Upper Eastside (Manhattan), New York, United States of America
At a Glance
Understated Upper East Side glamour
Amazing service and one of New York's most knowledgeable concierges
Perfect location for museums and smart Upper East Side shopping
Acclaimed, New York Jean Georges restaurant
Light, airy and elegant guest rooms
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit
Summer or winter, rain or shine, there's always great stuff going on in New York, so when you're planning a trip, there's no real "best" or "worst" time to go. Weather wise fall and spring are the best times in New York. From April to June and September to November, temperatures are mild and pleasant, and the light is beautiful. Summers can be hot and humid while winter snowfalls are not uncommon.
September to December is conference season in New York, and we would advise booking early for travel during this period.
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Set in a landmark 1920's building a minute’s walk from Central Park and Museum Mile, The Mark is one of New York’s finest luxury hotels, offering an appealingly teasing mixture of old and new, and extraordinary levels of service.
Styled by celebrated French designer Jacques Grange, The Mark is a stunning five-star boutique hotel on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, combining old-world comfort, avant-garde design, state-of-the-art technology and matchless personal service.
From the moment you step into the hotel foyer, you are disarmed by the alluringly understated elegance and its witty accents, from the zebra-striped marble floor to the cowhide sofas in the bar. Even the staff have been fitted out in Jermyn Street's finest. The Mark oozes flair, but makes no concession to content, and the hotel is a soothing haven of luxury in this city that never sleeps.
The hotel's 150 suites and rooms are spacious by New York standards, and come with luxurious Italian linen, custom-made beds, a Bang & Olufsen sound system and furnishings in ebony, sycamore and nickel, evoking Paris in the 1930s. State-of-the-art bathrooms are finished with black and white marble and, at the touch of a button, your bathroom mirror will become a TV.
The hotel restaurant has quickly become a local fixture for the hard-to-please local crowd, and is overseen by award-winning chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, while the Mark Bar is the chicest meeting spot on the Upper East Side, a wonderful place to share a signature cocktail in the evening. There is also a beauty salon and a fitness centre, both completed to equally exacting standards as the rest of the hotel.
Above all, though, what impresses most about The Mark is the service, exemplified by the outstanding concierge, who will magically finesse entry to Manhattan’s most exclusive restaurants, theatres, galleries and boutiques.
Each of the 50 suites and 100 rooms at The Mark are luxurious serene retreats, personally designed or selected by Jacques Grange, in pale soothing tones that evoke the height of Parisian luxury in the 1930s. State-of-the-art baths, sheathed in black and white marble and nickel fittings, are a contemporary update of grand elegance. Beds custom-made for The Mark are dressed in the finest Italian linens and the technology is advanced, but not intrusive. The high-definition video and audio systems are Bang Olufsen’s latest top-of-the-line designs, and are universally compatible with all devices. Lighting, climate, and entertainment systems, and even the window shades, can be adjusted with a single touch.
Children are welcome to come and stay at The Mark. However, there are no specific facilities or child care services offered at the hotel.
Complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, in-room telephones are NEC 7-inch touch screen via VOIP. Local cell phones are available for use at the front desk, remote and confidential printing services are available, and include the capability of printing from handheld devices. IT support is provided by iButlers, available to assist via telephone or in the guest room or suite. The best concierge and valet services ensure that guests’ every need is quickly met. There are beauty services at the Frederic Fekkai Salon, twice daily maid service and laundry services. Local newspapers and local calls are also complimentary.
Facilities at The Mark include The Mark Bar, the Mark Restaurant by Jean-Georges (inc private dining for up to 18 guests) as well as in-room dining. The Mark is also home to the famous Frederic Fekkai Salon offering pampering and massage as well as hair and beauty, and a state-of-the-art fitness centre is open 24 hrs. The Mark Hotel also features two meeting rooms featuring 850 Sq ft of meeting space.
The nearby Central Park zoo, Wollman and Lasker ice rinks, and the North Meadow Recreation centre offering basketball courts, tennis courts, handball courts, softball and baseball will keep the energetic busy. There is, of course, a huge choice of museums, galleries, and heart-of-Manhattan shops on The Mark's doorstep too.
Georgina Robertson (Staff)
This stylish hotel is a real gem. As you walk into the lobby you are greeted by their signature black and white striped floor which is featured throughout the hotel. The rooms are light and spacious with a modern feel. The hotel itself is situated just moments from Central Park a great spot for a morning walk or jog to start of a great day in the city!
Camilla Swift (Staff)
On a beautiful tree-lined block at Madison and 77th, one block from Central Park and within Museum Mile, The Mark is a crowd pleaser - It would certainly appeal to guests who like slick, clean-line and modern interiors, but also to those who feel at home in a traditional building. It's certainly a firm favourite of mine.
Bold geometric shapes and splashy interiors bring this Upper East Side classic to life, from the marble-floored lobby with striking black and white stripes to the elegant yet high-tech guest rooms and suites.
