Fairfield Becomes the Official Hotel Partner of the ECAC’s HV GamerCon

January 27, 2020

Albany, N.Y. – The Eastern College Athletics Conference (ECAC) has entered into an agreement with Fairfield by Marriot to become the official Hotel Partner of HV GamerCon 2020. This partnership was brokered by Collegiate Sports Management Group (CSMG), which represents the ECAC. Fairfield Inn & Suites Albany East Greenbush,owned and managed by Baywood Hotels, is located six miles from Downtown Albany and attractions including Empire State Plaza, Times Union Center, Palace Theater and New York State Museum. The hotel features complimentary Wifi, complimentary hot breakfast daily, 24-hour fitness center and a 24-hour Corner Market. 

"We are thrilled to partner with ECAC Esports to showcase our brand and the East Greenbush, NY area," says Robert Schoenl, General Manager. "We are looking forward to welcoming the Colleges/Universities and providing the best hospitality Fairfield Inn & Suites Albany East Greenbush has to offer. With the growing success of esports, we are hopeful to continue our new-found partnership for years to come." 

“We appreciate Fairfield Inn stepping up to sponsor this wonderful event, which highlights so well how the Albany and Hudson Valley region has become synonymous with esports. We are thrilled to have the ECAC Esports Championships return to the area again this year at the HV GamerCon. Thank you to Fairfield Inn for helping to make that happen.”

Thomas O’Keefe, Manager of Brand Partnership and Esports at CSMG stated that, “It has been a pleasure working with Robert Schoenl, Shannon Hill and their team on this partnership. Fairfield by Marriott saw the value of collegiate esports in the Albany Region and knew they could support the event weekend while keeping all of the teams and fans under one roof.”

The ECAC will promote Fairfield by Marriot throughout the 2020 HV GamerCon, which takes place April 4th and 5th at the Albany Capital Center. The collaboration will provide a discounted rate when choosing Fairfield by Marriott to anyone attending the 2020 HV GamerCon.

About CSMG 

Founded in 2014, CSMG is a College Sports Properties Group that drives the business performance of college athletic conferences and schools, providing them with a successful growth strategy, and generating revenue to support their athletic departments and initiatives. CSMG specializes in Marketing Rights/Revenue Generation, Content Creation & Distribution, Media Rights Strategy & Negotiation, Sponsorship Sales, Licensing, Event Production & Management, CRM, Ticketing and esports. CSMG esports rights encompass the ECAC, the NJCAA, and most of the other 20+ conferences represented by CSMG for traditional sports. To learn more about CSMG, visit

About The ECAC

Established in 1938, the ECAC is the nation's largest Conference, ranging in location from Maine to Georgia, and westerly to Missouri. The ECAC hosts numerous championships in men's and women's sports across Divisions I, II and III, offering opportunities for thousands of student-athletes. For more information, visit

About Baywood Hotels

Established in 1975, Baywood Hotels, Inc. is a fast-growing hospitality management and development company, operating $1 billion in assets and employing over 3,000 associates nationwide. The company is headquartered in Columbia, MD and has regional offices in Denver, CO; Miami, FL; Rochester, NY, San Antonio, TX and Northern VA. In each of its regions, the private hotel ownership company is consistently recognized as an innovative leader in the hotel industry, focusing on product concept and development and the outstanding management of its assets. The focused vision, strong values and aggressive long-range strategy of Baywood Hotels has helped the company develop reputable and well-branded hotels in areas where Baywood has competitive expertise and partnerships. Baywood Hotels’ portfolio includes well-known brands, such as Marriott, Hilton and InterContinental Hotels Group, as well as several independent brands. Contact us through our website at