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Housed in the beautiful 1927 landmark building, in one of the most prestigious neighborhoods in Manhattan, The Mark surrounds guests in style and luxury. With Central Park just steps away, and the premier museums, retailers and restaurants all close by, The Mark places guests in the epicenter of New York City’s social and cultural riches. Reimagined, redesigned and remarkably unique, the hotel combines old-world comfort, avant-garde design, state-of-the-art technology and an unparalleled level of personal service.
We had the exclusive opportunity to sit down with Olivier Lordonnois, the General Manager of The Mark Hotel.
What was your design inspiration for The Mark?
The Mark’s design draws on a combination of high French style and modern American amenities. Legendary French designer Jacques Grange has expertly selected every detail of the hotel’s design and fixtures, and his vision can be seen from our boldly stylish lobby to our elegant and well-appointed guest rooms.
What is unique about your property?
Being an independently owned boutique hotel, The Mark is able to offer guests a personalized approach that cannot be matched. In addition, the hotel is able to flourish imagination and creativity, as we are continually searching for new ways to inspire and indulge our guests.
What was important about having Frette in your property?
It is important for our guests to feel an extraordinary sense of comfort during their stay. We are confident that Frette further enhances their experience.
How does the Frette product ad to the design of the hotel?
The Mark strives to create an atmosphere of quiet understated luxury, which can be seen through the design and style of our rooms. Frette’s brand and extreme attention to detail coincide with this same vision.
What are the most important decorative elements in your hotel?
I’m not much for elaborate décor, I prefer a more minimalist and modern approach.
A room should provide a welcoming atmosphere, as it offers guests a serene retreat that hints at the familiarities of home. To achieve this, the three most important elements are comfort, ambiance and space.
A comfortable bed with perfect linens, the bureau and sofas, and the lighting of course.
What does it feel like to wrap yourself in Frette?
The ultimate indulgence.
How do you define luxury?
Elegant. Exclusive. Exceptional.
If you only have 72 hours in New York City what would you recommend doing or seeing?
In a city as vast and culturally rich as New York, there is an immeasurable amount of sights to experience. For me, it would have to be a visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, taking a long walk through Central Park; and finally, visiting the extensive range of designer shops on Madison Avenue.
What’s your favorite restaurant in New York City?
Dining at Carbone is a one-of-a-kind experience. The tasteful, yet cozy ambiance; delectable cuisine and wine pairings; and refined service make this restaurant one that should not be missed.
Olivier Lordonnois can be reached at the below address