STONE ENGINEERING: THE MARK HOTEL
Tureks announces the completion of their finest and unparalleled marble installation for the sophisticated The Mark Hotel in New York.
Tureks introduces the finished installation of one of the world’s most prestigious marble projects in the world at the newly redesigned five-star The Mark Hotel, in New York. Since 1982, Tureks has been known as one of the leading manufacturers and quarriers of natural stone. They are distinctively the oldest and most advanced marble tile and marble slab manufacturer in Turkey.
In the landmark and distinguished, The Mark Hotel, Tureks not only supplied but also installed slabs in the two year long renowned project. The Mark Hotel, redesigned by uber chic French designer, Jacques Grange, was described by The Huffington Post, Jan 2010, as “Surreal, European, contemporary elegance.” Additionally AD Collector, June 2010, reported, “an interior by Jacques cannot be explained, it can only be felt.” The 1927 building at the corner of 77th Street and Madison Avenue has been completely reimagined and given new life for the 21st century. The hotel developer Alexico Group is known for their well established hotels and luxury condominium projects with The Mark at the epicenter of Manhattan’s social and cultural center.
The grand and striking lobby is complimented by Tureks finest and purest marble stones. The black and white marble sheathed floors, as designed by Grange, were chosen with strict requirements for stone selection and manufacturing. While hundreds of marble factories worldwide were vying for the project, Tureks was chosen for their unsurpassed natural stone products. Several trips to the Tureks facility in Afyon Turkey with extensive discussions were necessary for the final collaborative outcome of high French style.
Tureks president Osman Turunc reported, “ The job was the most demanding that any stone factory could find.” Final selection was made with several white marbles from Turkey, Greece, Italy and Belgium. Tureks supplied the majority of the job with its own marbles and imported additional unparalled material, the world’s purest white marble from Greece and the purest black marble from Belgium to create the supremely chic and avant-garde finish.
Tureks is a world leader for supplying marble, travertine, limestone, onyx along with a continuous research and development program that provides a regular flow of new products and applications. Quarried and processed to exacting specifications using the latest manufacturing technology, these product lines are produced in a wide variety of specialized surface finishes.