Fairfield Inn & Suites Albany Downtown Now Open

Fairfield Inn & Suites Albany Downtown Now Open


ALBANY, NY… The Downtown Albany Business Improvement District (BID) held a grand opening and ribbon cutting for the Fairfield Inn & Suites Albany Downtown at 74 State Street in January 2016. The property, formerly 74 State Hotel, was completely renovated to reflect the Fairfield flag from new carpets, bedding, and decor in the 75 rooms and suites, which are now equipped with ample workspaces, and conversion of a second-floor bar and restaurant into a state of the art fitness center that overlooks State Street.

 “The continued stewardship of this historic building by the Fairfield Inn and Marriott is great news,” said Mayor Kathy Sheehan. “With its historic facade and its modern amenities, the hotel provides a high-quality stay for all who want to visit in the heart of Downtown Albany.”

Well positioned in Downtown, the Fairfield Inn & Suites is within walking distance of city and state government offices, historic architecture, world-class arts, entertainment, and dining, giving the hotel the ability to continue drawing in business travelers while expanding their reach to tourists.

“Downtown Albany is the seat of government, finance, law, and tourism in the Capital Region,” said Steffens. “That, combined with the Marriott brand, make this hotel and Downtown a destination of choice. Fairfield Inn & Suites joins a long list of growing amenities that are shaping the fabric of our historic city.”

Seeing an opportunity to capitalize on both the prime Downtown location and brand loyalty, Visions Hotels purchased the property in January 2014 and turned the focus from a boutique hotel to one that could tap into a larger hospitality network.

“Recent trends in booking and occupancy reflect loyalty to the Marriott brand,” stated Andrew Smith, general manager of the Fairfield Inn and Suites. “Weekend occupancy continues to outpace previous years as we are seeing guests who have previously stayed uptown in Marriott hotels now staying here because of our Downtown location.”

The hotel was originally built about 1910 as an office building, but also served as home to a number of businesses over the years including Bond Clothes. 74 State’s tenants also included a wholesale drugstore owned by Archibald McClure, co-founder of the Albany College of Pharmacy.