SARATOGA, New York — After a five-year renovation, the Adelphi Hotel in downtown Saratoga Springs reopened in October. The revitalized hotel exemplifies the style and simple elegance of Saratoga Springs while delivering a modern reimagining of classic Victorian luxury.
Originally opened in 1877 and the last surviving hotel of Saratoga’s Golden Age, the Adelphi Hotel has served as a cultural icon in Saratoga Springs, an upstate New York city known for its historic charm, Victorian architecture, arts community and many attractions, which include naturally carbonated mineral spas, world-class horse racing and polo.
“This is more than just a place to stay; it’s a gathering spot for all people who live in or are visiting Saratoga Springs,” said Simon Milde, managing partner of Adelphi Hospitality Group. “The Adelphi Hotel dates back to Saratoga Springs’ Victorian age, when the town was known as America’s playground for the rich and famous, and we are grateful to be part of such a culturally vibrant community.”
Guests are welcomed into the structure by 11-foot ceilings and a grand staircase that climbs all four stories and is the heart of the Adelphi’s communal space. Thirty-two artfully appointed rooms, suites and common spaces are perched along historic Broadway, reinstating the Adelphi Hotel at the top of Saratoga’s tradition of grand hospitality and making it the crown jewel of the Broadway Historic District.
On the main floor is the revival of the Adelphi’s legendary hotel bar and social hub, Morrisey’s, named after John Morrissey, one of Saratoga’s most famous residents. Morrissey was a heavyweight boxer, a congressman and co-founder of Saratoga’s racetrack. Local beer, craft cocktails and fine wines are offered, along with an array of small plates, shareable dishes and a wide selection from the raw bar. The Blue Hen, a restaurant housed in a 1,200-square-foot glass-walled conservatory, offers creative twists on classic dishes.
The new 2,300-square-foot Grand Ballroom can accommodate up to 250 guests when combined with the Blue Hen for private meetings, conventions and weddings. The venue opens to the tranquil Adelphi Gardens, a beloved gathering spot for locals and visitors to gather for a drink surrounded by the greenery of the serene landscaped gardens.
The 32 guest rooms have all been reconfigured. The original hotel featured approximately 74 rooms when it was built in the late 1800s. The previous owners modified the hotel to just over 40 rooms. Now, at the newly reimagined Adelphi Hotel, guests will be able to retreat to one of 32 large guest rooms and suites.