Desmond Hotel and Conference Center

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Walk into a room, stand on a stage, plug in your laptop, and talk to thousands.

Advanced Conference Technologies define the meetings and conference facility at the Desmond Hotel and Conference Center. Hold a meeting for 10 people in an executive board room or talk with thousands in our Town Hall meeting room with powerful capabilities to keep your message within its walls or transport your ideas across the globe. No other meeting and conference destination in the Capital District can match our technology or our commitment to providing seamless interaction between attendees.


The Desmond offers space for meetings and conferences of all sizes. We offer over 28,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space throughout the facility.  Combining state-of-the-art technology with the comforts of a first-class hotel, the conference center occupies 5,600 sq. ft. of executive meeting space located on the third floor.  The Town Hall Meeting Room is a technological wonder, complete with amphitheater-style seating, large screen projection, staged podium, laptop hook-ups and microphones for just over one-hundred attendees.


In addition to extensive meeting and conference facilities, you will enjoy the highest standards in quality and presentations within the banquet facility. Creative menus with flexible options highlight our food presentations, all delivered by a highly trained and professional banquet staff.


"I just wanted to take a moment to “THANK YOU” and the rest of the staff at the Desmond for our DHSES event this past weekend. We were extremely pleased with all aspects of our event, ranging from the meeting set-up to the food to the AV support. Everything was done professionally and I felt like the staff were checking in with me frequently to ensure that all details were taken care of."

- Meghan, July 21st, 2013

"Can't thank you enough!!! What a wonderful stay everyone had...they LOVED the Desmond...everything about it!!!!! And me...well, I was MOST proud...after all, you're a NY hotel, and being a New Yorker, I was so happy with their comments during their stay...Thank you, Heather for getting it so beautifully organized for us."

- Beth, June 28th, 2013

"I would like to thank everyone at The Desmond I came in contact with from my initial contact with Jay Cloutier to Holly Adamkoski who helped me with the Banquet Event Order to Phil who was onsite last Thursday throughout our event. The room was set up just as I had asked, Phil was available with a smile at the drop of a hat, the food was plentiful and delicious and the service was gracious. Your group made my job so much easier and they made me look awfully good. A very special thanks to them all."

- Kathy, June 6th, 2013

"Thank you for all you did in helping us with our event yesterday. I have great praise for the staff in answering our concerns about service at lunch for our large group "on-the-spot". Again, thank you for all your fine efforts. On a personal note - I have loved meals and events at the Desmond since it opened as the Americana, and yesterday was no exception. The staff yesterday was extraordinarily hospitable and are to be commended."

- Karen, May 14th, 2013

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