Syracuse, NY Destiny USA and Embassy Suites by Hilton celebrated the opening of the new on-site 209-room Embassy Suites by Hilton Syracuse—Destiny USA with a special ribbon-cutting ceremony. The hotel began construction in June 2016, and is the first on-site at Destiny USA. The hotel features two-room suites, free Wi-Fi, as well as complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast, drinks and snacks each night. The hotel is managed by Aimbridge Hospitality.
“We are incredibly excited to partner with Embassy Suites and Hilton on this exciting venture, which further solidifies Destiny USA’s reputation as an international tourist destination,” said Stephen Congel, CEO, Pyramid Management Group, LLC. “It is an honor and privilege to continue my father Robert Congel’s vision for Destiny USA and the continued transformation of the Syracuse Lakefront Area.”
“Tourism is a large part of our local economy,” said Onondaga County executive Joanie Mahoney. “With the growth of Canadian tourists and other guests from beyond the Syracuse area, largely driven by the success of Destiny USA, the Embassy Suites hotel will provide additional sales tax revenue, room occupancy taxes and has created new and permanent jobs for area residents.”
Guests staying at Destiny USA’s first on-site hotel will also enjoy extra perks, including added savings and conveniences. This includes an exclusive Destiny USA “Stay & Save” savings pass received at check-in–full of extra savings at various shopping, dining, outlet and entertainment venues, and access to the destination’s first-ever “Shop & Drop” shopping bag delivery service. Guests will be able to shop all day at Destiny USA, and drop their shopping bags at Destiny USA’s Guest Services locations to have them delivered to their hotel room.
The property also offers 10,000 s/f of flexible meeting space for special events. Additional amenities include an indoor heated pool, fitness center, a full-service restaurant on-site and a 24-hour convenience shop. The hotel also offers a complimentary shuttle service within a six-mile radius.
The project was constructed by Hueber-Breuer Construction Co. and financed by a lending group led by M&T Bank and joined by Berkshire Bank and Tompkins Trust Company.
“We are excited for guests to come experience all that our Embassy Suites by Hilton Syracuse Destiny USA has to offer,” said Kevin Varr, general manager, Embassy Suites by Hilton.
“Destiny USA is at the crossroads of New York State and the heart of the rising Central New York economy,” said lieutenant governor Kathy Hochul. “Today’s grand opening increases options for first-class accommodations for visitors from across the country and around the world, and that is critical to taking New York’s growing $100 billion tourism industry to the next level.”
Embassy Suites by Hilton Syracuse Destiny USA is located 311 Hiawatha Blvd. W.