indoor courtyardMeetings Are What We Do Best.

If you are planning a meeting or event in the Albany area, Crowne Plaza Albany – The Desmond Hotel offers 24,000 square feet of newly renovated flexible space for groups of all sizes. Hold a meeting for 10 in one of our Executive Meeting Suites, conference with thousands on the Town Hall amphitheater stage, or present your next business proposal in our new High Street Boardroom.  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.  Crowne Plaza Albany – The Desmond Hotel combines the latest in technology with award-winning food presentations and professional banquet staff, including our dedicated Crowne Plaza Meetings Director for your event.

IHG Rewards Program

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.

Guest Room 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
Crowne Plaza Albany – The Desmond Hotel 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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