Marriott Syracuse Downtown, Syracuse, NY
The Hotel Syracuse was the region’s premier hotel for many decades, and was the signature venue for celebrations and social events. Its closure was a setback to the revitalization of downtown. The restoration included all historic spaces on the ground floor, lobby, mezzanine, hotel floors and tenth floor ballroom. On the ground level, new restaurants, a coffee shop and a barbershop have reactivated the storefronts, and the new restaurants will feature outside dining, enlivening the sidewalks. The Marriott Syracuse Downtown will serve as the host for the 2017 World Canal Conference, a five-day world-class conference marking the bicentennial of the Erie Canal, and has resumed its role as a destination for Central New York.
Focusing on Landmarks and Restoration in New York
Three Landmark projects have been on the boards at MLG Architects recently. MLG began working with Syracuse Community Hotel Restoration Company on concepts for the restoration and alterations to the Hotel Syracuse, “Inspired nostalgia” is the theme of Gemini Real Estate Advisor’s Jade Hotel brand, and one of a handful of landmarked interior spaces in New York is at 25 Broadway.
WESTIN NEW YORK – grAND CENTRAL, New York, NY
The final phase of the $55 million renovations of 212 East 42nd Street will soon be complete. In January of 2011, Host Hotels & Resorts completed their purchase of the Helmsley Hotel on 42nd Street, and MLG were invited to join Jones Lang LaSalle (Owner’s Rep), Wilson Associates (Interior Design) and others on the project team for what would become the WESTIN NEW YORK – GRAND CENTRAL. Host and Starwood Hotels & Resorts, had numerous improvements planned, including renovations throughout the guestrooms and public spaces, a major infrastructure upgrade, ADA upgrades throughout, as well as reprograming and relocating various guest amenities and back-of-house spaces, select façade renovations, and a new elevator to serve public levels.