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.
To start planning your holiday to The Mark
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.
Architectural Tour of New York
View iconic buildings designed by some of the best-known architects from around the globe, as your guide talks you through New York's famous skyline.
Behind-the-Scenes Broadway Experience
Spend an exclusive intimate evening dining with cast members of your favourite Broadway shows, as well as watching one of their spectacular performances!
Gin Making in New York City
Enjoy intimate time with an expert mixologist learning the ins and outs of gin distilling, a must do for any gin fanatic or if you're simply looking for an authentic New York experience.
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.
New York CityPASS
Providing entrance to six of New York's biggest attractions, the CityPASS 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!
Private New York Style Pizza Making Class in Brooklyn
Make your perfect pizza, New York style with instruction by a master pizza baker at Brooklyn's top pizzeria.
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.
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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.
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