Meet The Mark Hotel, The Best Hotel In The U.S.

One of the liveliest places on earth, New York offers a whirlwind of immersive experiences. NYC is also one of the most visited cities in the United States, receiving 33 million tourists in 2021 and could receive over 56 million visitors this year, according to a report by NYC & Company, the city’s nonprofit tourism organization.

The city’s intense tourism also means that New York offers a range of unique hotels with different amenities and experiences, but one that stands out from its competitors. The Mark Hotel was voted the best hotel in the United States for 2022 according to Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards.


The place is a favorite for A-list guests visiting New York, who aren’t just drawn by its impressive accommodations and services. The Mark Hotel has designed exclusive experiences within its walls and outdoors, so guests can expect to explore the best of New York simply by calling the hotel’s concierge.

The Mark is located in a historical building

Located on the Upper East Side, the Mark Hotel is surrounded by museums, shops and restaurants. The hotel is located on the corner of Madison Avenue and 77th Street in a 1927 building, one block from Central Park and the Metropolitan Museum.

The building’s façade retains the splendor of decades past, but has been completely renovated by the famous interior designer Jacques Grange. This five star hotel has 152 rooms and a fantastic penthouse.

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  • Address: 25 East 77th Street, off Madison Ave

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Spending a night at the Mark Hotel is expensive

Each year, the Mark Hotel receives many VIP guests attending the Met Gala at the Met Museum. They’ve welcomed guests like Anna Wintour, Meghan Markle and Kim Kardashian. Designer Jacques Grange teamed up with gallery owner Pierre Passebon to style the rooms and outdoor spaces, and the hotel has become a mecca for A-list guests.

Rooms are spacious, and guests sleep on Italian linens and Quagliotti pillows. Bathrooms feature a giant tube and black and white striped marble. Some rooms offer a kitchen, ideal for guests staying longer. Of course, staying at the Mark Hotel is expensive, with nightly rates starting at $1,495.

  • Price per night: Starts at $1,495

The most expensive hotel room is in the US

The most famous room at the Mark Hotel is the Penthouse, which spans 10,000 square feet where guests can also enjoy views of Central Park and the Manhattan skyline. The spot became famous for being where Meghan Markle hosted her baby shower and costs $75,000 a night — the most expensive hotel accommodation in the country.

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This penthouse features five bedrooms including two master suites, six bathrooms, multiple fireplaces and wet bars. It also features a formal dining room, library, patio and kitchen.

  • Penthouse price: $75,000 per night

It has an innovative kitchen

Those who want to take a look around the hotel can visit the restaurant, which is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The dining room is elegant and designed to offer guests privacy with plenty of space between tables. When the weather is nice, it is advisable to request an outdoor table.

Chef Jean-Georges is responsible for creating classic dishes and a menu with over 70 options, including pea soup, Caesar salad, Maine lobster and parmesan-crusted chicken. They have a kids menu with pizza and hamburgers for guests traveling with children.

Not surprisingly, they also have an impressive wine list. The bottles are displayed on a copper and glass wall in the dining room, offering options from around the world. They recommend reserving in advance on their platform or by phone.

The hotel also has a hot dog stand where guests can try Jean-George’s gourmet hot dogs with organic chicken and grass-fed beef for $6.

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The hotel features an exclusive beauty salon and a fitness center

The Mark Hotel also has a beauty salon on the second floor. Of course, they live up to expectations and the professional in charge of the place is Frédéric Fekkai, one of the most prominent hairstylists in the world. Guests can make reservations with the hotel concierge Monday through Saturday.

According to her description, the beauty salon offers “a high level of pampering, including massages”. Clients can expect first-class specialists ready to offer an individual approach.

The hotel also features a 1400 square foot fitness center with modern equipment. Upon request, you can also train with Dan Flores, a renowned fitness expert.

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It makes trips to NYC unforgettable

Of course, the Mark Hotel also offers unique experiences for guests who want to explore New York. They have custom bikes and an exclusive “Picnic in the Park.” The picnic basket is filled with a gourmet menu prepared by chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. It’s the perfect way to enjoy Central Park, which is just one block from the hotel.

Guests can also book a chauffeured ride in style to shops, museums and galleries.

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