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Best Dining in Syracuse: All new Experiences at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown

Brand new accommodations and the best of dining in Syracuse – we will have it all!

Best Dining in Syracuse
There is something magical about food. It brings us together in so many ways. Whether it is a family meal, celebratory experience or casual gathering of friends…food helps to create memories. Delicious memories! We invite you to try out some of the best dining in Syracuse – inside the Marriott Syracuse Downtown.

Cavalier Room – Open for lunch and dinner
Located just off our historic lobby, the Cavalier Room invites visitors to comfortable surroundings to enjoy craft cocktails, and small plates.

Eleven Waters – Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner
Inspired by the New York Finger Lakes wine region, Eleven Waters offers a unique local flavor in a modern but rustic bistro experience. Featuring breakfast all day, a street side lunch, or pair a Finger Lakes wine with dinner. Be sure to inquire about the story behind our “Barber Shop” inspired bar!

Shaughnessy’s – Open for lunch and dinner
It’s the Marriott Syracuse Downtown’s own Irish pub experience! Raise a pint of Guinness and watch the big game. Savor authentic Irish fare, an eclectic selection of craft beer on tap, and thoroughly satisfying dining.

Café Kubal – Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner
Come enjoy a Kubal’s signature cappuccino! Located on the street level of the hotel, the cafe provides a popular business meeting spot during the week and a relaxing hangout place over the weekend. The historic Hotel Syracuse design is mirrored throughout.

The best dining in Syracuse waits for you at the Marriott Syracuse, formerly Hotel Syracuse. Our property is in the final stages of the restoration process and we are accepting reservations for events and overnight guests for summer, 2016.

Nowhere in Syracuse will you find a more historic 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

A Timeline of Restoration as our Historic Syracuse Hotel joins the 21st Century

Take a walk down Memory Lane with us at our historic Syracuse hotel. 

Historic Syracuse Hotel
Can you believe it? We are in the final stages of our restoration of the former Hotel Syracuse, now Marriott Syracuse Downtown! As we work to complete the project, let’s take a walk down Memory Lane with a timeline of events as they unfolded to make this all happen.

Timeline of restoring our historic Syracuse hotel.

  • In July 2014, Mr. Ed Reily, a fourth-generation Syracuse native, acquired the Hotel Syracuse property and quickly announced his plans for an extensive renovation project of the historic hotel.
  • Early 2015, demolition crews began to knock down walls and strip rooms to their steel girders. They removed asbestos and demolished guest rooms to convert the hotel to 261, larger and more modern accommodations vs. the 500 hotel rooms of days gone by. This is the first major renovation of the hotel since its opening in 1924.
  • As work progressed throughout 2015, the team was surprised and delighted to uncover some amazing historic artifacts and features – including the iconic barber shop, covered-over windows and balconies, the original Art-Deco terrazzo floors of the Rainbow Lounge, which were thought lost when the once-popular cocktail bar became a sports bar in the 1990s, and of course the amazing Lobby mural that depicts a historical account of early Syracuse history.
  • We unveiled model rooms to the public in November 2015, which pair the historical elegance of the Hotel Syracuse with the modern luxury of a new hotel. The Stickley Co. has helped restore the original guest room doors and install new guest room furnishings.

When our full restoration is complete, the Marriott Syracuse Downtown will feature 261 guest rooms and 18 suites, three ballrooms, a conference center, a full-service restaurant, sports bar, steak house and a coffee shop. Upon entering the Lobby, guests will be greeted by Terrazzo floors and 20-foot columns along with restored original murals and 1924 chandeliers.

Guests can book events at the completely modernized Finger Lakes Ballroom, the Persian Terrace, Grand Ballroom, and reserve the eight meeting rooms in the conference center built to meet International Association of Conference Centers (IACC) accreditation guidelines and leading to the hotel to be graced with the title of the Official Oncenter Hotel.

Marriott Syracuse Downtown reservations are being accepted for dates beginning in summer, 2016 and we can hardly wait to share it all with our guests!

Until next time,
The Marriott Syracuse Downtown

Schedule of Events at the Oncenter Syracuse Convention Center

What’s coming up at the Oncenter, Syracuse Onondaga County Convention Center?

Events at the Oncenter Syracuse 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 Downton, the Oncenter includes War Memorial Arena, the John H. Mulroy Civic Center Theaters and the Nicholas J Pirro Convention Center.

Check out the schedule of upcoming events at the Oncenter Venues:

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 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.

Reserve your stay at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown for summer 2016 and on.

What’s in the News: St. Patrick’s Day in Syracuse, Restored Artwork, Syracuse Hotel Renovation Updates and more!

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

Syracuse Hotel Renovation

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

A Piece of History Returns to Hotel Syracuse
“Family members donated a bronze plaque of the first hotel president. Joseph Griffin helped build and run the hotel in the early 20th century.”

Work At Marriott Syracuse Downtown Ahead of Schedule
“It’s going very well. We’re actually a little ahead of schedule in some areas. The weather was kind to us this early winter and hopefully it’ll keep up,” said Ed Riley, Marriott Syracuse Downtown owner.”

Famed hotel nearing end of $70M restoration and rebranding
“When the restoration is completed, the property will have 261 guest rooms and 18 suites, three ballrooms, a conference center, a full-service restaurant, a sports bar, steak house, and a coffee shop.”

Despite construction, dream weddings planned at Hotel Syracuse
“The active construction hasn’t deterred couples from planning their dream weddings here. Hotel owner Ed Riley says giving couples…a place to make memories is the whole reason he wanted to bring the Hotel Syracuse back to life.”

Cafe Kubal to open at Marriott Syracuse Downtown
“Cafe Kubal will be the official coffee shop of the Marriott Syracuse Downtown. The hotel announced… the storefront will be on South Warren Street and have access to the street level lobby.”

Former Hotel Syracuse tower to become extended-stay hotel
“The new owners of the 15-story tower added to the Hotel Syracuse in the early 1980s plan to turn it into an extended-stay hotel.”

Crews restoring Hotel Syracuse features for new Marriott
“Before the restoration, though there’s been a good deal of what you could call archeology there with the uncovering of several hidden gems.”

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

Our Syracuse hotel renovation is nearly complete! The days are getting closer to when we will be welcoming our first guests! Continued to stay tuned for the latest developments.

Until next week, 

The Marriott Syracuse Downtown