I recently stayed at the Marlton Hotel, once known as the Marlton House. Designed by Sean MacPherson, it is a charming blend of post war Paris and flea market finds. It was completely up my alley. Marble bathrooms, with brass fittings, crown molding, and herring bone wood floors. These are things that i might normally associate with a pretentious establishment, but MacPherson did it in such a way that it feels inviting and cozy. The aesthetic is carried into the newly opened restaurant which feels like you wandered into a Paris restaurant of years gone by. FYI- The lamb meatballs were excellent, and the service was fantastic.
The rooms are on the small side, so the Marlton might not be for everyone, but for $275. it is a well priced hotel in a good location in Greenwich. The below quote sums up the look of the hotel perfectly…
From the New York Times article “Sean MacPherson: A Hotelier Re-calibrates the Mood, by Guy Trebay
“I think we’ve all seen enough Edison light bulbs,” he said.If there are no stag heads hung at the Marlton, that is because Mr. MacPherson is betting on a new turn in the evolution of taste, one that takes its style cues from a source both anachronistic and improbably charming: the Parisian hôtel de charme.