The Desmond Hotel Albany

The Desmond Hotel Albany The Desmond is a family-owned and operated IHG affiliate hotel, and celebrated it's 45th Anniversary in 2019. We are consistently voted "Best Local Hotel" in the Albany/Capital Region area.
The Desmond Hotel, Albany has been a family owned and operated property since 1974 and is currently managed by the third generation of the Desmond family, General Manager Tyler Desmond. We are the only continuously open property in the Capital District with this longevity, and we are proud to be celebrating our 45th Anniversary in 2019.

The Desmond Hotel, Albany is conveniently located at the entrance of the Albany International Airport (ALB), adjacent to shopping on Wolf Rd and minutes from downtown Albany via I-87 and I-90. The hotel features 323 guest rooms and suite options including king size four-poster beds, double queens, executive suites, junior suites and spiral staircase duplexes. Exceptional dining is available on-site in Simpson’s and The Tavern, an English pub.

We are excited to share that we have collaborated with CDPHP Cycle and CDTA to bring rental bikes to guests of The Desmo...
08/13/2020

We are excited to share that we have collaborated with CDPHP Cycle and CDTA to bring rental bikes to guests of The Desmond!

Guests can now rent a bike and hop on the adjacent bike trail heading towards the airport, or ride down Albany Shaker to The Crossings Park. Stop at our front desk for more information.

Planning one last summer road trip or staycation in Albany this month?  Check out Discover Albany's Things To Do list, c...
08/11/2020
Things to Do in Albany, NY

Planning one last summer road trip or staycation in Albany this month? Check out Discover Albany's Things To Do list, complete with outdoor adventures, day tours and premade itineraries - all with The Desmond conveniently located as your central hub to stay at!

Looking for things to do in Albany, NY? Albany is full of must-see places to visit, tours, events and festivals. See a show at the Palace Theater, take a tour of the USS Slater, shop at Crossgates Mall, catch a concert at the Times Union Center, or hike the trails at Thacher Park.

STAY. EARN. GET REWARDED.Road trip? Staycation? Book now through September 30 and save even more at select IHG hotels.
08/07/2020
Stay Longer and Save

STAY. EARN. GET REWARDED.

Road trip? Staycation? Book now through September 30 and save even more at select IHG hotels.

Explore a destination within reach for less when you stay 3 or more nights at select IHG® hotels and resorts.

Have you joined us yet for dinner?  The Tavern is open Tuesday through Saturday beginning at 5PM serving in our Fort Ora...
08/05/2020

Have you joined us yet for dinner? The Tavern is open Tuesday through Saturday beginning at 5PM serving in our Fort Orange courtyard while renovations continue. We would love to see you!

The Tavern is reopening next week!

Beginning June 24 we will offer indoor dining Tuesday through Saturday from 4PM - 9:30PM for dinner and cocktails. Due to the ongoing renovations in The Tavern and Simpson's areas, we will be serving in our beautiful indoor Fort Orange courtyard.

Reservations are preferred and can be made by calling our front desk at 518-869-8100. We hope to see you soon!

08/04/2020

It’s landscaping day at The Desmond! Hundreds of new plants and trees have arrived for our indoor courtyards.

Thank you to the Albany Business Review for covering our continued renovations, and sharing the struggle the entire hosp...
07/27/2020
The Desmond hotel in Colonie continues $12 million upgrade as hotels struggle with fewer guests, canceled events - Albany Business Review

Thank you to the Albany Business Review for covering our continued renovations, and sharing the struggle the entire hospitality business faces during the COVID crisis.

*Edit for article: We do not officially transition to a Crowne Plaza name until our renovation projects are complete; also the hotel independently owns our IHG franchise, we are not a corporate owned property.

https://www.bizjournals.com/albany/news/2020/07/27/the-desmond-hotel-renovations.amp.html

Tyler Desmond on the uncertainty of the pandemic and the prospect of more business closures if there's another wave in New York: "It makes it extremely difficult to plan or predict anything."

07/23/2020

We’ve put together another short FAQ based on the emails and phone calls we are receiving. Hopefully this is helpful, if you have a question not on this list please ask in the comments below.

1️⃣ Yes we are open! Our renovation project is still ongoing, and we have beautiful new guest rooms to share with you!

