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Hotel 5A Becomes Courtyard New York

Marriott International, Inc. announced
that Hotel 5A (formerly the Clarion Fifth Avenue) in Manhattan has been
officially converted to the Courtyard New York Manhattan/Fifth Avenue.The
189-room hotel is located at 3 East 40th Street, just off of New York
City’s most famous avenue. It will undergo a comprehensive renovation that
will reduce the number of rooms to 185. In the renovation process, four
new suites will be created, in addition to a meeting room for 10-15
guests, a laundry, a business center, and Courtyard by Marriott’s
signature 24-Hour Market. The renovation begins in June 2005 and is
expected to be completed later in the year. The property is owned by
DiamondRock Hospitality Company. Marriott International will manage the
hotel under a long-term agreement.

“This hotel offers a great central location where business and leisure
travelers can work, play and relax,” said Jay J. Philipson, the hotel’s
general manager. “We’re delighted at the opportunity to bring another
Courtyard by Marriott to Manhattan.”

Just steps away from Fifth Avenue, the property is within walking distance
of key Midtown destinations, including the historic New York Public
Library and Bryant Park. It’s a 10-minute walk to Broadway theaters, as
well as New York City’s garment district on the west side. Leisure
travelers will enjoy easy access to Lord & Taylor’s flagship department
store at Fifth Avenue and 38th Street, as well as smaller Fifth Avenue

The 30-story hotel features seven guest rooms per floor, providing a
residential boutique-style ambiance. All rooms have high-speed Internet
access, free to Courtyard by Marriott guests.