Images 3

The Enterprise — Elizabeth Floyd Mair 
Shared lobby: Tru by Hilton and Homewood Suites share a lobby in their new, dual-branded hotel at Crossgates Mall in Guilderland. The hotel is owned by Pyramid Management, which owns and operates the mall. Guests receive a “Stay & Save” savings pass at check-in that offers savings at various shops, restaurants, and entertainment destinations within Crossgates Mall. The “Shop & Drop” delivery service brings shopping bags back to the hotel so guests can continue shopping. A request from Pyramid for just over $1 million in sales and mortgage-recording tax breaks was approved in June 2017 by Guilderland’s Industrial Development Agency. This was a mixed result, since the IDA turned down the company’s request for $1.4 million in real-property tax exemption.