The Adelphi Hospitality Group unveiled plans on Oct. 20 for the final phase of renovation of the Adelphi Hotel on Broadway in Saratoga Springs.
Originally built in 1877, officials for the hospitality group said the newly renovated Adelphi Hotel will open in the spring, “blending old world grace and its iconic Victorian grandeur with modern touches to create a memorable hospitality experience of luxury and elegance in order to live up to the history and legacy of the Adelphi Hotel.”
The group said in a news release that “historic details are found everywhere, from restoring the 11-foot ceilings and grand staircase to the signature design of the hotel’s spaces … The Adelphi aims to reinvent the style of Saratoga Springs’ bygone era luxury as modern luxury.”
The Adelphi Hospitality Group has also focused on the engineering of the 150-year-old building to ensure it is structurally sound for centuries to come. Crews replaced deteriorated columns, installed load-bearing steel beams, and poured concrete to replace uneven wood floors that had worn out over the years. The team now focuses on the final phase of the project: finishing the interiors to honor the past and storied history of The Adelphi.
“The revitalized Adelphi Hotel will honor the distinct style and simple elegance of Saratoga Springs, while delivering a modern and luxurious sensibility that embodies first class services of a grand hotel,” said Simon Milde, managing partner of the Adelphi Hospitality Group. “The 150-year-old historic boutique hotel has been re-imagined for the millennium to personify a modern twist, and eclectic revival of timeless ideals. Our goal is to honor the past by looking at every element that makes each experience memorable for our guests.”
The architect for the Adelphi Hotel renovation is Dominick Ranieri Architect PC in Schenectady. Ranieri is providing his architecture and historic preservation expertise for the property, transforming the 19th century building into one of splendor without sacrificing character.
The exterior of the building, including the Courtyard garden areas, will exude the ambiance of the grand Victorian era with stone patios, fountains and landscape garden walls, said Milde.
Architectural and interior design firm Glen & Company Architecture is refurbishing the interior of the hotel through its redesign of the 32 guest rooms and the hotel public spaces, including the lobby bar, restaurant, second-floor piazza, conservatory café and more.
The property’s grand staircase, which ascends from the hotel lobby, will be restored and fully functional. Existing furnishings were carefully removed, photographed and catalogued, then returned into place after the renovation, the group said. Many of the pieces have been refurbished and will be re-purposed in the hotel.
The front of the renovated hotel will be upgraded to have a streamlined look while still maintaining its historical character evocative of its extravagant past, said Milde. French doors will open to a patio and a 1,200-square-foot, glass-walled conservatory, that can be used for private dining. It will overlook the hotel courtyard and gardens. Luxury services and amenities will complement the guest rooms and suites.
Upon entering the grand lobby, guests can access the bar, elevated bistro and marketplace that will evolve into a wine bar in the evening and full-service restaurant with private dining room.