The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) and the Renaissance Albany Hotel have announced the selection of the new property on State Street in downtown Albany, New York, as the headquarters hotel for the 2016 and 2017 Men's and Women's Basketball Championships.

Opening in the fall of 2015, the Renaissance Albany will be the first and only lifestyle luxury Marriott brand located in downtown Albany. The hotel is conveniently located at the corner of Eagle and State overlooking the beautiful NYS Capitol building. 204 spacious over-sized guest rooms along with a full service restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. A historic ballroom with creative unique meeting space is available for all of your meeting needs. For larger conferences and meetings, the Renaissance will be connected via a walkway to the Albany Capital Center Convention Center scheduled to open in early 2017and through there to the Times Union Center where the MAAC Championships will be played.

"The MAAC is extremely pleased to partner with the Renaissance Albany Hotel as its headquarters hotel for the 2016 and 2017 championships," notes MAAC Commissioner Rich Ensor. "The Renaissance Albany Hotel property will provide the league's member schools with first class accommodations for its teams, coaches, administrators, media, and fans."
"The energy and excitement that the MAAC tournament brings to Albany is fantastic for our city. The Renaissance is proud to be at the center of the action as the headquarter hotel for the championships".

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About the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
The MAAC, headquartered in Edison, New Jersey, consists of 11 member institutions: Canisius College, Fairfield University, Iona College, Manhattan College, Marist College, Monmouth University, Niagara University, Quinnipiac University, Rider University, Saint Peter's University and Siena College. ANC Sports Enterprises is the league's marketing consultant and has the exclusive sales rights to the MAAC. For more on the conference please visit,