Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers Announces $150 Million Renovation

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    The Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers is proud to announce a $150 million renovation project. Over the next few months, the prominent landmark will receive a floor-to-ceiling transformation, expanding the size of all 1,780 guest rooms, grand suites and the Sheraton Club Lounge, to provide travelers a relaxing oasis in the heart of New York’s mid-town Manhattan.At the Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers 1080 guest rooms, including 32 grand suites and the Club Lounge will be completely redesigned throughout the first stage of the renovation, scheduled to be completed May 2011. The remaining guest rooms will begin renovation December 2011 and be completed in April 2012.

    Bigger is Better – Larger Guestrooms to Feature New Modern Design

    As a result of the multi-million make-over all rooms will be larger in size and every aspect of the guestroom experience will be new and feature rich color palates, graphic patterns and clean lines inspired by the Sheraton brand’s new design scheme. The result is a sophisticated, classic look with a modern touch and elegant feel. To maximize space, without eliminating comfort each room will feature:

    • Sleek, low credenzas and wall-mounted flat panel televisions, allowing
    guests to easily store luggage on top of, and below the furniture
    • All-white Sheraton Sweet Sleeper(R) bed, designed to meet AAA’s Five
    Diamond Award(R) criteria
    • New convenience power outlets at the base of all decorative lighting
    • Mini-bar units built into the wall offering coffee service
    • Completely renovated bathrooms, some with walk-in showers
    • Chaise lounge chairs, which convert into a bed
    • Energy efficient, state of the art four-pipe HVAC system which allows
    guests to control the thermostat their room, providing personalized
    comfort regardless of the season
    • Technologically-enabled guestrooms featuring a wired and wireless
    internet platform and radio frequency identification locks

    A Lounge with Amazing Views for Work and Play

    The hotel’s renowned 45th floor Sheraton Club Lounge will be completely transformed, offering amazing New York City views and a comfortable work space for the “plugged-in” traveler. Embracing the modern design of the new guestrooms, the lounge will become a sophisticated, inviting and warm space for families and business travelers alike. The renovated lounge will include:

    • Expanded seating capacity, including counter height seating
    • 24 hour guest access, with coffee and Espresso station
    • Complimentary breakfast and evening hors d’oeuvres
    • 5 televisions, including 2 personal TV’s at bar tables adjacent to the
    • Integrated business center with 3 computers and a printer

    Top Design Team Renovates New York City Landmark

    Wilson Associates is the firm behind the renovation. Under the guidance of Managing Director, Margaret McMahon, the Sheraton New York design team reinforced the firm’s simple design philosophy: design for the client and for the market. Designers John Paul Pederson and Margarita Velez-Mantovani took the design one step further with the custom design of architectural details, lighting, carpeting and fabrics throughout the space. The end result is a chic, timeless design positioned to meet the expectation of the Sheraton’s sophisticated clientele.

    The 50-story, full service hotel is owned by Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. and currently offers 1,781 guest rooms including: Traditional Guest Rooms, Superior Rooms, Executive Suites, Sheraton Club Suites, Penthouse Suite and Presidential Suite. The Sheraton New York also features the signature offerings of the brand’s recent $6 billion revitalization effort including the Link@SheratonSM experienced with Microsoft(R)”, Link Cafe and Club Lounge with dramatic views of midtown Manhattan. Conveniently located in mid-town Manhattan the hotel is steps away from Broadway theatres, Carnegie Hall, world-class shopping on Fifth Avenue and a collection of top-notch restaurants. Easily accessible by all NYC airports, Penn Station and Grand Central Station, the hotel is the perfect choice for business and leisure travelers.

    SOURCE: Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

    Daniel Fountain / 25.04.2011

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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