Quaint boutique hotels and charming rustic inns aren’t the only games in town. Global brands like Hilton are also bringing something new to the Valley. In October 2018, Hilton opened the dual-branded Tru by Hilton and Homewood Suites by Hilton Crossgates Mall in Albany.
The appeal of the dual-brand concept to travelers is that there are larger communal areas and amenities compared to a traditional single-brand hotel. Both hotels are under one roof; shared amenities include a 24-hour fitness center, an outdoor patio with grills and a sports court, and an indoor saline pool.
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Tru by Hilton has 96 affordable and efficiently designed guest rooms (rolling desks!) and a huge and colorful four-zone lobby where guests can work, play, lounge, and eat. In it are a pool table, swinging chairs, cute work nooks, and a mural of Albany that will wake you up faster than your coffee.
Homewood Suites has 96 studio and one-bedroom suites, featuring fully-equipped kitchens and separate living and sleeping areas. Its lobby and dining area are more business-like with a fireplace and muted colors. It also has a complimentary evening social.
Business travelers will appreciate the 7-minute drive to the airport and 15-minute ride to Amtrak. Families who are looking for an easy getaway will enjoy not only the sparkling new hotels and their amenities, but their proximity to Crossgates Mall, which is on the same property.