Starwood Expands Presence in Switzerland with Sheraton Zurich
Monday January 20th, 2014 - 10:18AM PBKAHO
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ZURICH—Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. today announced the opening of the new Sheraton Zurich Hotel, marking the brand’s second hotel in the financial capital of Switzerland since the brand was introduced into the country more than 40 years ago.
Owned by ZUFA Immobilien AG and opening under an agreement between Starwood and Arabella Hospitality SE, Sheraton Zurich comprises 197 guestrooms, including 32 suites, all equipped with the signature all-white Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Bed.
Michael Wale, president, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Europe, Africa and Middle East, said in a statement, “The opening of Sheraton Zurich allows us to meet the growing demand for internationally-branded hotel accommodations in the city while offering a new gathering place for the local community and global travelers.”
Situated on the 10th floor, the Sheraton Club Lounge serves breakfast, refreshments and light snacks all day, evening drinks and hors d’oeuvres, alongside views over the city from the 10th floor
Sheraton Zurich offers more than 600 square meters of meeting and event space equipped with technology, including eight multifunctional meeting and event rooms and a pre-function area. The hotel’s fitness facilities feature the brand’s health and fitness program Sheraton Fitness by Core Performance.
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