A piece of Saratoga Springs' Golden Age is alive again.
After a 5-year renovation project, the Adelphi Hotel on Broadway is open, complete with its legendary Morrisey's bar on the ground floor. The Adelphi Hospitality Group has been the driving force behind the renovations. Managing Partner Simon Milde says this is a truly iconic building.
"What interested us was purchasing it, and bringing it up to 2020 standards," Milde said.
The interior of the hotel was "a little bit of a mess" when they started work, Milde said. The rooms, he says, resembled "dollhouses," and were filled with "bric-a-brac" that he said might have been picked up at junk shops over the years.
But, that wasn't the big issue.
"The building was in terrible condition," Milde said. "One end of the hotel was 13 inches lower than the other end of the hotel, and that created a real structural problem. We had to put in a whole new steel structure to make sure the hotel lasted another 100 years once we finished re-furbishing it."
The hotel was first built in 1877, and featured 74 rooms. It now houses 32 guest rooms which Milde describes as "Victorian high-tech and terrific luxury." The 2,300-sq. ft Grand Ballroom can accomodate up to 250 guests. Also open again: the legendary Morrissey's on the first floor.
The hotel is offering a special discount to those who make a reservation before the end of the month. Guests who book two nights will receive 30% off rooms and suites.
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