All staff members are friendly, charismatic, and helpful. Facilities are excellent in this chic New York hotel; The complimentary shoe shine kiosk by John Lobb is a nice touch, and a stylish fleet of custom bicycles available to guests on a first come first served basis are popular. The Restaurant by Jean-George Vongerichten is a happening place attracting locals, guests and visitors to enjoy creative and delicious French-American dishes - lots of choice and perfect for couples, friends and families.
Sports fan or not, you can't help but enjoy a night at the ballpark. For a great evening out and an experience so quintessentially American, there’s little better than going to a baseball game to watch the Yankees or Mets.
Get off the beaten path in Brooklyn and see the city through the eyes of a local on these fun and friendly cycling tours through one of New York's coolest neighbourhoods, getting insider tips on the city's best-kept secrets.
A fun and friendly introduction to New York City, a bike tour will take in the highlights of Manhattan, stopping at local foodie favourites along the way. Tuck into cupcakes and sip on artisan coffees in between pedalling NYC's iconic streets.
Catch a show on Broadway
Whether you’re a Jet or a Shark, there’s nothing quite like going to a Broadway show to get your toes tapping. Ask us about tickets for anything from Matilda, Blue Man Group, Newsies to The Book of Mormon.
Witness the grandeur of Manhattan's iconic skyline from above on this helicopter adventure, a fun and unforgettable way to take in some of New York's key landmarks and a real bucket-list item for the first-time visitor to the Big Apple.
Manhattan Adventure Boat Sightseeing Tour
Enjoy the spectacular sights of New York by boat and experience a personal adventure sightseeing tour of over 40 sights, including the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge and many more.
New York City Pass
Providing entrance to six of New York's biggest attractions, the City Pass is a great way for the first-time visitor to The Big Apple to save money on entrance fees and skip many of the main-entrance ticket queues, giving you more time to enjoy!
One World Observatory
The One World Observatory is located on floors 100-102 of One World Trade Center and offers phenomenal views over Manhattan. The Sky Pod lifts are an attraction within themselves, taking you on a virtual thrill ride of NYC's rapidly changing cityscape.
Professional photography experience
Create lasting memories of your holiday with an exclusive private photography experience. With the help of a professional photographer, capture the perfect moment while you enjoy your romantic break, family holiday or honeymoon.
Sail along the Hudson with The Mark
Complement your stay at The Mark with a three-hour sail along the Hudson river, on board The Mark's own luxury sail boat. Tuck into appetisers created by chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, accompanied by a glass of champagne.
Staten Island Ferry
A New York institution, the Staten Island Ferry links Manhattan with Staten Island, transporting 70,000 passengers a day across on it's free service. This 15-minute journey is a fantastic way to see the Manhattan skyline so jump aboard for a free ride.
The Empire State Building
For the Quintessential New York vista, a ride up the Empire State Building is a must - however many times you see it, the New York Skyline never fails to thrill. Go early in the morning or after 6pm for the best views!
The Statue of Liberty
To most, she's the symbol of New York, so why not take a ferry from Manhattan across to Ellis Island and visit the Statue of Liberty, enjoying the views of New York from a different viewpoint. For visits all the way up to the crown, do book early!
The Top of the Rock
Quite simply the best views of New York City. Visit during the day and see the skyline in all its brilliance or go up at night and witness the city sparkle. And yes, the views are better than the Empire State Building!
Unique Tours of New York
This quirky look at the Big Apple has something for everyone. Choose from a Sandwich Tour of Hell's Kitchen, Tour of the Bronx from Hip Hop to Yankees Glory, Sports History of NY through to biking tours. Tours from 2-8 hours.
Christmas Shopping in New York and Miami
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from £3400 pp inc flights & transfers for 7 nights
- Head to New York for some unforgettable Christmas shopping
- Option to include personal shoppers, theatre tickets and private helicopter flights to make the most of your stay
- Top off your winter city break with a few days of beach relaxation
Coastal New England and New York
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East Coast for Teenagers
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- Visit iconic New York, cool Miami and the political heart of the USA Washington DC
- Enjoy outdoor adventure in Palmetto Bluff with wildlife watching, kayaking, fishing and more
- Plenty of learning opportunities for culture-vultures, as well as great fun
Ski and City - Jackson Hole and New York
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from £3000 pp inc flights & transfers for 10 nights
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- Ski the steeps and deeps in one of the world's best ski resorts
- Take a snowmobile tour into Yellowstone, the oldest national park in the world
Location & directions
Upper Eastside (Manhattan), New York, United States of America
Located on the corner of 77th Street and Madison Avenue, in the Upper East Side of Manhattan just steps away from Central Park.
How to get there
8-hour direct flight to John F. Kennedy International Airport, from there it's 45-minutes to The Mark. Alternatively Newark Liberty International Airport, is 1-hour.