In Syracuse, Depression-Era Synagogue Hopes to Become Country’s Third LEED Platinum Hotel

It dates from 1921 and originally served as the Temple Adath Yeshurun before turning into the Salt City Theatre. Now, Syracuse’s Hotel Skyler could live out the rest of its third life as the country’s third LEED Platinum-certified hotel.

Hotel Skyler - Syracuse - LEED Platinum

It dates from 1921 and originally served as the Temple Adath Yeshurun before turning into the Salt City Theatre. Now, Syracuse’s Hotel Skyler could live out the rest of its third life as the country’s third LEED Platinum-certified hotel.

Developed by Syracuse-based real estate firm the Woodbine Group, the $7 million project opened its doors earlier this month after just 8 months of construction. The 58-room hotel boats a geothermal heating and cooling system in addition to the usual LEED-driven green design elements, which include reclaimed and reused wood paneling, locally sourced construction materials, and priority parking for hybrid vehicles. Its pursuit of a formal LEED Platinum rating from USGBC continues.

“This hotel is about as green as you can get,” said owner Norm Swanson in a press release. “It’s also a high-styled luxury hotel that will be a joy to stay in. We’ve reused an almost 100-year-old building, so the rooms aren’t your typical hotel rectangle—many of them have very interesting shapes, with French-style attic windows and other features.”

The Hotel Skyler is located at 601 South Crouse Avenue, about a half-mile from the Carrier Dome. Rooms start at $199/night.

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