SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Nov. 1, 2017 – Just over a year since its highly anticipated opening, Marriott Syracuse Downtown has earned AAA’s prestigious Four Diamond rating. The distinction is shared by less than six percent of the nearly 28,000 AAA-approved properties nationwide. Managed by Crescent Hotels & Resorts, the luxury iconic hotel debuted in downtown Syracuse last year on Aug. 19, 2016, following a meticulous multiyear $76 million restoration of the landmark 1924 building, once home to Hotel Syracuse.
“To attain the AAA Four Diamond award and be the only hotel in the city of Syracuse to have accomplished such a feat requires tremendous collaboration from ownership and management,” said Michael George, CEO of Crescent Hotels & Resorts. “We’re proud of the team at Marriott Syracuse Downtown and are pleased for the city of Syracuse to have an official AAA Four Diamond Hotel.”
“We are thrilled to be recognized by AAA with this significant achievement. It’s a resounding testament to the work and vision that our team has devoted to bringing a hotel for the 21st century to life in the footprint of one of last century’s grandest,” said Ed Riley, Marriott Syracuse Downtown’s owner.
The new hotel has introduced two great restaurants to downtown Syracuse – the signature, wine-driven Eleven Waters and the sports-friendly Shaughnessy’s Irish pub. The original building’s 600 guest rooms have been reduced to 261 more expansive rooms, with stylish furnishings and high-tech amenities to accommodate the expectations of today’s travelers.
Among the beautifully restored spaces is the second-floor lobby, presided over by a magnificent 1948 mural that depicts historic milestones from Syracuse’s first 100 years. Others have been returned to the splendor that once made them the center of Syracuse social life: the majestic Grand Ballroom and the Persian Terrace, once a supper club for acts like Cab Calloway, Glenn Miller and Benny Goodman. Countless other famous names have graced the hotel over the years, ranging from Charles Lindbergh to Presidents Dwight Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy and Jimmy Carter to John Lennon.
About Marriott Syracuse Downtown
Located in one of the area’s most historic buildings, the new 261-room Marriott Syracuse Downtown opened in fall 2016 after a major renovation to restore the hotel to its original glory. Conveniently situated just minutes from all that downtown Syracuse has to offer, from its many businesses to numerous entertainment venues and cultural sites, the hotel is an ideal destination for business and leisure travelers alike. The hotel’s stylish interiors combine history and modernity – with original features dating back to 1924 and new furnishings designed by local Stickley furniture. In addition to the hotel’s restaurant, Eleven Waters, Shaughnessy’s Irish pub and the Cavalier Room lobby lounge, Marriott Syracuse Downtown offers a choice of 23 event rooms that include expansive, state-of-the-art meeting venues and facilities for up to 1,330 guests. All main floor meeting rooms, as well as the Finger Lakes Ballroom, meet the discerning standards of International Association of Conference Centers (IACC). The hotel is located at 100 E. Onondaga Street and is managed by Crescent Hotels & Resorts. For more information, call (315) 474-2424 or visit marriottsyracusedowntown.com.
About Crescent Hotels & Resorts
Crescent Hotels & Resorts is an award winning, nationally recognized, top-3 operator of hotels and resorts. Crescent currently operates over 100 hotels, resorts & conference centers in the US and Canada. Crescent is one of the few elite management companies approved to operate upper-upscale and luxury hotels under the brand families of Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt and IHG. Crescent also operates a collection of legendary independent lifestyle hotels and resorts under Latitudes Collection, Lifestyle by Crescent. Crescent’s clients are made up of hotel REITs, private equity firms and major developers. For more information, please visit www.chrco.com, www.latitudesbycrescent.com, or connect with Crescent on LinkedIn.
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