Posted 9/21/2012 - 10:02:21 AM
Sheraton New York general manager Mark Sanders
NEW YORK–The 1,780-room Sheraton New York celebrates its 50th anniversary this month, having nearly completed a $160 million renovation of the 53-story building.
In honor of the milestone birthday, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg issued a proclamation naming Monday. Sept. 24, "Sheraton New York Hotel Day." The building opened on that day in 1962 as the Americana Hotel and was rebranded a Sheraton in 1979. Three employees have been with the hotel for its entire 50-year history. The Sheraton New York has long been a flagship for the Sheraton brand, which is part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide.
The renovation, estimated to cost $160 million, is expected to wrap up in six months, when upgrades to the hotel's 60,000 sq. ft. of meeting space are completed. That phase of the work begins in December. Already completed are new interior designs to the guestrooms, public spaces, guestroom corridors, 44th floor Sheraton Club lounge and fitness center.