Built in 1921 as Temple Adath Yeshrun, the building was used by its congregation for over 5 decades, then by a theater group. Purchased in 2009 by the Hotel Skylar LLC, renovation into a sustainable, green hotel commenced. During renovation over 530 tons of the nearly 700 tons of material removed from the site was recycled.
Located 2 blocks from Syracuse Univerrsity and near another college and a hosptal, the hotel site was also selected for its proximity to public transportation. Preferred parking near the door but inside the gated area has been reserved for guests driving low-emitting, high fuel efficient vehicles, such as my Prius.
The geothermal heat pump system provides heating and cooling with 16 wells drilled over 499 feet with 3 miles of piping. This system provides an over 40% energy cost saving compared to the baseline performance of the building.
Entirely non-smoking, the finishes are free of urea-formaldehyde and comply with applicable low emissions standard. In simple terms, air quality inside is very good.
601 South Crouse Avenue
Syracuse, New York