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Late Hotel Exec's Olympic Tower Duplex Listed for $12M

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A first-generation American who went from Cornell's School of Hotel Management to a 35-year career with the InterContinental group, Fred Peelen retired in 2000 as President for the Americas of InterContinental Hotels and Resorts. He passed away earlier this year, leaving behind his luxe duplex at the storied Olympic Tower. The ten-room residence enjoys peeks at the park, along with knockout views of Midtown through floor-to-ceiling glass, and includes three bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms over 3,850 square feet. While the space is great, the decor needs work, but what will attract buyers to the place is the building's legendary service. The same virtue that might have drawn a picky hotel exec to this Fifth Avenue roost. The duplex is listed for almost $12M.

· 641 Fifth Avenue #37/38A [BHS via Streeteasy]

Olympic Tower

645 5th Avenue, Manhattan, NY 10022