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Happy Thanksgiving from the Marriott Syracuse Downtown Family

Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving. ~W.T. Purkiser

Thanksgiving is such a special time of year as families and friends everywhere gather together with hearts filled with love, laughter and holiday spirit.

Thanksgiving Marriott Syracuse Downtown

We are so grateful to be celebrating this season as we continue to restore our historic Hotel Syracuse and look toward future holiday celebrations with our guests in the coming years at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown.

Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours!

Consider a Historic Locale for your Future Holiday Event Venue in Syracuse

‘Tis the Season! Future Holiday event venue in Syracuse. 

Event Venue in Syracuse
Opened in 1924, the Hotel Syracuse was the stunning standout 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 are recreating the grandeur of this historic property as the Hotel Syracuse becomes the Marriott Syracuse Downtown.

As we approach the holiday season in Syracuse, we are dreaming of all of the amazing events we will be hosting this time next year and hope that you will consider our property as your event venue in Syracuse for your end of year occasions!

We have over 37,000 square feet of flexible event space just waiting for you. We have an IACC Conference Center with eight breakout rooms, six private dining/meeting rooms and three lovely ballrooms, as well.
• Grand Ballroom – 5,952 square feet
• Persian – 4,050 square feet
• Finger Lakes Ballroom – 7,888 square feet
• Empire Room – 2,940 square feet

Imagine celebrating the holidays at our historic property while every last detail is handled seamlessly by our staff of talented professionals. Our team will be happy to discuss the particulars of your event with you. The Marriott Syracuse Downtown will be open in the spring of 2016. Please reach out to us at (315) 474-2424.

What’s in the News: Hotel Syracuse Renovation Updates & More

Read all about it as the Hotel Syracuse renovations continue to take shape.
As we renovate and evolve through our Hotel Syracuse Renovations to the Marriott Syracuse Downtown we find ourselves in the headlines quite often. Read on to enjoy some of the latest news and happenings!

Hotel Syracuse Renovation


Get your first glimpse of the new rooms at the former Hotel Syracuse

Paul McNeil, the hotel’s general manager said “the idea is to pair the historical elegance of the old hotel with the contemporary luxury of a new hotel.”

Thanks, OHA, for sharing historic Hotel Syracuse memories (Your letters)

An open letter of thanks to the Onondaga Historical Association by Ed Reilly for their gracious display of artifacts and history from the early days of the Hotel Syracuse.

Even under construction, Marriott Hotel Downtown Syracuse is booking up

“The building and the character of it sell itself,” “So, we’ve been fortunate to show people through it. We try to keep it as open as possible to folks so they can come and see it. Again, I go back to the roots, and this was a community hotel, the community built it, they put it together.” – Ed Reilly

We are overwhelmed by the amount of excitement that is building with the Hotel Syracuse renovation project as we move toward bringing you the new Marriott Syracuse Downtown. Continue to follow us as we share the news!

Until next time,
The Marriott Syracuse Downtown

The Firm Behind the History of Hotel Syracuse

The history of Hotel Syracuse is founded in the work of George B. Post & Sons Architecture.

the art or practice of designing and constructing buildings.

It is said that one of the greatest things about architecture is that the works can stand well past the lifetime of the individual who created them. Today, the Marriott Syracuse Downtown is here because of the works of George B. Post & Sons, the group behind the history of Hotel Syracuse.

History of Hotel Syracuse

George B. Post (1837-1913) was a prominent New York architect who made a name for himself with a number of New York landmarks, from the New York Stock Exchange Building to Cornelius Vanderbilt’s French chateau on Fifth Avenue. Mr. Post was considered to be a major architect of the Gilded Age, and much of his work expressed the wealth and ambition of that time. George’s sons, J. Otis and William Stone, were taken into the firm in 1904 and carried on the tradition of fine buildings under the same name even after his death.

“An excellent example of an early 20th century modern hotel designed by one of the leading hotel designers of the day.”

The Hotel Syracuse was the brainchild of George B. Post & Sons and built in the Renaissance architectural style – which is displayed prominently with the three main towers that make up this grand hotel and the use of columns throughout. Building took place between 1922 and 1924, with the grand opening taking place in August of 1924.

Nowhere in Syracuse will you find a more historical hotel than at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown Hotel. It may have a brand new look, but the memories remain unchanged.

Until next time,

The Marriott Syracuse Downtown