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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).  Beginning June 12, 2017, youth ages 12-25 who are interested in supporting the Syracuse-area can visit for more information and to submit their application.

"#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.

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About Youth Service America

Youth Service America (YSA) is a leading global nonprofit that activates young people, ages 5-25, to #LeadASAP by finding their voice, taking action, and making an impact on vital community issues through quality, youth-led projects. Youth are powerful when they #LeadASAP through Awareness, Service, Advocacy, and Philanthropy (ASAP) projects. Research shows that youth who #LeadASAP develop the 21st Century Skills they need to be successful in school, work, and life, skills like critical thinking, creativity, communication, and collaboration. YSA activates youth by asking them to engage through inspiring campaigns and an extensive network of youth-serving organizations and schools; then investing in their path through grants, training and curriculum, technical assistance, and recognition. Over the last 30 years, YSA has activated over 14 million youth in more than 110 countries. Its vision is a global culture of engaged children and youth committed to a lifetime of meaningful service, learning, and leadership. For more information, visit and connect with YSA on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Contact: Karen Daniel / +1 202.296.2994

About Hilton

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising nearly 5,000 properties with more than 812,000 rooms in 103 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. The company's portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio Collection by HiltonTM, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by HiltonTM, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else and free standard Wi-Fi. Visit for more information and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube

Contact: Emily Montgomery / +1.703.883.5257

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About Tapestry Collection by Hilton

Tapestry Collection by Hilton™ (, launched in 2017, is a gathering of original upscale hotels that caters to guests seeking reliability and value in their independent hotel choices, with each stay backed by the reassurance of the Hilton (NYSE: HLT) name and award-winning Hilton Honors program. Learn more about Hilton’s newest brand at and connect with Tapestry Collection by Hilton on, and

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