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See why The Mark in NYC has just been named the number one city hotel

If you’ve ever wanted a chance to spend the night at the best of the best, The Mark Hotel in Manhattan has just been named the top city hotel by a Swiss business magazine.

The Mark Hotel in New York has been named the best city hotel in the world. Image by PRNewsfoto/The Mark Hotel

The hotel, located near Central Park and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, was ranked number 1 in The World’s 100 Best City Hotels Award by the Swiss business magazine Bilanz.

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“Our new winner is a beautiful, relaxed refuge on the Upper East Side,” the magazine noted. “The Mark in New York sets the standard worldwide in terms of service; when checking out the receptionist asks, ‘what can we do better for your next stay?’ ”

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The Mark Hotel is known for a pretty incredible range of amenities, which includes room service from a Michelin three-star chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, the chance for 24-hour shopping at Bergdorf Goodman, and even The Mark Sailboat, a 70-foot Herreshoff S-Boat and one of the last of the brand’s original sailboats built in 1929, which guests can charter for a three-hour journey in the New York Harbor.

The Mark Hotel in New York has been named the best in the world. Image by The Mark

Naturally, all that luxury comes at a price, and The Mark also frequently makes lists for having some of the most expensive suites in the world. The Mark’s five-bedroom terrace suite – which costs about $45,000 per night – recently made the top 10 of Elite Traveler’s list of top 100 suites around the world. The suite is 12,000 sq ft and has five bedrooms, six bathrooms and a massive terrace. NewYorkHotels.org also rounded up the priciest suites in the city, with the Penthouse at The Mark coming in first at a cost of $75,000. That room features dive bedrooms, four fireplaces, a grand piano, two bars, a library, conservatory and rooftop terrace.