I am a bicoastal plastic surgeon who travels between Southern CA to NYC once a month for work and pleasure. I have stayed in most of the nice hotels in NYC. The Mark hotels definitely ranks as one of the best. The staff is attentive and in-tuned to your needs. The rooms are a nice size and well appointed. The proximity to Central Park is wonderful. The hotel is also dog friendly which is incredible. (Since our dog Sammy always travels with us). I have started recommending this hotel to all my friends traveling to NYC.