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Tour Albany

Download the Tour Albany app on your smartphone for another great way to Discover Albany...

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Capital Center

The Albany Capital Center: BRAND NEW meeting facility right here in Downtown Albany!...


Hilton Albany

Largest full-service hotel in downtown Albany with 385 oversized guest rooms, free Wi-Fi...

Renaissance Albany

Renaissance Albany

A mix of history and modern at the historic DeWitt Clinton Hotel in the heart of Albany...

Empire State Plaza

Empire State Plaza

Located right in the heart of downtown Albany, the Empire State Plaza is sure to amaze....

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Albany Gifts

Visit the Fort Orange General Store at 412 Broadway for a beautiful selection of gifts...

Albany Institute

Mummies, Art & More!

The Albany Institute of History & Art is home to a variety of amazing exhibits!...

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NY State Museum

Since 1836, it is the oldest and largest state museum in the country. A must see!...

New York State Capitol

NY State Capitol

Tour the Capitol Building and you will be stunned by its history and majestic beauty. ...

Times Union Center

Times Union Center

Home to concerts, sporting tournaments, trade shows, family events and more....


The Palace Theatre

Come see popular musical acts, cultural events and Classic Movies at the Palace!...


The Egg

See a ballet, concert, or other performance at the Egg, known for its distinctive shape....

Washington Park Lakehouse

Washington Park

Visit our 81-acre park with 10 tennis courts, basketball courts and a playground....

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Angelo's 677 Prime

Angelo's 677 Prime is an upscale steakhouse and fine dining right in downtown Albany......

Cider Belly

Cider Belly

Who said you can only eat Cider Donuts during the Fall...

City Beer Hall

City Beer Hall

16 craft beers on tap and free pizza during happy hour...


Jack's Oyster House

For over a century, Jack's has been recognized as an integral part of Albany's landscape...

Steuben St. Market

Steuben St. Market

Brand new to downtown Albany, stop by for fresh produce, soups, sandwiches and more.....

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Colonie Center

Shop 'til you drop! Located on Wolf Road, Colonie Center is home to over 100 stores....


Crossgates Mall

Crossgates is home to premier shopping, dining and entertainment options in Albany...

Stuyvesant Plaza

Stuyvesant Plaza

Stroll down these sidewalks for 60 sensational spots to shop, dine, and browse...

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Capital Rep Theatre

From contemporary and classic drama to off - Broadway musicals, this theatre has it all....


Amtrak Train Station

The Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station has daily trains to/from NYC, Boston, and much more...


NY State SHRM Annual Conference

September 24 - 26, 2017
Albany Capital Center
Albany, NY

Welcome to Albany

On behalf of the Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau we are delighted to welcome the NY State SHRM Annual Conference 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!


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Need Help?

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If there is anything we can do prior to your Albany visit or while you are here, contact Debby Goedeke, Convention Services Manager at 1-800-258-3582 x 100. Please enjoy your stay and come back soon.

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Where should we eat?  Is there a gym close by?  How far is it to the train station?  Beginning August 1, 2017 you will be able to have all of your Albany, NY questions answered before and during the conference.  Just send a tweet to @AskAlbanyNY during regular business hours and we will tweet you back!


The Albany Capital Center

CONGRATULATIONS on being one of the inaugural groups at the brand new Albany Capital Center!  This state-of-the-art facility is located right in the heart of downtown Albany, within walking distance to many attractions, restaurants, museums, and more.  

Capital Complex

The Albany Capital Center is part of the Capital Complex, made up of four unique meeting and event venues. Consisting of more than 159,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space, the Capital Complex will be the largest meeting space in Upstate New York.  With the Albany Capital Center, Empire State Plaza Convention Center, The Egg Performing Arts Center, and the Times Union Center Arena, the Capital Complex connects all these attractions, meeting venues, and entertainment options with an enclosed walkway!   

Albany Capital Center Location 
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Parking Information

Click here for parking information near the Albany Capital Center....


Your Conference Hotels 

Hilton Albany
40 Lodge St, Albany
3 blocks to the Albany Capital Center

This downtown Albany hotel is the largest in the area, boasting 385 oversized guest rooms and suites that lend themselves to sophisticated and comfortable travel.  Guests at our full-service hotel can appreciate an array of perks that make any stay unbeatable.  From complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel to a state-of-the-art Hilton Fitness Center to the largest ballroom in the Capital District, our amenities put us above and beyond other hotels in the area.   

