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Embattled Clifton Park hotel shuts down

Embattled Clifton Park hotel shuts down

Bank sought foreclosure after loan went unpaid
Embattled Clifton Park hotel shuts down
Park Manor Hotel in Clifton Park has apparently shut down.
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CLIFTON PARK — The Park Manor Hotel, which filed for bankruptcy over the summer after facing foreclosure for owing millions to a bank, closed its doors to guests in late December.

The 75-room hotel at 7 Northside Drive owed a total of $5,110,049 to a Pennsylvania bank, according to a lawsuit filed by the bank in the Saratoga County Clerk's Office in October 2018. As of June, that number has increased to $7 million, according the hotel’s bankruptcy petition.

Clifton Motel LLC, the limited liability company that owns the hotel, failed to make scheduled payments on the loan to the bank, according to the petition.

The lawsuit also names Clifton Suites Inc. as a defendant. Both entities are owned by Florida resident Lynn Carnevale, who is also named as a defendant. The hotel at one time was affiliated with Comfort Suites, but by the time it was sued by the bank it was functioning independently.

The amount owed to the bank was a combination of the loan amount, late fees and interest on the loan, according to the documents.

The hotel officially filed for bankruptcy in June. The hotel, according to the bankruptcy petition, owed thousands of dollars to various creditors, including $310,000 in hotel taxes to the Office of the Saratoga County Treasurer, over $7 million to Noah Bank in Pennsylvania and more than $10,000 to Sunshine Landscaping in Clifton Park.

A phone message to Carnevale was not returned Dec. 24. Calls to the hotel were not answered either.

The hotel, as well as the attached restaurant, SEVEN, were locked and dark that day.

Several hotel customers left reviews on various travel sites noting that their reservations at the hotel had been canceld at the last minute with no explanation given. While the hotel’s website was still up, reservations could no longer be made.

The Park Manor Hotel had a pool, a full-service restaurant and bar, a 3,300-square-foot banquet space and hotel rooms of varying sizes.

The hotel also hosted corporate and private events. Rooms for a single night in the hotel cost at least $100, according to the hotel website.

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