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20 fun facts we bet you didn't know about The Mark, New York

  • Inspiration
  • By Kiri Gordon
  • Published 01 August 2022
  • Revised 27 February 2024

If you’re considering staying at The Mark Hotel in New York, expect bold and vivid art, luxurious furnishings, intricate design, and pure opulence. From the moment you enter the hotel, its signature black and white stripes and unrivalled attention to detail make you feel elite and spoiled. But before you book, we’re going to let you in on 20 of The Mark Hotel facts that may surprise you.  

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1. The hotel was designed by French visionary Jacques Grange  

The distinctly Parisian vibe of the hotel is courtesy of one of the most celebrated interior designers of our time, Jacques Grange. He has designed for the likes of Yves Saint Laurent and the Princess of Monaco. His bold and vivid style harmonises timeless pieces and futurist styles. 

The Mark Lobby

The Mark Lobby

2. You don’t have to step out of your room to enjoy fine dining  

If you fancy a more intimate affair for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, you can. From chef Jean-Georges's kitchen straight to your room. The restaurant menu is available 24 hours, so you can enjoy fine dining no matter what time zone your body is in.

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3. World-famous stylist Frédéric Fekkai has a salon on the second floor 

Known for his luxury products and unique approach to beauty and hair, Frédéric Fekkai’s salon is located in The Mark. You can get fully pampered by his personally selected staff who have been trained to give the signature luxury service you’d expect.  

Frédéric Fekkai’s hair salon

Frédéric Fekkai’s hair salon

4. You can buy exclusive merch at the hotel shop 

There is a large selection of The Mark Hotel merchandise you can purchase at the shop. From pyjamas, bathrobes, swimwear, teddy bears, clothing, crockery, pampering kits, games, pet clothing and even paddleboards.  

5. You can work up a sweat at the state-of-the-art fitness centre  

Exclusively available to The Mark Hotel guests only, this gym is available to use for those who wish to stay on top of their fitness regime whilst away. And it gets better, you can book a session with Dan Flores, a renowned fitness trainer sure to put you through your paces. 

The Mark Gym

The Mark Gym

6. The Mark has a partnership with Bergdorf Goodman that ‘opens doors’ 

Got your eye on a particular exclusive item, table, or service? Not quite sure how to get that all-important connection? The Mark Hotel has a partnership with Bergdorf Goodman that gives you exclusive access to personal shoppers and experts that can ‘make things happen.’ 

7. You can get a prepared picnic crafted to take to Central Park  

Not only will legendary chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten prepare a delicious picnic treat for you, but you’ll also get a blanket and cutlery thrown in. And you can even take one of The Mark designed bikes with a matching helmet, to arrive at the park in style.  

Personalised picnic spread

Personalised picnic spread

8. The hotel is family-friendly 

The hotel is geared up for little ones. From Maclaren collab strollers, colouring books, and stickers to tours of the Metropolitan Museum of Art for 10-13-year-olds, there are so many things for families to do. There is also a family suite called ‘The Mark’s Slumber Party’ where guests can enjoy a family film with cookies and chocolate milk. There are even mini customised tents for little ones to rest in after filling up on scrummy delights. You can ask for this when you book at The Mark Hotel NYC. 

9. You can be chauffeured around in your own pedicab 

Adorned by its iconic black and white stripes, guests can hop into a pedicab and be chauffeured around Manhattan. Whether it’s shops, museums or galleries you desire, your exclusive driver will take you there.  

The Mark Pedicab

The Mark Pedicab

10. There is a luxury library The Assouline Coffee Table Bookshop inside the hotel 

The glamorous French publisher Assouline is located within the hotel. Providing guests with art, fashion and lifestyle literature that will make for the chicest coffee table book.  

11. There’s a Mark Haute dog cart 

New York is famous for its street hot dogs. But at The Mark you can eat one in style. Chef Jean-Georges makes gourmet organic grass-fed chicken and beef dogs for you to enjoy, served with Kimchi relish and the classic condiments. It’s an unmistakable upgrade from the usual street vendors you’ll find dotted around the city.  

The Mark Haute Dog Cart

The Mark Haute Dog Cart

12. You can get an iconic John Lobb shoe shine  

Back in 1866, John Lobb Bootmaker was a bespoke service for men’s shoes and shoe care products. After all those years, as you can imagine they’ve learnt a thing or two about the best care for your shoes. All The Mark Hotel butlers are John Lobb certified shoe polishers so guests can enjoy the finest and shiniest shoes in Manhattan. 

13. Celebrities love the Jean-Georges restaurant  

You’re in great company at the onsite restaurant that serves incredible cuisine. From classics such as tuna tartare and meatball rigatoni, all can be accompanied with a delicious bespoke cocktails. You can opt for inside or outside dining, plus you can also enjoy The Mark Hotel tea in the mornings alongside breakfast and brunch favourites.   

The Mark Restaurant by Jean-Georges

The Mark Restaurant by Jean-Georges

14. Dogs are welcome 

Being located so close to Central Park, of course, dogs are welcome at The Mark Hotel. Not only are they welcome but they’re spoiled too. Rooms will be fitted with a Molly Mutt dog bed, and your furry companion will get a signature water bowl and a custom placemat. They can also receive a Mark’s Woof Kit - a leather case with a dog collar, leash, to-go water bowl, and doggy bags! 

15. The Mark Bar has furnishings by Guy de Rougemont and Vladimir Kagan   

The bar is an absolute showstopper with its out-there design. Handcrafted cocktails are popular in this stylish spot.  

The Mark Bar

The Mark Bar

16. The hotel is scented with Frédéric Malle perfume  

The Mark Hotel is expertly custom scented with ‘Jurassic Flower’ which is a personalised fragrance that was created by Frédéric Malle specifically for the hotel. The scent fills the hotel and halls. Guests can also purchase this scent in the form of candles from the shop.  

17. The Mark Hotel is all about sustainability

The Mark Hotel is all about sustainability. Here are some of the ways that the hotel practices this:  

  • Eco-friendly pedicabs.  
  • LED lights to consume less power.  
  • The Mark Hotel bathrooms have heated towel racks to encourage re-use. 
  • Local produce is used at the restaurants to support local farmers.  
  • The restaurant offers over 15 vegan and over 60 vegetarian options.

Terrace with a view, The Mark

Terrace with a view, The Mark

18. The Mark Hotel is the number one hotel for WiFi speed  

One of the most frustrating things, when you stay at a hotel, can be WiFi speed and connection. You won't have this problem at The Mark Hotel, as it has the fastest hotel WiFi speed in the city. So you can get that Insta post out quicker than everyone else. 

19. You get Ladurée macarons by your bedside on your first night

Louis Ernest Ladurée opened a bakery in 1862 and 20 years later his cousin Pierre Desfontaines created the famous delectable macaron. Fast forward to the present day, and these crunchy, delicate biscuits are still making people happy. You’ll find a delicious Ladurée macaron in your room upon arrival. 

Ladurée macarons at The Mark

Ladurée macarons at The Mark

20. Celebrities love this hotel 

The Mark Hotel is a firm favourite with the rich and famous. Oprah, Anna Wintour, Marc Jacobs and Russell Crowe are just a few of the A-listers who have stayed here. 

So, if you’re looking to be immersed in luxury whilst in the heart of Manhattan, The Mark, New York is sure to tick all your boxes. To discover more about The Mark, call us today on 0203 816 0985 or submit an online enquiry.  

Check out more of our USA city destinations, such as our luxury Las Vegas holidays too.  

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