Fekkai salon and the Punch Fitness Center are welcome features with the hotel’s busy business crowd. But the real star of the show is the Mark by Jean-Georges Vongerichten restaurant, with its bronze and glass ceiling by Eric Schmitt. The tasty seasonal menus change throughout the day (you can order a cheeseburger with black truffle dressing at 1 a.m.), and the restaurant is always busy. If you have to wait, order a signature cucumber cocktail in the Mark Bar, popular with the after-work crowd for its dark, deal-making atmosphere and grand Guy de Rougemont furnishings.
How to Get There
We had enjoyed prior stays at the Mark years ago before the latest remodel. Returned for dinner last fall and had an incident where the hotel front desk provided superior assistance even though we were not a guest - Which made us say we must stay at the Mark the next time we come to NYC. So we did! First was the best reservation assistance Ever provided by Tori. We had some special accommodation needs and she was so kind and knowledgeable; A true example of A+++ service. The front desk, room service and housekeeping staff were all lovely and efficient during our stay. The room was large and comfortable, especially by NYC standards. The bathroom was modern with two sinks plus a tub bath and separate shower. Just when we thought our experience could not get any better, we found ourselves seated at the restaurant bar (as the restaurant was full that evening) and had the very very best drinks (really!) and attention from Rich. Even two snowfalls could not deter our weekend when we were fortunate enough to be staying at the wonderful Mark hotel.
Perfect hotel located near Central Park & small cozy designer shops. We ended up always eating at the hotel-it had the best food! Excellent service! Great room/large bathroom! Walking distance to everywhere!
Virtually everything about the Mark is perfect if, as we do, you prefer boutique properties on the upper East Side of Manhattan. Service at all levels in the hotel (as opposed to the bar) is helpful and instantaneous. Every staff member is friendly and courteous. Housekeeping of this stylish and well appointed property is impeccable. All the attributes of good management are on display. Rooms,( especially the splendid bathrooms), are generously sized and very well equipped. Our room had plenty of storage space and two nice sized closets. A small example of the care taken at this property was the fact that the usual room safe has a small organizer tray inside which, I have never seen anywhere before. There is a small, very well equipped gym on the property.
The Mark Bar which may be operated by the restaurant and not the hotel itself is an attractive venue. Drinks, given the very high prices, did not taste like they contained much alcohol and service at tables in the bar is not quite up to the high standards of the rest of the property.
From the moment you step out of your car at the front door, this hotel experience is fantastic! The lobby is small but elegant. The rooms are spacious and look like a million bucks! The bathroom is all marble. There is a stocked bar and snacks. There is ice brought to your room with your turn down service nightly. I do not have the words to describe how I felt each day waking up and ending my day in this gorgeous hotel. In addition the location was perfect!
Always a friendly smile from the doormen when you arrive and depart. Everyone is all smiles that you meet and see. Rooms have the best bathrooms with large tub and nice hot and strong shower. Always nice to be able to drop into the bar for a snack or drink. Always a great visit.