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When it came to designing The Mark, renowned French designer Jacques Grange was sought out for his particular expertise. Jacques’ A-list clients include some of the world’s greatest style-setters, such as Yves St. Laurent, Valentino, Karl Lagerfeld and Caroline, Princess of Monaco. Set apart by its aura of serene and quiet luxury, The Mark has been designed to both entertain in engaging and delightful public spaces, and to provide restful suites that encourage luxurious rejuvenation. Each space has been carefully appointed with a sense of clean, modern sophistication.
Located just moments from Central Park, The Mark Hotel is situated in one of New York’s most extravagant neighborhoods. Not only does The Mark provide its guests with the most satisfying of surroundings, the staff truly understands luxury and their discerning clientele. Here, we have compiled just few of our favorite luxurious experiences while staying at The Mark. As you plan your next adventure to the Big Apple, we hope you will be able to share some of the same unforgettable experiences that we have enjoyed during our time here.
Bergdorf Goodman Shopping 24/7
Luxury is all about the ability to gain access to those items and services that seem to elude so many, and this is a concept that The Mark fully grasps. No matter how experienced the traveler or well-prepared the guest, The Mark’s excellent staff understands that at times, assistance is necessary. Whether guests are looking for a statement piece to tie an ensemble together or need a scarf to freshen a weary winter wardrobe, The Mark makes assistance in these instances a cinch. Perhaps a guest requires a last-minute gift for a colleague or is invited to an unexpected dinner party- guests need look no farther than The Mark’s savvy concierge. The Hotel’s partnership with Bergdorf Goodman allows staff to assist guests 24/7 with absolutely any necessity. Personal shoppers provide guests with limitless access and seasoned advice, no matter the occasion. The range of services and goods made available through Bergdorf Goodman includes complimentary delivery of purchases to the hotel, for added convenience.
FRÉDÉRIC FEKKAIHAIR SALON
For topnotch beauty, be sure to schedule in at The Mark’s Frederic Fekkai Salon. Home to the world’s most renowned hairstylist, Frederic Fekkai himself, the salon boasts a full menu of services and opportunities to present a more polished, glamorous you. Fekkai’s unique and successful approach to hair and beauty is available to guests, along with an elite approach to pampering, which includes massages. Fekkai’s hand-selected staff includes cutting-edge stylists and a range of beauty specialists. His team has been carefully curated to ensure that The Mark’s guests have every service imaginable readily available. Additionally, Fekkai’s sensational products are also available, providing guests with exceptional care, no matter their beauty needs.
The Mark Bikes & Picnic By Jean-Georges
If you fancy a ride in the park, you’re in luck! The Mark now has its own line of stylish, custom-designed bicycles, exclusively available to hotel guests. These distinguished bicycles include elements from Jacques Grange’s design for The Mark, like a striped chain case and monogrammed bells. Created by Republic Bike, the bikes are replete with signature black helmets and baskets, perfect for carrying the makings of a classic picnic in the park. Celebrated chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten himself has curated a gourmet picnic lunch, including all the essentials- even a blanket- that is perfect for a Central Park adventure. The Mark’s award-winning chef concierge, Isabelle Hogan, has also included an illustrated bike map to make navigating famed Central Park by bike a cinch.
IN-ROOM DINING BY JEAN-GEORGES
If there is one thing The Mark does with extraordinary finesse, it is satisfying every desire and whim of their couture clientele. One way The Mark provides excellence in service is by providing guests with fabulous in-room dining options. Should guests desire to enjoy cocktails with friends, or even a complete dinner, The Mark’s kitchen is well-able to provide the perfect fare, with a flourish. The Restaurant’s full menu is available for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A late night menu is also available at any time of night or day, so guests are sure to be able to satisfy their cravings no matter the hour.
THE MARK PEDICABS
Exclusively available for guests at The Mark, The Mark Pedicabs offer a stylish, chauffeured ride around town. From Manhattan’s most chic boutiques to museums and galleries, guests have convenient access to the most premiere spots in NYC. If guests are interested in extended tours, these can be made available through The Mark’s stellar Concierge.
TREATS BY LADURÉE
The Mark truly makes every moment magical for guests during their stay. One small touch that leaves the sweetest of tastes in our mouths, is the delicate little treat left at turndown. Straight from Ladurée, the famed Ladurée macaroon is one of those signature details that The Mark does so well, and makes us feel welcome on the first evening of our every stay at The Mark.
JOHN LOBB SHOESHINE
The Mark is exceptional at attending to every minute detail. One such detail happens to be providing complimentary overnight shoeshine service or an in-chair shine. A number of The Mark’s in-house butlers are certified John Lobb shoe polishers. As such, The Mark’s butlers know precisely how to pamper, glaze and offer the most expert care for high-quality footwear. A convenient John Lobb kiosk is located on the mezzanine level of The Mark and features an array of John Lobb merchandise, to make life that much simpler.
THE MARK’S LITTLEST GUESTS
Traveling with young lads and lasses has never been done with greater ease than at The Mark. We love the hotel’s frame of mind when it comes to family-friendly amenities and activities. The Mark’s youngest guests will be thrilled with the array of delicious and imaginative snacks prepared especially for their welcome. For added convenience, The Mark provides custom-designed strollers for guests alone to utilize when transversing Central Park or shopping along Madison Avenue. This stylish collaboration with stroller manufacturer Maclaren makes travel with baby enjoyable, replete with a selection of thoughtful and fun amenities from Zittles, the neighborhood toy emporium. Insightful tours of local museums and attractions have been specially designed for youngsters at The Mark, ages 10 through 13.
The Mark’s signature ‘slumber party’ is also available for families staying in suite accommodations. Guests may request a customized tent to be set up for the little ones in the suite, and an in-room family film, chocolate milk and cookies will be provided. Simply inquire at the concierge for further family-savvy options during a stay at The Mark.
FURRY GUESTS WELCOME
Have a four-legged friend? Bring them along for your stay at The Mark. With Central Park, a pup’s paradise, just moments from the doorstep, it only makes sense for guests to bring their beloved pets along for a getaway. Pets are made welcome by friendly and pet-loving door staff, and rooms which will host pets as well are set with signature water and food dishes and custom placemats to keep things tidy. A comfy dog bed designed by Molly Mutt awaits each pet. If guests plan to travel with a pet, they need only let The Mark know at the time they book their stay, and every detail will be set in place.
RANKED #1 HOTEL FOR WI-FI SPEED
Being connected is priceless these days. From tending to business details to managing social media accounts, emails and keeping up with those at home, having a great wi-fi connection is vital. The Mark is known for having the fastest hotel Wi-Fi speed available. Truly, being able to login and get on with one’s digital life during travel is one of the ultimate luxuries (that has become an absolute necessit
The lobby of The Mark Hotel, NYC