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The Mark Hotel Launches Ultimate Valentine's Day Package—Including an On-Hand Officiant to Conduct an In-Room Ceremony

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Valentine's Day is all about showing the one you love just how much you love them. But for many, it can be challenging to come up with romantic ideas. Well, The Mark Hotel—an American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts property—in New York City has you covered.

The iconic hotel's "FoolProof" menu provides guests a list of options to sweeten your Valentine's Day that includes everything from the classic gesture of having a dozen roses with a handwritten note to having a wedding officiant on hand for an impromptu in-suite ceremony for two. It states on the menu, "You can't screw this up."

Other options include a La Perla silk satin set, an adorable stuffed toy, a box of macarons from the famed Ladurée, a candlelit dinner at The Mark Restaurant by Jean-Georges Vongerichten, or in your suite, an in-suite couple's massage, and a Sunday morning caviar and champagne breakfast in bed.

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This is not the first time the hotel is doing this Fool-Proof Vday package, but the wedding officiant was an addition this year. The reason for the addition is that there's a trend for smaller, intimate weddings as people can't travel. Plus, you can't beat a newlywed photograph in the Lobby with Jacques Grange's black-and-white marble floor.

The remaining offerings were put together by all teams, including the owner, to ensure a variety of romantic gestures.

Of course, the hotel is known for going all out for holidays besides Valentine's Day. Its ultimate Christmas experience package includes a personal skating rink and a private shopping spree at Bergdorf Goodman. And any time of year, you can book an intimate dining experience with Jean-Georges if you reserve a Three-Bedroom Prestige Suite or larger.

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"It is all about creating memorable experiences  for our guests and making their planning effortless,” The Mark Hotel owner Izak Senbahar told Departures.

Every item on The Mark Fool-Proof Valentine's Day Menu can be purchased individually. Or, really go over the top and buy the items as a package for $4,429.


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