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Growth of the Marriott Syracuse Downtown Family. 

We are pleased to welcome Mr. Paul McNeil as General Manager of the Marriott Syracuse Downtown!

A Buffalo native, Mr. McNeil began his career with Marriott in 1985 when he helped open the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. In 2007, he served as general manager of the Marriott Trumbull Merritt Parkway, leading a renovation project at that property.

McNeil most recently was involved in the renovation project at the Boston Peabody Marriott. His experience with the company also includes working with 14 hotels throughout the U.S., including San Antonio River Center, San Francisco Moscone Center, and New York Marquis.

As general manager of the Marriott Syracuse, Paul will handle the hotel’s operation, including managing the 43,000 square feet of meeting space and corporate-group events; overseeing weddings and social events; and ensuring quality guest experiences.

“The former Hotel Syracuse, now Marriott Syracuse Downtown, is fortunate to have a leader with Paul’s experience and commitment to reopen this property and lead it with the passion and dedication to our community that other managers, like Spencer Wallace, exhibited in the past. As we become the Marriott Syracuse Downtown all of our team is confident in Paul’s ability to restore this iconic hotel to its leadership position,” Ed Riley, owner of the Marriott Syracuse Downtown.

Everyone at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown, former historic Hotel Syracuse, is excited as we move forward and happy that Mr. McNeil is part of the process!