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Spend Valentine’s Day in Syracuse NY!

Love is in the air – Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Syracuse NY! Trying to think of the best places to celebrate Valentine’s Day weekend? Our central location and intimate, cozy lodging makes the Marriott Syracuse Downtown the perfect choice for spending Valentine’s Day in Syracuse NY. With romantic hotel packages currently available on our website and spacious accommodations waiting for you, we invite you to make the Marriott Syracuse Downtown your home away from home this Valentine’s Day 2018. Treat your spouse or loved one to the ultimate romantic getaway in Central New York and plan your stay today. Whether you are planning to spend a romantic getaway in Syracuse for two or looking to spend the weekend with a group of friends, there is plenty to see and do near our hotel for any occasion. Take a stroll to historic Armory Square or catch a show at the Landmark Theatre. Enjoy a fun-filled day of shopping at Destiny USA or tour the nearby wineries and breweries in Syracuse. From Ice Skating at Clinton Square Ice Rink to sightseeing at Rosamond Gifford Zoo, you’ll never run out of ways to spend Valentine’s Day in Syracuse NY. However you plan to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Central New York, be sure to retreat back to our historic hotel for a romantic, hearty meal at Eleven Waters. Our Indigenous Dining Package at Eleven Waters is the perfect Valentine’s Day hotel package in Syracuse NY. We’ll take care of both breakfast and dinner so you can focus on your loved one. Our Eleven Waters Day and Night Package Includes: $50 Food and Beverage Credit for...

Experience the Magic of Syracuse Winterfest.

Syracuse Winterfest Does Wonders for a Central New York Winter. Itching for a getaway this winter? Syracuse is a wonderful, affordable destination for a romantic couple’s weekend getaway or a family vacation this winter. If looking for places to visit in the new year, we invite you to put the Marriott Syracuse Downtown on your 2018 travel bucket list. With plenty of things to do this winter in Central New York, we are always happy to share our favorite events with our guests, especially first-time visitors to Syracuse. One of our top recommendations is visiting the Syracuse Winterfest. The beloved event draws quite a crowd and is perfect for both the young and the young at heart. Pack your bags and come experience the magic of Syracuse Winterfest this year. Save the Date for Syracuse Winterfest February 15 – 25, 2018 Syracuse Winterfest promises 12 days of fun, with plenty to do for the entire family. No matter your age, the winter events in Syracuse is a must-see for anyone traveling to our area this February. In fact, more than 100,000 people attending dozens of indoor and outdoor events and abundance of winter activities in Syracuse. Did you know that the second largest audience in Central New York is drawn by Syracuse Winterfest? The events at Syracuse Winterfest 2018 include: Miss Winterfest Hungry Hour Ice Block Party Fireworks Winterfest Express Human Sled Dog Race at Clinton Square Ice Carving Culinary Cruise Chili Cook-Off at Clinton Square Chowder Cook-Off at Clinton Square Wing Walk Plus so much more! The Marriott Syracuse Downtown is conveniently located near all of the events, making us a great choice for...

Holiday Engagement? Plan your Special Day at our Wedding Venue in Syracuse

Book our Wedding Venue in Syracuse for your special day. Engaged over the holiday season? Our Certified Wedding Specialists will take the exciting journey with you, as you begin a new chapter in your life. Rated as one of the top 40 best wedding venues in Upstate New York, the Marriott Syracuse Downtown is both a unique and affordable wedding venue in Syracuse. We have flexible wedding space in Syracuse to choose from so no matter your taste or preference, we are certain to have a space that best reflects your style. From our Grand Ballroom featuring a cloud mural on the ceiling to our intimate Empire Room, we are ready to help make your wedding reception a day you’ll never forget. Grand Ballroom – 5,952 square feet Persian – 4,050 square feet Imperial – 7,888 square feet Empire Room – 2,940 square feet No matter the season, our elegant wedding venues at the AAA Four Diamond Marriott Syracuse Downtown are a superb choice among wedding venues in downtown Syracuse. We go above and beyond to ensure that your wedding day in Syracuse is memorable from beginning to end. Here’s what you can expect when planning your wedding in Syracuse, NY: A team of certified wedding planning experts. Our newly restored and historic Imperial Ballroom and Grand Ballroom Flexible, new, and revitalized event spaces that can accommodate small, intimate affairs, as well as grand celebrations for your wedding or other bridal celebration. Wedding packages that are perfect for any budget. Highly acclaimed chefs that assist in the creation of distinctive and delicious wedding menus. Privacy in the Bridal Rotunda...

