Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc : Sheraton New Orleans Hotel Launches $45 Million Renovation
06/20/2012| 11:15am US/Eastern
Iconic Canal Street Landmark to Feature the Brand's Signature
Link@Sheraton® experienced with Microsoft®
Social Hub, Refurbished Pelican Bar and Stylish Guest Rooms
Sheraton Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:HOT) today announced it has embarked on
a $45 million renovation of the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, resulting in
a floor-to-ceiling transformation of the hotel's 1,100 guest rooms and
suites, Sheraton Club Lounge, state-of-the-art meeting facilities and
lobby. Slated for completion in 2013, the renovation is part of an
ongoing effort to enhance Sheraton hotels across the globe, following
the recently completed $6 billion brand-wide revitalization.
"The comprehensive renovation to the Sheraton New Orleans underscores
our commitment to attracting an even larger segment of the meetings and
convention business in this vibrant city," said Denise Coll, President
of the North America Division for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide,
Inc. "New Orleans' indomitable spirit and historic charm have made the
city one of the nation's leading tourism destinations, as well as a top
choice for meeting planners."
The highlight of the refurbished lobby will be the brand's Link@Sheraton®
experienced with Microsoft® - the signature social hub
where travelers can stay connected with instant access to information
and technology for work, leisure and social networking. This active, yet
relaxing space will be equipped with comfortable new seating, new
carpeting, lighting, water feature, wireless connectivity and direct
access to the hotel's Starbucks coffee shop and Pelican Bar. Other
improvements to the lobby include the recent installation of high-speed
efficiency elevators and new revolving doors.
Reminiscent of an authentic French Quarter courtyard, the Pelican Bar at
the Sheraton New Orleans will provide an inviting, revitalized space
where guests can relax and enjoy one of the city's most stunning views.
Overlooking the streetcars on Canal Street, Pelican Bar will create a
warm ambience with new gas lamps and wall sconces, new bar seating,
communal tables and intimate group seating, all-new flooring and tile
mosaics along the Canal Street windows. Renovations on the bar are
expected to be completed in September 2012.
The hotel's sought-after meeting and event facilities are also in the
midst of substantial improvements. The recent renovations to the
Waterbury and Napoleon Ballrooms will be followed by new carpeting, wall
coverings, lighting and new furnishings in the Grand Ballroom and Grand
Ballroom pre-function space.
Spectacular views of the Mississippi and the city are available from the
hotel's executive suites on floors 9-49, and from the Governor's suites
on floors 48-49. All guestrooms and suites will be fully renovated and
furnished with an oversized work desk, custom-designed ergonomic chair,
high-speed Internet, LCD flat panel television, MP3 docking station and
the all-white Sheraton Sweet Sleeper® bed, designed to meet
AAA's Five Diamond Award® criteria. Bathrooms will boast
all-new vanities, backlit mirrors and a collage of local artwork.
Floor-to-ceiling windows overlook the Mississippi River in the Sheraton
Club lounge - the perfect spot to enjoy upgraded amenities, as well as
complimentary breakfast, beverages and evening hors d'oeuvres.
Renovations to the lounge will include new carpeting, wall coverings,
furniture and lighting.
Sheraton New Orleans Hotel recently completed the transformation of its
fitness facility to offer Sheraton Fitness programmed by Core
Performance™, the brand's revolutionary new health and fitness program
designed exclusively for Sheraton guests through its partner Core
For more information on Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, please visit www.sheraton.com
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About Sheraton Hotels & Resorts
Sheraton helps guests make connections at more than 400 hotels in 70
countries around the world and recently completed a $6 billion global
revitalization and is now in the midst of a $6 billion global expansion
over the next three years. Sheraton is owned by and is the largest and
most global brand of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., one of
the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with 1,103
properties in nearly 100 countries and 154,000 employees at its owned
and managed properties. Starwood is a fully integrated owner, operator
and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences with the following
internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury
Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le Méridien®,
Sheraton®, Four Points® by Sheraton, Aloft®,
and ElementSM. The Company boasts one of the industry's
leading loyalty programs, Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG), allowing
members to earn and redeem points for room stays, room upgrades and
flights, with no blackout dates. Starwood also owns Starwood Vacation
Ownership, Inc., a premier provider of world-class vacation experiences
through villa-style resorts and privileged access to Starwood brands.
For more information, please visit www.starwoodhotels.com.
Cara Banasch, 504-595-5538
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