Saratoga Springs is well known for summertime racing. But the town has a centuries-old history as a destination for year-round relaxation. At the cornerstone of modern Saratogian luxury is the Adelphi Hotel.
Other Gilded Age accommodations have gone by the wayside in the last century. The Adelphi remains the last stately bastion of an era gone by. Founded in 1877, the hotel served as a meeting place for the well-heeled and politicians alike. But the Adelphi moves with the times. In October 2017, after undergoing a $28 million renovation, the Adelphi reopened to great acclaim.
Adelphi King Room
The Adelphi Hotel Group has elevated this historic property into a sophisticated boutique hotel experience with plush luxe linens, cloud-like pillows and mattresses, and the "Wrapped in Warmth WC" with radiant floors, heated towel racks, mirrors, and toilet seats. Love the complimentary, locally curated in-room mini-bar and refreshments, and Chef’s selection turn down delicacies!
To reinvent its culinary profile, the Adelphi brought in one of the masters of American cuisine: Chef David Burke. Its three eateries incorporate produce and meat from local farms enhanced with Burke's culinary signature. For a truly happy hour, head to Morrissey’s located in the hotel lobby. Named for nineteenth century prizefighter John Morrissey—the man who actually introduced Thoroughbred racing to Saratoga—the restaurant proffers refreshingly new takes on classic cocktails and an appealing small plate menu. Surely Morrissey himself might have celebrated a victorious match with a winner like Burke’s special maple-glazed bacon and dry-aged burger.
Morrissey's Clothesline Bacon
The Blue Hen by David Burke is a dining experience to savor. Set in a magnificent glass-walled conservatory, savor the delicately grilled octopus, followed by spice lacquered local duck breast, along with barley croquettes and poached dates. Don't miss Blue Hen brunch delectables like kumquat-accented pound cake and farm bread-and-mushroom lobster scramble.
Next door, Salt & Char provides an upscale take on the modern American steakhouse. A decadent French onion soup is a hearty intro to a classic roast chicken, glazed with citrus and maple. Conclude with a traditional apple crumble, punctuated with fresh pops of flavor from Morello cherries and mascarpone sage ice cream.
The Adelphi prides itself on being part of the community, engaging and patronizing New York artisans, creators, and residents. People who live within a 50-mile radius of Saratoga are eligible for “locals’ rates,” a discounted stay that’s perfect for a decadent getaway. The Adelphi hosts year-round events for the local set. In the winter, adults can enjoy spiked hot cocoa at the Fire Bar while children learn to build gingerbread houses in specialty workshops and fans of the supernatural can enjoy murder mystery parties! More vibrant than ever, The Adelphi is once again the nexus of Saratoga’s grand tradition of hospitality. Member, Small Luxury Hotels of the World. slh.com www.TheAdelphiHotel.com
By Carly Silver