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Hotel Syracuse to become Marriott Downtown Syracuse

By Eric Reinhardt


SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The Hotel Syracuse will become the Marriott Downtown Syracuse when it reopens following renovations in Spring 2016.


Property owner Ed Riley on Thursday announced the hotel will become will become part of Marriott International’s (NASDAQ: MAR) flagship Marriott Hotels brand.


He spoke during a news conference held at the Hotel Syracuse.


“We’re very pleased and proud to announce that the Hotel Syracuse … brand is going to retire,” Riley said in his remarks during Thursday’s announcement.


Riley also announced that Fairfax, Virginia–based Crescent Resorts & Hotels will operate the hotel.


Riley noted that he has a “long relationship” with Marriott, having been a company employee and having renovated “a lot of Marriott hotels.”


“They looked at what was going on in this community and what’s happening to downtown and it was an easy sell,” he said.


The Marriott Downtown Syracuse will integrate the landmark’s historical components with modern amenities, according to a news release distributed at the event.


In addition to “stylish” guestrooms and “high tech” meeting spaces, the hotel will offer restaurants, shops, and other social spaces, the news release added.


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