SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Oct. 9, 2017 – From a field of celebrated historic hotels, Marriott Syracuse Downtown has been named Best City Center Historic Hotel by Historic Hotels of America (HHA). The award was presented on Sept. 28 at a Gala Dinner at The Omni Homestead Resort (Va.) before an audience of owners, senior management, industry leaders, and representatives from the finest historic hotels around the world. Owner Ed Riley was on hand to accept the award on behalf of the hotel. This award is presented to a hotel located in a city center that bests celebrates its history in the guest experience and provides exceptional hospitality and service. It is the first time a hotel has earned this distinction as a new member.
“The entire staff of Marriott Syracuse Downtown, together with the ownership team of Hotel Syracuse Restoration, are sincerely grateful to Historic Hotels of America for this prestigious award,” said Riley of the accolade. “We are committed now, more than ever, to continue working each day as an ambassador of our community and demonstrating why our property was selected to receive the 2017 Historic Hotels of America Best City Center Historic Hotel award.”
“We’d like to offer our congratulations to the hotel’s associates and appreciation to Historic Hotels of America for this honor,” said Michael George, CEO of Crescent Hotels & Resorts. “Crescent places a high value on creating an exceptional guest experience, and this award is a tribute to the environment Marriott Syracuse Downtown creates for its guests.”
Award recipients were selected from nominees received from historic hotels, historic preservation supporters, prior award recipients, community leaders, and leadership from HHA and Historic Hotels Worldwide (HWW). As official programs of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, HHA and HHW provide the recognition to travelers, civic leaders, and the global cultural, heritage, and historic travel market that member hotels are among the finest historic hotels across America and around the world. The Historic Hotels Annual Awards of Excellence program recognizes the pinnacle of this distinct group of nominees in a range of categories.
Marriott Syracuse Downtown, originally opened as Hotel Syracuse in 1924, rose to the top of a nomination field that included:
The Willard InterContinental, Washington DC (1847) Washington, DC
Fairmont Hotel San Francisco (1907) San Francisco, California
The Lancaster Hotel (1926) Houston, Texas
Mayflower Park Hotel (1927) Seattle, Washington
The Edgewater (1948) Madison, Wisconsin
Hearing of the news, Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney said, “Congratulations to the entire Marriott Syracuse Downtown team for this prestigious award. Thank you for a great partnership. Our entire region is benefitting from this historic renovation. We look forward to many more years of success!”
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, and its casual gathering spot, The Cavalier Room, 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 or connect with Crescent on LinkedIn.
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