October 29, 2019 First Columbia held a ribbon cutting/grand opening event for the newest addition to the company’s portfolio…227 Wolf Road a state-of-the-art Courtyard by Marriott & Residence Inn by Marriott dual brand hotel on the intersection of Wolf Road and Albany Shaker Road in Colonie, NY.
The combined 130-room Courtyard by Marriott hotel and 85-suite Residence Inn by Marriott hotel in Albany, New York by Marriott International are owned in a partnership between Hampstead America LLC and First Columbia, and managed by DelMonte Hotel Group of Rochester, New York. The properties share an indoor swimming pool, a well-equipped fitness center and 675 square feet of functional meeting space to accommodate events for up to 40 people.
Located one mile from Albany International Airport and 15 minutes from downtown, the dual-brand offers guests convenient access to the Times Union Center, the University at Albany College, Siena College, SUNY Polytechnic Institute, the New York State Capitol the Empire State Plaza and Crossgates Mall.
“Attracting both business and leisure travelers, the Albany International Airport area is an ideal location for these hotels,” said Janis Milham, senior vice president, Classic Select Brands for Marriott International. “Each brand offers distinct amenities and services that tailor to all visitors.”
The Courtyard by Marriott Albany Airport guest room offers hybrid zones for working, sleeping, relaxing and getting ready. The new room design is intuitive and thoughtful, offering flexible yet comfortable spaces that enable technology. Upon arrival, guests can store bags on the “Luggage Drop” and plug personal devices into the “Tech Drop” ledge for seamless technology integration.
The Courtyard also offers the Refreshing Business lobby environment, where guests can enjoy an open and bright area outside of their rooms. Along with media pods, complimentary Wi-Fi and a variety of seating zones, the redefined space is ideal for everything from pop-up meetings to social gatherings. The lobby also features the newly designed Bistro, the epicenter of the lobby, which fosters social connections and collaboration with more flexible and informal seating options. As an ideal casual dining destination, the new Bistro offers guests a wide variety of fresh Classic American menu items with a contemporary twist. In the evening, the Bistro Bar also features an array of cocktails, beer and wine for guests to enjoy at the end of the day. The entire menu was carefully designed to offer a variety of flavorful, fresh items to satisfy every palate from morning to night.
Throughout the hotel, guests can connect with ample electrical outlets. The business library features several computer terminals, along with a printer and separate computer stations dedicated solely to printing airline boarding passes and checking flight status.
For more information or to make reservations, please call the Courtyard by Marriott Albany Airport at 518-319-8700 or visit www.marriott.com/albcw.
The Residence Inn by Marriott Albany Airport offers studio and one-bedroom suites. Designed for stays of five nights or more, each suite also has a fully-equipped kitchen with a coffeemaker, microwave oven and residential-sized appliances. Guests looking for a revitalizing sleep experience will enjoy the hotel’s plush mattresses and crisp linens, while guests focused on being productive will value their suite’s large, well-lit work desk, ergonomic chair and complimentary high-speed Internet access.
The Residence Inn’s complimentary breakfast has a variety of great options, including specially made featured items. Guests can start their day off right with healthy food choices and, with a convenient to-go offering, can make sure they do not miss the most important meal of the day.
Extending the feeling of comfortable living on the road, the hotel offers guests inviting and functional public spaces to relax or collaborate. Road warriors and families alike enjoy the hotel’s complimentary breakfast, grocery delivery service, complimentary Wi-Fi, 24-hour onsite food and beverage market, dry cleaning services, and onsite guest laundry room. The hotel is pet-friendly and maintains a business library where guests can fax, copy and print materials.
For more information or to make reservations, please call the Residence Inn by Marriott Albany Airport at 518-319-8900 or visit www.marriott.com/albrw.
About Courtyard by Marriott
Courtyard is the hotel brand of choice for ambitious and enterprising guests who see business travel as a driver of personal fulfillment and professional growth. Courtyard provides opportunities for guests to pursue both their personal and professional passions on the road. With more than 1,200 locations in over 53 countries and territories, Courtyard is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy, the new name of Marriott’s travel program replacing Marriott Rewards®, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG). The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including earning points toward free hotel stays and nights toward Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit MarriottBonvoy.com. For more information or reservations, visit courtyard.marriott.com.
About Residence Inn by Marriott
Residence Inn by Marriott is the global leader in the longer stays lodging segment, with more than 800 properties located in more than 12 countries and territories. Designed for long stays, the brand offers spacious suites with separate living, working, and sleeping zones. Fully functional kitchens; grocery delivery service; 24-hour markets and complimentary breakfasts help guests maximize their time and thrive while they travel. Each Residence Inn offers free Wi-Fi in both public and guests spaces to ensure continuous connectivity while on the road. As a member of the Marriott International portfolio, Residence Inn is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy, the new name of Marriott’s travel program replacing Marriott Rewards®, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG). The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including earning points toward free hotel stays and nights toward Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit MarriottBonvoy.com. For more information or reservations, visit residence-inn.marriott.com.
About First Columbia LLC
First Columbia is a diversified real estate/investment organization committed to planning, developing, constructing, marketing, and operating high quality facilities. Our experience includes: master-planned campuses, education facilities, commercial office buildings, on campus and outpatient medical facilities, senior housing, government turnkey projects, and retail. Listening to the customer is the core of our development process and has allowed our properties to thrive in both operating performance and value retention. First Columbia is known for “on-time and on budget” quality projects.
About DelMonte Hotel Group
DelMonte Hotel Group is an award-winning full-service management and development company headquartered in Rochester, New York. The company was one of the first Marriott franchises and has grown from a single full-service hotel in 1973 to a portfolio of full-service, select service, and extended-stay products within the Marriott and Hilton brands. DelMonte Hotel Group has built and managed properties flagged by Marriott, Renaissance, Courtyard by Marriott, Fairfield Inn and Suites, Residence Inn, AC Hotel by Marriott and Hilton Garden Inn. The DelMonte Hotel Group continues to build its portfolio with the addition of the Courtyard and Residence Inn by Marriott Albany Airport. John DelMonte serves as CEO, and Alexander DelMonte is President of the DelMonte Hotel Group.