The Marmara Park Avenue goes above and beyond the standard hotel stay. From the thoughtful, small touches to the design of the apartment-style rooms, the Marmara is a delight, whether you’re after an extended stay or a lavish weekend staycation.
While the Marmara does have standard hotel guest rooms, most of its accommodations are full apartments (starting at 397 square feet)—some with wet bars and some with fully equipped kitchens and even washer and dryers — a true luxury for any full-time New Yorker. What’s more, 40 of the Marmara’s rooms come with private terraces.
The Marmara takes special care with the details. Case in point: Nespresso machines and cozy ceramic mugs, along with fridges stocked with free Saratoga sparkling water and Q drinks. And the Marmara’s 55“ LED Smart TVs have more than 78 popular channels, for those nights you feel like vegging out. Each room also has an iPad Air to easily connect to guest services.
The fairy-tale–like lobby welcomes guests with a glass arch entryway, two modern fireplaces, and white and silver decor. The lobby sports a bar with impressive (yet pricey) cocktails ($17–$19) and a small food menu offering limited entrées, like lobster mac and cheese ($20), but a longer list of starters, including a beautiful cheese plate with nuts and fruit ($19).
Definitely bring a swimsuit to the Marmara, no matter the season. The luxurious Wellness Center’s Turkish hammam, or bath, is a sight for sore New York eyes. Picture a room of gleaming, heated white marble with water fountains that any guest can use. A nearby shelf offers towels and C.O. Bigelow products to use. There’s also an “experience shower” that has settings like Tropical Rain, during which the shower plays the sounds of the jungle and lights flash as if there were a storm. A 47-foot shallow swimming pool, a small exercise room and a room for spa services round out the heavenly subterranean floor.
TIME OUT TIP: The Marmara on Park Avenue is just a five-minute walk from Manhattan’s Curry Hill on Lexington Avenue, a wealth of the city’s finest Indian food restaurants. There are many to choose form, but we recommend Dhaba, which touts a British curry house menu as well as a traditional one.