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How to Make Your Special Someone Swoon: Our Romantic Getaway Package

Every day is the perfect day to celebrate your love with our romantic getaway package! It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; What is essential is invisible to the eye. – Antoine De Saint-Exupery Precious time alone! Getting away from it all and enjoying each other’s company without distraction is just what every relationship needs. What could be more special than a romantic getaway package at the newly restored Marriott Syracuse Downtown? Our Romance Dinner Package invites you to experience dining and romance with the Marriott Syracuse Downtown. Guests will enjoy a split of champagne, chocolate covered strawberries a $50 dining credit in Eleven Waters Restaurant, breakfast buffet for two adults and late check-out by 2 p.m. (based on availability). Once known as the Hotel Syracuse, our lovely downtown Marriott hotel has preserved the grandeur and opulence of this famed hotel and added a modern twist. The hotel’s rich history has been maintained in the design and infrastructure, as well as in the notable works of art that once graced the property. Upon entering the doors you will instantly feel the luxury and splendor that the Marriott Syracuse Downtown exudes! Reconnect while you indulge and make the most of every moment and treat your special someone to something extra-special with our romantic getaway package this...

Syracuse University Family Weekend

Get out your orange for Syracuse University family weekend.  Does your favorite student attend SU? Then you might be planning a trip to attend Syracuse University family weekend this October! Visiting campus the weekend of October 28 to October 30, 2016 allows you to see your student, meet friends, and other Syracuse University families as well as University administrators, faculty, and staff. Families can enjoy events like family workouts, walking tours, sporting events, murder mystery dinners, concerts and explore campus and the city of Syracuse to get a feel for what life is like for their student. While in town for Syracuse University Family Weekend, we invite you to stay with us just minutes from the SU campus. The Marriott Syracuse Downtown, formerly Hotel Syracuse, has preserved the grandeur and opulence of this famed hotel with a modern twist. The hotel’s rich history has been maintained in the design and infrastructure, as well as in the notable works of art that once graced the property. Dine with us at Eleven Waters, inspired by New York’s Finger Lakes wine region, one of the premiere restaurants in our newly restored property. We offer the perfect place to stay when in town for all Syracuse...

Syracuse University Football

As Vince Lombardi once said, “If you’ll not settle for anything less than your best, you will be amazed at what you can accomplish in your lives.” The Orange is prepared to bring their best this football season – will you be ready to watch them at home? Reserve your hotel for Syracuse University football games early! How will Cuse perform this season? Fans of the Orange will be ready to cheer them on. As Head Coach Dino Babers works with the team this year there will be plenty to look forward to. Whatever the season brings, it is sure to be hard-hitting excitement! Home Game Schedule for Syracuse University Football Saturday September 17, 2016 vs. USF Saturday October 15 vs. Virginia Tech Saturday November 12 vs. NC State Saturday November 19 vs. Florida State Through the season, fans can check out Dino Babers’ Radio Show that will be broadcast live each week from the Cavalier Room here at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown. Make the Marriott Syracuse Downtown, formerly Hotel Syracuse, your accommodations when coming to see SU play. We are one mile from the Carrier Dome with comfortable accommodations and a convenient location makes us the perfect choice in...

The Best of Dining in Syracuse at Eleven Waters, a Finger Lakes Bistro

Marriott Syracuse Downtown is pleased to offer the best of dining in Syracuse at Eleven Waters We invite you to try out some of the best of dining with us in Syracuse – at Eleven Waters inside The Marriott Syracuse Downtown. Inspired by New York’s Finger Lakes wine region, Eleven Waters is one of the premiere restaurants in the newly restored Marriott Syracuse Downtown, formerly Hotel Syracuse. Step inside our bar carved into the hotel’s historic barber shop, our cocktail menu will include New York spirits such as 1911 Vodka from Lafayette, NY and Beanball Bourbon from Cooperstown, NY. Enjoy fun drinks with names like The Clean Shave, The Low Fade and The Blue Barber that are a playful nod to the historic past. Cocktails aren’t the only specialty of the bar, as guests can sample spectacular craft beer from Empire Brewing, Ithaca Beer Company, and Middle Ages. We invite you to savor wines of the Finger Lakes region from, of all places, the tap! Wine on tap is a growing trend as a well preserved draft system offers fresh, consistent flavor. When ready to dine, the All-Day Menu pairs deliciously with the drinks. Selections like our Sweet Pea and Porcini Arancini or New York State Popovers can be followed by sandwiches, salads or entrees including Lamoreaux Merlot Braised Short Rips or even a very- grownup version of Macaroni and Cheese! If breakfast is your favorite meal, every morning we feature breakfast buffet or a la carte items like a classic Syracuse Skillet or Crunchy French Toast. Our full menu The best of dining in Syracuse waits at Eleven...

