Patti Deil joins Marriott Syracuse Downtown as director of catering

The Marriott Syracuse Downtown. Photo credit: Marriott International (Most recently, Deil served as director of catering for the Buffalo Niagara Marriott in Amherst, N.Y.)

Patti Deil, a professional with more than 30 years of experience in the hotel catering industry, has been tapped to serve as the new director of catering at Marriott Syracuse Downtown.

Patti Deil. Photo credit: Marriott

“Patti’s proven track record in the hospitality industry will make her a strong asset to our team,” Todd Plouffe, GM of the Marriott Syracuse Downtown, said in a statement. “We’re excited to work with Patti, and we look forward to seeing how her impressive skill set will enhance the guest experience at Marriott Syracuse Downtown.”

Most recently, Deil served as director of catering for the Buffalo Niagara Marriott in Amherst, N.Y., where she successfully facilitated the preparation and analysis of catering sales totaling $2.5 million. Before her work in Amherst, she held the position of director of catering and convention services at the Hyatt Regency in Buffalo, N.Y. In that role, she was an active member of the executive committee tasked with making business decisions for the hotel.

Before moving into more senior level roles, Deil honed her abilities in sales and operations at properties such as Scottsdale (Ariz.) Marriott Suites, Marriott’s Camelback Resort in Scottsdale and Marriott’s Mountain Shadows Resort in Scottsdale. For four years she worked as a catering sales manager for Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley, successfully executing hundreds of major meetings and events.

Deil earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration from the State University of Buffalo in Buffalo, N.Y.

The 261-room Marriott Syracuse Downtown opened in fall 2016 after a major renovation. Situated minutes from all that downtown Syracuse has to offer, including many businesses, entertainment venues and cultural sites, the hotel is designed for business and leisure travelers alike. The hotel’s interiors include original features dating back to 1924, and new furnishings designed by local Stickley furniture. In addition to the hotel’s restaurant, Eleven Waters, Shaughnessy’s Irish pub and the Cavalier Room lobby lounge, Marriott Syracuse Downtown offers a choice of 23 event rooms that include meeting venues and facilities for up to 1,330 guests.