indoor courtyardMeetings at The Desmond.  Celebrating Over 45 Years of Hospitality Excellence.

If you are planning a meeting or event in the Albany area, The Desmond offers 24,000 square feet of flexible space throughout our facility for groups of all sizes. Hold a meeting for 10 in one of our Executive Meeting Suites, conference with thousands in Town Hall amphitheater, or present your next business proposal in High Street Conference Center.  Our indoor courtyards are the perfect location for trade shows and exhibits, with 30′ and 36′ high ceilings and large atrium skylights in an open setting with natural light.  The Desmond combines the latest in technology with award-winning food presentations and professional banquet staff, including dedicated Banquet Managers for your event.

IHG Rewards Program

As an IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) affiliate hotel, our guests are eligible to earn and redeem points within the world’s largest hotel loyalty program – IHG Rewards.  If you are an event planner who books meetings and hotel accommodations for others, get rewarded by booking with us as a member of the IHG Business Rewards program.

Corporate Rates

Corporate rates are available for both group meetings and regular business travelers. If you are an organization who frequents the Capital District, and would like more information about special rates please contact our Director of Rooms at 800-448-3500.

Guestroom Blocks

Make arrangements for your guests with the convenience of a custom online booking link for your group, or call our Reservations department. Our staff offers guidance and assistance with your room blocks, so it’s easy for your guests to make their travel plans.

CMI Communications
The Desmond is proud to partner with CMI Communications for all of our AudioVisual services. Their knowledgeable and professional on-site staff and extensive inventory of the latest equipment, ensures that you will receive the best AudioVisual experience possible.

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