Families at The Mark

The Mark is pleased to introduce a range of amenities and services designed to both delight our youngest guests and offer an added level of convenience to families staying at the hotel.

The Mark Strollers: The Mark captures the attention our youngest VIP’s with our bespoke strollers designed by innovative stroller manufacturer, Maclaren. Our custom-designed strollers are ideal for a walk through Central Park or a shopping adventure along Madison Avenue. The strollers feature the iconic design elements of The Mark – black and white stripes, orange details and The Mark’s signature monogram. Created exclusively for our guests traveling with children aged between six months and five years, The Mark strollers are not just an added convenience but are the ultimate accessory this spring.

Movie Night Menu is a combined menu of family friendly DVD’s alongside a selection of theater-favorite snacks. Families staying at The Mark are invited to borrow from our library of DVD’s and Blu Rays and enjoy a family movie night in the comfort of their suite at The Mark! Please ask concierge for our movie nights menu. Concierge Direct Line:
 212.606.3120

The Mark’s fleet of custom bicycles is exclusively available to hotel guests. Manufactured by Republic Bike, the bicycles incorporate elements of this NYC hotel’s exquisite design by Jacques Grange including a striped chain case and monogrammed bells. The Mark Bikes come complete with signature black helmets and baskets.

For the ultimate picnic in Central Park enjoy a ‘lunch-to-go’ created by celebrated chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. The gourmet picnic basket includes all the picnic essentials – blanket, cutlery and condiments. As a finishing touch, The Mark’s award-winning chef concierge, Isabelle Hogan, has curated an illustrated bike map to help guests navigate Central Park.

Babysitting at The Mark: Our concierge is ready to provide services such as child-care/baby-sitting and access to the best family-oriented destinations in New York City.

Concierge Direct Line:
 212.606.3120

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The Mark Strollers by Maclaren

Starting this spring, The Mark captures the attention our youngest VIP’s with our bespoke  strollers designed by innovative stroller manufacturer, Maclaren.  Our fleet of custom-designed strollers are ideal for a walk through Central Park or a shopping adventure along Madison Avenue.  The strollers feature the iconic design elements of The Mark – black and white stripes, orange details and The Mark’s signature monogram. Created exclusively for our guests traveling with children aged between six months and five years, The Mark strollers are not just an added convenience but are the ultimate accessory this spring.

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Zittles at The Mark

The Mark is excited to be working with local toy emporium, Zittles, on a brand new amenity program which is sure to delight our suite guests’ most important VIPs, their children. Zittles, located on the third floor of Zitomer’s apothecary, is a wonderland of both classic and state-of-the-art toys for children. Upon arrival, our youngest guests will receive a GUND teddy bear, a Zittles tote and a gift certificate towards their first purchase at Zittles or a custom Mark bath toy for their enjoyment in our deep soaking bathtubs.

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The Mark’s Metropolitan Museum Scavenger Hunt

The first in a long line of family fun initiatives we are launching in time for Spring, The Mark is pleased to announce the addition of a museum scavenger hunt for our tween guests. The newly opened American Wing in The Metropolitan Museum provides the perfect backdrop for this art-focused scavenger hunt for 10-14 year-olds. The Mark’s resident tour guide, Wendy Lubovich will lead a trail that highlights paintings, sculptures, and artifacts, uncovering intriguing clues along the way. For 1.5 hours the children will enjoy this fun, informative exploration of American art. The tour includes several stops throughout the museum as well as an interactive element where the children can try out their artistic hand.

Wendy Lubovich is a graduate of Christie’s Education in London with a Fine and Decorative Arts degree.  She has been an educator at the Frick Collection and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City. A writer specializing in art and design, Wendy brings a curiosity and directness into understanding art.  Wendy’s passion is to connect people and art in a creative and conversational way and The Mark is very excited to have her join our team.

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Location, Location, Location!

The Mark is proud of its prime location in one of Manhattan’s most exclusive neighborhoods. Just minutes from Central Park, Madison Avenue and Museum Mile, The Mark is positioned in New York’s cultural epicenter.  One of the resounding comments amongst our guests is how much they appreciated our central location to Manhattan’s main attractions.

