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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...

Tours of our Historic Syracuse Hotel Are One Hot Ticket!

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

The Parade Ends Here: St. Patrick’s Day in Syracuse

Get out your green garb – it’s almost time for St. Patrick’s Day in Syracuse and this year, the parade ends here! Syracuse is always ready for a party! St. Patrick’s Day is one of the biggest events in the area and this year, you can keep the fun going with us at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown. The Syracuse St. Patrick’s Parade began in 1982 and is now considered to be one of the Top Ten Parades in the United States. Events leading up to the parade include charitable fundraising for the St. Patrick’s Hunger Project: 2017 Tipperary Hill Shamrock Run takes place March 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. The Shamrock Run is a four-mile run through Syracuse’s Tipperary Hill neighborhood the weekend before the parade. Friday, March 10th will begin the weekend festivities when parade organizers paint the green stripe indicating the parade route at 9:30 a.m. Saturday March 11 the Parade will take place at noon from Clinton Square and follows the route south along Salina Street. Come Celebrate with at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown for St. Patrick’s Day in Syracuse St. Patrick’s Day Post-Parade Party The St. Patrick’s celebration will continue after the parade in our Lobby and Finger Lakes Ballroom. Join us for food, drinks, live music and Irish step dancing! This is a family friendly event and admission is $10 admission for adults. The High Kings Concert In the evening, The Dublin based High Kings will be performing in our Grand Ballroom. Tickets are $40 for General Admission. There will be food and drink concessions available. Doors open at 7:00PM and the...

Valentine’s Day Engagement? Plan your I Do’s at our Historic Syracuse Wedding Venue

Consider our historic Syracuse wedding venue for your magical day. If the question was popped and the answer was yes this Valentine’s Day you are in good company. There are countless of brides-to-be that said yes the same way. While your head may still be spinning with all of the excitement, now is the perfect time to put the wheels in motion for the day that you have always dreamed of at our historic Syracuse wedding venue. As a couple, your nuptial celebration should be a day of peace and elegance. It’s a time to relax and bask in joy and happiness among friends and family, and at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown our wedding planning services allow you to focus on being fully present on your special day while we meticulously attend to every detail of the event. Couples looking for a Syracuse wedding venue can work with our planner, a talented professional who has your interests and needs at heart. We offer complete menu selection from a range of meal packages, and we’ll take a collaborative approach to working with your vendors. Unsure of who to choose? We can even provide you with a list of high-quality recommendations for fine linens and place settings as well as musicians, photographers and other service providers. When you’re searching for the perfect wedding location, don’t overlook the amenities available at our historic Syracuse hotel. We offer lavish overnight accommodations suites and a range of wedding packages and luxurious spaces for both the bridal and groom parties to prepare for the event. Host the wedding of your dreams at the Marriott Syracuse...

Luxury and Convenience: Check Out Our Syracuse Hotel Business Package

Give your stay a boost with our Syracuse hotel business package! It is projected that there will be 459 million business trips taken this year in the United States. Are you one of the many corporate travelers living out of a suitcase? Finding the right hotel for your next business trip doesn’t need to be time consuming. Check out our Syracuse hotel business package at our historic property. When in town on business, you can give it a boost at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown. We have you covered whether it’s business or pleasure. When you take advantage of our Business Boost package, you will enjoy breakfast each morning, complimentary Wi-Fi and a complimentary signature cocktail each evening. Amenities & Convenience Enjoy all of the amenities and conveniences to make your business stay perfect. Unwind over drinks and dinner at Eleven Waters or let off some steam in our state of the art fitness center. Stay connected to Wi-Fi in your room or on the hotel premises. We have a business center where you can quickly carry out tasks without interrupting your day. Print, fax, or use our high-speed Internet access. Marriott Rewards members can gain access to our Executive Level with complimentary perks, afternoon Tea service and extended business services. Marriott Syracuse Downtown, formerly Hotel Syracuse, offers luxurious guest rooms fully equipped to provide you with not only the comforts of home while you are away, but also the functionality to make your Syracuse business trip a...

