NASHVILLE, TENN.--The Sheraton Nashville Downtown Hotel held a ribbon cutting ceremony today to mark the final phase of its multimillion-dollar renovations. Nashville Mayor Karl Dean and Butch Spyridon, president of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau, commended the hotel for its contributions to Nashville not only by improving the quality of its hotel but also for the $10,000 donation to The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee for flood relief efforts.
“Nashville is a city on the rise, and the scale of these renovations reflect the opportunity the Sheraton sees in our city as a dynamic tourist destination now and long into the future,” said Mayor Dean. “We are grateful for the dollars invested not only in this downtown hotel but also donated to The Community Foundation to further our city’s ongoing flood recovery efforts.”
“As we look forward to opening the new Music City Center, it is more important than ever that we continue to upgrade our already excellent downtown accommodations,” said Butch Spyridon, president of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau. “The renovations completed by the Sheraton Nashville Downtown will help ensure visitors to Music City have a positive and memorable experience.”
The Sheraton Nashville Downtown Hotel donated $10,000 to The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee to help with Nashville flood relief. The Community Foundation has already awarded $2.5 million in flood relief grants throughout the state.
“We are grateful to the Sheraton Nashville Downtown for their generosity and their commitment to help our community recover from the flood,” said Ellen Lehman, president of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. “Their contribution will help us continue to support nonprofits working diligently to help individuals and families in need.”
As part of the full-hotel renovation, 474 guest rooms have new amenities including the Sheraton Sweet Sleeper bed, which includes high-quality sheets and lavish duvets. New artwork throughout the hotel features a Nashville theme, including black and white photos of legendary performers at the Grand Ole Opry and interesting angles of guitars. Upscale draperies, new paint and plush carpet revive the common areas. The Sheraton Nashville Downtown also offers more than 25,000 square feet of meeting space and a ballroom that will seat up to 900.
“Our newly renovated hotel offers all the core values of a Sheraton, including a warm community feeling,” said Ed Mroz, general manager of the Sheraton. “And because a generous spirit is so important to the Sheraton name, there was no question that we had to find a way to help those who were affected by the floods, and The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee was the perfect channel in which to do so.”