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63-67 West 35th Street – (5th/6th) – RLJ III-HGN Manhattan Lessee, LLC d/b/a Hilton Garden Inn, hotel liquor license

WHEREAS, The applicant, RLJ III-HGN Manhattan Lessee, LLC, aka The Hilton Garden Inn 35th Street, has notified Community Board Five of its intent to operate a hotel liquor license for the premises located at 63-67 West 35th Street (presently under construction); and

WHEREAS, This new hotel will be 31 stories with 298 rooms, a limited service hotel restaurant with a small waiting bar and a business center; and

WHEREAS, The hotel liquor license will permit the hotel to offer room service to patrons and to operate a small pub/bar restaurant on the premises primarily for its patrons and will serve sandwiches, salads, soups and appetizers from 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.; and

WHEREAS, This block has a large commercial presence with other bars, restaurants and budget hotels; and

WHEREAS, Hilton owns, manages or franchises a hotel portfolio of some of the best known and highly regarded brands, has been a leader in the industry for 85 years, and has a strong presence around the world with more than 3,000 hotels and 500,000 rooms in 74 countries; and

WHEREAS, No one at CB 5's Public Safety/Quality of Life Committee meeting held on September 3, 2008 spoke in opposition to this license; therefore be it

RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends approval of the hotel liquor license for RLJ III-HGN Manhattan Lessee, LLC, aka "The Hilton Garden Inn," for the premises at 63-67 West 35th Street (5th/6th), NYC.

The above resolution passed by a vote of 29 in favor; 0 opposed; 0 abstention; 0 present not entitled to vote.

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