Embrace the Winter Fun in Syracuse at Winterfest

Marriott Syracuse Downtown is the official hotel of Winterfest! In Syracuse we have winters of epic portions but we not only embrace the winter, we celebrate it with Winterfest! Winter fun in Syracuse takes center stage for twelve days of activities and food at both indoor and outdoor events throughout the city from February 16 – 26. Over 100,000 visitors come to join in the festivities and this year, as the Official Hotel of Winterfest, we are proud to be a part of it all! Join us for the Winterfest Kick-off Dance Party of February 17 from 7-11pm at the Finger Lakes Ballroom. Live music, cash bar and food. Plenty of opportunities to enjoy our Winterfest offerings: Culinary Cruise on February 18 from 12pm-4pm at Eleven Waters. “Cruisers” will purchase tickets for $5 to visit participating restaurants and sample their culinary specialties and vote for their favorites. Martini Mix-off on February 18 from 12-4pm at the Cavalier Room. The Marriott Syracuse Downtown will be participating in the competition to see which area restaurant has the best martini! Chili Cook-off on February 25 from 11am-3pm at Clinton Square featuring Shaughnessy’s. Who will have the best chili in town? Chowder Cook-off on February 26 11am-3pm at Clinton Square featuring Eleven Waters. It is every restaurant for themselves as they all vie to see who has the best chowder in Central New York. Bloody Mary Mix-off on February 26 12pm-4pm at Eleven Waters. Stop at the participating downtown restaurants and try the various bloody Mary offerings to determine who has the best taste and presentation. Wing Walk on February 26 from 12pm-5pm...

Enjoy a Valentine’s Day to Remember in Syracuse at our Historic Hotel

Treat the love of your life to a Valentine’s Day to remember at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown. We have an ideal way to mark the event with dinner at Eleven Waters.  This is the first time Valentine’s Day will be celebrated at our historic hotel since our opening! At Eleven Waters, you can choose to dine between February 11 and February 14. Menu includes:  First Course Lobster Bisque Sherry, Cream, Chive, Crème Fraiche, Brioche Harvest Salad Roasted Beet, Orange, Goat Cheese, Walnut Vinaigrette Second Course Wild Mushroom Tortellini Sweet Potato, Red Wine Demi-Glace, Pea Tendrils Entree Cheek to Cheek Kurobuta Pork Cheek, Green Peppercorn Demi, Halibut Cheek, Red Peppercorn Beurre Blanc, Root Vegetable Puree, Roasted Asparagus Tips Seared Seabass Wild Mushroom Risotto, Wilted Arugula, Saffron Broth To Finish Dark Chocolate Torte Chocolate Coated Strawberries, Raspberry Coulis, Vanilla Bean Anglaise Call 315-554-3541 to make your reservations at Eleven Waters. Historic Marriott Syracuse Downtown sets the perfect stage for a memorable Valentine’s...

2017 has just begun – Time to Get Down to Business with the Perfect Event Space in Syracuse

Book Your Next Meeting at our Business Event Space in Syracuse At the Marriott Syracuse Downtown we have a variety of flexible spaces, including an IACC certified meeting center, on-site Sales and Catering Team and skilled Conference Managers available to plan with you. There really is no better choice than our historic Syracuse hotel. We feature over 41,000 sq. ft. of flexible event space across multiple meeting rooms including 14,200 sq. ft. of IACC certified member venue conference space and three ballrooms offering up a total of 18,500 sq. ft. Smaller gathering? There are twenty breakout rooms to choose from as well. Our state-of-the-art technology and acoustical packages are supported by our team of professionals with on- audio visual equipment and when staying the night we feature wireless Internet access in guest rooms, suites, and meeting rooms, a full service business center, 24-hour fitness center with Life Fitness equipment and Club Level amenities for Marriott Rewards guests. Ready to do some off-site team building when in town? Guests can enjoy the numerous area golf courses, historic Armory Square District and Clinton Square, Everson Museum of Art, the Landmark and Palace Theatres, Carrier Dome and Oncenter Events (we are the official hotel of the Oncenter!) If in town for other business, travelers can take advantage of our Business Boost Package which includes breakfast for one each morning, complimentary Wi-Fi and a complimentary signature cocktail each evening to relax after a full day of meetings. Opened in 1924, the Hotel Syracuse was the stunning standout of Central New York hotels for many years before its closing in 2004. Countless weddings and...

Love is in the Air! Celebrate with a Romantic Getaway in Central New York at our Historic Hotel

We invite you to plan romantic getaway in Central New York.  Valentine’s Day is coming up but February 14th is not the only time to celebrate your love! Enjoy a romantic getaway in Central New York all year long at our historic Syracuse hotel. Let the romance begin at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown! Treat yourself to our Romance Package that includes a split of Champagne, chocolate covered strawberries, our decadent breakfast buffet for two adults and a relaxingly late check out by 2 p.m. Dinner plans?  Our Romance Dinner Package will treat you and your special someone to a split of Champagne, chocolate covered strawberries, a $50 dining credit in Eleven Waters Restaurant, breakfast buffet for two adults and a late check-out by 2 p.m. (based on availability). Stroll the streets of Syracuse and take in some the amazing attractions like historic Armory Square or a show at the Landmark Theatre. Enjoy a shopping trip to Destiny USA or tour the wineries and breweries of Syracuse. These romantic getaways in Central New York are available year round. Perfect for Valentine’s Day, an anniversary or anytime you need to add a little more romance to your love life! Offering a rich history, the Marriott Syracuse Downtown mixes enchanting accommodations with modern luxury and top-notch...