Hilton Expands Multi-Brand Footprint with New Dual-Brand Hotel at Crossgates Mall in Albany, New York
Dual Tru by Hilton and Homewood Suites by Hilton property represents significant step in the continued evolution of the Crossgates Complex through mixed-use development
ALBANY, N.Y. - Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced the opening of its newest hotel and the first of its kind in the country, the dual-branded Tru by Hilton and Homewood Suites by Hilton Albany Crossgates Mall. Located steps from Crossgates Mall, the property is a unique new addition to the Capital Region’s lodging offerings. The hotel expands Hilton’s growing footprint of multi-brand properties in the state.
“We’re delighted to open Tru by Hilton and Homewood Suites by Hilton Albany Crossgates Mall and offer business and leisure travelers visiting Albany 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 further propels our commitment to providing quality lodging options to meet a wide variety of styles, travel needs and desired price points.”
“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 J. Congel, Chief Executive Officer, Pyramid Management Group, LLC. “The addition of this dynamic hotel at Crossgates represents the next step in the continued evolution of the Crossgates Complex through mixed-use development. It furthermore 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, enhanced communal areas and amenities compared to a standard, single-brand 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 a 24-hour fitness center, an indoor pool, outdoor grills, sport courts and an airport shuttle. Additionally, the hotel offers 682 square feet of flexible meeting space.
The five-story property, developed and owned by Pyramid Management Group, who was recognized by Hilton as the 2017 New Developer of the Year, and managed by Aimbridge Hospitality, is located at 1651 Western Ave and boasts 192 rooms, with 96 Tru rooms and 96 Homewood suites. Conveniently situated in Guilderland, the hotel offers guests easy access to Crossgates Mall, NYS Capitol, Empire State Plaza, Times Union Center, and Saratoga Race Track.
Tru by Hilton properties feature the amenities and experiences that matter most to guests, including comfortable beds, smaller, more efficiently designed rooms with a mobile desk, large bathrooms with premium bath amenities, top-rate in-room entertainment, a complimentary build-your-own "Top It" breakfast bar with hot items, a 2,880-square-foot lobby with areas for guests to work, play games, eat and lounge, and a 24/7 "Eat. & Sip." market with gourmet snacks and drinks, including single-serve wine and beer. The tech-savvy hotel features mobile check-in, Digital Key, free Wi-Fi, remote printing, a social media wall, lobby tablets and accessibility to outlets everywhere. Additionally, Tru by Hilton properties offer fitness centers that leverage the latest fitness trends including barre, TRX bands, free weights, cardio and flexibility gear.
Homewood Suites by Hilton Albany Crossgates Mall offers a combination of studio and one-bedroom accommodations, featuring fully-equipped kitchens and separate living and sleeping areas. Guests are also provided all the essentials needed for a smart, reliable and convenient stay including complimentary daily full hot breakfast, evening social Monday-Thursday, Wi-Fi and a grocery shopping service*.
Tru by Hilton and Homewood Suites by Hilton Albany Crossgates Mall is part of Hilton Honors®, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s 14 distinct hotel brands. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else and free standard Wi-Fi. Members also enjoy popular digital tools available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors mobile app, where Hilton Honors members can check-in, choose their room and access their room using a Digital Key.
*Guest pays for groceries. Other restrictions apply.
About Pyramid Management Group, LLC
Pyramid Management Group, owner of Crossgates Mall, is one of the largest, most innovative, privately-held shopping center developers in the northeast. Headquartered in Syracuse, New York, Pyramid's portfolio of retail-based, tourist and entertainment destinations dominate the region with 18 properties located throughout New York, Massachusetts and Virginia. Pyramid is an industry leader in combining the best elements of traditional and outlet retail with world-class dining and entertainment, all under one roof. For more information, visit www.pyramidmg.com.
About Homewood Suites by Hilton
Homewood Suites by Hilton, Hilton’s upscale, all-suite, extended-stay hotel brand with more than 480 locations in the United States, Mexico, and Canada, is an award-winning leader. The first choice for guests seeking comfortable accommodations when traveling for an extended or quick overnight stay, Homewood Suites offers inviting, generous suites featuring separate living and sleeping areas, and fully-equipped kitchens with full-size refrigerators. Additional value-driven essentials include complimentary internet, a daily full hot breakfast, and complimentary evening socials every Monday - Thursday. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, free standard WiFi, and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key (select locations), available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors mobile app. Homewood Suites is focused on guest satisfaction and stands behind each stay with its 100% Suite Assurance® guarantee. For more information on the extended-stay advantage, visit www.homewoodsuites.com or newsroom.hilton.com/homewoodsuites, and connect with Homewood Suites on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.
About Tru by Hilton
Tru by Hilton is a game-changing hotel brand with more than 50 open locations across North America where guests don’t have to compromise between a consistent, fun and affordable hotel stay. Spirited, simplified, and grounded in value, Tru by Hilton is designed for cross-generational appeal, with a large, reimagined public space where guests can work, play, lounge, and eat, and efficiently designed modern guestrooms that feature a rolling desk, oversized windows for natural light, and bright, spacious bathrooms. Guests can enjoy complimentary amenities including a free build-your-own ‘Top It’ hot breakfast, with both healthy and indulgent items and more than 35 toppings; a multifunctional fitness center; and fast WiFi. Premium snacks, light meal options and single-serve wine and beer are available for purchase at the 24/7 Eat. & Sip. market. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Learn more at www.trubyhilton.com or newsroom.hilton.com/trubyhilton, and connect with Tru by Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and Instagram.Download Article Photos