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The Mark Hotel is Open Again, and Flaunting a Facelift

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  Site Where: 25 East 77th Street [map], New York, ny, United States, 10075
January 18, 2010 at 11:55 AM | by | Comment (1)

Keeping up with the Joneses is a full-time job on the Upper East Side, and hotels are no different. We’ve already told you how much we loved the pretty new look at The Surrey, and now another tony Upper East Side hotel is showing off its new look. After a $150-million makeover The Mark has re-opened—with rates that aren’t quite as ridiculous as we expected.

Of course you can easily spend $1,000 a night here, but that won’t be the starting rate. This Friday night, you can book a courtyard room, the lowest category, for $495, and rooms start at $550 on Valentine’s Day weekend.

The hotel was always fancy but it’s now even chicer, with a light and airy Art Deco design. We especially love the look of the pale-green bathrooms (although they have those mirror TVs we’re not so sure about).

The man responsible for the renovations is French interior designer Jacques Grange, who has worked for Yves Saint Laurent and Princess Caroline of Monaco. His room upgrades include Bang Olufson audio systems, marble soaking tubs, fine Italian linens and bedding by Quagliotti, and—in The Mark Tower Suites—kitchens equipped with appliances from Miele and Sub-Zero.

The Daila Lama might be interested to book one of these suites to house his private chef, but we think most guests would be happy to dine downstairs or order up room service from The Mark Restaurant by Jean Georges.

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Sheets, bedding at the Mark Hotel, New York

The sheets at the Mark are produced by Quagliotti in Italy. You can buy them through Aiko Luxury Linens in Miami (800 972-2456) or online at www.italianfinelinens.com.

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