If your idea of a perfect honeymoon involves shopping, eating out, drinking cocktails and generally pretending that you and your new husband are Carrie and Mr Big, then the newly refurbished Mark Hotel - just steps away from Carrie's "heaven on Fifth" apartment - is almost certainly the place for you.

The Art Deco-meets-contemporary-art-scene décor of the lobby - furnished by Parisian art dealer Pierre Passebon and long-time partner, French decorator Jacques Grange - is continued throughout the hotel, evoking the traditional yet modern feel of the city outside the doors...but it's what's inside that counts.

The Mark has everything you could want from a put-the-do-not-disturb-sign-up honeymoon destination: from the helpful staff, to the swimming pool-sized baths, to the Frédéric Fekkai hair salon, to the television set inside the bathroom mirror, to comfort food favourites like macaroni cheese on the room service menu. You'll be a more dedicated sightseer than most if you manage to stay out past 8pm.

If you can bear to leave the hotel, Central Park is less than a minute's walk away and the hotel is sandwiched between two of the Big Apple's most prestigious shopping streets, Madison and Fifth, making it almost rude not to shop.

The Mark Hotel, 25 East 77th Street, New York www.themarkhotel.com