Wishing you a Happy New Year – Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Syracuse NY

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Syracuse NY! “Say hello to the new and goodbye to the old.” Wishing you and yours a very blessed New Year from all of us here at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown. Looking for ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Syracuse NY? Our annual “Bootleggers Ball & The Roaring 20s” NYE party in downtown Syracuse is the perfect way to ring in 2018. If you will be traveling to Syracuse for New Year’s Eve, we invite you to celebrate 2018 with us at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown. This year’s theme is “Bootleggers Ball & The Roaring 20’s,” paying homage to our historic roots. While you celebrate New Year’s Eve in Syracuse NY, there will be plenty of exciting live music and entertainment to enjoy throughout our property! Enjoy the Stan Colella Orchestra in our beautifully restored Lobby, the DeSantis Orchestra in the Grand Ballroom, Atlas Band in the Persian Terrace and the Mere Mortals in the Finger Lakes Ballroom. Along with live music, you can also expect Casino Gaming Tables, Photo Booths and Horse & Carriage Rides, making our New Year’s Eve event in Syracuse a must this New Year’s Eve. Our New Year’s Eve hotel package in Syracuse will include Cocktail Hour starting at 7:30pm with a Premium 5 Hour Open Bar, Buffet Dinner, Late Night Snack and a Champagne Toast at Midnight. The event will end at 12:30am. Please click here to purchase tickets for New Year’s Eve at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown. Ticket sales will close on December 30th or sooner if the packages are sold out. *You must be 21 years...

Happy Holidays! Celebrate at Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles

Celebrate the Holiday Season at Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles. Wishing you a season of gladness and a season of good cheer. Warmest wishes for a joyous holiday season from all of us here at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown. If you’ll be traveling to Central New York this winter, we invite you to make us your home away from home this holiday season. We would be honored to have you as our guests! If you will be making us your home for the holidays and looking for holiday events in Central New York, you won’t want to miss your last chance to experience Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles, just 30 minutes from our hotel. Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles is the perfect holiday event near Syracuse, NY offering something for the entire family. Step back in time and enjoy the holidays the old-fashioned way! Charles Dickens and his cast of over 50 characters will interact with residents and visitors in the streets, stores and restaurants. Guests can also enjoy a variety of holiday festivities in Skaneateles, which include horse-drawn carriage rides, carolers, interactive street theater, roasted chesnuts, visits with Scrooge and Father Christmas, plus so much more for the whole family to enjoy! Visitors can also enjoy live music, unique shopping and wonderful dining options while in Skaneateles, guaranteeing a fun-filled afternoon. Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles runs every Saturday and Sunday through December 23, from noon to 4 pm, as well as Christmas Eve, December 24, from noon – 2:30 pm. Make the Marriott Syracuse Downtown your home for the holidays and indulge in our wonderful amenities, on-site dining, and spacious, well-appointed guest rooms. We also invite you to browse our special offers page so you can enjoy great savings...

Tips for Planning a Winter Wonderland Wedding in New York

Tips for Planning a Winter Wonderland Wedding in New York. Looking for professional and creative tips for planning a winter wonderland wedding in New York? In this week’s post, we’re rounding up our favorite tips and tricks to make winter wedding planning as seamless as possible for you. Check out our best tips for planning a winter wonderland wedding in New York and relieve a bit of the stress you might be feeling. When it comes to planning a winter wedding in New York, know that timing is key. Finding vendors during the peak season may be a bit of a challenge. In addition, your out-of-town guests may encounter a bit of trouble during their travels. Keep in mind that, while the holiday season is a joyful time, there are many events and festivals that may be taking place at the time of your wedding. Our tip for planning a winter wedding in New York is to plan ahead. Book your vendors as soon as possible to avoid any unnecessary headaches. While we love how romantic winter weddings are at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown, especially while the snowflakes are falling, be prepared for the possibility of cold, blustery winds and inclement weather. You may want to consider purchasing cozy blankets or pashminas for your guests and bridal party to warm up during the ceremony and reception. Consider putting down mats to help catch tracked-in snow and make sure there are plenty of coat racks for jackets and coats. Consider that some guests may not be able to attend. When planning a winter wedding, you run the risk of a few people on your...

Enjoy our New Jazz Series at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown!

Jazz at the Cavalier – Our New Jazz Series at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown. Join us on Wednesday nights for enjoyable, exciting evenings in our Cavalier Room at our Historic Hotel Syracuse. “Jazz at the Cavalier,” our new jazz series at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown features the smooth sounds of jazz in our cozy Cavalier Room, the perfect evening out for our guests and downtown residents alike. We are pleased to partner with CNY Jazz Central to bring to life “Jazz at the Cavalier,” which will take place Wednesday evenings from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. Twenty eight events are scheduled, featuring Upstate New York’s finest resident jazz and cabaret vocalists with grand piano accompaniment. Experience an intimate cabaret atmosphere in the cozy surroundings of our Cavalier Room as you listen to the finest cabaret voices. There’s a new show every week! “Jazz at the Cavalier” is the perfect event in downtown Syracuse to help get you through the rest of the work week. Stop by and join us for our next jazz series on Wednesday, December 13 featuring Julie Falatico. The full schedule may be found at www.cnyjazz.org. Among the lineup of artists are Nancy Kelly, Ronnie Leigh, Moe Harrington, Andrea Miceli, Danielle Patrice, Scott Dennis, Just Joe, Rochester’s Jon Seiger and Ithaca-based Sally Ramirez, supported by pianists Rick Montalbano, Dick Ford, Dave Solazzo, Jimmy Cox and others. Our Jazz series at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown is free of charge and holders of CNY Jazz Club cards can enjoy a very special discount, which includes 10% off food and drink. If you’ll be in our area, come stop by our Cavalier Room and...

