The Mark Hotel, by Jacques Grange: photos and video

By Beatriz Tasso Fragoso, special contributor

The Mark
, that Upper East Side bastion of chic, has been completely redone by designer-to-thes-stars Jacques Grange (whose past clients include Yves Saint Laurent, François Pinault and Caroline de Mônaco).

The über French M. Grange reluctantly took this job in the États-Unis. His touches are unmistakably... his own. The lobby is done in dizzying stripes of black and white marble (a motif he repeats in all the baths), and has one-of-a-kind pieces like a Ron Arad light fixture and furniture by Vladimir Kagan e Mattia Bonetti.



Rooms are relatively sober, despite the yellow curtains and oversize framed photos.


Suites have elegant sitting rooms with leather-topped desks and a large array of coffee-table books.



The art sprinkled throughout is curated by Grange's partner, the gallerist Pierre Passebon (his Galerie du Passage, in Paris, hosted Karl Lagerfeld first photography show).


In the baths, Kohler fixtures, towel warmers, digital scale, TV in the mirror.


The Mark: Rua 77 East, 25

tel. (1-212) 744-4300