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The Mark Hotel Review: The exterior may be classic Upper East Side elegance, but peek through the front door, and within a second, you'll understand that there's more to this hotel than first meets the eye. Much more. Sleek and chic best defines the bold black-and-white lobby --- featuring an über cool chandelier --- that welcomes guests to The Mark, one of the neighborhood's most stunning hotels. Many of New York City's finest hotels have converted select rooms into private residences, while The Mark once housed upscale apartments, giving its guest rooms an inviting residential feel. Designed by Jacques Grange, the hotel offers top-notch service and an exquisite experience. Exquisite, by the way, is not a word we toss around lightly. Though Grange went bold for the lobby design, he made sure the rooms are all pale-toned luxury and comfort. They are intended for lounging between trips to the nearby museums; for elegantly sexy long weekends; for hoping you'll never have to leave. The Art Deco bathrooms are beautiful, so leave time to enjoy the soaking tubs (and then swaddle yourself in a towel warmed by the towel bar). High style continues in The Mark Restaurant by Jean-Georges. Even if you can only make it to the restaurant for tea, it's an experience you don't want to miss. You can also order from the full menu as room service. We can't think of a more decadent --- or delightful --- night in.