Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide announced that its largest brand, Sheraton Hotels, and its owners are investing more than $350 million to enhance its flagship properties around the world. The global hotel giant will unveil several large-scale renovation projects this year including the $160-million renovation of the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers, the multi-million dollar refurbishment effort of the Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa in Edinburgh, and the $20-million renovation of the “grande dame” of Australia, Sheraton Mirage Resort & Spa Gold Coast.
In addition, several Sheraton landmark hotels will kick-off multi-million dollar renovations this year, including the Sheraton Rio Hotel & Resort in Brazil, Sheraton Maria Isabel Hotel & Towers in Mexico City, and the Great Wall Sheraton Hotel Beijing, Sheraton Xian Hotel, Sheraton Chengdu Hotel and Sheraton Nanjing Hotel in China.
Later this month, the Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa in Edinburgh, Scotland will unveil its multi-million dollar make-over. The UK’s flagship Sheraton Hotel will offer fully refurbished guestrooms, over 14,000-square-feet of newly renovated meeting and event space, and a new restaurant and bar, in addition to the brand’s signature offerings. The Sheraton Grand Hotel is also home to One Spa. The updated Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa will be Edinburgh’s newest five-star hotel.
Sheraton Mirage Resort & Spa Gold Coast
The Sheraton Mirage Resort & Spa Gold Coast will unveil its $20-million facelift. Enhancements have been made to the hotel entry, from the Porte Cochere to the lobby and reception area, the elevators bringing guests to the updated corridors and 293 guestrooms and suites, landscaping around the pool, and Terraces Restaurant and Breakers Lounge. This hotel is now the Gold Coast’s only five-star resort to offer a beachfront location.
The Great Wall Sheraton Hotel Beijing was the first five-star international hotel to open in China in 1985. Now, the brand and its owners are investing $50 million to renovate this property. Over the next three years, The Great Wall Sheraton Hotel Beijing will undergo an overhaul of its three wings, including renovation of all guestrooms, public spaces and all food and beverage outlets.
Other noteworthy multi-million renovation efforts in the region include the Sheraton Xian Hotel, Sheraton Chengdu Hotel, and Sheraton Nanjing Hotel.
In March, the Sheraton Santiago Hotel & Convention Center in Chile will complete the final phase of its $13.5-million floor-to-ceiling improvements, which includes a full renovation to the hotel’s lobby and convention center and all public areas including outdoor swimming pool and terrace and outdoor restaurant.
Sheraton Rio Hotel & Resort
This April, the Sheraton Rio Hotel & Resort in Brazil will start the first phase of its $30-million renovation effort that includes large-scale enhancements to the hotel’s 542 guestrooms, Sheraton Club floors and club lounge, lobby and lobby bar, including a new [email protected] Café. Sheraton Rio Hotel & Resort will also add a new Shine Spa and Sheraton Fitness Programmed by Core Performance gym. The convention center will be expanded from 22,400-square-feet to 27,400-square-feet.
Later this year Sheraton Maria Isabel Hotel & Towers in Mexico City will embark on the first phase of a multi-million dollar renovation of 320 rooms, which will completed by the end of 2012.
Led by interior architectural firm Wilson Associates, the 50-story iconic Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers has undergone a $150-million redesign scheduled for completion in April. The two-phase renovation includes an enhancement of the Sheraton Club lounge and an expansion of its 1,780 guestroom and suites. The New York City landmark, which recently celebrated its 50th anniversary, also features signature offerings of the Sheraton brand’s recent $6 billion revitalization effort, including the [email protected] experience with Microsoft, [email protected] Café and Sheraton Fitness Programmed by Core Performance.
Sheraton Maria Isabel Hotel & Towers