Connect New England 2020

Wlecome to Albany: 

On behalf of Discover Albany, we are delighted to welcome Connect New England to the 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!

The Desmond Hotel

The Desmond is a family owned and operated property that has been providing superb accommodations, outstanding service and a unique guest experience for over 40 years. Our unique Albany hotel features 322 non-smoking guest room and suite options, including king size four-poster beds, spiral staircase duplexes, suites with private entrances and patios, and ADA accessible rooms with roll-in showers. Modeled after a colonial village square, our two indoor courtyards feature 30′ and 36′ high ceilings with large atrium skylights, mock storefronts, a koi pond, beautiful fountains, and guest room balconies that overlook year-round landscaping.  This full-service hotel includes dynamic meeting facilities as well as exceptional dining options.

Click here to view the Desmond Hotels RFP. 

The Albany Capital Center

Welcome to the Albany Capital Center!nlocated right in the heart of downtown Albany, within walking distance to many attractions, restaurants, museums, and more.The Albany Capital Center provides state of the art convention, ballroom, and meeting space with on-site parking and direct connections to the Empire State Plaza Convention Center, The Egg Performing Arts Center, and the Times Union Center arena via an enclosed walkway. Together, these spaces create the Capital Complex, the largest meeting space in Upstate New York at more than 159,000 square feet.


Click here to view the RFP Response from the Albany Capital Center 


We stand at the intersection of art and science, where tons of equipment drive millions of pixels to express endless ideas.  But the message matters most.  Strategic audiovisual communication provides powerful punctuation while focusing the spotlight on your message.

There are many facets to an impactful presentation. You must define your message, design your vision, build your world, equip your environment, and launch your creation.

We are here to guide you through this sometimes daunting, yet rewarding venture.

Click here to view CMI's Proposal 

Downtown Albany Attractions 

Welcome to Albany, the Capital City of New York State!  We hope you will have time to explore our beautiful 400-year-old city.  Albany's history combined with our rich Dutch architecture tell an important American story.  

Downtown Albany is home to the New York State Museum, one of the country's largest with a September 11 exhibit and a working carousel on the 4th floor.  The Albany Institute of History & Art is home to "Albany's Mummies" and was founded in 1791.  The Corning Tower Observation Deck at the Empire State Plaza is where you not only get a bird's eye view of Albany but also three mountain ranges - the Adirondacks, Berkshires, and Catskills.   

The Discover Albany 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 This 400-Year-Old City?

Great Fun in Albany!

Why Albany