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Between the lights, store window displays, and themed shows, New York City is home to the quintessential Christmas experience. Sadly, this year's time-honored traditions like skating in Central Park or watching the Rockettes at Radio City are on hold. But The Mark hotel—an American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts property—found a way to ensure guests can still enjoy all that magic safely in a suite.
The Penthouse's Holiday Spectacular package is a two-day stay that includes all of the highlights you could ever want in an NYC holiday vacation. First, you get access to the hotel's famous 10,000-square-foot penthouse that happens to be the largest hotel penthouse suite in the U.S. If that wasn't special enough, in that suite you get a four-course holiday meal created by Michelin-Star chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten complete with Cristal Champagne and Imperial Gold Osetra caviar.
There are also luxurious amenities like access to a dedicated driver, butler, nanny and massage therapist, airport transfers via car or helicopter, custom workout classes with Dan Flores, and full beauty services by Frédéric Fekkai's Salon.
Of course, the highlight is all of the holiday-themed offerings that come with this bucket-list-worthy package. To start, you get a private rendition of the classic holiday ballet, The Nutcracker, in the suite. Then a Juilliard-trained pianist will be on hand to serenade you and lead a sing-along from The Penthouse's grand piano. Plus, you'll get a private screening of an unreleased movie with popcorn, candy, and s'mores from Jean-Georges.
While that takes care of the spectacular stay's entertainment portion, no Christmas in New York is complete without some shopping. And you get to do that with an after-hours, private shopping spree at Bergdorf Goodman. Yes, after the doors close to shoppers, you'll have run of the entire iconic department store. The store will also choose and wrap the best gifts for the kids waiting under the tree in your room or the flagship's iconic Christmas Room.
Incredibly, there's still more to the package. One of the best parts has to be the private skating rink. The hotel set up an entire rink on the penthouse's 2,000-square-foot terrace. So, you can zip around with your loved ones while overlooking Central Park and the Manhattan skyline with no one else in sight. Top it all off with a Haute Chocolate Cart by Ladurée serving up unlimited cocoa.
Of course, you'll want to remember this experience, which is why The Mark also arranged for family photos to be taken by world-renowned fashion photographer Alexei Hay. Christmas dreams you didn't even know you had can come true.