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750 hotel rooms within one mile of convention center
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Find life’s shining moments and celebrate them in a place where true colors never fade; a place where independent spirits and an energetic community come together in perfect harmony. It’s time to rally your passion. Plan your meeting in Syracuse and DO YOUR THING.

Located in the heart of New York, Syracuse is one of state's most sought after destinations for meetings and events. Our SMG run Oncenter Convention Complex offers over 200,000 sq ft of space with over 600 sleeping rooms within a 5 minute drive, including a 2,100 committable room block within a ten minute drive. Additional facilities including the NYS Fairgrounds, Lakeview Amphitheater, and SRC Arena offer options for you to create the perfect event. From the revitalized downtown urban experience, to relaxing in the picturesque Finger Lakes, to Destiny USA, the sixth largest shopping, dining and entertainment venue in the country, Syracuse offers unique experiences for all of your attendees.

Syracuse Fast Facts

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115 W.Fayette St., Syracuse, NY 13202-3320

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Type of Destination Experience:
Beach, College Town, Historic, Urban

GSF Exhibit Space (Oncenter Complex): 92,351

Meeting Space, Square Feet (War Memorial Arena at Oncenter): 102,000

Largest Ballroom, Square Feet (Oncenter Complex): 14,880

Sleeping Rooms in largest hotel (Crowne Plaza): 279

Hotel adjacent to convention facility: No

Hotel rooms within one mile of convention center: 750

Hancock International Airport

Miles to downtown 7

Cities with non-stop flights16

International cities with direct flights1

Geographic Areas Served:

Syracuse and Onondaga County

Why Meet in Syracuse

Location, Location, Location-- Syracuse is a reasonable drive from every major metropolitan area in the Northeast! Plus, discount and traditional airlines are continually adding flights to Syracuse Hancock International Airport. Or you can travel by train or bus to our Regional Transportation Center, adjacent to Downtown Syracuse and Destiny USA.

We Make it easy-- The Oncenter is an award-winning convention center composed of three buildings run by one dedicated management team, which means fewer headaches for you. The Empire Expo Center is another superb location, whose 300,000 square feet of meeting space, and 23,000 parking spaces, can fulfill nearly any need. Beyond fantastic facilities, value and variety, Team Syracuse, is committed to the customer experience and provides 24 hour service guarantee. Think of us as your community concierge.

Break out of the breakout rooms-- Your attendees will find it easy to rally their passions and to do their thing. Whether it’s hitting the links at scenic Green Lakes State Park, cheering on their favorite team at the iconic Carrier dome, or sampling dishes that they’ve seen on T.V, visitors will be able to be able to experience a mix of business and pleasure, making your meeting one to remember. Go to for more information.

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