With five bedrooms, six bathrooms, four fireplaces and a living room that can be converted into a ballroom with 26-foot ceilings, the 12,000 sqft palatial penthouse is the largest in the US.
We speak to Izak Senbahar, owner of The Mark Hotel, about his infamous property.
Your hotel has a lot of personality. Did you make a deliberate effort to stand out from the other hotels?
Izak Senbahar (IS) Of course we made an inhuman amount of effort to get here. We wanted you to know from the moment you walked into our dramatic black and white floors that The Mark Hotel will be no ordinary hotel experience.
It was wonderful to see dogs in the hotel. What gave you that idea and how difficult is it to accept dogs in hotels in New York?
IS We like dogs—everyone in our staff like dogs, so we created a dog-friendly environment. All the neighborhood dogs drag their owners to The Mark because our valets have dog treats for them.
They don’t even have to be a guest of the hotel to be treated well, but if they are lucky enough to have owners that stay with us, we spoil them with a special dog menu by Jean Georges.