2️⃣ Yes we can host an event for you! Per NYS regulations, we are safely hosting small events and groups of up to 50 guests. Please call our sales team at 518-640-6171 for more information.

3️⃣ Yes we are open for indoor dining Tuesday through Saturday in our indoor courtyard from 4-9:30PM. Follow The Tavern for more information and menus. Reservations are recommended by calling 800-448-3500.

4️⃣ No, our pool and fitness center are not open. Both areas are closed until further notice for renovations.

5️⃣ Yes, we have special rates available for healthcare workers via our IHG HEROES RATE. Please call 800-448-3500 for more information.

Masks are already a requirement at The Desmond per NYS regulations, but starting Monday they will now be required at all...
07/22/2020
IHG Hotels & Resorts

Masks are already a requirement at The Desmond per NYS regulations, but starting Monday they will now be required at all IHG properties in the country. #WeAreIHG

We all play a part in supporting safe travel and want our guests to be able to Stay With Confidence. That’s why, effective Monday, July 27, face coverings will be required in all public spaces at our hotels in the Americas. This is in line with The American Hotel & Lodging Association’s ‘Stay Safe Guest Checklist’ and our broader cleaning enhancements to ensure a clean and healthy hotel stay. Learn more about the latest industry-wide standards and our IHG Way of Clean below.

07/20/2020

As we continue on our renovation journey, here is a sneak peek of our pool and fitness center area. Once complete, the new fitness center will be 4 times larger than the original!

If you think you know The Desmond, it’s time for another look... #WeAreIHG

As we continue to safely host small events and meetings for up to 50 guests per NYS regulations, don't forget about IHG'...
07/14/2020

As we continue to safely host small events and meetings for up to 50 guests per NYS regulations, don't forget about IHG's "Meet with Confidence" promotion if you are booking at least 10 guestrooms with your event. Book by August 31 and meet or stay by December 31 to receive extra benefits.

Learn more at https://www.ihg.com/meetwithconfidence

A few weeks ago we shared a video of our newly renovated king rooms...here is a peek at our beautiful new guest bathroom...
07/06/2020

A few weeks ago we shared a video of our newly renovated king rooms...here is a peek at our beautiful new guest bathrooms!

Each bath includes the following new amenities:
➡️ lighted magnifying makeup mirrors
➡️ curved shower rods
➡️ adjustable spa style showerheads
➡️ toiletries by Beekman 1802

Stay tuned for more progress photos, including some jaw dropping before and afters. 😱 If you think you know The Desmond, it's time for another look!

Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday weekend! 💥🇺🇸💥
07/04/2020

Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday weekend! 💥🇺🇸💥

GOOD NEWS! Phase 4 of reopening in NYS now includes groups of up to 50 for small events and meetings.Contact our sales t...
07/01/2020
Albany Meetings - Conferences - Boardrooms - The Desmond Hotel

GOOD NEWS! Phase 4 of reopening in NYS now includes groups of up to 50 for small events and meetings.

Contact our sales team at 518-640-6171 to schedule a tour of our renovated spaces and book your event.

The Desmond is the premier Albany location for meetings and your next event. Whether it is for a group of 10 or 500, we have the award-winning meetings space you want.

We continue to support our essential medical and front line workers by offering the IHG Heroes Rate through September 30...
06/29/2020
Book Flexibly with IHG Heroes Rate | IHG Hotels & Resorts

We continue to support our essential medical and front line workers by offering the IHG Heroes Rate through September 30. Book via the link below or call us at 800-448-3500.

Specific discounted rates are also available for relief and military groups such as the American Red Cross, FEMA, CDC, National Guard, Army Reserves and more. Please call for more information.

#WeAreIHG #FirstRespondersFirst

We’re extending our gratitude by offering discounted, flexible rate options that allow you to plan your next stay on your terms. Book with confidence when you stay at IHG® Hotels & Resorts.

🖤🤎❤️🧡💛💚💙💜 Today is Global Pride Day, and we join IHG in showcasing the LGBTQ+ and Black communities bringing their color...
06/27/2020

🖤🤎❤️🧡💛💚💙💜 Today is Global Pride Day, and we join IHG in showcasing the LGBTQ+ and Black communities bringing their colors together in the IHG PRIDE logo to stand against inequality and prejudice. #IHGpride #GlobalPrideDay

When you’re ready to travel again, we will be here. Learn about IHG Clean Promise and our new global cleaning protocols ...
06/26/2020
IHG Clean Promise

When you’re ready to travel again, we will be here.

