Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers Completes Phase One of $150 Million Renovation

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    The Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers, one of New York City’s largest and most legendary hotels, has recently announced the completion of phase one of its $150 million renovation. During the first phase of the renovation, Sheraton’s flagship property completely renovated and expanded the size of 1,080 guest rooms and grand suites, added a state-of-the-art Cisco TelePresence™ Suite, and redesigned its Sheraton Club Lounge.The New York property, whose renovation design is being led by internationally-renowned Wilson Associates, will begin phase two of the redesign in December 2011. The second phase, which is expected to be finished in April 2012, includes updates to remaining guest rooms. The 50-story, full service hotel is owned by Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. and currently offers 1,781 guest rooms.

    Guestroom Transformed – Larger rooms feature Modern Design
    Following the completed renovation, all guestrooms and suites will be larger and will feature a fresh look with rich colors, graphic patterns and clean lines, inspired by Sheraton’s new brand design. Additional features include:
    • 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® bed, designed to meet AAA’s Five Diamond Award® 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 a View
    The completely transformed Sheraton Club Lounge, which offers spectacular views from its 44th floor post, now features chic design elements and is a perfect spot for business or leisure travelers looking to unwind and indulge. Additional amenities include:
    • Expanded seating capacity, including counter height seating
    • 24-hour guest access, with coffee and Espresso station
    • Complimentary breakfast and evening hors d’oeuvres
    • Five televisions, including two personal TVs at tables adjacent to the bar
    • Integrated business center with three computers and a printer

    Global Business with Local Convenience
    Adding to the hotel’s 60,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, the Sheraton now boasts an ultra high-tech Cisco TelePresence Suite, providing global business communication options with the convenience of a local meeting space. The technology offers:
    • A video conferencing environment that feels like everyone is sitting in the same room
    • Ultra high-definition video and audio relay
    • Participants can speak to one another with true-to-life gestures and voice levels and utilize the suite’s technology to share various types of content
    • Fully-secure network connections

    Introducing Sheraton Fitness Programmed by Core Performance
    As part of the multi-million dollar make-over the Sheraton New York now features the Sheraton brand’s signature fitness offering – Sheraton Fitness Programmed by Core Performance. Core Performance, developed by Athletes’ Performance, the global leader in performance training, nutrition, and physical therapy and Sheraton partnered to create customized training and nutrition programs for travelers. The hotel’s completely renovated fitness experience was designed exclusively for Sheraton guests and is derived from the same training methodology used by professional athletes. The program helps travelers train and eat healthy while on the road, as well as refresh, recharge and refocus their minds and bodies.

    Daniel Fountain / 27.07.2011

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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