Renovation at Sheraton Bellevue to finish Aug..1st

North Palm Beach, FL - 06/24/08 - Located east of downtown Seattle , the Sheraton Bellevue Hotel's renovation project is scheduled for completion by August 1, 2008. Lead by Driftwood Hospitality Management, the $5.7 million project is designed to pay homage to the hotel's coastal setting with the full renovation of all guestrooms and public spaces , the expansion of the fitness area as well as a newly remodeled restaurant.

"We are proud to be part of a renovation project that salutes its location. Everything from the lobby design to restaurant's seafood serves as a testament to the city's coastal tradition while increasing the quality of service. Now our guests can truly start enjoying Seattle from the minute they check in," said Carlos Rodriguez, EVP of Driftwood Hospitality Management.

As the gateway to the arrival experience, the hotel's lobby will be remodeled with an inviting cottage atmosphere in mind. Rich plaid carpeting will lie across dark wood floors to create a sense of comfort and warmth. A rustic fireplace will be the room's focal point, surrounded by furnishings that are both comfortable and stylish with highly textured fabrics in colorful combinations of blues, creams and red accents.

The built-in front desk will be replaced by individual lobby pods to allow for a more personalized check-in service. Adjacent to this space will be The Link, a Sheraton brand standard created to keep guests "in-touch" during their travels. This specially designed communal lounge features plasma televisions and multiple broadband internet-enabled workstations complete with complimentary Wi-Fi connectivity, printing capabilities and other perks, such as games and refreshments.

All 179 guestrooms will be redesigned along a coastal theme, which includes all furnishings, soft goods and wall finishes. Each room will also enjoy upgraded bathrooms with free-standing boutique style vanities. The fitness center will receive state-of-the-art equipment and an additional 805 sq. ft. of space. The hotel's own Sam's Restaurant will be revamped with an essence of northwest inspired bistro fare, offering local seafood favorites and produce for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The Sheraton Bellevue Hotel remains open as renovations progress. The full scope of the renovation project is scheduled finalize August 1st, 2008, with the opening of the newly remodeled Sam's Restaurant.

For more information on the Sheraton Bellevue Hotel, please visit www.sheraton.com/bellevue or call 1-800-325-3535.

About Driftwood Hospitality Management LLC

Driftwood Hospitality Management LLC, based in North Palm Beach, Florida, is one of the fastest growing independent hospitality management and development firms in the country today. Established in January 1999 by David Buddemeyer, Driftwood or its affiliates owns and/or manages more than 40 hotels comprising approximately 8,833 rooms throughout the U.S., the Bahamas and Central America. The company manages a variety of lodging types, from destination resorts to downtown convention hotels to suburban hotels and inns. Many of the company's hotels are affiliated with nationally recognized hospitality franchises, including Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Doubletree, Radisson, Sheraton, Hampton Inn, Courtyard by Marriott, and Hotel Indigo. For more information, see www.driftwoodhospitality.com .

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