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The Desmond Hotel Albany Announces New Director of Catering

Phil Genovese transfers into Director of Catering position 

ALBANY, NY: March 26, 2019 – General Manager Tyler Desmond has formally announced an exciting change within the hotel’s executive management team.

Phil Genovese, a longtime Desmond employee for the past 27 years, will be transferring into the new role of Director of Catering.  Previously Phil held various positions in banquets and sales before entering his most recent as Director of Banquets, which he has held since 2015.

As Director of Catering Phil will now be responsible for managing the catering department of Event Managers and Catering Sales Managers, and will oversee all detailing and upselling of hotel functions.  During the transition to his new position, Phil will continue to manage the banquet department and direct the set-up and service of all events.  Phil holds a BS in Hospitality Management from RIT and resides with his family in Loudonville.

When making the announcement, Tyler stated “Phil’s experience, professionalism, dedication, and work ethic has proved him to be a valuable member of The Desmond team.  We are excited to look forward at 2019 and the levels of service this new direction will produce.  Phil is a genuine asset to The Desmond, and his knowledge of this industry and our property is unparalleled.”

The Desmond Hotel Announces Affiliation with IHG (InterContinental Hotel Groups)

To Our Loyal Desmond Guests & Friends

I am happy to announce that as of January 15, 2018 The Desmond Hotel Albany is now an affiliate hotel of IHG (InterContinental Hotel Groups).

As an IHG affiliate we will continue to provide the high-quality Desmond experience that our guests have come to love for over 40 years, while now being able to offer the benefits of the IHG Rewards Club hotel loyalty program.  As IHG Rewards Club members our guests will now be able to earn and redeem points by staying at The Desmond, and also when traveling within the over 5,000 international IHG hotel locations.  IHG hotel brands include InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton, HUALUXE, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo, EVEN Hotels, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Holiday Inn Resort, Holiday Inn Club Vacations, Staybridge Suites, Candlewood Suites – and now us, The Desmond Hotel Albany.

We are excited to now be a part of an extended worldwide family as an IHG affiliate, “Waiting to welcome, inspire and reward you.”  Thank you for taking the time to read about our new partnership; on behalf of the Desmond family and staff, we all look forward to seeing you soon.

Tyler Desmond
General Manager