Renaissance Albany
144 State St, Albany
1 block to the Albany Capital Center

At the Renaissance Albany, you will be nestled in the heart of the capital of New York State, in the historic DeWitt Clinton Hotel, and at the base of the capitol steps.  The Hotel combines old world charm with handsome dark wood paneling and stunning marble floors, with modern touches of convenience and flare.  The Renaissance Albany will soon be attached to the future Albany Capital Center. 

Hotel Map

There will be a complimentary airport and train station shuttle available at both the Renaissance and the Hilton based on availability. There will not be a dedicated convention shuttle to each hotel.  

Click the blue pinpoint to see what hotel it refers to.  

Conference Registration and Hotel Reservations

Click here to take advantage of "early bird bonus rate" pricing and your discounted sleeping rooms.


What's Nearby?

A few blocks from the hotel 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. 

Located just a short walk from downtown Albany's business district is Lark Street, often referred to as the "Greenwich Village" of the Capital Region. With countless restaurants, cafes, art galleries, boutiques and more, Lark Street is reminiscent of the great and colorful neighborhoods of Manhattan. For more information on dining and shopping on Lark Street, please click here.

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Farmer's Market

Fresh produce, bread, sweets and more and the year-round farmer's market at the Plaza...


Please click here for our region's restaurant and attraction offers while you are in town.

Explore Wolf Road and you will find many options for shopping and dining, including over 40 restaurants and Colonie Center Shopping Mall featuring L.L. Bean, P.F. Chang's, The Cheesecake Factory, Sephora, Christmas Tree Shops, Regal Cinemas Stadium 13 and more!


Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center

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Check out the Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center to find out more about Albany!...

The Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center offers visitors access to information seven days a week.  The knowledgeable staff can answer visitor inquiries and they are well stocked with travel brochures about New York's Capital Region.

The Visitors Center is also home to the USS Albany Exhibit, an exhibit dedicated to preserving the National Heritage of the City of Albany and to honor all those who proudly served aboard ships named after the capital city of New York State. Experience the rich history of the USS Albany ships starting in 1846 to the current day. Come walk through history and view memorabilia!

What is there to do in our 400-year old city?
You can find out right here! 

Come Early and Stay Late! 

Albany Dining

Click here for Albany's dining options while you are in town!...

Come early and take advantage of all that Albany and the surrounding regions have to offer.  From the Hudson Valley WineriesWest Point, and the Cohoes Falls north to Saratoga, all the way to the Olympic Oval in Lake Placid, there is something for everyone.  OR you can stay late and Discover an Amazing Albany Experience in our 400 old year old city!  We are a city of historians and storytellers, and we love to share our city's story - told in these homes and our historic architecture - with our visitors.  Albany had an important role in American history - we're the country's oldest continuously chartered city, home to four U.S. Presidents, birthplace of Yankee Doodle, and when visitors hold meetings here, they get to discover that history.  Please click here for the Latest Albany Calendar of Events.  

Green Your Meeting

Green Meeting

What can I do as an Attendee to be Environmentally Responsible at My Conference? You have the power to make a difference....start by adopting a few common sense policies that will not compromise your experience...it will make you feel good knowing you have contributed to part of your conference's success by leaving a smaller carbon footprint. If available, please make sure to recycle as much as possible in your hotel room, catered functions, registration and on the exhibit floor. Paperless, paperless, paperless whenever possible. If conference mobile apps are available, utilize as much as you can. Ask the housekeeping department not to change the sheets and towels daily unless requested by you. In addition, ask the hotel not to replace the amenities daily unless they are gone. Before leaving your sleeping room for the day shut blinds and turn down the heat/air conditioning during the day in rooms while attendees are gone. Utilize public or hotel transportation as much as possible....better yet walk if you can. For additional information on how you and/or your meeting can make a difference click here.


Useful Links

Maps, Dining and Attractions
Albany Area Attractions
Calendar of Events
Downtown Albany Map/Dining Options
Wolf Road Map/Dining Options

Transportation Information
Albany International Airport
Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station

Capital District Transportation Authority
Driving Directions

Shopping Information
Colonie Center Mall
Crossgates Mall
Stuyvesant Plaza

Important Downtown Albany Information




Bank of America

69 State Street 


First Niagara Bank

120 State Street


Key Bank 

50 State Street


Medical Care Facilities



Albany Medical Center

43 New Scotland Avenue


Albany Memorial Hospital

600 Northern Boulevard


St. Peter's Hospital

315 South Manning Boulevard


Nearby Grocery Stores



Steuben St. Market   

58 North Pearl Street         





CVS Pharmacy

613 New Scotland Avenue


Rite Aid

17 North Pearl Street


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To return to the NY State SHRM website click here.

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