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Old Hotel Syracuse to display new Marriott Downtown Syracuse model rooms

Ellen Abbott
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Workers are putting the finishing touches on a couple of model rooms at the former Hotel Syracuse this week.

Most of the interior of hotel has been taken down to its studs as part of a $57 million dollar renovation. That includes floors two through nine which will be home to 261 rooms in the new Marriott Downtown Syracuse.  

Al Gough, chief financial officer for Hotel Syracuse Restoration, says it’s important to have these model rooms available well before the hotel opening, anticipated next spring.

"We’re getting so many people that want to walk through and talk to us about making reservations, booking functions, that we wanted to have model rooms available for them to see what it’s going to look like when the hotel reopens.”  

These room models will show what a majority of the rooms at the hotel will be like, when it comes to shape, size and dimensions. Gough says Marriott also will want to make sure that the rooms live up to the standards of the chain. 

“They will send people in to make sure we are outfitting rooms, and laying them out that is the same as other Marriotts at this level,” said Gough.

Ellen produces news reports and features related to events that occur in the greater Syracuse area and throughout Onondaga County. Her reports are heard regularly in regional updates in Morning Edition and All Things Considered.