ALBANY, NY--(Marketwired - Apr 14, 2014) - From Cal Ripken to Babe Ruth, baseball has seen its fair share of players become legends. And while following the sport on television and with baseball cards is entertaining, there's nothing quite like seeing living legends gather together for one unforgettable weekend. This year, that weekend is July 25 to 28 when the class of 2014 will join the Baseball Hall of Fame, and fans from across the country can check in to the Albany Marriott before bearing witness to baseball's most monumental ceremony.

With some of the most comfortable accommodations among hotels in Albany, NY, this 359-room property encourages visitors to make themselves at home. Logistics are simplified for all travelers, thanks to the complimentary airport shuttle service and on-site parking. And guest rooms include enticing features like spacious bathrooms, data ports in the phones, luxury bedding and coffee service for a stay unmatched by other hotels near Saratoga Springs, NY.

But for baseball fans, it's the property's proximity to Cooperstown that really sets it apart. Located near the I-87/I-90, Cooperstown is 60 minutes away, making Baseball Hall of Fame's Induction Weekend an accessible event. And considering the members of this year's class, guests won't want to miss a minute. Greg Maddux, Joe Torres and Frank Thomas will be among the inductees, while more than four dozen Hall of Famers are expected to attend in a show of support. The Induction Ceremony on Sunday, July 27 is free with lawn seating available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Other events, like the Awards Presentation and Parade of Legends, are scheduled throughout the weekend.

Of course, guests looking for other things to do in Albany, NY will find plenty of reasons to extend their stay beyond the weekend. The Albany Marriott is ideally suited for visitors to enjoy the city's best shopping, dining and museums, including the New York State Museum and the Albany Institute of History & Art. Plus it's conveniently located among hotels near Albany University and other colleges, as well as the Saratoga Race Course. There are, in other words, plenty of ways to make one's stay a homerun success.

About the Albany Marriott
Offering guests unparalleled comfort and service, the Albany Marriott makes any visit a pleasure. Corporate guests will appreciate the 19 meeting rooms that afford more than 16,000 square feet of versatile event space, as well as the two Concierge Levels and one Executive Level for enhanced guest benefits. Those in town to explore, meanwhile, will find themselves within easy distance of the area's best shopping, dining and attractions, not to mention a location just minutes away from the airport. Two restaurants, The Market and Chats Lounge, make sure everything from breakfast to nightcaps is covered, and recreational amenities like the state-of-the-art fitness center and two pools promise that even staying active can be fun at this Albany hotel.

About Marriott Hotels
With 500 hotels and resorts in nearly 60 countries around the world, Marriott Hotels is evolving travel through every aspect of the guest's stay, enabling the next generation to Travel Brilliantly. Boldly transforming itself for mobile and global travelers who blend work and play, Marriott leads the industry with innovations, including the Greatroom, Future of Meetings and Mobile Guest Services that elevates style & design and technology. All Marriott hotels participate in the award winning Marriott Rewards frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. For more information, visit

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Contact Information:

Albany Marriott
189 Wolf Road
Albany, New York 12205