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Tapestry Collection by Hilton™ and Youth Service America Spark Partnership as First Hotel in New York Debuts


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

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Hotel Skyler Syracuse, Tapestry Collection by Hilton

Hotel Skyler Syracuse, Tapestry Collection by Hilton

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

"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
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

"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
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
and managed by Woodbine
, 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
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.

Media may access additional information about Tapestry Collection by
Hilton at,
or by visiting

About Tapestry Collection by Hilton

Tapestry Collection by HiltonTM (,
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,

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 FacebookTwitterLinkedInInstagram and YouTube.

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,
and connect with YSA on
, and

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