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The Mark Hotel, New York: Step Inside Every Celebrity’s Favorite Met Gala Stay

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Living room. Photo: Courtesy The Mark

Nestled in the heart of New York, The Mark is a landmark that’s worth visiting the next time you holiday in the Big Apple. Housed in a stunning 1920s building at the corner of 77th Street and Madison Avenue, the Upper East Side spot stands out not just for its unique interiors (those striped floors are now a trademark), but also for the way it has maintained its old-world charm while also embracing new technologies to give guests the ultimate five star experience.

Madison suite bedroom. Photo: Courtesy The Mark

Blending high French style with fuss-free American sensibilities, The Mark’s design was brought to life by none other than French visionary Jacques Grange, who also lent his aesthetic to the likes of the Princess of Monaco, and Yves Saint Laurent. For this particular hotel, Grange joined forces with Parisian antiquaire Pierre Passebon to turn the space into a hotspot of unique objets d’art, furniture and lighting fixtures from names including (but never limited to) Vladimir Kagan, Mattia Bonetti, and Karl Lagerfeld.

Junior suite bookshelf. Photo: Courtesy The Mark

Speaking of Karl Lagerfeld, of course, one cannot really touch upon The Mark without mentioning fashion’s biggest night out, the annual Met Gala. This year, the special night will take over NYC on May 1, and will look back at Lagerfeld’s immense contribution to the industry. And just like every year before it, the Gala will see its biggest guests—from celebrities to designers and stylists—swoop down at The Mark before walking the pink carpet. After all, The Mark has been the departure spot for the Met Gala’s grandest guests for eons now. From Gigi Hadid and Karlie Kloss, to Simone Ashley and Cara Delevingne, this hotel’s red carpet is where every individual on the Best Dressed list first debuts their look for the evening.

5 bedroom terrace living room. Photo: Courtesy The Mark

Step inside The Mark, and it’s easy to see why the space wins so many votes. Replete with artistic treasures, the 16-story hotel offers guests six different categories of rooms, twelve categories of suites, two specialty suites and The Mark Penthouse. Fun fact: the penthouse is officially the largest hotel penthouse suite in the USA, spanning across 10,000 square feet, and extending on to 2,500 square feet of rooftop terrace space, complete with Central Park view. This sweet home-away-from-home comes with five bedrooms, four fireplaces, six bathrooms, two powder rooms, and two wet bars. Regardless of size, however, each room at The Mark welcomes visitors in with pristine ivory interiors, refreshingly easy, yet luxurious detailing, and lots of natural light.

Penthouse rooftop terrace. Photo: Courtesy The Mark

For food enthusiasts, The Mark is also home to The Mark Restaurant, a must-visit if you’re partial to European classics. Curated by Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten and helmed by veteran culinary expert, chef Pierre Schutz, the indoor-outdoor space serves us culinary delights 24 hours a day, and also offers up a gorgeous selection of drinks from across the globe. For post-dinner plans, The Mark Bar makes a winning choice. What makes the hotel an unforgettable holiday spot is its attention to personal service. Guests can expect to be spoiled by a vast range of amenities and activities to elevate their stay—pick from a tour through New York Harbor in The Mark Sailboat, shopping days at Bergdorf Goodman via The Mark Pedicab, picnics in Central Park, a trip to The Fekkai Salon, or if you’re peckish, a stop by The Mark Hautedog Cart. Don’t leave without picking up a keepsake at Le Shop, The Mark’s very own boutique.

Below, a peek at some of the celebrities who choose The Mark as their go-to prep spot before the annual Met Gala.

Bella Hadid. Photo: Getty

Brooklyn Peltz Beckham and Nicola Peltz Beckham. Photo: Getty

Cara Delevingne. Photo: Getty

Gigi Hadid. Photo: Getty

Karlie Kloss. Photo: Getty

Simone Ashley. Photo: Getty

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