NEW YORK—Built in 1900, the building once known as the Marlton House, located in Greenwich Village, has hosted counterculture icons including Lillian Gish and Neal Cassady. Valerie Solanas was living in the Marlton House when she shot Andy Warhol, and Lenny Bruce lived there while standing trial for obscenity, and Jack Kerouac wrote two novellas, The Subterraneans and Tristessa, while living in the hotel. In recent years, the building has served as a freshman dormitory for The New School.
Following a multi-million dollar renovation by hotelier Sean MacPherson, The Marlton will reopen in Sept. 1, as a boutique hotel inspired by postwar Paris as well as its own Greenwich Village past. The hotel’s design, with 107 rooms spread over nine floors and including two penthouse suites with terraces, maintains the original bones and architecture of the historic structure. The ground floor will house a 100-seat restaurant in the rear of the lobby with a skylight terrace, as well as a coffee bar.