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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

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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 forward to bringing you only the best at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown and are looking forward to the future, offering our guests superior service at our historic Syracuse hotel.

Until next week,
The Marriott Syracuse Downtown

It may still be Summer but now is the Best Time to Plan your Holiday Parties at our Historic Venue in Syracuse

Our historic venue in Syracuse is perfect for your next holiday party.

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The Hotel Syracuse has certainly hosted some of the most stylish events. From the moment you enter you can feel the warmth, romance and historic charm. 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.

Now you can put your holiday or end of year event into our hands and allow our culinary team design inspired meals while our professional event planners oversee every detail.

Opened in 1924, the Hotel Syracuse was the stunning standout of Central New York hotels for many years before its closing in 2004. As we approach the holiday season in Syracuse, we are dreaming of all of the amazing events we will be hosting and hope that you will consider our property 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 venue in Syracuse 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.

Return Your Favorite Student to Syracuse University & Stay the Night at our Historic Syracuse Hotel

Celebrate the empty nest and relax in luxury at our historic Syracuse hotel.

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Kids off to college? Whether it is it is their first time or their final year, parents will need to help get them off to a good start for the semester. After the last box is unloaded in the dorm, why not treat yourself to a decadent overnight getaway with us at our newly restored, historic Syracuse Hotel.

We are located just one mile from SU so you can join us for Family Weekend in October too! While in town, take in some of the local culture and attractions, dine at our brand new restaurant, Eleven Water or simply relax in the comfort of our guest rooms.

Once known as the Hotel Syracuse, our lovely Marriott Syracuse Downtown 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.

Now taking reservations from August 2016 and beyond.  

Enter the doors and you will instantly feel the luxury and splendor that the Marriott Syracuse Downtown exudes. We are located in the heart of Syracuse, making us an ideal hotel for both business and leisure travelers…and parents of SU students! Your new Syracuse University accommodations.

Marriott Syracuse Downtown: 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

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Carrie Lazarus presents Extraordinary: Hotel Syracuse – See the full Carrie Lazarus special as she walks through the Hotel.

Men behind the Hotel Syracuse comeback: ‘I want to see this place go back to what it was’ – owner Ed Riley and General Manager Paul McNeil sat in its restored lobby to talk about the hotel’s comeback after 12 years of darkness.

First guest at restored Hotel Syracuse: ‘This is spectacular’ – A Stickley Furniture sales representative from Tennessee became the first guest to check into the restored Hotel.

More than 1,000 celebrate Hotel Syracuse’s revival – The Forever Hotel Syracuse” gala fundraiser for the Onondaga Historical Association was attended by over 1000 and took place at the Hotel this June. With 1920s vintage cars and doormen in period uniforms, the sendoff of the days of Hotel Syracuse and the ushering in of a new era of the Marriott Syracuse Downtown.

“It’s the history that’s been made inside the building,” he said. “The weddings, the parties, the bar mitzvahs, the memories, the emotional attachment that this community has to this building and what it’s meant to their lives and their own history over the past 92 years is what makes this building the most historic. It’s not just the building itself. It’s what transpired within these walls.” – Gregg Tripoli, executive director of the Onondaga Historical Association

We are so close to our official opening and looking forward to making more memories with our guests. Keep following for news and updates of our historic Syracuse hotel.

Until next week,
The Marriott Syracuse Downtown