Granite Countertops are all the rage, however, you should give Marble another thought --there's quite a few Pros & Cons between the two. Although, granite is a stronger material, Marble allows you to create some beautiful in-lays, (patterns, carvings) into the material which appeals to high-end home owners.
Marble is a little more difficult to maintain when compared to granite counterops, but at the end of the day it looks a lot better. At the end of the day, you would want the best for your countertop now wouldn't you? So why don't you get a marble countertop and watch how it transforms your kitchen completely.