Meeting Space in Syracuse NY – Look Toward 2018

Pick our Meeting Space in Syracuse NY. We want to host your next business meeting or social event at our AAA Four Diamond Marriott Syracuse Downtown, conveniently located in the heart of downtown. Look excitedly toward 2018 and book our meeting space in Syracuse NY in the new year. We feature over 41,000 square feet of flexible event space to host a small or large gathering including an IACC Conference Center with eight breakout rooms, six private dining and meeting rooms and three elegant ballrooms. When booking our meeting space in Syracuse NY, you can choose from: Grand Ballroom – 5,952 square feet Persian – 4,050 square feet Finger Lakes Ballroom – 7,888 square feet Empire Room – 2,940 square feet Once choosing our event space at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown that is right for your meeting and/or event, our professional meeting planners will work with you to create a flawless experience from beginning to end. Our banquet menus offer a great variety of choices for the day. You can enjoy wired and wireless high-speed internet access in all of our meeting rooms. We also offer a full service business center, a 24-hour fitness center with Life Fitness equipment, a Club Level, M Club Lounge and more! We are conveniently located in the heart of downtown Syracuse just a short walk from The Oncenter Convention facility, the historic Armory Square District, and less than one mile from Syracuse University and Upstate Medical Center. Start planning your event with us today! Please contact our Sales Team by phone, call 315-554-3535. If you would like additional information on hosting business meetings, corporate events, or team building...

Wishing you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving from all of us in Syracuse!

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us in Syracuse. Warmest wishes for a plentiful Thanksgiving! Wherever you may be celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday, we hope you and yours enjoy a very relaxing and memorable day. If you’ll be in the Syracuse area, we invite you to gather around our table and celebrate Thanksgiving Day in Syracuse. We are hosting a very special Thanksgiving Lunch in Syracuse. Enjoy all of your Thanksgiving favorites at our Thanksgiving Lunch Buffet at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown. Our lunch will take place in our Persian Terrace at 11:30 AM. Adults are $42.00. Children 12 and under are $12.00. Children ages 4 and under are free. Visit our previous blog post, “Gather Around & Enjoy Thanksgiving Lunch with us in Syracuse,” to learn more about our Thanksgiving feast. The City of Syracuse will host its annual “Home for the Holidays” celebration the day after Thanksgiving Day on Friday, November 24, 2017. The event will feature the beloved Clinton Square tree lighting ceremony, with entertainment beginning at 6:30 p.m. and the tree being lit at 7:00 p.m. Ice Skating in Clinton Square will be permitted all day, weather permitting, from 11:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The rink will open again shortly following the ceremony. If you’ll be staying with us for the holiday season, sit back and make yourself right at home. We are conveniently located near all of the very best holiday events in Syracuse so you’ll never run out of things to do this Thanksgiving weekend in Syracuse. If looking for places to shop on Black Friday in Syracuse, we are located just minutes away from...

The Upcoming Holiday Shows in Syracuse.

The Beloved Holiday Shows in Syracuse. Your favorite holiday shows are coming to Syracuse this season, guaranteed to make your days merry and bright. Experience the magic of the holiday shows in Syracuse during your visit this winter. Syracuse City Ballet presents The Nutcracker on December 2nd & 3rd, 2017 – Whether it’s your first year attending or your a loyal fan of the classic holiday production, each year the holiday show in Syracuse evolves with new additions. A performance for the entire family, The Nutcracker in Syracuse is filled with “fun surprises, dazzling sets, colorful costumes and imaginative choreography,” according to visitsyracuse.com. Learn more about the Syracuse City Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker at The Oncenter Civic Center Theaters in Syracuse by visiting the website. Dasher’s Magical Gift on December 9, 2017 at 11 AM. CNY Arts continues its 36-year long tradition of providing an educational and affordable production filled with a talented cast, beautiful ballet and music, doses of humor and the magic of the holiday season. Symphoria Pops Series: Holiday Wonder on December 15, 2017 at 7:30pm. Don’t miss the holiday spectacle at the Crouse Hinds Concert Theater. The holiday show in Syracuse is filled with dancers, chorus members and special guest vocalist Julia Goodwin. Holidays in the City on December 16-17, 2017 – The one-of-a-kind winter experience features real reindeer at a city park, a smart Santa experience, street-side carolers, a Holiday Window Walk, free movie at the Landmark Theatre, outdoor ice skating and more! Make the Marriott Syracuse Downtown your home away from home this holiday season. Conveniently located near the holiday events in...