Syracuse, N.Y. - The Genesee Grande has a new owner and that may mean a slightly different look.
The Scholar Hotel Group, of Pennsylvania, bought the 157-room hotel on East Genesee Street for $16.6 million. Though nothing final has been said there's speculation that some renovations will take place to make the hotel a little more in tune with the University area, so likely you'll see some more blue and orange in the decor.
The inclusion of a Starbucks has also been mentioned.
In addition the Mayflower building next door may be turned into student housing.
So far the name will stay but most likely that too will change in the future.