Our spaces are always ready for an incredible event.

Crowne Plaza® Albany – The Desmond Hotel combines a landmark venue with award-winning service and delicious menus from Executive Chef Michael St. John C.E.C. Choose from 14 flexible meeting areas across 24,000 square feet of space, including three ballrooms and two indoor courtyards perfect for exhibits and tradeshows.

Our venue is designed for maximizing productive meetings and creating beautiful social events. Hold breakout sessions in one of our Executive Meeting Suites or the dedicated High Street Boardroom, and conference in our unique Town Hall amphitheater with its dedicated stage and seamless LCD TV wall. If you are celebrating a quinceañera, engagement, hosting a fundraiser or gathering for another milestone – we will assist you in planning the event you’ve always imagined.


Whether it is a graduation, corporate meeting, holiday party or a benefit gala – we know how important these occasions are, and will work with you to produce a memorable one. Our menus have been carefully curated by our culinary staff in order to offer delicious and creative options for your next meeting or event. Choose from our traditional catering menus, or work with our event planners to design your own customized menu.


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Crowne Plaza Albany – The Desmond Hotel partners with ON SERVICES for all A/V services. Their knowledgeable and professional on-site technicians, and extensive inventory of the latest technology, ensures that you will receive the best experience.