The Mark Hotel – soft (re)opening today!

Shhh…This 82-year old Upper East Sider is just awakening from a much deserved major plastic surgery. And only a few people know about it! The overhaul renovation of this Grand-Dame hotel overseen by Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur and interior designer Jacques Grange has opened its doors to friends and family “only” this afternoon.
Once the art-deco hotel is officially open, rooms will average at $ 1,000 a night. But while construction is still underway in a few areas, you can get a special price if you call 212 744 4300 and mention you’ve received the “friends & family” invitation in the mail. Keep it hush-hush, in this case, you have not heard it from me :)
Besides the hotel rooms, there are 42 condo homes available. If after your discounted sojourn test drive you simply can’t live without, you can always bid for the 9,799 square foot penthouse, listed at $ 60 million. A Jean-Georges restaurant (yes, another one in Mahattan!!) and a Frederic Fekkai salon are set to open in September. Vive la bonne vie this july!

The Mark: 77th Street, corner of Madison Avenue, tel. (212) 744-4300.