By Necee Regis
Grand Hotel Reopens in Adirondacks
The Great Gatsby-era is alive in the Adirondacks at the Hotel Saranac. Originally designed in 1927 as a beacon of elegance in Saranac Lake, the hotel — now part of the select Curio Collection by Hilton — has reopened after a four-year, $35 million restoration. The sole survivor of 13 luxurious properties that dotted the lake in the 1920s, the hotel today features 82 reimagined guest rooms in its main building, and 20 more suites in Compass Point, an adjacent complex that will open later this year. The Great Hall dominates the second floor with Palazzo-inspired designs influenced by the 14th century Davanzati Palace in Florence. In addition, the property boasts the Ampersand Salon and Spa, the rustic-chic Campfire Adirondack Grill + Bar, and Academy & Main, the hotel’s retail arcade with 20 mini-boutiques selling everything from house-made candy to local artisan-made goods. Rates from $199. 518-891-6900, hotelsaranac.com.