Sheraton Begins Conversion of Hotel near Minneapolis
Friday November 1st, 2013 - 10:06AM BPC
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BLOOMINGTON, MN—Sheraton has expanded its footprint in greater Minneapolis with a conversion located here. Sheraton Bloomington opened today, located five miles from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP).
Owned by WB Hotel Partners, LLC, and managed by Wischermann Partners, Inc., the former Sofitel hotel has begun an $8-million renovation to transform the property into a modern upper upscale hotel.
“This strategic conversion in the upscale Minneapolis suburb of Bloomington gives Sheraton an even greater presence in one of the nation’s busiest metropolitan areas, as we continue to build momentum in markets worldwide,” stated Hoyt Harper, Global Brand Leader, Sheraton Hotels & Resorts. “Sheraton Bloomington provides travelers with a stylish, comfortable and social atmosphere where they can enjoy all the brand’s recently enhanced signature services and amenities in an ideal location near major corporate headquarters and top attractions.”
All 282 guestrooms will be fully renovated. Soon after opening, the entrance, lobby and public spaces will receive a design upgrade and the hotel will offer a Sheraton Club Lounge and a fitness facility featuring the brand’s new health and fitness program, Sheraton Fitness by Core Performance.
“Sheraton is a perennial favorite among owners and developers seeking to convert existing properties in mature metropolitan markets to a world-class brand with global appeal,” stated Allison Reid, SVP of North American Development for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
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