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The Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers announced the completion of phase one of its $150 million renovation.
During the first phase of the renovation, the New York property renovated and expanded the size of 1,080 guest rooms and grand suites, added a Cisco TelePresence Suite and redesigned its Sheraton Club Lounge.
Following the completed renovation, all rooms will be larger, encompassing rich colors, graphic patterns and clean lines. The rooms will feature low credenzas and wall-mounted flat panel TVs; Sheraton Sweet Sleeper beds; new convenience power outlets; built-in mini-bar units offering coffee service; completely renovated bathrooms; and convertible chaise lounge chairs.
Additionally, rooms will be technologically-enabled with a wired and wireless Internet platform and radio frequency identification locks, as well as energy efficient with a four-pipe HVAC system allowing guests to control the thermostat.
In addition to the guest rooms, The Sheraton Club Lounge also received a transformation. The lounge, located on the 44th floor, offers an expanded seating capacity, five TVs and an integrated business center with three computers and a printer. The chic spot now provides guests with 24-hour access, a coffee and Espresso station and complimentary breakfast and evening hors d’oeuvres.
Furthermore, the Sheraton New York is now providing guests with additional amenities.
The high-tech Cisco TelePresence Suite provides global business communication options with the convenience of a local meeting space. The technology offers a video conferencing environment, ultra high-definition video and audio relay, and fully-secure network connections. Participants can speak to one another with true-to-life gestures and voice levels and utilize the suite’s technology.
Also, the Sheraton New York is now equipped with the Sheraton Fitness Programmed by Core Performance. Core Performance and Sheraton partnered to created customized training and nutrition programs for travelers. The program was derived from the same training methodology used by professional athletes.
The hotel’s multi-million dollar renovation project, being led by Wilson Associates, is part of Sheraton Hotels & Resorts commitment to enhance its global portfolio. Phase two of the redesign, which includes updates to remaining guest rooms, will begin in December 2011 and is expected to be finished in April 2012.