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We Wish You a Most Joyous New Year from Everyone at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown

As you ring in 2016, our warmest hope for a New Year filled with happiness from our family to yours!

Welcome 2016!

Marriott Syracuse Downtown
The New Year is always such a special time to share with family and friends as you say goodbye to the past and usher in the future. We wish all of you every happiness this season and through the year from the Marriott Syracuse Downtown.

From The Marriott Syracuse Downtown Family to Yours, Happy Holidays!

Our thoughts are with you now and into the New Year. Peace, love, and joy this Holiday Season from the Marriott Syracuse Downtown.

Marriott Syracuse Downtown

At the Marriott Syracuse Downtown, we love the holiday season in Syracuse! From the 30th Annual Gingerbread Gallery at The Erie Canal Museum to the 26th Annual Lights on the Lake in Onondaga Lake Park and of course skating the Clinton Square Ice Rink and Meachem Rink where more than 20,000 skaters take to the ice each year.

So many of you have precious memories of your encounters of earlier years at our historic hotel, formerly the Hotel Syracuse. We would love for you to share them with us and look forward to many more holiday memory making opportunities in the future.

Happy Holidays!

Preserving the Past: Share your Memories with us of our Historic Syracuse Hotel

Holiday Memories and more – We want to hear about your experiences at our historic Syracuse Hotel.

Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it.”
― L.M. Montgomery

Hotel Syracuse History

Memories have a way of transporting us to another time and place. At the Marriott Syracuse Downtown, formerly the Hotel Syracuse, so many cherished guests and fans of our property have such wonderful stories to share about days gone by. There is so much history inside these walls and we love each and every memory that you all have to share with us!

The Hotel Syracuse has been a beloved landmark in Syracuse by locals, weary travelers and employees alike for close to 100 year years. Do you have memories of the earlier days of the Hotel Syracuse? From holiday events to weddings, proms, reunions, past employee recollections and even a sprinkling of ghost stories, we want to hear from you. Be part of our time capsule!

Please share your stories and photos with us so we can continue to preserve our rich history as we progress with our renovations and future plans of the Marriott Syracuse Downtown.

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 will forever remain unchanged.

Until next time,
The Marriott Syracuse Downtown

Preserving the Past: Historic Buildings of Syracuse

We are proud to be one of the nationally registered historic buildings of Syracuse.

Historic Buildings of Syracu
At The Marriott Syracuse Downtown, formerly Hotel Syracuse, we take great pride in maintaining our rich history and are proud to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places!

The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the Nation’s historic places worthy of preservation. Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Park Service’s National Register of Historic Places is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect America’s historic and archeological resources.

What makes us so unique?
Originally known as the Hotel Syracuse, our property was considered to be the largest and most prestigious hotel in Syracuse, NY for nearly 90 years. It was built from 1922-1924 by architect George B. Post and Sons and the doors officially opened to the public in August 1924.

One of our most intriguing pieces of history, is the 40-foot by 6-foot mural depicting 20 key events during the first 100 years of Syracuse’s history, including the discovery of salt springs near the shore of Onondaga Lake, the formation of the Iroquois Confederacy and the rescue of a slave named William “Jerry” Henry from the Syracuse Jail in 1851, just before the Civil War. This mural was painted for the hotel by Carl Roters, a professor at Syracuse University’s College of Fine Arts. It was completed in 1948, 24 years after the hotel opened. The mural was located on a concrete wall that was above the reception desk. In the early 1980’s the mural was covered by mirrored panels to keep up with the popular glass and brass look that was emerging during that time. As part of our restoration process, the mural was uncovered and will be preserved as part of the hotel’s legacy.

Today at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown, we are working hard to preserve the historical significance of the former Hotel Syracuse. Slated to open to the public, and taking reservations for July 4, 2016 and on, it will be our joy to combine the historic with the new and offer you a brand new experience.

Until next week,
The Marriott Syracuse Downtown

Reservations Accepted at Marriott Syracuse Downtown

Join us for an overnight experience at our historic Syracuse hotel.

historic Syracuse hotel
We can’t wait to share our treasured Syracuse landmark with our guests and now, reservations are being accepted! Our historic, 91-year-old hotel, now named Marriott Syracuse Downtown, is getting its first complete overhaul since it opened in 1924.

Formerly known to all as the Hotel Syracuse, we have been undergoing a $70 million renovation. Whether coming for an overnight stay or seeking a location for your group event or wedding, we invite you to consider the Marriott Syracuse for reservations for all experiences starting July 4, 2016.

A part of Syracuse History – Among the guests who have stayed at the hotel over the years were John F. Kennedy, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Elvis Presley, Bob Hope, Charles Lindbergh and John Lennon.

At the Marriott Syracuse Downtown you will find our accommodations are well-appointed and provide many comforts and conveniences. We offer 245 guest rooms, as well as 21 suites, ranging from 400 square feet to over 800 square feet, so you’ll always have plenty of room to relax.

Wedding or group event? . 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.

Interested in reserving accommodations or event space for July 4, 2016 and beyond? Visit our website today.

Until next time,
The Marriott Syracuse Downtown