Crowne Plaza Albany – The Desmond Hotel is now open following a full renovation. They just revealed pictures a week ago – looks great!
You must remember the famous look of our local Desmond. It was based on Colonial Williamsburg, filled with the outside facades of buildings and homes. Now, The Desmond has gone under a complete transformation to make it look a bit more modern.
According to the press release, they’ll be offering “323 guest room and suite options, including spiral staircase duplexes, suites with private entrances and patios, and ADA accessible rooms, long-time fans of The Desmond can expect the same exceptional service and friendly staff they have always been greeted with – all backed by a guarantee of quality, consistency and safety as part of IHG Hotels & Resorts.”
Some more noticeable changes include “The two iconic indoor courtyards have been fully renovated, featuring 30′ and 36′ high ceilings with large atrium skylights, koi pond with fountains, and guest room balconies that overlook year-round, park-like landscaping. The hotel’s indoor heated pool has been modernized, and the 24-hour fitness center was completely redesigned and expanded to triple its previous size.”
“This is a highly anticipated moment for The Desmond and for the region,” said Tyler Desmond, general manager, Crowne Plaza Albany – The Desmond Hotel. “It goes without saying that we have never been more excited to welcome guests back to our hotel – and given the current climate, that feeling is only amplified. Fans of our property will be positively overwhelmed by the updates and I’m sure first-time guests will be equally as impressed by their experience with us.”
“The award-winning restaurant, Mr. D’s Restaurant & Lounge, will feature a new menu including property staples such as the Pancetta Wrapped Shrimp and their famous off-menu, cult favorite Desmond Bread Pudding. New dish standouts include The Drunken Clams with garlic ale house butter and the Grilled Grouper with tequila lime butter and parmesan cheddar polenta.” Can’t wait to check it out for myself!