Friday September 6th, 2013 - 9:24AM
NEW YORK CITY—Built in 1900, the Marlton House reopened following a multi-million dollar renovation by hotelier Sean MacPherson.
The Marlton, located at 5 West 8th Street--just off Washington Square Park, offers 107 guestrooms spread over nine floors and including two penthouse suites with terraces.
The hotel maintains the original architecture of the historic structure, while updating it with an eclectic refinement. The ground floor will house a 98-seat restaurant in the rear of the lobby with a skylight terrace, as well as a coffee bar. MacPherson said he envisioned an open, flowing space.
French influences are evident throughout the hotel. It offers its original herringbone wood floors, brass fixtures, crown moldings, chicken wire closet doors and marble bathrooms.
MacPherson looked to the Paris depicted in F. Scott Fitzgerald's Tender is the Night, as well as his own stays in that city’s Hôtel de Saints Pères and Hotel Ritz, as models for the hotel.
“The Marlton is a labor of love for me, and my hope is that it becomes an integral part of this revitalizing street,” stated MacPherson. “The rooms will be a sophisticated oasis in the heart of the historic Village, and I hope to see the common space become a sort of living room for the community.”