Marriott Syracuse Downtown Now Leads Region in High-Tech Conference Space

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Cutting-edge meeting space is part of $70 Million Restoration. Marriott Syracuse Downtown has been awarded IACC recognition and is now taking reservations for July 2016 and onwards.

Finger Lakes Ballroom

Finger Lakes Ballroom at IACC Approved Marriott Syracuse Downtown

“In partnership with the Oncenter, the city of Syracuse can now offer meeting-goers luxury accommodations in a state-of-the-art historic hotel, within one block of a major convention center," said Paul McNeil, general manager.

State-of-the-art, built-in audio and video systems and flexible conference rooms built for groups of ten to 600 highlight the newly renovated meeting and conference spaces at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown The most technologically advanced meeting space in the region, the Marriott Syracuse Downtown, managed by Crescent Hotels & Resorts, has been awarded membership into the International Association of Conference Centres (IACC). Members of IACC need to meet the highest quality standards in room design, food and beverage services and meeting technology.

“IACC accreditation supports all our hard work to create a premier meeting space in the region,” said Paul McNeil, general manager for the Marriott Syracuse Downtown. “In partnership with the Oncenter, the city of Syracuse can now offer meeting-goers luxury accommodations in a state-of-the-art historic hotel, within one block of a major convention center.”

Modern design, skilled staff members, upscale dedicated food and beverage services and state-of-the-art high-tech services that exceed IACC standards were designed to provide meeting and conference planners a level of service that is practiced by the best meeting facilities in the world.

Specific high-tech meeting and conference services include:

  •     High-speed wireless Internet
  •     Built-in video systems with the latest LCD/LED technology to accommodate presentations and videoconferences
  •     Dedicated tie lines to route audio, video and data signals to and from conference rooms
  •     Advanced acoustics engineering designed to reduce unwanted sounds and noise
  •     Point-source speakers in each conference room which can easily be controlled by the presenter

For more information or to inquire about booking events, please visit or call (315) 474-2424.

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About the Marriott Syracuse Downtown
The Marriott Syracuse Downtown (formerly Hotel Syracuse) is a historic hotel originally opened in 1924, located at 100 East Onondaga Street, Syracuse, New York. The hotel closed in 2004, and now the Hotel Syracuse Restoration Company is renovating the property to integrate the landmark’s historical components with modern amenities – providing a unique, upscale experience for business and leisure travelers as well as a new local venue for corporate meetings, weddings and social events including a community meeting room for use by local non-profits. The hotel is also the official headquarters hotel for the Onondaga County Convention Center. The property will have 261 guest rooms, over 41,000 square feet of meeting, wedding, and event space including a completely modernized Finger Lakes ballroom, two historic ballrooms, five distinctive in-house restaurants and bars, and eight IACC certified meeting spaces. The Hotel Syracuse restoration team is dedicated to preserving the memories of the City of Syracuse’s past while creating a vision for the future. For more information, please visit

About Crescent Hotels & Resorts
Crescent Hotels & Resorts is a nationally recognized, top-3 operator of premiere hotels and resorts. Crescent currently operates over 100 hotels and resorts in the US and Canada. Crescent is an award winning Marriott operator, having been awarded Marriott’s most prestigious award, the Partnership Circle Award and is one of the few elite management companies approved to operate upper-upscale and luxury hotels under the brand families of Marriott, Hilton, Starwood, Hyatt and IHG. Crescent also operates a collection of legendary independent hotels and resorts. Crescent’s clients are made up of hotel REITs, private equity firms and major developers. For more information, please visit

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