Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel and Conference Center Special Collections Research Center

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brick hotel with name in front and flags as part of circular drive

Sheraton SU Hotel and Conference Center, SU Photo & Imaging RS 42576

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Plans Presented to Board of Trustees: August 6, 1982

Ground Broken. Construction Started: August 24, 1983

Opened: January 11, 1985

Grand Opening: March 20, 1985

Architect: Quinliven, Pierik and Krause of Syracuse

Location: 801 University Avenue, between Marshall Street and Waverly Avenue

Cost: $24.9 million

Notes: Plans were first unveiled to build a hotel and conference center adjacent to the University in 1981. The 1.75 acre site, owned by the University, was leased to the development firm in 1982, and plans were presented to the Board of Trustees that August. Originally called the Sheraton University Inn & Conference Center, it opened in January 1985.

On July 1, 2000, the University became owner of the Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel and Conference Center. A limited liability company, Syracuse University Hotel & Conference Center, LLC, was established to operate the hotel.

The Hotel rests on a 1.75 acre site and consists of a nine-story hotel, conference center, and attached parking garage. The first floor contains a lobby, lounges, dining areas, shops, and an enclosed pool. The conference center is on the second floor of the building, with guest rooms located above. The Center also contains a 70-seat amphitheater.

The University Hotel and Conference Center covers 169,050 square feet and features 231 guest rooms and suites, and 13,000 square feet of conference space. The adjoining 83,620-square foot garage has 301 parking spaces.

In 2011, the Hotel underwent extensive renovations to guest rooms, the fitness center, club lounge, front desk and restaurants at a cost of approximately $3.5 million.