by Lisa A. Grimaldi | April 01, 2012

At press time, plans for the New York State Convention Center were awaiting approval from Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The proposed facility will have 60,000 square feet of exhibit space, two ballrooms and 22,500 square feet of meeting space.

The Crowne Plaza Albany City Center will be reflagged as a Hilton following a $14 million renovation. The 384-room property has 24,000 square feet of meeting space. The renovation will be completed next year.


Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona NYTurning Stone Resort & Casino, about 30 minutes from Syracuse, has completed a renovation of all of its 709 guest rooms. The property has approximately 100,000 square feet of meeting and event space, along with two spas and a total of five golf courses, including three championship layouts created by famed designers Tom Fazio, Robert Trent Jones Jr., and Rick Smith.