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Syracuse University Graduates Get Ready to Bid Farewell to Syracuse

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 Story Behind our Lobby’s Mural at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown

Our Lobby’s Mural at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown and the Story Behind It. A picture is worth a thousand words or so the saying goes. Whether a first time visitor or frequent traveler, it’s hard not to stop and stare at the large painting that hangs behind our front desk. Yet, do you know the history behind our lobby’s mural at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown? Our historic mural, which depicts 20 key events during the first 100 years of Syracuse’s history, was painted by Carl Roters back in 1949. A few of the depicted events include the discovery of salt springs near the shore of Onondaga Lake and the formation of the Iroquois Confederacy. Roters was a professor at Syracuse University’s College of Fine Arts, retiring in the early 60s before passing away in 1989. For this painting, Roters used short strokes which gives a feeling of movement. The artist who restored the mural and was able to see Roter’s work up close, describes it as a masterpiece. The painter and art restorer, Marek Mularski, of Auburn, Mass., cleaned decades worth of tobacco smoke and coal dust which had darkened the mural over the years, partly due to the hotel’s original furnace which burned coal. The vigorous cleaning process brightened up the mural, making it identical to how it looked back in 1949. In addition to the mural, Roters also completed four panels of work in our Cavalier Room. The next time you are a guest of ours at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown or just passing through, be sure to take a moment to stop and admire the magnificent artwork that is displayed in our...

Celebrate Mother’s Day at our Brunch in Syracuse!

A decadent menu awaits you at our Mother’s Day Brunch in Syracuse. Let us help you make this Mother’s Day extra special. If looking for places to celebrate Mom, reserve your seat at our Mother’s Day Brunch in Syracuse on Sunday, May 14th. There will be plenty of delicious options to choose from which means that no matter what Mom may be craving for the day, she’s certain to find a few of a her favorite dishes at our Mother’s Day Brunch at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown. Seating times are as follows: 10:00AM, 12:30PM, 2:30PM.   Our Mother’s Day Brunch Menu Breakfast Items Peppered Maple Bacon, Gianelli Sausage Patties, Shaughnessy’s Corned Beef Hash Eggs and Omelets to Order Deep Dish Cranberry and Apple Breakfast Tart Loaded Home Fries  Seafood Smoked Salmon with Accompaniments and Sauces Shrimp Display Lump Maryland Crabcakes Specialties Seafood Newburg with Puff Pastry Chicken and Waffles with Maple-Mustard Glaze and Cranberry Relish Banana Bread Pudding with Espresso Syrup  Seasonal Salads Caprese Salad with Balsamic Reduction Classic Caesar Salad Served in Rocks Glasses Local Greens with Great Lakes Cheddar, Candied Pecans, Berries and Riesling Vinaigrette House Made Pickle Assortment Marinated Roast Vegetables Displays Artisan NY Cheeses Fresh Fruit Slice Chobani Yogurt and Granola Breakfast Pastries, Breads, Muffins, Croissants, Bagels Carving Station Slow Roast Prime Rib Au Jus, Horseradish Cream Roast Breat of Turkey Cranberry Mayo  Grilled Cheese Station Mini Reubens Mini NYS Cheddar and Heirloom Tomatoes Mini Smoked Gouda and Roast Turkey Prices: Adults – $49.00 Per Person, Children (5-12) – $19.00 Per Person, Children Under 5 are Free Treat Mom to a memorable day in Syracuse. Our Mother’s Day Brunch...

A Special 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...

Plan your Next Meeting at our IACC Conference Space in Syracuse

Our IACC Conference Space in Syracuse is Ready to Host your Next Corporate Event. Meeting planners, book your next event with us and rest assured knowing that you will be taken care of from beginning to end. Our meeting rooms and flexible IACC Conference Space in Syracuse is a top pick for corporate event planners in our area. With top-notch caterers and expert meeting planners on hand, we are ready to help you create a flawless event at our IACC-approved hotel, conveniently located in Syracuse, NY. What is IACC? IACC stands for International Association of Conference Centers, an organization that is recognized globally and has 400 members in 21 countries. Members of the IACC are expected to observe a set of high standards when it comes to the physical design, as well as the food and beverage offerings. At the Marriott Syracuse Downtown, we are proud to be the largest and newest IACC conference space in the Syracuse area. Here’s what we offer to our meeting planners: Over 8,000 square feet of meeting space in our IACC Conference Center located on the ground floor The latest A/V Technology is available in our spaces at no additional cost in the IACC Conference Rooms Meeting rooms range from 350-1,250 square feet of flexible meeting space Each area can be set up in a variety of configurations Variety of menu options are available for snacks or meals during your event Free WiFi in the Conference Center for all attendees Menus can be a la carte Many flexible meeting packages to fit all budgets Interested in hearing more about our event space here at the Marriott...

Our Beautifully Restored Ballrooms at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown

The history behind our beautifully restored ballrooms at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown. In order to know where you’re going, you must know where you’ve been. When our hotel first opened in 1924, the magnificent ballroom resembled a blue sky with scattered white clouds. The idea was to create the impression that the ceiling was open to the sky. As the years went on, the ceiling was covered with acoustic tiles and painted white. During our restoration, the beautiful skyscape scene was recreated in our 10th floor ballroom at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown, restoring the Hotel Syracuse’s famous Grand Ballroom to its 1924 glory. The sky ceiling restored: Employees of John Tiedemann Inc., a NJ company that specializes in painting and decorating churches and historic buildings, used historic photos and research to create the ceiling that you admire today. Yes, the old tiles are still there but the workers plastered over them, painting the ceiling blue and then air-brushing the white clouds. A fresh coat of paint goes a long way: Along with the ceiling, the walls were also painted white years ago, giving a “washed out” appearance to the room. Peeling back the layers, the specialists discovered that the grand ballroom at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown was originally shades of gold, a refreshing look compared to the crisp white appearance that it has been for decades. To match the gold color scheme, workers also painted the columns faux marble, a nice complement to the glamorous gold walls. Our Grand Ballroom was one of the last rooms to be renovated, receiving extra attention to ensure a magnificent and “wow” finish. The sky ceiling...

Dine with us after Syracuse University Graduation!

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

Join us for Easter Brunch in Syracuse!

Our Versatile Menu is Sure to Impress at our 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...

Upcoming 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...

Meeting Planning in Syracuse Made Easy!

Meeting Planning in Syracuse is Easy when Booking with us! We invite you to plan your next Syracuse meeting with us right here at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown. With over 41, 000 square feet of flexible event space, we have just what you need for a successful corporate event. Our IACC Conference Center features eight breakout rooms, six private dining/meeting rooms and three ballrooms to ensure a comfortable fit for events of every size. Grand Ballroom – 5,952 square feet Persian – 4,050 square feet Finger Lakes Ballroom – 7,888 square feet Empire Room – 2,940 square feet After choosing one of our Syracuse event spaces, let our specialists work with you to create the perfect afternoon or evening for your clients. Our culinary team is ready to prepare meals or snacks to help satisfy every palette. For your convenience, our business center provides: Copying Faxing Complimentary wired and wireless internet access Conveniently located in the heart of downtown, just steps away from The Oncenter Convention facility, a few blocks from the historic Armory Square District and less than one mile from Syracuse University and Upstate Medical Center, consider us for your next corporate event. Begin the meeting planning process in Syracuse today. Give our specialists a call directly at...