The lobby off Eagle Street. It includes a lot of original elements, including the woodwork, floor, and murals.
The ballroom, which looks out on Howard and Eagle streets.
The second floor includes spaces that can be rented in conjunction with the ballroom or separately for events.
One of the event rooms is in the northwest corner of the building and looks out at the Capitol.
Looking into the lobby.
Leading to the bar and restaurant, Wellington's.
Those seats by the street level windows look like prime spots.
The arcade-style corridor that leads out to State Street.
We happened to be at the Capitol today so we hopped across Eagle Street to gawk at the lobby of the recently-opened Renaissance Albany Hotel in the redeveloped DeWitt Clinton building at State and Eagle. The building dates back to 1927 and some of the original details have made it through to this new life.
Level of swank: High.
If you have a chance to stop in, it's worth a look. The hotel staff was very friendly today, welcoming people into the space and showing off the place. While you're there, you can also gawk at the Albany convention center construction site on the next block and the renovated Wellington Row buildings next door. (There's a lot going on in that area right now.)
Here are a few pics...
Pics are above in large format -- click or scroll all the way up.
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