Sheraton Memphis Downtown Holds Grand Opening
Friday September 20th, 2013 - 9:54AM OHP
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MEMPHIS, TN—The Sheraton Memphis Downtown today held its grand opening ceremony.
Owned by Host Hotels & Resorts, the hotel is operated by Davidson Hotels & Resorts.
A.C. Wharton, mayor of Memphis; Ernest Strickland, director of economic development-Greater Memphis, Chamber of Commerce; Charles Satkewich, VP/asset management for Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc.; Hoyt Harper, global brand leader, Sheraton Hotels & Resorts; and John Belden, president/CEO of Davidson Hotels & Resorts, attended the event.
“As Memphis’ newest, Sheraton-branded hotel, we are well positioned to meet the demanding needs of today’s business and leisure travelers,” stated General Manager Matt Huss.
Located at 250 North Main St. and connected to the 300,000-sq.ft. Memphis-Cook Convention Center, the 19-story hotel is close to the Beale St. entertainment district and within walking distance of the FedEx Forum, AutoZone Park, Main Street Trolley, the Orpheum Theater, Mud Island and the Mississippi Riverfront.
Guestrooms are equipped with Sheraton Sweet Sleeper beds, oversize work desks, ergonomic chairs, high-speed Internet access and LCD flat-panel televisions. Additional amenities include 14,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, a full-service restaurant and lounge, indoor pool with outside balcony and Sheraton Club Lounge.
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