The Plaza Hotel Won't Be the Only Hotel in Town with $1,000 a Night Room Rates
Just when you thought Manhattan couldn't afford any more luxury hotel room rates, comes the summer re-opening of the Mark Hotel , a 5-star hybrid hotel residence with 118 suites and 42 co-op apartments.
In its former life, the hotel was always a favorite with elite travelers who cherished its tony Upper East side location and the staff's devotion to guest needs and desire for privacy
In its 21st Century reincarnation, it won't disappoint them. Renowned French designer Jacque Granger has combined old world charm with a contemporary look and feel, giving new life to the property as a "Grand Hotel" with custom furnishings and fabrics, coffered ceilings and white oak floors.
The fabled Saint Ambroeus restaurant has moved in with a branch for all day gourmet dining and afternoon tea, Bar Mark will be pouring signature cocktails, and pampering will be provided by Frederic Fekkai's Salon Mark.
Residents and guests alike share the grand entrance of a large, seductive lobby, Wi-Fi, 24-hour international Concierge staff, a curated DVD library, business center, fitness center, childcare, petcare, and limousine and airplane charter services.
Of course, you get what you pay for in New York City. Room rates start at $1,000.