The historic Gideon Putnam Hotel in Saratoga Springs had to shut down for maintenance in hopes that they can restore this iconic venue. A water main break forced the Gideon Putnam to have to close its doors for at least a month as repairs need to be made. The water main was located in the basement and affected many of the hotels essential services.

With the closure comes layoffs of essential employees. Seventy of the ninety-four people were temporarily laid off. A hotel spokesperson said that they are working to make sure that their employees will receive unemployment benefits while they fix the hotel.

According to the Daily Gazette, the flooding affected the hotel’s utility infrastructure, leaving the hotel without gas service and working boilers, electric service, water service and telephone service. Hotel guests were moved to the Saratoga Casino Hotel.

The water main break happened early Monday morning but they hope to have the Gideon Putnam back up and running by February 15th.

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