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Syracuse MarriottManaged by Crescent Hotels & Resorts, restored 1924 landmark earns prestigious rating
within its first full year of operation

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Nov. 1, 2017 – Just over a year since its highly anticipated opening, Marriott Syracuse Downtown has earned AAA’s prestigious Four Diamond rating. The distinction is shared by less than six percent of the nearly 28,000 AAA-approved properties nationwide. Managed by Crescent Hotels & Resorts, the luxury iconic hotel debuted in downtown Syracuse last year on Aug. 19, 2016, following a meticulous multiyear $76 million restoration of the landmark 1924 building, once home to Hotel Syracuse. 

iloveny-stack1Tiny Houses at a farm sanctuary, a nationally-Ranked restaurant and a lLand/water tour of Albany are among the new ways to stay, dine and play In New York State this Fall

NEW YORK – The splendor of New York State’s fall foliage season – one of the longest in the nation – is reason enough to explore the state’s backroads and byways this autumn. But with new attractions including romantic inns, creative eateries and unique adventures, there are even more reasons to plan a getaway to the Empire State this fall.

Chautauqua Hotel renderingUpscale Waterfront Property will Attract Visitors and Revenue to the Region  - Rendering Here

(July 14, 2017) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the groundbreaking of a $33 million deluxe hotel on the shores of Chautauqua Lake. Hart Hotels Inc. and Krog Group will work in tandem to build the $33 million upscale hotel in the lake front community of Celoron. The project is one of the largest private-sector-fueled, tourism-based developments to take place in Chautauqua County.

“Chautauqua Lake is one of Western New York State’s greatest tourism assets and by building these high-quality accommodations, we are showcasing the region’s unique waterfront areas to attract even more visitors and revenue,” Governor Cuomo said.

ALBANY, NY (May 23, 2016) - A sense of awakening and freshness fills the air as spring takes hold of the Empire State. It's a great time to explore some of the exciting new things to do and see across New York.

To help chart the way, I LOVE NEW YORK has checked in with all 11 vacation regions and compiled a sampling of some of the Empire State's newest ways for locals, and visitors, to play, stay and have fun, from curated cider tastings to the highly-interactive and nostalgic Toy Halls of Fame.

Lake George, N.Y. - The Lake George Area offers wedding destination and venue choices outside the realm of the traditional banquet hall for a beautiful wedding in any season.

Choose from an array of unique venues such as a rustic barn, world-class art museum, the top deck of a magnificent cruise ship or the sweeping lawn of a luxury resort overlooking an Adirondack lake.

Mirror Lake InnIconic lakeside resort is the North Country's lone representative on prestigious T + L list

Lake Placid, N.Y. - The latest issue of Travel + Leisure Magazine has included Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa in Lake Placid in its list of their 500 best hotels worldwide.

In a breakdown by state, the lakeshore resort overlooking Mirror Lake was seventh best in all of New York State. It graded ahead of such landmarks as the Mandarin Oriental in Manhattan, Peninsula New York, Ritz-Carlton Battery Park, Hotel Elysee Midtown East and the Sagamore Resort in Bolton Landing.

AAA Presentation - Mirror Lake InnThe View Restaurant is Four Diamond acclaimed for the 7th consecutive year

Lake Placid, N.Y. - At a presentation Thursday afternoon (June 19), AAA Northway President and CEO James Phelps presented Ed and Lisa Weibrecht, owners of Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa, with the prestigious AAA Four Diamond Award for the 30th year in a row.

The time-honored property dates back to the 1920s. It is the second longest running AAA Four Diamond property in the entire state, behind just The Carlyle in Manhattan.
In addition, The View Restaurant, located inside the hotel, collected the Four Diamond achievement for the seventh straight year.

Recognized as a Top Performing Hotel as Reviewed by Travelers on the World's Largest Travel Site

Albany, N.Y. - SpringHill Suites Albany/Colonie today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide.  Establishments awarded the Certificate of Excellence are located all over the world and represent the upper echelon of businesses listed on the website.

Holiday Valley Ski ResortEllicottville, N.Y. - With the successful conclusion of the 2013-14 winter season, Holiday Valley's President, Dennis Eshbaugh announced the reinvestment of $3.7 million in resort improvements. According to Eshbaugh, "One of the keys to Holiday Valley's success is that we consistently reinvest in our resort. We stay at the forefront of technology, but also keep our guests coming back because they know we work hard to make their time at Holiday Valley memorable and fun."

Headlining the projects is the installation of 54 new HKD Impulse automated snowguns.