Tribute Portfolio—a collection of independent hotels and part of Marriott International, arrived in Hudson, New York on February 13, with the opening of The Wick Hotel at 41 Cross Street. The original building was constructed in the mid-nineteenth century as a candle and soap manufacturing facility, before getting transformed into a boutique hotel in the last year.
“We are thrilled to debut a Tribute Portfolio hotel in Hudson, a city driven by a creative energy that lends inspiration at every corner,” said Jennifer Connell, vice president, brand marketing & management, Tribute Portfolio.
Originally built in the 1860s, 41 Cross Street was a manufacturing hub for key industries of the time: first as a soap and candle factory, then textile manufacturing and later a knitting mill. The Wick is the latest adaptive reuse historic preservation by Redburn Development, and a nomination to the National and State Historic Registers is in process. “With The Wick, we saw a great opportunity for Redburn to bring our approach to historic preservation and green energy building to Hudson,” said Thomas Rossi, principle of Redburn Development, “and partnering with Marriott as a Tribute Portfolio helped us seamlessly blend the independent spirit of the property with world-class guest service.”
With 55 guestrooms, including seven suites, The Wick Hotel honors and elevates the building’s heritage throughout the design, mixing modern and industrial elements with original artwork from the Hudson River School. Details include the restored 1860s hardwood floors, denim-style wall coverings, candle-making patents, and signature lighting. Original nineteenth-century Hudson River School landscapes by Thomas Cole, in reproduction with permission, hang in each guestroom and the work of modern Hudson River School painter Jane Bloodgood-Abrams is featured in the lobby.
Partnering with local craft beer, wine and spirits producers, The Wick serves a selection of unique signature drinks at the lobby bar along with locally-sourced light fare. The property also features a luxurious spa treatment room, fitness center, boardroom, and event space, bringing a complete service offering to the market and unlocking business and mid-week travel to Hudson.
Just a block away from the Amtrak station (HUD), The Wick is a two-hour train ride from New York City’s Penn Station, within easy reach of landmarks, such as Olana, Basilica Hudson, and Hudson Hall, and just steps away from independent restaurants, art galleries, and antique shops.
Introducing the Tribute Portfolio brand to Hudson will give global travelers access to an upper-upscale hotel with an independent vibe while benefiting from Marriott’s award-winning loyalty programs.
Source: Marriott International, Inc.