By Roisin Breen

The Mark Hotel sits quietly at the center of New York’s bustling art scene. As a hidden secret of New York, it attracts the finest clientele from the world of art, music, cinema and fashion as the discrete “place to be”. Nestled comfortably between the world-famous Met Museum, MoMA, and more specialized art galleries such as Mnuchin Gallery and Salon 94 it’s the perfect location for artists and art fanatics alike to pass their time when visiting the city, whether true New Yorkers or passing tourists.

Housed in a beautiful, 1920’s landmark building at the corner of 77th Street and Madison Avenue in the heart of Manhattan’s Upper East Side, the interior has been completely reimagined by an extraordinary group of talents, foremost among them the legendary designer Jacques Grange​​. The Mark harmonizes old-world comfort, avant- garde design and up-to-the-minute technologies giving it a new life and identity for the 21st century. 

It was here in the Mark Hotel where Crash shot our September cover star, rising talent Grace Van Patten. As one of Hollywood’s brightest young actors, Van Patten’s first role on screen was in American crime drama series The Sopranos, directed by her father Tim Van Patten, where she immediately fell in love with the profession. She talked with Crash in an intimate interview about her leading role as Lucy Albright in the upcoming Hulu series, Tell Me Lies, based on the novel of the same name by Carola Lovering. An all too familiar story amongst college freshmen, it explores tumultuous college relationships, toxic love, trauma and betrayal. Photographer Nick Hudson shot Grace for a special fashion Fendi photo series in the Mark Hotel.

In November, a new addition to the Mark Hotel will be the Parisian gem, Caviar Kaspia,. Set on the Place de la Madeleine and frequented by the likes of Rihanna and Drake when they’re in town, the restaurant has become the cornerstone of Parisian society. Credited with bringing caviar to Paris it’s the perfect addition to the luxury French-style hotel.

Discover the full interview and photo series in Crash 97, The Situationist Issue, available online and in kiosks now.

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