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St. Patrick’s Day Events in Syracuse include our Historic Hotel

We are getting ready for these St. Patrick’s Day Events in Syracuse and the public’s first glimpse of the Marriott Syracuse Downtown at an exclusive ticket-holder event!
St. Patrick’s Day Events in Syracuse
After a long winter, Syracuse is always ready for a party! St. Patrick’s Day is one of the biggest events in the area and this year at the Marriott Syracuse, we are so excited to be part of the excitement. Ready to see some of what we have in store?

The Grand Marshal Celebration inside the Marriott Syracuse Downtown takes place on March 11th.

This event is exclusively for ticket holders and can be found at the Parade Website.  

The Syracuse St. Patrick’s Parade began in 1982 and is now considered to be one of the Top Ten Parades in the United States. Events leading up to the parade include charitable fundraising for the St. Patrick’s Hunger ProjectIrish Night with the Syracuse Crunch takes place on February 26 and Irish Night with the Silver Knights will be February 28. On Saturday, March 5, the 11th Annual Shamrock Run is a 4 mile road race and fun run with another opportunity to contribute to the Hunger Project through non-perishable donations as well as monetary donations. Kitty Hoyne’s Irish Pub & Restaurant hosts their own charitable fundraiser on March 6 with fun entertainment and prizes.

Friday, March 11 will be extra special this year! Parade organizers will paint the green stripe indicating the parade route at 9:30 a.m. Later in the day, the Grand Marshal Celebration is scheduled to take place right here at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown, formerly Hotel Syracuse, at 6 p.m. There will be cocktails, food stations and entertainment.

The Parade itself will take place on March 12 at noon from Clinton Square and follows the route south along Salina Street. Former New York State Fair director Joseph E. O’ Hara will lead the parade as the 2016 Grand Marshal. New York State Court of Claims Judge Nicholas V. Midey Jr. has been named Gael of the Year.

The Hotel Syracuse was a major part of the St. Patrick’s Day event in Syracuse some time ago and it is so exciting that it will return again as the place to honor the Grand Marshal. This will be the FIRST event in the hotel after our restoration. While open to the public, guests must reserve tickets from the event website.

Holiday Engagement? Set your Wedding Date at our Historic Syracuse Hotel

Join us at our historic Syracuse Hotel to celebrate your special moments and make memories that will last a lifetime.

While summer may be wedding season, the time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day is always so popular for popping the question! If you are one of the fortunate couples that are ready to take the plunge, we invite you to consider our historic Syracuse hotel for your special day.

wedding at historic Syracuse hotel

Image your wedding day as the two of you are surrounded by friends and loved ones in a setting that is both grand and historic. From our stately ballroom to the picturesque Persian Terrace, our hotel brings back the aesthetics and emotions from the long-gone time, all carefully restored with the best of modern convenience. At the Marriott Syracuse Downtown, formerly Hotel Syracuse, we are proud to offer you our hotel as your dream wedding venue.

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.

Your event will be handled seamlessly by our staff of talented Wedding Professionals. Speak to our specialists now to create a magical day at our historic Syracuse hotel wedding venue. We feature wedding packages that are perfect for any budget and highly acclaimed chefs that assist in the creation of distinctive and delicious wedding menus.

Join us at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown to fill your special day with moments you will cherish for a lifetime!

Romance is in the Air at our Historic Syracuse Hotel

Share your memories of romantic days gone by at our Historic Syracuse Hotel. 

historic Syracuse Hotel
January is upon us! With the winter in full swing, our thoughts turn to brightening the season with a little romance! Valentine’s Day is always a day that inspires the lovers in all of us and we would love for you to share some romantic memories you may have of the early days of the Hotel Syracuse. From weddings to romantic dinners and more..if these walls could talk!

We are collecting our guest memories here.

One of the touching recollections we have seen was one that was shared with “It’s just unbelievably fantastic,” said Diane Bowes, a Baldwinsville woman whose 78th birthday is this month. Dick Bowes, her husband of 57 years, died in May from respiratory problems. The loss is fresh, and she finds a measure of comfort in the revival of the hotel, the place where she and Dick had their first date when Diane was 21. They went to the Persian Terrace for dinner and dancing. “It was such a beautiful, beautiful place,” she recalled, and that splendor is always there when she thinks of the beginning of their courtship — the kind of role the hotel played in many Central New York romances, over the years. When Diane thinks of the hotel, she thinks of how Dick told her – right away – that she was the girl he’d marry.

Looking forward to creating new romantic memories at our historic Syracuse hotel? We are only a few short months away from welcoming our first guests to the Marriott Syracuse Downtown, and reservations are filling up fast!

Imagine the ultimate romantic and memorable event at our historic property and consider planning your wedding with us. We will provide you with a team of certified wedding planning experts, a selection of event spaces that can accommodate intimate affairs or grand celebrations including our newly restored Imperial Ballroom and Grand Ballroom.

Please join us at our newly renovated property for dates starting July 4, 2016.

Until next week,
The Marriott Syracuse Downtown

What’s in the News, New Year Edition: Syracuse Hotel Renovation Updates & More

Read all about it as the Marriott Syracuse Hotel renovations continue to evolve.

Syracuse Hotel Renovation Enjoy the latest collection of news as we renovate and evolve at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown, formerly Hotel Syracuse.

The Marriott Syracuse Welcomes Paul McNeil as General Manager
A Buffalo native, Mr. McNeil began his career with Marriott in 1985 and now brings his expertise to the Marriott Syracuse Downtown.

Reservations Being Accepted for July 2016 and on!
Our historic, 91-year-old hotel, now named Marriott Syracuse Downtown, is getting its first complete overhaul since it opened in 1924 and will be ready for guests to join us for reservations from July 2016 and on.

Stories from Onondaga County’s Past by OHA: Who was the first guest at the Hotel Syracuse?
The Onondaga Historical Association shares a whimsical piece about the first registered guest of the hotel back in 1924.

The Insight team is checking in, on the progress being made on the historic restoration of one of Syracuse New York’s most iconic landmark.
A special segment on the hotel aired on local PBS affiliate, WCNY-TV. Take a glimpse into the renovations as they take place.

Hotel Syracuse looking for holiday remembrances as it plans re-opening interviewed Ed Riley and Paul McNeil as they seek memories of the holidays at our historic property.

2016 is our year! We are excited to be moving toward completing the renovation project a toward moving toward bringing you the new Marriott Syracuse Downtown. Continue to follow us as we share the news.

Until next time,
The Marriott Syracuse Downtown