by Matt Alderton | May 31, 2017

Hotel Skyler Syracuse in Syracuse, NY, has become the first independent hotel to join Tapestry Collection by Hilton, its newest brand, Hilton Worldwide announced today.

Announced in January, Tapestry is Hilton's second collection flag, joining the Curio Collection. According to the company, its independent-hotel members will consist of "original upscale hotels" curated by Hilton for their "individual spirit," which each property will maintain. In exchange for membership in the collection, hotels receive an endorsement in the form of Hilton's name, as well as admittance into Hilton's marketing platforms and its Hilton Honors loyalty program.

Opened in 2011, Hotel Skyler Syracuse is located near Syracuse University inside a former synagogue that was constructed in 1922 to house Syracuse's Temple Adath Yeshurun congregation. The congregation occupied the building until 1968, after which point it housed the Salt City Center for the Performing Arts.

Today, the hotel has 58 guest rooms and retains many of the building's original features. The property is best known for its sustainability: The hotel is one of only five LEED Platinum-certified hotels in the United States, and one of just 11 in the world. Green features include room keys that activate lights and HVAC, both of which power down when guests exit the room, and low-flow fixtures in guest bathrooms that aid in water efficiency. The property also features organic fabrics, low-emission carpeting, and non-toxic housekeeping products.

"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 for Hotel Skyler Syracuse and property owner 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."

Hotel Skyler Syracuse will soon be joined in the Tapestry Collection by several dozen peers; according to Hilton, the brand has 24 deals in various forms of committed development -- including properties in Glen Allen and Hampton, VA -- and an additional 50 deal discussions taking place.

"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."

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