ALBANY – A new dual-branded hotel featuring Homewood Suites and Tru by Hilton opened this month at Crossgates Mall in Albany. The hotel was built by Pyramid Management Group, owner of Crossgates and 17 other malls in the Northeast.
The 192-room property is the first dual-branded Homewood Suites and Tru by Hilton in the country and features two separate areas designed for each brand, unique public spaces designed to promote social connectivity, a swimming pool, fitness center and an outdoor sport court.
“We are incredibly excited to partner with Hilton on the opening of the very first dual-branded Tru and Homewood Suites property in the country, our second Hilton hotel across our portfolio of shopping, dining, and entertainment complexes throughout the northeast,” said Stephen Congel, Chief Executive Officer, Pyramid Management Group, LLC. “The addition of this dynamic hotel at Crossgates further solidifies its reputation as a premier shopping, dining and entertainment destination and gives guests another reason to extend their stay in Guilderland and Albany County.”
The multi-brand concept provides larger and enhanced communal areas and amenities than what would be standard at a standalone property, benefiting both business and leisure travelers. The hotel has a mix of unique offerings – each catering to the needs of their respective guests – including designated lobby and dining areas. The property also has a variety of shared amenities including 24-hour fitness center, indoor pool, outdoor grills, sport courts and airport shuttle. The hotel offers a meeting room, and in partnership with Crossgates, additional meeting space can be found at several venues within the center.
Developed and owned by Pyramid Management Group, who was recognized by Hilton as the 2017 Developer of the Year, this property will allow guests extra perks at Crossgates, included added savings and conveniences. This includes a Crossgates “Stay & Save” savings pass received at check-in, full of extra savings at various shops, restaurants and entertainment destinations within Crossgates. A “Shop & Drop” delivery service, bringing shopping bags right from the guests hands over to the hotel so that visitors can continue on with ease, will make their trip that much simpler.
“We’re delighted to open Homewood Suites by Hilton and Tru by Hilton Albany Crossgates and offer business and leisure travelers visiting Albany with an innovative and value-driven lodging experience,” said Adam Gollub, General Manager, Aimbridge Hospitality. “Blending these two category-leading brands and their signature, yet unique, identities under one roof furthers propels our commitment to providing quality lodging options to meet a wide variety of styles, travel needs and desired price points.”
The hotel is located at 1651 Western Avenue in Albany.