Marriott's newest Tribute Portfolio hotel, The Wick, signed in Hudson, N.Y.

Ahead of this year’s NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference, Marriott International, alongside Redburn Development signed The Wick in Hudson, N.Y., as part of Tribute Portfolio.

The adaptive reuse building was built in the mid-nineteenth century as a candle and soap manufacturing facility, and will undergo a transformation before opening as a full-service boutique hotel later this year.

"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,” Julius Robinson, VP and global brand lead, Tribute Portfolio, said in a statement. “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.”

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With 55 guestrooms, including seven suites, The Wick Hotel will draw upon the building’s heritage throughout the exterior and interior design, with details that evoke the spirit of Hudson and honor its industrial candle-making history. The hotel will also have 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 being utilized as a soap and candle factory, later converted to textile manufacturing and lastly as a knitting mill. As a historic preservation project, a nomination to the National and State Historic Registers is underway, ensuring that 41 Cross Street will maintain the architectural integrity of its more than 150-year history.

“The Wick team is building strong relationships with our neighbors, the local Hudson and Columbia County communities, as we maintain the mid-nineteenth century roots and historic nature of the property,” Tom Rossi, principal, Redburn Development, said in a statement. “Tribute Portfolio is the perfect partner as we transform this remarkable Hudson building to an adaptive re-use hotel, and we are confident that our guests will appreciate the spirit of independence while benefitting from Marriott’s award-winning loyalty programs.”  

The city of Hudson is known for its charming independently owned shops lining the central Warren Street area. The city has dozens of art galleries, locally sourced food purveyors and a range of restaurants.

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