The long-awaited renovation of the historic Adelphi Hotel is finally completed!
After five years, the revitalized luxury hotel on Broadway reopened on Sunday, Oct. 1, with a large crowd taking a first-hand look of the grand restoration by the Adelphi Hospitality Group.
Todd and Karen Coulter were the first people to order drinks at the Adelphi bar.
Originally opened in 1877, the Adelphi is the last surviving hotel of Saratoga’s Golden Age, when the city was known as “America’s playground for the rich and famous,” said Simon Milde, managing partner of AHG. “This is more than just a place to stay – it’s a gathering spot for all the people who live in, or are visiting Saratoga Springs.”
New York-based designer and architect Glen Coben of Glen & Company, and Dominick Ranieri Architect P.C. of Schenectady collaborated with AHG to reimagine the hotel’s Victorian-style interior with a modern twist. Upon entering the lobby, visitors see a grand four-story staircase and 11-foot ceilings. Guests can choose to stay in one of 32 rooms and suites that have been reconfigured to be spacious and luxurious; the original hotel had 74 rooms, which the previous owners modified to 40.
The crown jewel of the hotel is the Owner’s Box suite, complete with two master bedrooms, two living rooms, a 400-square-foot library and a 500-square-foot terrace overlooking Broadway. All guest rooms feature hardwood floors, custom designed furnishings, artfully selected pieces from the Adelphi’s history and radiant heated bathroom floors.
For those not financially ready for an overnight dream vacation, a stop at one of The Adelphi’s two restaurants – one revived, one new – will more than suffice. Morrissey’s, named after boxer-turned- congressman and track founder John Morrissey, is a legendary bar and social hub on the main floor serving up craft beer and cocktails, wines, small plates, shareable dishes and raw bar items. The Blue Hen, a new, locally inspired restaurant commanded by Chef Braden Reardon, will offer classic dishes with a creative twist, utilizing ingredients from local farmers.
A new 2,300-square-foot Grand Ballroom is available for private meetings, conventions and weddings, and can accommodate up to 250 guests, when combined with The Blue Hen’s dining area. The venue opens up to the Adelphi Gardens, a long-time favorite gathering spot for Saratogians and tourists.
The Adelphi is offering early bookers who reserve two nights 30 percent off the cost of a room or suite. The offer is valid through Oct. 31, for stays through Memorial Day, 2018. Visit theadelphihotel.com or call (518) 578-6000 for more information.