The Mark Hotel, located at the corner of Madison Avenue and 77th Street, is an Upper East Side gem. It’s the ideal hotel for families looking to stay in a quieter neighborhood of New York City. Within a short walk are Museum Mile, Central Park, the infamous shopping of Madison Avenue and the kid-favorite Ladurée macaron bakery. The Mark Hotel combines avant-garde design with old-world comfort, making a stay at this luxury hotel a truly memorable experience.
For the second summer season, The Mark Hotel is providing guests with an exclusive and unique sailing opportunity: to experience New York City from the water on board their 70-foot, Gatsby-era sailboat. Departing from the North Cove Marina in Tribeca, guests can enjoy a menu of small bites and refreshments from The Mark’s Restaurant chef, Jean-Georges Vongerichten. The whole family can sail together for two hours on the Hudson River while taking in the sunset and breathtaking views of the New York skyline, the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and the Freedom Tower.
While there’s so much to see and do in the heart of New York City, The Mark Sailboat is a picture-perfect opportunity to sail away from the hustle and bustle of the crowds. From the food to the views, it is sure to be an unforgettable experience for adults and children alike.
In addition to the sailboat, The Mark Hotel's lengthy list of amenities includes treats for the whole family: The Mark Hotel bikes and pedicabs to take guests around the city and into Central Park, a fleet of custom-designed strollers, shopping at Bergdorf Goodman and specially-crafted tours of the Metropolitan Museum of Art for guests between 10-13 years. For families with younger children, “The Mark’s Slumber Party” suite special is a new offering for families to receive a customized tent set-up, in-room family movie, chocolate milk and cookies and breakfast each day.
Next time your family wants to take a bite out of the Big Apple, it's well worth a stay in a neighborhood that's off the beaten, touristy path of midtown. You'll feel right at home on the tree-lined streets of the Upper East Side.
By Bridgette Langdon