Hotel giant Hilton has announced that it will be returning its brand name to Albany, New York.

Hilton Hotels & Resorts said in a press release issued on Friday that the Hotel Albany, formerly the Crown Plaza Albany, is to undergo extensive renovations before a re-launch in 2012 as the Hilton Albany.

The company said that upgrades would be coming to the facility’s guest rooms, administrative offices, common areas, lobbies and car parking areas in the first half of next year.

The opening of the Hilton Albany will mark the hotelier’s second Hilton brand name property in Upstate New York, alongside the The Saratoga Hilton, and will mark the first of its kind in New York State’s Capital District.

Hilton said in its statement that the property would feature more than 380 guest units including specialised executive rooms with premium workspace as well as a range of suites with separate bedrooms and living areas. It will also offer onsite dining via Kelsey’s Restaurant and Webster Corner, as well as extensive meeting/event space and shuttle services from the airport and Rensselaer Amtrak Station, which provides a direct railway connection to Manhattan in New York City.

Dave Horton, Hilton’s global head, said that the property would offer guests an “ideal downtown location” in close proximity to entertainment options and government buildings.