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The Mark underwent a major renovation in 2009, and its new style is a blend of modern whimsy and timeless design. Many adjectives can describe the stately Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel, but these are the five best:
1. Contrasting. The Mark is a storied Upper East Side 1927 landmark building, and from the outside, the brick-walled hotel appears buttoned-up. But the moment you walk through the front door, you’ll be greeted by ultra-modern furniture and high-tech amenities.
2. Art Deco. You can still feel the 1920s at The Mark, especially in the striking hotel room bathrooms, which are fashioned using black-and-white marble and accented with pale green cabinetry and nickel finishes.
3. Fashionable. The luxury New York hotel was designed by Jacques Grange, one of France’s top interior designers, and every detail — from the Turnbull & Asser kerchiefs worn by the hotel staff to the contemporary mirror-image photographs behind the bed — is utterly chic.
4. Quirky. Not every hotel bar has cow-print banquettes, bright yellow barstools, and miniature disco-ball-esque light fixtures across the ceiling. Fun decorative elements like these in The Mark Bar stand out from the sea of black leather lounge seating.
5. Colorful. The lobby is awash in all hues of the rainbow, from the gold loveseats to the bright fuchsia artwork on the wall, and creates striking visual contrast with the black-and-white striped floor.