From the Daily News:
The Marriott Hotel chain has emerged as a possible suitor for a storied Queens tennis stadium that long hosted the U.S. Open, the Daily News has learned.
Marriott is expected to submit its bid to redevelop West Side Stadium in Forest Hills before a Nov. 15 deadline set by the club that owns the venue.
Marriott has long craved a presence at the horseshoe-shaped venue once graced by such greats as Arthur Ashe and Billie Jean King, according to a source close to the club.
The chain proposed a $7 million plan in the late 1990s to erect an extended-stay hotel that would encompass the stadium and surrounding plots, the source said.
But the project died when club members protested the plans.
Marriott recently decided to approach the club again after its members struck down a proposal by developer Cord Meyer to place 70 condos and a swimming pool at the site.
Marriott spokeswoman Kathy Duffy said she was "not aware" of a new project. Club President Ken Parker did not return messages seeking comment.