Albany, NY – An Amazing Discovery.
Welcome to Albany, New York's historic Capital City on the banks of the mighty Hudson River! Albany is firmly rooted in its history and moving toward the future.
For more than 400 years New York’s capital city has been planning meetings that helped shape our nation. As an All America City, Albany brings you history, heritage, hospitality and lots of spirit! Albany's proximity to other major cities in the Northeast makes it Your Perfect Meet-in-the-Northeast Destination! And, Albany is served by Southwest!
This walkable city offers world-class museums, unique galleries, stunning architecture, family friendly amenities, entertaining events and affordable accommodations. Albany also offers a variety of restaurants, interesting attractions and shopping – all within a short drive along convenient highways. Every season offers the opportunity to watch or participate in sporting adventure.
Complimentary meeting/event planning assistance available for site selection, itinerary development, support services, media relations/marketing to program completion. Affordable Accommodations include: Albany Marriott Hotel, Desmond Hotel, Hilton Albany, Holiday Inn, Empire State Plaza Convention Center, Times Union Center arena.
1. Albany is the 6th largest city in New York State with a population of about 100,000
2. Albany is the Capital of New York State, and also serves as the seat of government for Albany County and the City of Albany.
3. Albany was officially chartered as a city in 1686 with the issuance of the Dongan Charter, the oldest effective city charter in the nation and possibly the longest-running instrument of municipal government in the Western Hemisphere. It is one of the oldest surviving settlements from the original thirteen colonies, and the longest continuously chartered city in the United States.
4. Albany is situated upon the Hudson River about 150 miles north of New York City, and also served as the original eastern terminus of the Erie Canal.
1. Located along the Hudson River, Albany is the central hub to a number of other influential cities in the Northeast, including Boston, Montreal, and New York City.
2. The Albany International Airport (ALB) has 82 daily, direct flights to 25 major cities throughout the United States served by 8 airlines.
3. The Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station is the ninth-busiest train station in the nation, with 12 daily trains to and from New York City’s Penn Station.
4. Located at the crossroads of the Northeast, the Capital Region is accessible by major expressways, well-maintained rural thoroughfares, and modern transportation services. The NYS Thruway, Adirondack Northway, Taconic Parkway, and Interstate 88 all converge in the region. Three major interstate highways, I-90, I-87 and I-84, intersect the Capital Region and make it easy to reach major cities in Canada, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and New Jersey in a matter of hours.
Meet in Albany
1. There are 63 hotels, motels, inns, and bed and breakfasts throughout Albany County that comprise 6,600 overnight sleeping rooms.
2. The largest convention space in Albany is the Empire State Plaza Convention Center, located in the Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza in the heart of downtown Albany, NY. The convention center is approximately 81,000 sq ft of space, and includes 7 meeting rooms and a 26,000 sq ft exhibit hall. The Empire State Plaza consists of ten state office buildings and connects the New York State Capitol with the Governor’s Mansion. The ESP also includes the New York State Museum and the 42-story Corning Tower, complete with an observation deck.