Photo Courtesy of The Marlton Hotel
The historic Marlton Hotel has reopened in Greenwich Village, thanks to the efforts of hotelier Sean MacPherson. Once a favorite with the Beat Generation, the hotel has been restored as an elegant 107-room “Baby Grand” boutique property with Parisian style and details. The hotel has a rich history of famous guests that include Dame Maggie Smith, John Lithgow and Mickey Rourke. Jack Kerouac wrote two novels, The Subterraneans and Tristessa, while at the hotel and Valerie Solanas was living at The Marlton when she shot Andy Warhol. The property retains the same structure and spreads over nine floors, including two penthouse suites with terraces. The ground floor has been modernized to include a 98-seat restaurant in the rear of the lobby with a skylight terrace, as well as a coffee bar. Going against the grain of the ultra-modern urban hotel, the remodel hearkens back to postwar Paris and the history of the village.