Fortune and Wallpaper have organized a team of well-traveled judges for the third year in a row and ranked the “Top 10 Business Hotels in the World”, from our very own New York, all the way to Abu Dhabi. The Mark ranked in at #2, topping the likes of The Jefferson in Washington D.C., Le Gray in Beirut and the Soho House in Berlin.
The Mark Hotel boasts 150 rooms and suites, starting at $495 a night, finished in ebony, sycamore and nickel, with fine Italian linens and bedding by Quagliotti. The rooms are spacious, with the entry-level Superior Courtyard Queen clocking in at 400 sq ft. Touch-screen Crestron panels control temperature, entertainment, shades and lighting. The 32-in HD television, audio system, MP3 and laptop are all by Bang & Olufson, while the bathroom includes a mirrored flat-screen television, so you need never miss a moment of CNN.
Business amenities include 24-hour business center; complimentary Wi-Fi and local calls and morning delivery of The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. The two meeting rooms are supported by the office/business center, with an iButler available to resolve all inconvenient IT problems.
The Mark Restaurant by Jean-Georges has a private dining room for up to 18, while The Mark Suites caters for small gatherings. The space has been re-imagined by interior designer Jacques Grange and hotelier James Sherwin, with a light French vibe, bold geometric shapes, commissioned artwork and comfy over-sized furniture.