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Skip Security Lines Using the Mark Hotel's Airport Concierge

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September 25, 2012 at 9:46 AM | by | Comments (0)

Tired of waiting in line at the airport, en route to your hotel?

Good thing the folks at The Mark have taken the initiative to start providing a dedicated airport concierge to help guests navigate the unsavory experience of landing in—and departing from—JFK, La Guardia and Newark.

From the moment they arrive, guests will be greeted at the gate, escorted through immigration, assisted with luggage, and whisked off to a waiting car. Not bad! Kind of makes us think of the way celebs get to travel, minus all the paparazzi.

Though if you assumed the VIP service came gratis, think again. The hotel is currently charging $400 per couple, though the good news is you don't need to go crazy planning ahead. If the need arises, simply call the hotel on the day of your flight, and they'll arrange for an airport concierge to be there waiting.

Perhaps the best part of the service is that airport concierges will actually help guests skip to the front of the line at immigration and customs (arrival), and security (departure). Wowzers! How they manage to pull that off is beyond us, but we're sure this feature will appeal to business travelers in a hurry. Or families with restless children. Or, for that matter, anyone who doesn't like waiting in lines in dreary, anonymous airports (ie, everyone).

And in case you were wondering, you will not have to share your airport concierge with other arriving or departing guests. The hotel has set up specific concierges at the airports so the service can be offered multiple times per day, and each group of guests will be able to receive their own personal greeter.

Cutting lines has long been a favorite among hotels with deep-pocketed guests, but usually, we see the service aimed at recreational things like ice skating and Harry Potter. Nice to see the hotels are using their power for good!

[Photo: The Mark]

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