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Best Western Soverign Hotel

Best Western Sovereign Hotel

1228 Grill and Bar
1228 Grill & Bar

Crossgates Mall

Stuyvesant Plaza
Stuyvesant Plaza

Albany Mummies
GE Presents: The Mystery of the Albany Mummies

Brookview Station Winery
Brookview Station Winery

New York State Grange

141st Annual SessionNYS Grange
October 18-22, 2013
Best Western Sovereign Hotel
Albany, NY                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

On behalf of the Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau, we are delighted to welcome the New York State Grange 141st Annual Session to New York State's historical Capital City.

We are certain your experience will be productive and personally rewarding, but will also provide you with an opportunity to discover all that Albany has to offer. From shopping to dining, to arts and entertainment opportunities, and countless cultural cuisine venues, Albany has it all for you to take in!

The Best Western Sovereign Hotel is conveniently located.  Aside from their on-site restaurant, the 1228 Grill, they are within walking distance of several restaurants and less than two miles away from Crossgates Mall and only one mile down the road from Stuyvesant Plaza.

Approximately 15 minutes from the Best Western is the contemporary design of the Empire State Plaza, completed as a vision of Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller in 1978. The Plaza was built not only to serve as government offices, but as a center of arts, culture and community activity. The New York State Museum (the largest State Museum in the country), the Empire State Art Collection and the Empire State Performing Arts Center (known as The Egg for its unusual and distinctive design) are all contained at the Plaza. In addition, you will be able to visit the NYS Capitol as well as the Albany Institute of History & Art.

In September of 2013 The Albany Institute will open an exciting new exhibition: GE Presents: The Mystery of the Albany Mummies. Two 21st Dynasty (1085-945 BCE) mummies and coffins have been on view at the Albany Institute since they were purchased in 1909 from the Cairo Museum. The elaborately decorated coffin was made for Ankhefenmut, a priest in the temple of Mut three thousand years ago. New research has revealed that his mummy cover and the coffin lid are in the collections of Londonâ€TMs British Museum and Viennaâ€TMs Kunsthistorisches Museum. This exhibition will reunite the coffin pieces and bring Ancient Egyptian objects to Albany from collections around the world. It will also highlight how Ancient Egyptian artwork and design inspired artists and architects in the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. The Mystery of the Albany Mummies has been funded by GE and IMLS, a federal agency.

In addition, tucked away on a quiet street in Castleton, New York (20 minutes from the Best Western) is the beautiful Goold Orchards and Brookview Station Winery. This 100 year old family owned and operated business is one of our region's outstanding gems. The quaint country farm store carries absolutely everything and those one of a kind items. Their delicious baked goods are made daily on premises along with homemade cider and award winning wines. There is something here for everyone in your family!

Listed below are several useful links that will provide you with additional information regarding services, shopping and dining in the Capital District. If there is anything we can do prior to your visit or while you are here, please contact Debby Goedeke, Convention Services Manager at 1-800-258-3582 x 100. Please enjoy your stay and come back soon.

Western Avenue dining options
Wolf Road dining options

Wolf Road map
Downtown Albany map
Downtown Albany dining options
Albany Attractions

Transportation Information

Albany International Airport
Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station
Driving Directions
Megabus (departs from and arrives at the Albany Amtrak Station)

Shopping Information

Colonie Center Mall
Crossgates Mall
Stuyvesant Plaza



Bank of America

1450 Western Avenue

(800) 432-1000

Key Bank

1196 Western Avenue

(518) 292-4416

Trustco Bank

1475 Western Avenue

(518) 489-2616

Medical Care Facilities


Albany Medical Center

43 New Scotland Avenue

(518) 262-3125

Albany Memorial Hospital

600 Northern Boulevard

(518) 471-3221

St. Peter's Hospital

315 South Manning Boulevard

(518) 525-1550




1170 Western Avenue

(518) 459-0795

Price Chopper Pharmacy

1706 Western Avenue

(518) 456-0742 

Rite Aid

1125 Western Avenue

(518) 458-8691


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