Hotel Albany Appoints John D’Adamo As New General Manager

Former General Manager of The Desmond Hotel & Conference Center Joins Downtown Albany Hotel in Anticipation of Official Brand Transition to Hilton

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March 11, 2013

ALBANY, N.Y. - Hotel Albany, an affiliate of Hilton Hotel & Resorts, today announced the appointment of John D'Adamo as general manager of the property. In his role, D'Adamo will be responsible for achieving optimal guest satisfaction and general oversight of the hotel's daily operations.

D'Adamo brings more than 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry to his role at Hotel Albany, including five years as the general manager of The Desmond Hotel & Conference Center in Albany.

D'Adamo joins Hotel Albany as the property enters final preparations for its official transition to the Hilton Hotel & Resorts brand in March. The 385-room hotel on State Street is the area's largest hotel and has been undergoing a $14 million renovation, which includes more than 30,000 square feet of function space.

"I am thrilled to join one of the Capital Region's leading hotels during such an exciting time for the landmark property. The upgrades will truly elevate the hotel to the highest standard in hospitality, combined with exceptional and consistent service for our valued guests," said D'Adamo. "It is our every intention for Hilton Albany to become the leading hotel in the area."

During his time at The Desmond Hotel & Conference Center, D'Adamo introduced the service and standards that earned the Scrimshaw Restaurant a Four Diamond award from AAA, the only restaurant in the Capital Region to currently hold this distinction. He did the same for Orchids, the restaurant at Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, which also received a Four Diamond award under his stewardship.

Overall, D'Adamo has been associated with seven "Four Diamond" facilities throughout his career, including as general manager of the Lakeview Golf Resort and Spa in Morgantown, WV, and assistant general manager of Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza.

Now in its final stages of renovations, Hotel Albany recently erected Hilton signage in preparation for the official transition. The tastefully-appointed upgrades, which are found only at the newest full service Hilton hotels, are anticipated to strengthen the property's standing as a key component to increasing downtown Albany's draw among large groups, business travelers and tourists.

The hotel's guest rooms have been completed with upgrades that include new furniture, fixtures, and bathrooms. The extensive renovation work throughout the property will be virtually completed by the time the hotel is officially a part of the Hilton Hotel & Resorts banner, including the main entrance, lobby, restaurant, parking garage, pool, fitness center and other common areas. The renovations, which Turner Construction began in June 2012, are being modeled after the latest Hilton design concepts.

Media can access additional information about Hotel Albany at http://news.hilton.com/albany.

About Hotel Albany
Hotel Albany, a Hilton affiliate, features 385 guest rooms, including 18 suites with a separate living room area meticulously designed with a spacious and well-lit work space. The sophisticated design and comfort include the Hilton Serenity Collection of amenities. Hilton Serenity Beds, feature the exclusive Suite Dreams mattress, Super Topper mattress pad, down-filled comforter with duvet, selection of both soft and firm jumbo-size Touch of Down pillows and 250 thread-count Executive Stripe European style linens. Every bathroom feature a large backlit mirror with deluxe bath amenities. Refrigerators with a dry bar are standard along with HD televisions providing up to 60 stations including premium channels and favorite sports packages, plus over 40 channels of music. Other valued amenities include the Hilton alarm/clock/radio with MP3 connection, large desk with ergonomic chair, laptop-size in-room safe, two telephones with voicemail, iron/board, and hair dryer.

Guests can enjoy complimentary HSIA Wi-Fi , indoor pool and three dining outlets, the new Charter Restaurant, Starbucks and coming soon SESSIONS's, a new lounge concept for the Albany area. The hotel offers daily complimentary shuttle service to-and-from the Albany Airport and Rensselaer Amtrak Station that provide direct access to Manhattan.

Hotel Albany offers a prime location within walking distance of the Capitol Building, Empire State Plaza and Times Union Center. Guests can enjoy the convenience of being located at the center of the downtown entertainment and dining district, blocks away from the Capital Repertory Theater, Palace Theater, New York State Museum and the Albany Institute of History and Art. As the Hotel Albany guests are eligible to earn Hilton HHonors points and miles. Reservations can be made through Hilton Reservations Worldwide at 1-800-HILTONS or by visiting www.thehotelalbany.com or www.hiltonalbany.com.

Contact

Caitlin Merrill
For Hilton Albany
+518 867 2440
cmerrill@edlewi.com

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