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Lake, NY – January 2018 / Newsmaker Alert / Reviving the pine-scented
gem of an Adirondack legend, Hotel
Saranac, Curio Collection by Hilton has officially reopened today after
a multimillion-dollar restoration that infuses modern indulgences with
untamed North Country spirit. The reopening of the legendary property also
marks the hotel’s entrance into the exclusive Curio Collection by Hilton,
made up of more than 40 distinctive hotels and resorts.
Landmark Hotel Saranac Reopens as Part of
Collection by Hilton After $35 Million Restoration
its glorious ballroom, gorgeous public spaces and landmark exterior burnished
to a new glow, Hotel Saranac boasts amenities fresh as the Upstate air.
Indigenous ingredients like pine, birch and maple-infused treatments at
Ampersand Salon and Spa, a state-of-the-art sanctuary named for the majestic
mountain nearby. Hotel Saranac’s rustic-chic restaurant, Campfire Adirondack
Grill + Bar, boasts an “Adirondack-to-table” locavore menu based on the
North County’s natural bounty - game, fish, produce and even maple syrup,
along with local craft beers. Academy & Main, the hotel’s retail arcade,
offers twenty distinct mini-boutiques selling everything from house-made
candy to locally sourced, artisan-made goods.
designed by Adirondack architects Scopes and Feustmann, Hotel Saranac opened
in 1927 as a beacon of elegance in serene Saranac Lake. Visitors from up
and down the East Coast flocked to the hotel, drawn by its grand design,
breathtaking scenery and historic surroundings on downtown’s Main Street.
A painstaking, thoughtful restoration has brought a modern spin to everything
that made Hotel Saranac a 20th-century icon. It’s a luxe basecamp for Adirondack
exploration, with hiking, kayaking, forest bathing, snowshoeing and gallery
hopping all steps from the front door. It’s a social hub for the beautiful
village of Saranac Lake, where locals and visitors can swap tales over
craft cocktails by a crackling fire pit. And it’s an indulgent escape for
anyone who wants to experience an iconic American playground - and one
of the nation’s most beautiful natural landscapes. Guests are encouraged
to plan a personalized itinerary for their visit with the hotel’s Explorer
part of the select Curio Collection by Hilton, a collection of unique hotels
appealing to travelers seeking local discovery, Hotel Saranac was bought
in 2013 by New Hampshire-based Roedel Companies, a standard-setting owner-operator
with deep family ties to Saranac Lake. Offering a comprehensive suite of
hospitality services, Roedel Companies has taken a fully integrated approach
with the restoration, including managing its development, construction,
interior design and operations. Roedel engaged Boston-based Korn Design
to guide the overall vision and create a brand strategy for the re-launch
of the iconic hotel. Governor of New York State Andrew Cuomo also played
an instrumental role in bringing the hotel to life, awarding a $5 million
redevelopment grant to Hotel Saranac.
hotel - the sole survivor of 13 luxurious properties that dotted Saranac
Lake in the 1920s - includes 82 reimagined guest rooms in its main building,
and 20 more suites in Compass Point, an adjacent complex that will open
later this year. Each Compass Point suite has been uniquely designed to
match the architectural detailing of the building. These larger, more private
sanctuaries are perfect for families, social groups and events.
Saranac’s legacy echoes throughout guestrooms, all reimagined with regional
heritage in mind. RSJ Associates of Wilton, N.H. spearheaded the interior
design with the goal of giving the guestrooms a modern touch while still
maintaining the feel of the “Great Gatsby” era of sophistication and elegance.
Dark-wood architectural furniture, deep blue rugs, crisp white linens,
and rich textures, in color palettes of deep reds and rich oranges, marry
cherished history and polished modernity. Each guestroom features original,
retro-inspired travel posters specially commissioned for the hotel, incorporating
native symbols from the region.
hotel’s famed Great Hall, one of the most original public areas of the
hotel, dominates the second floor with its Palazzo-inspired design. Influenced
by the 14th Century Davanzati Palace in Florence, ornately painted grand
beams spotlight icons from the region, including geese, hare and fish.
The Great Hall features an intimatefireplace setting and The Great Hall
bar, offering cocktails with nods to the Adirondack as well as speakeasies
from the 1920s, a tribute to when the hotel originally opened. The adjacent
terrace offers a spacious and stylish veranda overlooking Main Street.
more information on Hotel Saranac or to book a reservation, please visit
www.hotelsaranac.com or call
518-891-6900. Rates start at $199/night.
Saranac reopened in 2018, re-emerging as the social hub of Saranac
Lake - a spirited sanctuary serves as the ideal modern basecamp for an
Adirondack exploration. The landmark hotel features 102 smartly designed
guest rooms and suites; Campfire Adirondack Bar & Grill, a sophisticated
yet inviting restaurant and bar; Ampersand Salon and Spa, a sanctuary that
embraces the spirit of the mountains; an inspired variety of indoor and
outdoor meeting space; and a wealth of camp-like experiences begging to
be explored, from swimming and biking to kayaking and skiing.
in Wilton, Roedel Companies
has 45 years of experience developing, constructing, managing and designing
hotels for its own account and third parties through its subsidiaries RGH
Hospitality and ROK Builders. Roedel Companies offers but is not limited
to hotel development, construction, pre-opening and management. In addition,
Roedel Companies owns and operates nationally branded hotels primarily
in the select service segments throughout the eastern United States. Their
properties include the Hilton Garden Inn Manchester and a growing portfolio
of nationally branded, select service hotels including other Hilton Garden
Inns, Hampton Inn & Suites, Holiday Inns, Holiday Inn Express &
Suites and La Quinta Inns & Suites. Roedel Companies, along with Riverbridge
North, LLC, is currently building a new Homewood Suites by Hilton in Berlin/Marlborough,
MA and a Hilton Garden Inn in Canton, MA.