Courtyard by Marriott Albany Troy/Waterfront is set to open its doors in Troy, New York today. Featuring an innovative lobby space as well as Courtyard's latest contemporary room design, the new hotel provides flexibility and choices that allow guests to optimize and elevate their travel experience. Located at 515 River Street, the 132-room hotel will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned by a joint venture between Hampstead America LLC and First Columbia, LLC, and managed by DelMonte Hotel Group of Rochester, New York.
Located on the Hudson River in historic downtown Troy, the Courtyard Albany Troy/Waterfront is in walking distance to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Russell Sage College. The hotel is situated eight miles from Albany and 10 minutes from Albany International Airport and offers guests convenient access to Poestenkill Falls, Troy Savings Bank Music Hall and Tri-City ValleyCats Baseball.
Courtyard constantly researches trends and evolves to meet the changing needs of its guests. The latest room design offers hybrid zones for working, sleeping, relaxing and getting ready. Indirect lighting and a neutral, tone-on-tone color palette makes for a soothing and calm environment.
"From day one, Courtyard has prided itself as a brand that listens to business travelers," said Callette Nielsen, vice president and global brand manager, Courtyard. "Today's technology has changed how people travel. Our guests want a room that has purpose and flexibility that enables a seamless transition between relaxing and working. Courtyard is designed to offer them a relaxing and functional space to work the way they want to, when they want to."
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.
Signature furniture and architectural elements replace traditional art in the new guestroom. The "LoungeAround" sofa offers a pop of color and a comfortable area for relaxing or for working. The new design also features a light desk on wheels, allowing guests to work from anywhere in the room. Each guestroom also offers a microwave and mini-refrigerator. The hotel also offers some rooms and suites with waterfront views.
An upgraded, more spacious layout creates an enhanced bathroom experience. A "Shower Nook" housing shampoos and towels, makes amenities accessible without having to leave the shower.
The Courtyard Albany Troy/Waterfront features the brand's latest lobby design, where guests can enjoy an open and modern environment outside of their rooms. The newly designed Bistro is the epicenter of the lobby, which fosters social connections and collaboration with more flexible and informal seating options. The Bistro offers guests a wide variety of "made to order" breakfast and dinner items, serves Starbucks coffee, "grab and go" options, and also features an array of cocktails, beer and wine for guests to unwind at the end of the day.
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.
Green has been Courtyard's signature color since Marriott launched the brand 30 years ago. Now it is even greener with the introduction of a guest recycling program for the environment. Receptacles for paper, glass, plastic and metal are conveniently located by side exits.
The five-story hotel features an 1,800 square-foot waterfront patio with three fire pits, a fitness center and guest laundry, and offers 900 square feet of meeting space to accommodate functions of up to 40 people.
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