The Mark is considered as one of the best contemporary luxury hotels in New York. It has interiors are colorful and bold, being designed by France’s premier designer, Jacques Grange. The hotel also has a restaurant and a bar who’s program is a product of the impassioned concepts of globally-acclaimed Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Plus, guests can enjoy an indulgently comfortable room with high-tech equipment and personalized services.
The modernity of The Mark can be seen in how the hotel is designed. It doesn’t have the usual chandelier or gilded sconces that are seen in luxury hotels, instead, it has a black-and-white striped floor and furniture that is gold and bright pink. Yet it is considered as one of the top luxury hotel in New York, attracting clients in the upper class of the city. The rooms also use the same effect, offering a subdued design, yet one can see that the room is luxurious.
The luxury can be seen in the details of the room’s design. The room is equipped with a high-technology feature as a Creston control allows the guests to control the temperature, TV, shades, and the lights. The room’s phone also has a screen that allows guests to check the weather, while the freezer drawer looks just like a regular elegant drawer. The rooms also feature a stocked minibar, Blu-Ray DVD player, and a custom-made bed with down pillows, down duvet and Italian linens.
The bathroom is also designed in a way to make the guests feel like they’re in a vintage-inspired apartment. Marble floors of some of the bathrooms have a design that’s similar to the lobby’s floor and the cabinetry is covered in aqua-colored laquer. White marble cover the walls, countertops, and deep soaking tubs. Every bathroom also has a TV embedded in the mirror, heated towel racks, and separate shower.
The Mark’s restaurant is owned by one of New York’s most celebrated chefs, Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Guests will be able to enjoy dishes that their famous chef has become renowned for. This includes inventive dishes such as a peekytoe crab cake with pink grapefruit, avocado, and ginger. There’s also a bar that attaches to the restaurant and offers the same menu. The hotel’s restaurant attracts famous clients, such as Mick Jagger, Paul McCartney, and Roger Federer to name a few. Aside from the restaurant of the famous chef, there’s also The Mark Express that serves grab-and-go items to its guests for breakfast and lunch.
The hotel also offers a thorough and attentive staff to its guests. 24-hour room service, as well as free shoe shine, daily housekeeping and evening turndown are all available. Guests will also have an “iButler,” which is the IT department, to help them with audio-visual needs. Guests can also enjoy getting pampered at the Federic Fekkai Salon, or doing their work out anytime at the 24-hour fitness center. The hotel also allows cats and dogs that weigh 25 pounds or less for free.
Of course, there are also some inconveniences that guests would have to deal with, such as being far from the city’s nightlife and being close to only one subway line. Getting a reservation at the famous restaurant can also be hard and the guests that are staying at lower floors of the Superior courtyard rooms don’t have good views of the city.
But other than that, The Mark is a great and luxurious hotel that offers modern amenities and great features.