Central Park:

There is so much to explore in this wonderland that is known as the heart and lungs of the city. Since its completion in 1873, Central Park has been one of the great equalizers of Manhattan with approximately 37.5 million people discovering its secrets annually.

Madison Avenue

Nestled neatly between 77th Street and Madison Avenue, The Mark neighbors many elegant retailers and restaurateurs. Madison Avenue is one of the world’s premier shopping destinations. Some of the biggest names in fashion are housed along the avenue, particularly north from Barneys New York on East 60th Street.

Museum Mile

The Mark is situated only a few blocks away from the cultural center of the world: Museum Mile. A total of 10 museums cluster Fifth Avenue between 82nd and 110th streets, making the ensemble actually longer than one mile.

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Love Is In The Air At The Mark

Dazzle your Valentine this year with delicious tastings at The Mark Restaurant by Jean-Georges, and sensuous samplings of Frédéric Malle scents with our in-room experience, “Love to Indulge by Frederic Malle.” The Perfect way to celebrate love this Valentine’s Day , begin your evening with a four-course meal, created by Chef, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, with samplings of Hamachi sashimi, sautéed diver scallops and grilled beef tenderloin with a fragrant gruyere sauce.

Then, spend the night in one of The Mark’s luxurious rooms and experience Frédéric Malle. Receive a Café Society candle which combines the aromas of lavender, patchouli and amber and a set of Frédéric Malle’s signature soap, Anterenea, which is an exotic mix of spices, sandalwood and anise. With roses in your room on arrival, a bottle of champagne and an artisanal cheese and fruit platter, as well as breakfast for two in the comfort of your room or in The Mark Restaurant by Jean-Georges the next day – you are sure to impress the one you love with romance at The Mark.

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NYC Fashion Week Essentials With Bergdorf Goodman’s Todd Okerstrom

Bergdorf Goodman’s Director of  Personal Shopping, Todd Okerstrom dropped by to showcase some fashion and beauty essentials for New York Fashion Week – from lip care to loafers The Mark has you covered.

Natura Bissé Lip Recovery Balm

The perfect beauty accessory for winter weather, Natura Bissé is an exceptional balm with a creamy texture that instantly melts on the lips. Treat dry and cracked lips with this unique beauty treatment by restoring them to their youthful, plump and healthy appearance. Your lips will be catwalk ready after applying Natura Bissé as a base for your signature lip color.

Alexander McQueen Small Heroine Handbag in Bright Yellow

New York Fashion Week is all about the statement handbag and Alexander McQueen’s Heroine bag in Bright Yellow is just that. Aptly named, the Heroine satchel is a sartorial savior. Classically crafted with premium leather and a structured silhouette, it’s a piece that pairs well with everything.

Natura Bissé Diamond Extreme Cream

Natura Bissé offers a new luxurious, ultra-rich cream developed with the Global Anti-aging Concept, a scientific approach that is characteristic of the Diamond Collection. This cream will prep the skin pre-fashion show’s so that you’re glowing from head to toe.

Narciso Rodriguez Contour Colorblock Knit Dress

Known for his ultra-modern elegant designs, Narciso Rodriguez has crafted this curve-hugging stretch knit dress, that accentuates its sensual silhouette with contemporary colorblock. Very on trend for the season, this dress is perfect for Fashion Week events.

Hadleigh’s Audrey Smoking Loafer

This exclusive Hadleigh’s smoking loafer boasts a vibrant leopard-print with a vibrant back seam in cobalt. The ultimate accessory for walking to and from fashion shows. Put your best foot forward in Fall’s hottest style.

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The Mark Recommends: Valentine’s Day Gifts

With Valentine’s Day less than a month away, The Mark has curated a list of his and her gifts for the most romantic day of the year…

The Ultimate Valentine’s Day Dress from 25 Park

This Nha Kahn dress from 25 Park is ultimate in Valentine’s Day wear. The ruby red lace teamed with a pair of nude pumps is a perfect outfit for a passionate night in Manhattan.

