02 Dec '11, 4pm

Syracuse's Hotel Skyler Becomes Third LEED-Platinum Hotel

Syracuse's Hotel Skyler Becomes Third LEED-Platinum Hotel

November 17 was a day to celebrate for Syracuse, N.Y.-based Woodbine Group . It was then that the company learned that its 58-room Hotel Skyler had earned LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED Platinum is a rare feat as only two other hotels in the United States -- the Proximity Hotel in Greensboro, N.C., and the Bardessono in Yountville, Calif. -- have earned the designation. According to Lynee Sauer, business manager for Woodbine Group, the road to LEED Platinum was more than a year and a half long; the company first registered for LEED on March 24, 2009. "It feels really good to have gone through the process," Sauer says. "We took a piece of Syracuse's history and reclaimed it," adds Tom Fernandez, director of marketing and product development for Woodbine Group. Positioned at the center of the Syracuse University campus, Golisano Childr...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/news/2011/12/02/syracuses-hotel-s...

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