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Syracuse University Graduates Get Ready to Bid Farewell to Syracuse

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Syracuse University Graduates Get Ready to Bid Farewell.

In honor of the Syracuse University Commencement Weekend fast approaching, we’d like to extend our congratulations to the Syracuse University Class of 2017. While your time here in Syracuse is coming to an end and you look forward with optimism to a new chapter in your life, leaving a place that you’ve called home for these last few years is certainly bittersweet. While you, a soon-to-be Syracuse University graduate, gets ready to bid farewell to our town, we’ve shared  a few of our favorite events that will be taking place during your last weekend here in Syracuse.

Whether you are in town visiting for the graduation or looking for things to do this weekend in Syracuse to help bid farewell to a place you’ve called home, there are plenty of popular events that will be taking place to help make your weekend here in Syracuse truly memorable.

The 2nd Annual Syracuse Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival: The Syracuse Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival is returning to the New York State Fairgrounds on Saturday, May 13 from Noon-6pm.

Graduation Dinner with us at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown: We invite you to join us for a splendid buffet to celebrate your great accomplishments. For additional information regarding our graduation dinner at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown, please call 315.474.2424 or email marriottsyracusedowntown@marriott.com.

Syracuse’s City Market: This year, the City Market will take place outdoors at the Everson Museum of Art’s plaza. It runs every second Sunday of the month beginning this Sunday, May 14th.

From pulling all-nighters at the library to cheering at the Carrier Dome, you are forever a part of the Syracuse family. We welcome you to celebrate the weekend with us at our historic hotel, which features fascinating historic works of art from Syracuse’s history. Come by for a refreshing cocktail or a hearty meal at Eleven Waters and toast to your accomplishments.

A Special Graduation Dinner in Syracuse

Graduation Dinner in Syracuse

Graduates, Pull up a Seat and Celebrate your Graduation Dinner in Syracuse.

Congratulations to the Class of 2017! With your close friends and family surrounding you, it is the perfect time to celebrate your accomplishments and success. We invite you to pull up a seat and spend your graduation dinner with us here in Syracuse. Our splendid buffet at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown is sure to please the entire family. Come discover why we are the perfect place for graduation dinner in Syracuse.

To celebrate our Syracuse graduates, we will have two seatings. The first will be at 4:30PM, and the second will be at 7:30PM on Saturday, May 13th. Tickets are $42.00 for adults, $19.00 for children between the ages of 5 and 12, and children under 5 are free.

Our versatile menu selections include:

Antipasta and Cheese Display

Fresh Fruit and Berries

Cucumber Wrapped Market Greens

Classic Wedge with Bacon, Gorgonzola, Dill Buttermilk Dressing

Assorted Rolls and Butter

Breast of Chicken Florentine

Faroe Island Salmon

Cranberry Stuffed Chicken

Roast Loin of Pork

Potatoes Au Gratin

Four Cheese Tortellini with Alfredo Sauce

Cavatelli with Utica Greens and Gianelli Sausage

Turtle Cheesecake

Tiramisu

Chocolate Torte

Graduation is a time to reminisce but to also look ahead to the future. At such an exciting chapter in your life, there is no better way to celebrate than with loving friends and family and great food. We are conveniently located just minutes away from the 2017 Syracuse University Commencement and welcome you and your loved ones to join us for a hearty meal for your graduation dinner in Syracuse. To purchase your tickets for our Graduation Dinner at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown, please click here.

For additional information, please call 315.474.2424 or email marriottsyracusedowntown@marriott.com. Ticket sales are nonrefundable.

Dine with us after Syracuse University Graduation!

Attending the Syracuse University Graduation? Make a stop at Eleven Waters.

Syracuse University Graduation

Congratulations, Class of 2017 from all of us here at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown. If you will be attending the commencement weekend on May 12-14, we welcome you to stop by and re-fuel at Eleven Waters. Whether you’d like to enjoy a hearty breakfast before the ceremony or stop by afterwards, our Syracuse restaurant happily welcomes you, your family and friends to join us for a bite to eat.

We are always serving up unique local flavors for you to indulge in while relaxing in a modern bistro setting. Our private dining room welcomes your private parties to dine accompanied by an antique wine cabinet feature, a truly one-of-a-kind experience. This now famous cabinet was uncovered during the restoration project. Dining in our private dining room, alongside this historic feature is the perfect way to celebrate the fine craftsmanship of our state, as well as your accomplishments throughout your college career.

