I was also interested to see The Mark again, having stayed there a number of years ago. I was so glad I did this on my last day in New York, it is such a special hotel.
With some of the bitterly cold weather in New York I had experienced a few days before, the hot chocolate cart outside the hotel is a nice touch.
You enter the stylish lobby of the 1927 building and can almost feel the old money of the Upper East Side.
I met sweet and friendly Lana (PR Manager) and she took me to view a standard room. I was impressed by its size, the stylish bathroom and the print by Karl Lagerfeld. The hotel's 2009 refurbishment still looks very good.
Next we viewed a Mark Premier Two Bedroom Suite. There was so much natural light and I was interested by the long-stay features such as full kitchens and washing machines in the suite.
I was then shown the John Lobb shoe shine; and Jean-Georges Vongerichten restaurant, where I once had coffee with General Manager Olivier Lordonnois.
Staff at The Mark wear Turnbull & Asser shirts, which demonstrates the level of luxury and attention to detail.
🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻 (5 out of 5 ‘teddies’) - Lana was the perfect tour guide and The Mark is a very special hotel. If you are planning a shopping trip, and are looking for quiet uber chic luxury, The Mark must be your hotel. Tip: remember to get your shoes shined there.