By Chai Lin Kim SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Starting of Syracuse Downtown Dining Weeks is a good news for people who love to go visit restaurants with having good deals in Syracuse area.
Syracuse resident, Bratt Liedka, loves to spend time with his family and friends with having a great deal of meal.
“I am out here because dining week is stupendous and phenomena,” said Liedka.
As the Downtown Committee of Syracuse is celebrating the 13th Annual Syracuse Downtown Dining Weeks, they added a new deal to the dining week event, called “Sleep Over” package. This offers a room at one of the four downtown hotels for a discounted rate of $185 with a $25 credit towards dinner and a free parking pass at one of the 32 restaurants participating in the dining week. Those four restaurants are Courtyard by Marriott Syracuse Downtown at Armory Square, Residence Inn Downtown Syracuse at Armory Square, Jefferson Clinton Hotel, and Marriott Syracuse Downtown. Therefore making it convenient for not only the residents of Syracuse, but also travelers and visitors to enjoy.
The Courtyard Marriott hotel has suggested the idea of collaborating hotel promotions with Downtown Dining Weeks. The General Manager of the Courtyard Marriott, Jim Wefers said that he thought it would be a great time to add a sleeping component to a dining component.
“So the people could spend night at Syracuse to experience the lodging and dining at the same time,” said Wefers.
Throughout this month, Wefers was able to see some increasing numbers of reservations.
“We have certainly see the uptaking reservations all the hotels have, and what’s exciting is the new guests,” said Wefers.
From this event, he is hoping to see people from other town to get a chance to enjoy the dining week and also experience another part of city, such as Erie Canal Museum, The Most, and many other facilities.
Not only offering the hotel promotions, but also joining four new restaurants for this year made the Downtown Dining Weeks to flourish .
It has only been a week from the starting date of the dining week, eleven water restaurant has already got 1,500 guests so far. Joseph Kalil, the Manager of Eleven Waters restaurant, thinks the Downtown Dining Weeks helps local businesses.
“Meeting a lot of groups or people coming from the area that are not familiar with Syracuse, which come out and join us for Dining is not going to just help us, it is going to help the community,” said Kalil.
Syracuse Dining week draws about 50,000 people every each and this event goes until March 1st.