Hilton Hotels & Resorts Welcomes Hotel Albany

Hotel in the Heart of New York's Historic State Capital Joins Hilton Portfolio

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December 28, 2011

ALBANY, N.Y. and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Hotels & Resorts today announced the brand's return to Albany, N.Y., with the reflagging of Crowne Plaza Albany - City Center as Hotel Albany, an affiliate of Hilton. The hotel will undergo extensive renovations to the guest rooms, lobby, common areas, administrative offices and parking garage in early 2012, and upon completion will bear the new name of Hilton Albany. Hotel Albany is the first Hilton property in the Capital District region and joins The Saratoga Hilton as the second hotel in Upstate New York.

"Located in the heart of New York's historic State Capital, Hotel Albany expands our presence in New York. The hotel is a great destination for both business and leisure travelers looking for an ideal downtown location close to state government buildings and entertainment," said Dave Horton, global head, Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

The hotel features 386 guest rooms, including suites with a separate living room area and executive rooms outfitted with a spacious and well-lit work space. Guests will enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi access, an indoor pool and two dining outlets, Webster's Corner and Kelsey's Restaurant. The hotel offers complimentary shuttle service to-and-from the Albany Airport and Rensselaer Amtrak Station that provide direct access to Manhattan.

Business travelers will find 25,200 square feet of flexible meeting space, including the largest ballroom in the Capital District; 15 meeting rooms; and a modern business center. Two executive floors feature private access and a club lounge that serves breakfast, afternoon hors d' oeuvres and cocktails.

Hotel Albany offers a prime location within walking distance of the Capitol Building, Empire State Plaza and Times Union Center. Guests will enjoy the convenience of being located at the center of the downtown entertainment and dining district, blocks away from the Capital Repertory Theater, Palace Theater, New York State Museum and the Albany Institute of History & Art.

Guests at Hotel Albany are eligible to earn Hilton HHonors points and miles. Reservations can be made through Hilton Reservations Worldwide at 1-800-HILTONS or by visiting www.hilton.com.

For additional information, visit www.hiltonglobalmediacenter.com/albany.

Contact:
Jon Stultz
Hotel Albany
+1 518 427 3040
jon.stultz@hilton.com

John Forrest Ales
Hilton Hotels & Resorts
+1 703 883 5212
johnforrest.ales@hilton.com

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