Hotel Adler Spa & Resort first opened in the late 1920s in Sharon Springs, NY. The area was home to many similar resorts and was a popular attraction for people wishing a peaceful respite from the busy life of New York City. Hotel Adler had a rough start however, opening just before the Great Depression, but after World War II the town saw a bit of a revival. Unfortunately, the revival was short-lived and the town saw a decline again as the New York State Thruway was constructed in the 1950s and bypassed Sharon Springs, making it less accessible. Eventually the resorts all closed, Hotel Adler being one of the last in 2004.