Roses from L’Olivier Floral Atelier

There is nothing more romantic than telling someone you love them with red roses. L’Olivier has been creating breathtaking arrangements since 1994, and with Olivier Giugni at it’s helm, the floral atelier has been a pioneer in floral design in New York City. Having created various specialized arrangements for Valentine’s day, you are sure to impress the one you love with one of L’Olivier’s magnificent bouquets.

La Maison du Chocolat Delectable Duo’s

With delicious pairings like litchi-rasberry grenache or almond and hazelnut praline and spicy notes of Jamaican pepper, La Maison du Chocolat are experts in creating delicious duo’s to share. Created by La Maison du Chocolat’s Chef and Creative Director, Nicolas Cloiseau, there are five new chocolate recipe pairings that are sure to please this Valentine’s Day.

The Perfect Shave from The Art of Shaving

The ultimate in masculine indulgence, The Art of Shaving not only provides a luxurious experience, but precision and expertise which will leave your man well groomed, relaxed and revitalized. The Royal Shave, performed by a Master Barber, incorporates the four elements of the perfect shave: prepare, lather, shave and moisturize.

Love To Indulge by Frédéric Malle Package at The Mark

Experience the sensuous fragrances of the famed perfumer when you book this indulgent package for two. Receive a Café Society candle which combines the aromas of lavender, patchouli and amber and a set of Frederic Malle’s signature soap, Anterenea, which is an exotic mix of spices, sandalwood and anise. Receive one dozen roses in your room on arrival, a bottle of champagne and an artisanal cheese and fruit platter, as well as continental breakfast for two in the comfort of your room or in The Mark  Restaurant by Jean-Georges.

Zadig & Voltaire LOVE Necklace

This Zadig & Voltaire double heart necklace is engraved with the word LOVE. Made of sterling silver this timeless piece says “I love you” in more ways than one.

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The Mark’s Sommelier, Gabrielle Neuberg Talks Champagne For The New Year

We chatted with The Mark Restaurant by Jean Georges Sommelier, Gabrielle Neuberg about how she developed her love of wine at age six, what it’s like working in a predominantly masculine profession and what wines she recommends for the New Year.

How did you start your career as a Sommelier?

My love of wine began at a really young age, even though I grew up in the Washington D.C. area, I would visit my family in Chile and I remember drinking white wine and orange soda. But it wasn’t until I was studying at the Culinary Institute of America that you could say, I was bitten by the wine bug.  At The CIA I did a three week wine tasting course and that was it, I knew I wanted to be a Sommelier.  I completed the first level of Sommelier training at the Court of Master Sommelier’s and then started working at Mario Batali’s Eataly.

What unique experiences have you had as a Sommelier?

Many guests question whether I am even old enough to be serving wine as I look much younger than I am! A lot of guests are also intrigued by the fact that I am female and certainly surprised. It is very unusual and I have had many guests double take after I inform them that I am their Sommelier.

Why do you think Sommelier’s are typically male?

I think staff that work front-of-house within restaurants have traditionally been male. Yet, biologically, women have a better sense of smell and therefore, you could say, make very good Sommelier’s. It is surprising that there are not more of us.

What trends are you observing in the wine industry at the moment?

We are seeing a lot of wines coming out of Eastern Europe. Countries like Slovenia, Croatia and Hungary are all starting to experiment with creating different styles of wine. For example Hungary is known for creating a dessert wine called Tokaji, however, we are starting to see more and more Hungarian winemakers making dryer styles. Countries like India and China who are not historically known for making wine for commercial use are now experimenting with vitis vinifera or wine grapes, creating them into wines and gaining a following amongst wine tasters.

Finally, can you recommend a Champagne for our guests to toast in the New Year?

Yes, one of my favorite Champagnes for the season is the Billecart Salmon from France, it is a Rosé and we sell it by the glass in the restaurant. This wine comes from a larger house but is very family oriented which means they are very passionate about what they are making and very quality focused. Many of the grower/producer Champagnes are also very good; Jacques Selosse makes a Blanc de Blanc as does Pierre Peters which comes in a magnum form, both great Champagnes to celebrate the New Year.

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