Learn about IHG Clean Promise and our new global cleaning protocols in partnership with Cleveland Clinic, Ecolab and Diversey.

As the world adjusts to new travel norms and expectations, we’re enhancing the experience for you by redefining cleanliness and supporting wellbeing throughout your stay.

Happy Father's Day to all the wonderful dads and father figures in our lives - we hope you have an extra special day thi...
06/21/2020

Happy Father's Day to all the wonderful dads and father figures in our lives - we hope you have an extra special day this year! ❤️

Phase 3 of reopening began in the Capital Region today, which means we are excited to now welcome back groups of 25 for ...
06/17/2020
Meet with Confidence | IHG® Hotels & Resorts

Phase 3 of reopening began in the Capital Region today, which means we are excited to now welcome back groups of 25 for meetings and events! Contact our sales team at 518-640-6171 to reserve your space.

And don't forget about IHG's "Book Now, Meet Later" promotion if you are booking 10 to 50 guestrooms for your event. Book by August 31 and meet or stay by December 31 to receive extra benefits. Promotion details below.

Reserve your future group meeting space with easy cancellation and flexibility with IHG® Meet with Confidence rate.

The Tavern is reopening next week!Beginning June 24 we will offer indoor dining Tuesday through Saturday from 4PM - 9:30...
06/16/2020

The Tavern is reopening next week!

Beginning June 24 we will offer indoor dining Tuesday through Saturday from 4PM - 9:30PM for dinner and cocktails. Due to the ongoing renovations in The Tavern and Simpson's areas, we will be serving in our beautiful indoor Fort Orange courtyard.

Reservations are preferred and can be made by calling our front desk at 518-869-8100. We hope to see you soon!

06/15/2020

We are excited to announce that The Tavern will be reopening for indoor dining next Wednesday June 24. Since our restaurants are still undergoing renovations there will be a few changes, so stay tuned for more information.

We can't wait to welcome you back!

Road trip? Staycation? When you’re ready to travel this summer, IHG Rewards Club members can earn 4X the bonus points AN...
06/12/2020

Road trip? Staycation? When you’re ready to travel this summer, IHG Rewards Club members can earn 4X the bonus points AND save at least 15%* when you stay 3 or more nights at select IHG hotels.

STAY. EARN. GET REWARDED. #WeAreIHG

06/11/2020
Newly renovated King guest room

If you think you know The Desmond, it’s time for another look!

Over the last few months we have remained open as an essential business, and our renovation project has continued to progress as restrictions allowed. Here is a quick view of one of our new standard king rooms, we will be sharing more progress videos and photos soon and we can’t wait to see everyone again!

#WeAreIHG #experiencetheDesmond

06/08/2020

We have been receiving many inquiries regarding our New Year’s Eve event, which we normally announce Memorial Day weekend.
At this time, public events are still banned in New York. Once the Governor lifts this ban and/or announces new regulations for events, we will be able to determine if the party can still be held. Hopefully we will have an update soon!

06/01/2020
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New items added for pickup this week including manicotti and our thick cut sugar rub bacon. Order online below and pickup Tuesday through Friday at our front desk.

05/28/2020
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Our new Pickup Ordering is now available for household supplies, fresh meats and seafood, and various food items. Using our long time relationships with vendors and suppliers, we are happy offer you these items in a safe, convenient pickup process from our front desk.

Order online below, or at https://www.desmondhotelsalbany.com Pickup is available Tuesday through Friday, from noon to 5pm.

Happy Memorial Day from the Desmond family and staff.  🇺🇸 We wish you all a safe and happy holiday, we can't wait to see...
05/25/2020

Happy Memorial Day from the Desmond family and staff. 🇺🇸 We wish you all a safe and happy holiday, we can't wait to see everyone again soon!

Don't forget to place your order by noon tomorrow for our BBQ picnic packs.  Order online at https://desmondhotelsalbany...
05/21/2020

Don't forget to place your order by noon tomorrow for our BBQ picnic packs.

Order online at https://desmondhotelsalbany.wufoo.com/forms/x1x5hjcq0c6znvg/

We are offering takeout BBQ Picnic Packs to celebrate the Memorial Day weekend. 😋 Each picnic pack includes prepared salads, desserts and all the fixings with fresh meats so that you can grill up when it is convenient for you.

