BETHESDA, MD—Marriott International Inc. with Redburn Development has signed The Wick, a Tribute Portfolio, in Hudson, NY. The adaptive-reuse building was built in the mid-19th century as a candle and soap manufacturing facility and will undergo a transformation before opening as a full-service boutique hotel later this year. The property is located two hours north of New York City and one block from Amtrak station.
“Hudson has become a home away from home for those in the know, and is gaining momentum as a sought-after destination with its indie spirit and vibrant social scene,” said Julius Robinson, VP and global brand lead, Tribute Portfolio. “The Wick Hotel will be a perfect fit for the Tribute Portfolio brand, both reflecting this eclectic and energetic community and embodying what discerning travelers are seeking today: sincere service and spontaneous independent moments that bring a destination to life.”
With 55 guestrooms, including seven suites, the hotel will draw upon the building’s heritage throughout the exterior and interior design with details that evoke the spirit of the city and industrial candle making history. There will be a residential lobby bar and lounge, a conference/meeting room and a rooftop event space with views of Hudson Valley.
Originally built in the 1860s, the property was a manufacturing hub for key industries of the time: first utilized as a soap and candle factory, then converted to textile manufacturing and later a knitting mill. As a historic preservation project, a nomination to the National and State Historic Registers is underway, seeking to ensure that 41 Cross St. will maintain the architectural integrity of its more than 150-year history.