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Things to do at The Mark

  • Travel 101
  • By Kiri Gordon
  • Published 20 May 2022
  • Revised 26 August 2022

Are you planning a visit to The Mark in New York? If the answer is yes, we've got a host of exciting things to see and do to add to your itinerary while you're in the city. In this article, we reveal the best ways to spend your time in and around this vibrant hotel, including a host of amazing NYC attractions that are just a stone’s throw from the hotel's lobby.

The location of this opulent accommodation makes for a perfect trip to New York City, so, let’s waste no time and explore all the exciting things to do during your stay at The Mark.

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Things To Do At The Mark

Of course, New York is bustling with things to do. There are attractions on every corner in this city. But, there are also fantastic things to do from the comfort of your hotel – particularly when you stay at The Mark. Lucky for you, we’ve listed some of the most luxurious things to do below.

Ride a signature The Mark bike to Central Park for a prepared picnic 

Resident chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten crafts a delicious picnic for you to pop in your The Mark bike basket. Put on your matching helmet before unpacking your treats, cutlery, and blanket to ensure your day in the famous Central Park is delightfully unforgettable. 

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Get pampered at the onsite salon

Give your tresses the pampering they deserve at the online salon. Resident to world-famous coiffure Frédéric Fekkai, the hand-picked staff are there to create bespoke hairstyles and beauty treatments. 

Frédéric Fekkai salon

Frédéric Fekkai salon

Enjoy a drink at the Mark Bar

With its bespoke furnishings created by Guy de Rougemont and Vladimir Kagan, this bar is the perfect spot for a signature cocktail. 

Make use of the exclusive fitness centre 

State-of-the-art fitness equipment awaits your workout regime. But the best part is that you can book a personal fitness session with renowned trainer Dan Flores should you wish – so you’re sure to have worked hard for all of the delicious NYC food you’ll sample during your stay... 

Fitness Centre

Fitness Centre

Get a luxury coffee table book from Assouline 

Indulge in some luxury reading materials at The Assouline Coffee Table Bookshop, located within The Mark Hotel.

Avoid taxis and cars with a Mark’s pedicab 

Hop on the back of the pedicab and allow your personal chauffeur to take you to all the nearby attractions. Whether you want to go to the museum, an art gallery, or go wild exploring the world-famous shopping haunts, make sure you go sustainable - The Mark style. 

The Mark pedicab

The Mark pedicab

Get an iconic John Lobb shoeshine 

All of The Mark butlers are John Lobb certified polishers. So head to the kiosk on the second floor for a buff and a shine. 

Enjoy a delicious meal at Jean-Georges restaurant 

Warm amber lighting sets the mood at this onsite eatery. With crisp white linen, upholstered comfy chairs and delightful dinnerware, guests will be impressed with dishes such as black truffle pizza and oysters. The restaurant is open for breakfast, brunch, evening and late-night dining. 

Jean-Georges restaurant at The Mark

Jean-Georges restaurant at The Mark

Go to the shop for exclusive merchandise

From bathrooms and iconic black and white striped swimsuits to jigsaws and crockery. Everything in Le Shop is of the highest quality. 

Intrigued to learn more? We've rounded up 20 fun facts we bet you didn't know about The Mark, sure to inspire your next visit.

Things to do nearby The Mark

At The Mark, you really are in the heart of the city. You have some of the most famous NYC activities and attractions on your doorstep, so let’s explore all the wonders that lie nearby.

And remember, for an eco-friendly trip, hop onto one of the pedicabs... 

New York City skyline

New York City skyline

Get the best view of New York at the Top of The Rock

This observation deck gives you unrivalled panoramic 360 degree views of NYC’s skyline. Make your way by elevator to the 70th floor (which is 850 feet in the sky) to see New York as you never could have imagined. It’s a truly breathtaking experience for all. 

Visit The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Located just a small 450m away is New York's most famous and most visited museum, the Met. There are over 5,000 years worth of art from all over the globe to absorb here. It's a good idea to check ahead and see if there are any special exhibitions or events during your visit. 

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Visit The Met Cloisters 

For something a little more serene, visit this branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. You’ll find a cluster of French medieval monasteries to explore. The statues, paintings, tapestries and stained-glass windows create an inspired vibe. 

Spend the day in Central Park

Just 1.1km from the hotel is the world-famous Central Park. You’ll need the day to roam around the 843 acres. Once you’re there, why not get the full New York experience and hop in the back of a horse and carriage to see the park in style? 

Central Park

Central Park

Get a unique view of Manhattan on The High Line 

This elevated railway track has been uniquely transformed into a public park. As you make your way across you’ll enjoy beautiful horticulture, street art and several street food options. You’ll also get views of the Hudson River and New York Skyline which makes for an excellent photo opportunity. 

Take in the bright lights of Times Square and Broadway

You’ll know Times Square from all the movies and TV shows, and although it’s busy, there is a good reason. It is essential for shopping, good restaurants, vibrant bars and theatres. Catch a show during your visit, you won’t regret it!

Times Square

Times Square

Visit the jewel of New York, the Empire State Building 

Hailed as the world’s most famous building, a visit to the Empire State Building is essential for any trip to New York. Standing an impressive 1,454ft to the tip of its antenna, guests can head to the observation deck and see as far as six states over. That’s not all, while you’re visiting you must go to the interactive museum on the second floor, where you’ll see the building's journey from construction to the modern-day. 

See the largest Tiffany Glass Clock in the world at Grand Central Station

It might seem strange to visit a train station if you’re not actually travelling anywhere, but Grand Central Station is too beautiful to miss. You’ll find shops, markets and restaurants and the most impressive looking Apple store imaginable. 

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Tiffany Glass Clock, Grand Central Station

Tiffany Glass Clock, Grand Central Station

Things to do at The Mark FAQ’s

What is the closest Airport to The Mark? 

Laguardia Airport is the closest but can be easily reached from JFK and Newark.

Who owns The Mark?

The Mark Hotel is owned by the Alexico Group, which is owned by Izak Senbahar.

Who has stayed at The Mark?

Many celebrities have stayed at The Mark including Oprah, Anna Wintour, Marc Jacobs, Russell Crowe, and Kelly Ripa. 

How many rooms does The Mark have?

There are 106 rooms available to book at The Mark.

So, if you’re looking for a luxurious stay, from celebrated chefs at the restaurant to famously designed rooms, let The Mark treat you like a celebrity. See our offers at The Mark Hotel New York City today and book your glamorous stay on the Upper East Side. Call our expert travel team on 0203 816 0985 to organise your magical stay

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