Desmond Hotel and Conference Center


Thank You for Voting Us "Best Hotel" Six Years in a Row!

Welcome to the Desmond Hotel & Conference Center the Capital Region's premier upscale hotel. Unique by design and character, the interior courtyards and ambiance captivate from the moment of arrival.

Located just a mile and a half from the Albany International Airport, The Desmond offers luxurious guest room accommodations with two-level suites, rooms with balconies and four-poster beds. First-class service has always been The Desmond's trademark.

Dining has never been better or more convenient. Scrimshaw restaurant showcases fine dining at its best with prix fixe theater menus for before and after the show, fabulous entrees from Executive Chef Michael St. John and his culinary team, and an award-winning wine list. Scrimshaw is the recipient of "Achievement of Excellence" award from the American Culinary Federation in the category of Fine Dining and AAA Four Diamond Award recipient.


Simpson's is casual, light and friendly. Five chefs with a combined 83 years of experience have created menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner to tantalize even the most discriminating taste buds. Sole Francaise, Grilled Atlantic Salmon, meet New York Sirloin and Filet Mignon. Join us in the tavern for cocktails and cordials.


Our Professional staff is prepared to make your experience memorable, whether you are spending the night, dining in one of our fine restaurants, attending a wedding, conducting meetings for thousands with our advanced technologies or participating in one of our many special events.


We invite you to be our guest.

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