Browse our menus and reserve your table today.

Eleven Waters is open:

  • Monday – Friday: 6:30am to 10pm
  • Saturday & Sunday: 7am to 10pm

If you will be spending the weekend here in Syracuse and you’re seeking hotels for the Syracuse University Graduation, we invite you to stay with us overnight. Please reach out to us directly at 1-315-474-2424 to inquire about our availability for the 2017 Syracuse University Graduation weekend.

Once again, Congratulations Graduates!

Join us for Easter Brunch in Syracuse!

Our Versatile Menu is Sure to Impress at our Easter Brunch in Syracuse!

Easter Brunch in Syracuse

Gather your loved ones and join us for our Easter Brunch in Syracuse. From traditional favorites to fresh seafood selections, our versatile menu is sure to please even the pickiest of eaters. Along with our Syracuse Easter Sunday brunch buffet, children can enjoy an Easter egg hunt and a meet and greet with the Easter Bunny.

If you’ll be spending Easter weekend in Syracuse, come join the fun in our Persian Terrace on Sunday, April 16th at 11:30am and 2:30pm . Adult tickets are $42.00 each, and children’s tickets (ages 5-12) are $19.00 each. Children 5 and under are free.

Our buffet selections will include:

Peppered Maple Bacon and Sausage Patties

Corned Beef Hash

Eggs and Omelets

Deep Dish Apple and Cranberry Tart

Belgian Waffles

Loaded Home Fries

Smoked Salmon

Shrimp Display

Crabcakes, Oysters and Clams

Shrimp ‘n’ Grits

Low Country Gumbo

Banana Bread Pudding

Caprese Salad

Classic Caesar Salad

Mixed Green Salad

Marinated Vegetables

Slow Roasted Prime Rib

Roasted Leg of Lamb

Selection of Cheeses, Fruits, Yogurts, and Pastries

Assorted Desserts

Kids Meals Upon Request

We hope you’ll be joining us for Easter Brunch in Syracuse. For additional information and to purchase your tickets, click here or email marriottsyracusedowntown@marriott.com or call (315) 474-2424 with any questions or concerns. Wishing you a Happy Easter from the Marriott Syracuse Downtown.

Upcoming Easter Events at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo!

Easter Events at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo

Meet the Easter Bunny – Here are the Upcoming Events at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo!

Gather your little ones and hop on down to the Rosamond Gifford Zoo to celebrate all things Easter! If looking for ways to celebrate Easter in Syracuse, you won’t want to miss the following activities that will be great fun for all ages!

Breakfast with the Bunny

The Easter Bunny is visiting the Rosamond Gifford Zoo for an Easter breakfast celebration that is filled with food and activities for the whole family. Reservations are required. This year’s dates are as follows:

  • Sunday, April 2
  • Saturday, April 8
  • Sunday, April 9
  • Saturday, April 15

Ticket prices:

Members: $14 per person
Non-members: $18 per person
Children 2 & Under: Free

Animal Egg-Stravangza

Sunday, April 9
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

An egg-citing event, visitors can watch the animals receive egg-shaped enrichment throughout the day. It is free for members and with zoo admission.

If you are interested in attending, we are conveniently located nearby to ensure a convenient travel for you and your family. Turn your day trip into a weekend getaway and reserve your stay with us at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown.

Tours of our Historic Syracuse Hotel Are One Hot Ticket!

OHA presents tours of our historic Syracuse Hotel for a walk down memory lane.

Historic Syracuse Hotel

 

Oh what a history we have! 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.

Today at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown, we are working hard to preserve the historical significance of the former Hotel Syracuse and we are pleased to couple the historic with the new and offer you a brand new experience.

To pay homage to the days gone by, the Onondaga Historical Association (OHA) conducts twice weekly historic tours and presentations.

With a combination of showing both the renovated architecture and the restored memories, some highlights of the public tour include the hotel lobby, Persian Terrace, Grand Ballroom, Bridal Suite, Groom Suite and Presidential Suite.

This tour of our historic Syracuse hotel is a popular one and tends to sell out quickly so plan accordingly. We look forward to welcoming you!