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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
Traveled up to NY for business and tennis. Was at the Mark for five nights. Room was on third floor. Good sized for NY. Well laid out and nicely furnished. Room faced 77th st, which I understand is better than Madison. Still some street noise - sirens and trash cans being moved around, but NY... I like the Marks location because it is near the park. Central Park is a great feature as are museums which are also near by. Service was very good. We ate either at tennis or restaurants I enjoy nearby. We did have dinner at hotel one night and it didn’t disappoint. As I was there for tennis, it was nice to run across tennis players around the hotel. Only disappointment was kitchen fire early this morning, which prompted a couple of very loud alarms along with smoke smell that made it to third floor. No apology at check out or even discussion of event was surprising and why review went from five stars to four.
We stayed in a spacious one bedroom suite with two full baths. The hotel is everything you would expect in a premier level property. Most impressive is how helpful and genuinely friendly all of the staff is.
We had a reservation at another hotel a block away and the A/C broke in our room at middle. Our travel agent scrambled to get us into The Mark and w it was excellent! Will plan to stay there again when visiting NYC. Wonderful service and great breakfast. Highly recommend!