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12 Nov

Albany Capital Center Wins Northstar Meetings Group 2019 Stella Award

ALBANY, N.Y. – The Albany Capital Center (ACC) is pleased to announce it has been honored by Northstar Meetings Group as a 2019 Stella Award Winner. The Stella Awards recognize hotels, convention centers, conference centers, airlines, cruise lines, Destination Marketing Organizations/Convention and Visitors Bureaus and Destination Management Companies that consistently deliver quality service and innovation to meeting and events professionals. 

Honors are awarded in 18 categories celebrating overall excellence, superb food and beverage, professionalism of staff, technology innovations, and other critical aspects of the meetings and event experience. The ACC was awarded silver in the category of the Best Convention Center for the Northeast region.

“I am so proud of our team and our partners who continue to deliver quality service in a modern venue,” said Doug McClaine, general manager, Albany Capital Center. “It is such an honor to be recognized by our peers as a top convention center in the Northeast in such a short time.”

Now heading into its third year of operation, the ACC continues to see a steady increase in business, and has capitalized on opportunities to host a wide range of events. In 2018, the ACC purchased three full-sized basketball courts, taking advantage of the venue’s versatility to host large-scale sporting events such as volleyball and basketball tournaments. Last month, the ACC announced the completion of renovations including the construction of three mezzanines built between floors for storage and additional office space for staff, management and preferred vendors.

You can read about this year’s Stella Award winners here.


About the Albany Capital Center:

Opened in March 2017, the Albany Capital Center, operated by leading venue manager ASM Global, is a modern, premier event and meeting destination in New York’s culturally rich Capital Region. Connected to the Times Union Center, Empire State Plaza and Renaissance Albany Hotel via enclosed walkways, the convention center hosts a diverse array of trade shows, consumer and social events, and meetings for up to 5,000 guests. It boasts 22,500 square-feet of ballroom/exhibit space, 6 meeting rooms with 9,200 square-feet of space, and 13,500 square-feet of pre-function space, state-of-the-art technology, and impeccable dining options. The ACC is conveniently located in downtown Albany and within walking distance to the New York State Capitol, business and warehouse districts, performing arts venues, museums, shops, restaurants and nightlife. For more information about the Albany Capital Center visit, or contact the sales department at (518) 487-2009 or