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JemCon 2016

Holiday Inn Lansdale

JemCon 2016: Up 'n Rockin' in Upstate New York will be held in Albany, New York, from September 16th to 18th 2016, at the Desmond Albany Hotel.

Note: It's come to our attention that the online reservation system may be incorrectly flagging some dates as being unavailable. If this is the case for you, please call the hotel directly at (518) 869-8100 to book your JemCon hotel reservations.

The Desmond Hotel & Conference Center was founded in 1974 upon the uncompromising attention to detail by its original designer, John K. Desmond, Jr. Priding himself on superb accommodations and the goal to do more than “just rent rooms”, Mr. Desmond handpicked unique items and antiques for the 322 room hotel. The elegance of each guest room and suite is inspired by the colonial decor of early Philadelphia and Colonial Williamsburg, providing the guest with a unique experience unlike any other.Each guest room features hand-crafted woodwork, finely detailed fabrics, china lamps, and a writing desk with complimentary WiFi and hard-wired Internet access. Many of our guest rooms also feature a private balcony overlooking our beautiful indoor courtyards with year-round landscaping, fountains and koi pond.

Hotel Information

2 Queen Beds available at the rate of $129 per night, plus applicable taxes and fees.

You must book your room by September 1st 2016 to get this rate.

You are responsible for asking about the group rate and identifying yourself as part of JemCon. When making your reservation the hotel may not ask if you have a group.

Check-In and Check-Out Times:

  • Check-in: 4:00pm
  • Check-out: 12:00pm (noon)

To contact the Desmond Albany and make your booking reservations, please telephone: (518) 869-8100 (If you are calling to arrange your booking from outside of Canada or the US, please add "001" to the front of the telephone number when you dial: 001-518-869-8100

Reservation Deadline

The discounted room rate is only available until September 1st2016, and is subject to availability, so it's better to book sooner rather than later. After this date, regular rates apply and are subject to availability.

Hotel Amenities

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout entire hotel
  • Airport accessibility with 24 hour complimentary on-demand shuttle
  • Multiple dining options on-site as well as room service
  • Transportation to restaurants and shopping within the immediate area including Colonie Center Mall
  • Fitness Facility, Indoor pool, Billiards Room, Business Center
  • Complimentary newspapers in the lobby
  • Local Amenities

    The local area is a host to farms and malls and suburban charm, but the city itself is just a short ride away with so much to see and do, too! Here's some of the highlights to get you started! Visit for more about the city itself!

    Restaurants and Food
    Additional Museums
    • SEPTA, the local public transit offers a trip planner and supports google maps public transit maps!
    • The Lansdale Train Station connects to the city of Philadelphia as well as bus routes 96 and 132.
    • The 96 connects to the Norristown Transportation Center which connects all areas outside of Philadelphia (and the city, too)! It's posible to get anywhere!

    Additional Hotel Information

    The hotel offers an online tool to find directions. Google can also help. If you are still struggling, any local person can help direct you to Summneytown Pike.

    Public Transit
    Public transit is the best way to travel. SEPTA's trip planner can assist you, but the simplest route is to get to 30th street station, either by the Airport route if flying in or Amtrak and then take the Lansdale/Doylestown to Landsdale. It's that simple! We're organizing volunteers to pick people up from the train station, so let us know when you're coming and we can come get you!

    Hotel address and contact details
    Holiday Inn Lansdale
    1750 Sumneytown Pike
    PA 19443

    Tel: 215‑368‑3800
    Fax: 215‑368‑7824

    (Remember to add "001" to the front of the telephone or fax numbers if you are contacting the hotel from outside of the US)