Plan your Syracuse Wedding at our Historic Venue

History and romance at our Syracuse wedding venue Congratulations on your recent engagement! Now that you are betrothed, it is time to begin planning for your wedding day. If you are looking for a romantic and elegant location, our stunning Syracuse wedding venue is a dream-come-true. Opened in 1924, the Hotel Syracuse was the grand lady of Central New York hotels for many years before its closing in 2004. Countless weddings and other social events, as well as the meetings of many business groups and conventions, were held in its Persian Terrace, Grand Ballroom and other function rooms. Today we have recreated the grandeur of this historic property from Hotel Syracuse to Marriott Syracuse Downtown. Imagine celebrating your love at our historic property while every last detail is handled seamlessly by our staff of Certified Wedding Specialists. Here is what you can expect: 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. We invite you join us at the newly opened Marriott Syracuse Downtown for a tour and we will ensure that your wedding is stress-free and full of love and...

Marriott Syracuse Downtown Officially Opens, Managed by Crescent Hotels & Resorts

After a $76 million dollar restoration and over two years of dust, hardhats and the occasional discovery of hidden architectural gems, the Marriott Syracuse Downtown – formerly the Hotel Syracuse – is ready to welcome guests to the iconic hotel that at one time hosted guests ranging from Presidents Kennedy and Eisenhower to Elvis Presley, the Rolling Stones and John Lennon. Award winning Marriott operator, Crescent Hotels & Resorts will manage the legendary hotel as a full service franchised hotel. “Bringing this hotel back to life was the goal of a committed group of stakeholders which included the city, county and state, Hayner Hoyt as well as so many others who helped make this a reality,” said Ed Riley, owner and developer of the hotel. “This hotel will once again be the gathering place for our community, within which new generations will create their memories as past generations have. It was a destination in its time, and today I’m proud to say it’s ready to be one again.” Those staying in Syracuse find themselves in the heart of downtown Syracuse, conveniently located near Armory Square and Syracuse University. The Marriott Syracuse Downtown is also the headquarters hotel of the Onondaga County Convention Center, also known as The Oncenter. “This has been such a special project for Crescent Hotels & Resorts and myself personally,” said Michael George, CEO of Crescent Hotels & Resorts and Watertown, NY native. “Crescent excels in opening and operating iconic hotels and has been thrilled to partner with Ed Riley and the entire project team in transforming the Hotel Syracuse to the spectacular Marriott Syracuse Downtown...

Restaurants, Tours and Gargoyles, oh my! In the News at our Historic Syracuse Hotel

In case you missed it, here is a roundup of our latest news at our historic Syracuse Hotel Taking the Pre-Opening Tour: The Hotel Syracuse, Will Become the Marriott Syracuse Downtown A showcase of the hotel by the Urban CNY Editor and Publisher, Ken Jackson. A bistro, a lounge, a steakhouse, a pub: When will Hotel Syracuse’s new dining spots open? With five kitchens and five bars, three restaurants and three ballrooms, our historic Syracuse hotel will be a true foodie’s fantasy. “It’s exciting,” said Tom Kiernan, who serves as the property’s executive chef, overseeing all the dining and drinking outlets. “I think this is going to be the lynchpin of downtown Syracuse.” Eleven Waters Set to Open Soon in Former Hotel Syracuse Alexa Green of TWC News of Central NY interviews our very own Executive Sous Chef, Cody Dedischew.  “We’re focused on offering New York amazing products; that includes everything from the refreshed glasses that we use on the tables, which are recycled wine bottles … [to] using different companies all from within, trying to keep within 100 miles of downtown Syracuse.” After 92 years, a facelift for Hotel Syracuse’s gargoyles & Made in CNY: Local business gives new life to hotel gargoyles After the Gargoyles were removed from the property, many wondered if they would ever make their way back. We are happy to say they have! The gargoyles that watched over the former Hotel Syracuse for more than 90 years were replaced with lighter, more durable replicas. We are so close to our official opening and looking forward to making more memories with our guests. Keep following...

