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The Gordon Companies Breaks Ground on a 96 room
Courtyard by Marriott in Lake Placid, New York
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October 21, 2005 Lake Placid, NY- The Gordon Companies, based in Albany, NY broke ground today on a new Courtyard by Marriott hotel in scenic Lake Placid.  The Gordon Companies, owned by David and Jeffrey Gordon, are excited to bring the Marriott name to Lake Placid.  Lake Placid, the only U.S city to host two Olympic games, remains a tourist and event destination. 

“With a brand like Marriott and the location and attraction that Lake Placid is, we think it’s a successful partnership”, said David Gordon.

David Schlosser of Schopfer Architects LLP in Syracuse, NY designed the new 96-room hotel.  The design brings an Adirondack motif that was worked on with Schlosser and the Lake Placid/North Elba Joint Review Board.

“I think it will absolutely fit well, Schlosser said. “I think the review board is extremely pleased – it works well for all of us.” 
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The building will be four stories and will feature a dormered roof, a one-and-a-half story lounge with a fireplace, a meeting room, high-speed Internet access, a heated pool, two jacuzzis and possibly a spa.  The hotel will serve a breakfast buffet, as well as breakfast cooked-to-order, and may offer room service from local outside restaurants.  

“We are thrilled to be in Lake Placid. It’s a beautiful place and we are excited to do business here”, added Jeffrey Gordon.  Gordon went on to mention that the hotel would add 22-30 jobs to the area’s economy that are mostly full-time positions.

The hotel will be managed by Ocean Hospitalities of Portsmouth, NH.  Ocean manages over 120 hotels across the United States which equates to almost 20,000 rooms.

The construction is scheduled to be finished in early fall of 2006 and will be completed by Bette & Cring of Latham, NY.  Courtyard by Marriott has hundreds of locations across the United States as well as in 22 other countries.  The Marriott brand boasts names such as Ritz-Carlton, Marriott, Courtyard, and the Residence Inn.

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Contact:

Daniel B. Brown
The Gordon Companies
Phone: 518-462-7411
 

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Also See: The Former Holiday Inn Lake Placid Completes Renovation, Reflagged Crowne Plaza Lake Placid Resort / July 2005
Developers Eric King and BBL Construction Open $11.5 million Courtyard by Marriott in Saratoga Springs, New York / June 2004

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