Tapestry Collection by Hilton and Youth Service America spark partnership as first hotel in New York debuts
SYRACUSE, N.Y. and MCLEAN, VA. – Travelers who seek independent, reliable hotels who also appreciate the benefits of an award-winning loyalty program now have the option of a charming new respite in the heart of Syracuse with the conversion of the first hotel into Hilton’s vibrant, upscale collection brand – Tapestry Collection by Hilton.
Hotel Skyler Syracuse, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, is an eclectic, 58-room University Hill hotel within walking distance of many attractions, including Syracuse University, Carrier Dome and Upstate University Hospital. Built in 1922 to house the Temple Adath Yeshurun congregation, and later home to Salt City Center for the Performing Arts, the eco-friendly hotel was the city’s first to achieve LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
“With its storied history, contemporary style and eco-friendly focus, Hotel Skyler Syracuse perfectly embodies the independent spirit of our newest brand,” said Mark Nogal, global head, Tapestry Collection by Hilton. “Our first hotel illustrates how the collection encourages hotels to preserve what makes them original while also offering new opportunities for our guests to enjoy the reliability and benefits that come with our Hilton Honors program.”
Building Communities inside and outside of the Hotel The brand is also celebrating the launch of its partnership with Youth Service America. The organizations have aligned to support young people through the #LeadASAP Tapestry Collection Spark the Arts Campaign, which will activate youth to use their “spark” for the arts to improve their communities.
“Underscoring Hilton’s global initiative to empower young people, we’re excited to partner with Youth Service America to aid in making a true impact within the communities we serve, starting right here in Syracuse,” said Nogal. “Hilton has reached over 550,000 young people through our Open Doors commitment and Tapestry Collection by Hilton is proud to contribute to the goal of impacting 1 million youth by Hilton’s centennial in 2019.”
#LeadASAP Tapestry Collection Spark the Arts grants will be awarded in or around Tapestry Collection hotel locations, and all project ideas should fall into the categories of either Awareness, Service, Advocacy or Philanthropy (ASAP).
“#LeadASAP projects implemented through Tapestry Collection Spark the Arts grants will harness the creativity and commitment of young people to meet the needs of others,” said Steven A. Culbertson, president & CEO of YSA. “When youth find their voice and take action to improve their communities through creative expressions, they can make a lasting, positive change in the world.”
Initiating Change and Investing in Our Future In addition to the YSA partnership, as one of only five LEED Platinum certified hotels in the U.S., and 11 in the world, Hotel Skyler Syracuse is committed to sustainability, boasting a number of features to help invest in a better tomorrow. For example, room keys activate lights as well as heating/cooling, which power down when guests exit the room. Low-flow fixtures in guest bathrooms aid in water efficiency, and organic fabrics, low-emission carpeting and non-toxic housekeeping products are also utilized in guestrooms. Preserving the environment is a cornerstone of Travel with Purpose, Hilton’s corporate responsibility strategy to create shared value for Hilton Team Members, guests, business partners and communities.
“Hotel Skyler Syracuse has proudly earned a reputation for providing inspiring and invigorating guest experiences, thanks to cutting-edge technology, eco-friendly features and attentive service,” said Robert Benetti, area general manager, Hotel Skyler Syracuse and Woodbine Hospitality. “Today, as the inaugural hotel in the Tapestry Collection, we are that and more – backed by the strength and reliability of Hilton and advantages of the Hilton Honors program.”
Rewarding Loyalty Hotel Skyler Syracuse is part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton's 14 distinct hotel brands. Members who book directly have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount, free standard Wi-Fi and the Hilton Honors mobile app.
Owned by Woodbine Group and managed by Woodbine Hospitality, Hotel Skyler Syracuse, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, is located at 601 S. Crouse Avenue Syracuse, New York 13207. For more information, or to make a reservation, visit the hotel’s website or call 315-701-2613. Tapestry Collection by Hilton has 24 deals in various forms of committed development including properties in Glen Allen, Va. and Hampton, Va., and an additional 50 deal discussions taking place.