Base packs serve 4, additional items can be added on. Order online at https://www.desmondhotelsalbany.com by noon on Friday 5/22 for pickup Saturday 5/23.

We are offering takeout BBQ Picnic Packs to celebrate the Memorial Day weekend. 😋 Each picnic pack includes prepared sal...
05/19/2020

We are offering takeout BBQ Picnic Packs to celebrate the Memorial Day weekend. 😋 Each picnic pack includes prepared salads, desserts and all the fixings with fresh meats so that you can grill up when it is convenient for you.

Base packs serve 4, additional items can be added on. Order online at https://www.desmondhotelsalbany.com by noon on Friday 5/22 for pickup Saturday 5/23.

05/19/2020
IHG Hotels & Resorts

#WeAreIHG

We’re enhancing our global cleaning protocols in partnership with Cleveland Clinic Ecolab Diversey. It’s all backed by our new IHG Clean Promise to give you the confidence you need. When you’re ready to travel again, we’ll be ready to welcome you. #IHG #TrueHospitality http://ihg.co/6188GBBOn

We are honored to have been chosen again as the Best Place to Stay in the annual Capital Region's Best awards.  🏆  Thank...
05/18/2020
2020 Capital Region's Best Winners

We are honored to have been chosen again as the Best Place to Stay in the annual Capital Region's Best awards. 🏆 Thank you to everyone who cast a vote for us, we are ready and waiting to welcome all of our guests back!

See all of this year's winners by category below.

See who was voted the Capital Region's Best for 2020 in a variety of categories.

Wishing a Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers in our lives...you all deserve an extra special day this year! 💐
05/10/2020

Wishing a Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers in our lives...you all deserve an extra special day this year! 💐

IHG's new Book Now, Meet Later provides flexibility for those booking future meetings when the time is right.  View deta...
05/07/2020
Meet with Confidence | IHG® Hotels & Resorts

IHG's new Book Now, Meet Later provides flexibility for those booking future meetings when the time is right. View details below or contact our sales team at 518-640-6171 for more information.

We look forward to seeing everyone again soon!

Reserve your future group meeting space with easy cancellation and flexibility with IHG® Meet with Confidence rate.

To stay updated on booking/cancellation policies, information for IHG Rewards Club members, and to learn how IHG is supp...
05/04/2020
Travel Advisory | IHG

To stay updated on booking/cancellation policies, information for IHG Rewards Club members, and to learn how IHG is supporting our communities during this crisis, please bookmark the page https://www.ihg.com/content/gb/en/customer-care/travel-advisory

We look forward to welcoming you all back soon!

#WeAreIHG #IHGhotel

View our cancellation policy for existing and new bookings, how we’re prioritising your health at our hotels, and other pertinent information for your travels.

04/20/2020

We’ve been getting a lot of email and phone questions lately, so we’ve put together a short FAQ for you.

1️⃣ Yes we are open! Hotels are considered essential businesses by NYS.

2️⃣ No, our restaurants are not operating but we do have a limited menu available at our front desk for guests staying with us.

3️⃣ No, our pool is not open. Both the pool and our fitness center are closed until further notice.

4️⃣ Yes, we have special rates available for healthcare workers and other essential workers on the front lines. Please call 800-448-3500 for more information.

🌈We can’t wait to see everyone again soon!

Proud to be an IHG affiliate hotel. #WeAreIHG
04/17/2020
IHG Hotels & Resorts

Proud to be an IHG affiliate hotel. #WeAreIHG

In support of our frontline first responders, we’re proud to team up with First Responders First to provide accommodation at IHG hotels across the US. Our donation of 50 million IHG Rewards Club points means that first responders will be able to rest and recharge in clean, comfortable surroundings – just one way we’re proud to be able to care for those who are taking care of the rest of us.

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660 Albany Shaker Rd
Albany, NY
12211

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Renovations are underway!

The Desmond Hotel Albany has been a family owned and operated property since 1974 and is currently managed by the third generation of the Desmond family, General Manager Tyler Desmond. We are the only continuously open property in the Capital District with this longevity, and we are excited to be undergoing renovations to the hotel as part of our affiliation with IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group).

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