The Tour of Hotel Skyler

Today, the Hotel & Resort Operations class and I toured the newly-opened and the only LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified hotel in Syracuse, NY --- Hotel Skyler. What impressed me the most is that the developer transformed a historic building into a modern, boutique style hotel that meets the LEED Platinum standards, with 30% used materials that were shipped within 500 miles from Syracuse.

The property was built in 1921, first as the Temple Adath Yeshurun, then the Salt City Theatre, and now a 58-room boutique hotel. The developer blended the boutique hotel concept in this historic building very well. Based on the pictures here --- Coffee & Wine Bar, the lobby, and the Tree House Suite (from top to bottom) --- would you agree with me that this is a nice looking hotel?

Overall, I feel that Hotel Skyler reflects the hotel trends very well, such as the boutique hotel concept, the green concept, the new lobby concept, the mini market concept, the hotel design trend, the reward program trend, and the demand of free WiFi in hotels. Did I miss anything? What other trends did you observe from this hotel? Also, which unique characteristic(s) of Hotel Skyler impressed you the most?

Want to see more pictures of this property? Please check out the album on my Facebook page. When you are there, please do not forget to “Like” my Facebook page!

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