The big event in Syracuse today is the groundbreaking for DestinyUSA. The groundbreaking was actually for the hotel part of the project, the 47-story hotel that is supposed to be one of the anchors of the whole shebang once it's done. Planners are envisioning up to 20,000 hotel rooms for the entire Destiny project, which seems especially mind-boggling considering that the entire Syracuse hotel market currently has 6,300 rooms. I really hope that this thing draws the way they say it will.
(News story here.)