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Lk. Geo. mayor: New downtown Marriott hotel will boost year-round prosperity

The proposed six-story Marriott Courtyard Hotel, a $16 million development project for downtown Lake George spearheaded by local developer Dave Kenny, would feature full extensive conference space with a large ballroom, four retail stores, an upscale steakhouse, and 120 guest rooms. Plans were unveiled Thursday Aug. 15 as they were presented to the village authorities.

The proposed six-story Marriott Courtyard Hotel, a $16 million development project for downtown Lake George spearheaded by local developer Dave Kenny, would feature full extensive conference space with a large ballroom, four retail stores, an upscale steakhouse, and 120 guest rooms. Plans were unveiled Thursday Aug. 15 as they were presented to the village authorities.

— “This could mean a lot of good jobs for local people — we want to make sure they don’t ship in workers from out-of-state to accomplish what local people could do.”

After the presentation, several people questioned whether the exterior design as presented could meet the new architectural standards adopted by the village this year. Among other mandates, they prohibit long, flat, blank walls and rooflines — apparent features of the drawings shown Thursday — and they call for the use of dormers, parapets, stepped roofs, cornices, plus wall offsets and recesses — absent or minimal in the drawings.

Leaving the press conference, Lake George Town Supervisor Dennis Dickinson offered his thoughts.

“This hotel development is a real asset to the entire community and county — it’s not just a village project,” he said. “This is our shot — Bring it on!”

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