New York Wedding Expo: A Syracuse Wedding Show This September

Plan your big day at the Syracuse Wedding Show this fall at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown Everything you will need to plan your dream wedding in one spot. The New York Wedding Expo will be making it’s appearance at our historic Syracuse hotel this fall. Come and see a Syracuse wedding show that boasts creative and talented wedding professionals. Delight in all the sights and sounds that will help create a sensational wedding day. You’ll find valuable wedding ideas and opportunities all in one place, including a free honeymoon giveaway. If you’re just starting with wedding details or looking for last minute ideas, this is the perfect opportunity. The New York Wedding Expo takes place September 18, 2016 from 12pm to 4pm and is sponsored by BACH Photo Images, Fairy Tale Weddings and Events, NERIUM, The Marriott Syracuse Downtown (formerly The Hotel Syracuse), Lake Effect DJ and Karaoke with DJ MIKE. You can see full list of participating vendors here. Imagine saying I Do at the historic and luxurious Marriott Syracuse Downtown, formerly Hotel Syracuse. Whether you are looking for a large, decadent event or a small, personal setting, our wedding professionals will help you plan the wedding of your dreams. The New York Wedding Expo is the perfect place to take it all in while you work out the details of planning your special...

Upcoming Events at the Oncenter Syracuse Convention Center Complex

What’s happening up at the Oncenter, Syracuse Onondaga County Convention Center? The Oncenter, Syracuse Convention Center, has been host to international, national, regional and local conferences, conventions, trade shows, concerts, performances and events for over sixty years. Encompassing 3 blocks in Downtown, the Oncenter includes War Memorial Arena, the John H. Mulroy Civic Center Theaters and the Nicholas J Pirro Convention Center. Upcoming events at the Oncenter Syracuse Convention Center complex include: Upstate New York Tattoo Convention Third Day together with Steven Curtis Chapman Nick Offerman & Megan Mullally: Summer of 69: No Apostrophe Tour 3 Doors Down: Us and The Night Tour 216 Peppa Pig LIVE: Peppa Pig’s Big Splash Successful Business Women Awards Amy Schumer World Tour Ed Blaze Jack Hanna’s Into The Wild LIVE! – Presented by Nationwide Travis Wall’s Shaping Sound: Dance Reimagined Onondaga County lawmakers recently named our historic hotel as the Official Hotel of the Onondaga County Oncenter. Guests will be able to look to the Marriott Syracuse Downtown, formerly Hotel Syracuse, as the accommodations they can rely upon when visiting the center. Located on Warren Street, we are just a few blocks from the convention center venues. Organizations planning for their event at the center will also be able to reserve a block of rooms for their convention business. We are IACC Accredited. Reserve your stay at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown for September 2016 and...

Recap of Meet the Staff Monday – Welcoming our Team at our Historic Syracuse Hotel

We’ve got some great people in place at our historic Syracuse Hotel Everyone who comes into the world brings a unique talent and at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown, formerly Hotel Syracuse, we are honored to be employing some of the best! Recently we shared a feature on social media; “Meet the Staff Monday” to introduce some of our key associates. Join us in welcoming our newest staff at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown! Paul McNeil, our General Manager brings impressive credentials to our property. His entire 30 year career with Marriott and reputation for opening and renovating large-scale hotels makes him the perfect fit! He is responsible for all aspects of the operation of our hotel. Buffalo, New York native, he returns to New York by making Syracuse his home. Jerry Keohane, Director of Sales and Marketing is a Central New York native and industry veteran. His demonstrated success and understanding of convention and tourism sales and marketing is great news for us, as we are going to be the official hotel for The OnCenter! Phil Austin is our Director of Finance. As an active participant in the community, he is a member of the Board of Education for the Chittenango School District and is inspired by the history and renovation of the property. With a background in operations and food & beverage in addition to finance, he fits in perfectly with our hotel. MJ Piraino, our Director of Human Resources is an experienced human resources professional with academic and professional training that has centered on adult learning, workforce development and labor relations. She is also a Syracuse native! We are looking...