The rooms at The Mark are by no means the most audacious or innovative from a design point of view, however they are certainly the classiest and most tastefully refined we saw in the city. With elements from many of the hotel's contributors, they are spacious, timeless and most importantly comfortable and functional. The Superior Courtyard Room, which is the standard room, plays on tones of tan and taupe and is extremely well appointed. A stunning sycamore and black ebony dresser by Grange is the highlight of the furniture which also includes sycamore bedside tables, several styles of designer lamps (including a Lucien Gau), an armchair, table and chairs and attractive black and white closets. The beds, custom made for The Mark, are dressed in fine Italian linens by Quagliotti. A Creston hand-held panel controls temperature, entertainment (Bang & Olufson flatscreen television and audio system), the window shades and lighting, while other amenities include a telephone with screen for messages, a SubZero fridge, granite pouring station, iron and ironing board, bathrobes, slippers and safe. The room itself gives onto the courtyard and its gardens and is perfectly peaceful. The bathroom, which is very generous in size, has the trademark black and white marble floor with both a bathtub and shower and nickel fittings by Lefroy Brooks. The mirror behind the double white marble vanity has a built-in flatscreen television by Mirror Image as well as a B&O telephone and personalised luxury toiletries. Some of the bathroom floors are heated. The Madison Room, which has exactly the same amenities and are located on the same floors as the standard rooms, have the bonus of looking onto the eponymous avenue. The Seventy-Seven Kings are another 100ft² with the same amenities but look out over the south of the city as well as East 77th Street, an exclusive part of the neighbourhood. The one bedroom suites, of which there are three types, all have gorgeously appointed living spaces with a pull out sofa for guests who also have their own bathroom with shower. The penultimate category of room is the Mark Studios of which there are three types. All have Boffi kitchens designed by Piero Lissoni with Gaggenau and Miele appliances, with the Park Studio also having a separate living space with pull-out bed. Top of the pile of accommodations at The Mark are the stunning one- and two-bedroom suites. All five types have an entrance hall, a kitchen and a living room/dining room and boast the very best of the contributors' work as well as unbeatable views of Madison Avenue. These are veritable inspirational accommodations.