The Traveler 1st Quarter 2017
We are having a great start to 2017 here at Destiny USA, and have lots of exciting news to share with you!
Embassy Suites by Hilton at Destiny USA Hotel: Coming Fall 2017
“Excitement builds” as construction continues on Destiny USA’s first on-site hotel, Embassy Suites by Hilton at Destiny USA. Work on the hotel, which will have 209 all-suite rooms upon completion, is nine weeks ahead of schedule and is progressing at a rapid pace. Embassy Suites by Hilton at Destiny USA is expected to open its doors in early fall of 2017. Amenities will include complimentary breakfast plus their signature afternoon reception. The hotel will also feature an indoor swimming pool and meeting and banquet space. And, best of all, Destiny USA’s 260 stores and outlets, 45 food options and 17 entertainment venues are right there for your clients to enjoy!
2017 Promotional Schedule for Destiny USA:
Many of you ask when the best time is to come to Destiny USA to get the best shopping deals…our stores, especially the outlets, have good values all of the time, but we do schedule property-wide promotional periods where all of our stores have special promotions going on. This year’s promo dates are:
4/14 – 23, 2017: Easter/Spring Break Recess Sales (stores closed on 4/16 – Easter Sunday, but many restaurants and entertainment venues will be open)
5/18 – 22, 2017: Canadian Victoria Day Weekend Promotions
5/25 – 29, 2017: Memorial weekend Center-wide Sales
6/30 – 7/4, 2017: Center-wide Summer Clearance Sales
8/31 – 9/4, 2017: Back-to-School Center-wide Sales
10/5 – 9, 2017: Columbus Weekend/Canadian Thanksgiving Center-wide Sales
11/9 – 12, 2017: Veterans’ Weekend Center-wide Sales
11/23 – 26, 2017: Thanksgiving Weekend/Black Friday Center-wide Sales
12/26 – 1/1, 2018: After Holiday Center-wide Sales
New Experiences for your Clients at Destiny USA:
Think Geek, Cowboys Saloon, EbLens, Kraze Burgers, Escape the Mystery Room, At Home, Kung Fu Tea, Lush, Torrid, Vans and Cinnabon are now open!
New Experiences to Enhance your Itineraries near Destiny USA:
Coming to Syracuse – The New York State Chinese Lantern Festival
Located less than five miles from Destiny USA, this one of a kind experience is the perfect add-on to a visit to Destiny USA:
The New York State Fairgrounds will be transformed into a magnificent setting when the New York State Chinese Lantern Festival comes to Syracuse April 14 – June 24, 2017 for the first time in this area. This year’s festival will include more than twenty all new displays including hundreds of parts and thousands of LED lights. From a three-foot baby panda in Panda World to a three-story Chinese palace pagoda, a thousand structural components will be created an-site by more than thirty artists from China. Welded metal frames covered in fabric will emerge as flowers, peacocks, cranes, butterflies and archways.
The sculptures are LED-lit-from-within lanterns. The nearly two hundred foot-long dragon is sure to be a crowd pleaser. View the craftsmanship, cultural significance and artistic beauty of these displays. Experience beautiful cultural performances and artisan crafts. And, enjoy delicious Chinese (and New York State) food and drinks.
For additional information, hours and pricing visit http://www.lanternfestnys.com/.
New Experience for Student Groups near Destiny USA – Great Law of Peace Center: A Haudenosaunee Heritage Center
This is a great educational experience to discover before or after a fun-filled day at Destiny USA.
According to SYTA (Student Youth Travel Association) – The Voice of Student & Youth Travel Native American Destinations are thriving, especially for international student groups. Syracuse’s own Ska nonh – Great Law of Peace Center is located just three miles from Destiny USA. It is focused on telling the story of the native peoples of Central New York. The history is told through the lens of the Onondaga Nation and covers topics such as Creation, European contact, The Great Law of Peace and more. The Onondaga, or People of the Hills, are the keepers of the Central Fire and are the spiritual and political center of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy (Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga and Seneca Nations). They remain among the last sovereign indigenous people in the US, if not the world, who still govern themselves by their ancient ceremonial Longhouse practices.
For additional information, hours and pricing visit http://www.skanonhcenter.org/