The Mark Hotel was named one of the best business hotels in the United States!
The Mark, New York
Address: Madison Avenue at 77th Street
Tel: 1. 212 744 4300 (US)
Web Address: themarkhotel.com
Rates: From $495
Business amenities: 24-hour business centre; complimentary Wi-Fi and local calls; morning delivery of The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. The two meeting rooms are supported by the office/business centre, with an iButler available to resolve all inconvenient IT problems.
Rooms: 150 rooms and suites finished in ebony, sycamore and nickel, with fine Italian linens and bedding by Quagliotti. By New York standards, 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 32in 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.
Leisure: The Mark is a short walk to Museum Mile, charming neighbourhood eateries and Central Park. Before unwinding with a martini at the hotel’s Mark Bar, book a primping session at Frédéric Fekkai’s in-house salon.
Restaurants: The Mark Restaurant by Jean-Georges (as in Vongerichten) has a private dining room for up to 18, while The Mark Suites caters for small gatherings. Located amid the ritzy Upper East Side’s best blocks, The Mark’s austere early 20th-century façade gives way to an unexpectedly modern and sassy interior. The space has been reimagined by interior designer Jacques Grange and hotelier James Sherwin, with a light French vibe, bold geometric shapes, commissioned artwork and comfy oversized furniture (as in the lobby, pictured).