MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - August 13, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT), today announced the completion of the Sheraton Bloomington renovation, a sweeping $15 million project designed to reinvigorate the hotel’s guest and public spaces. Owned by WB Hotel Partners and operated by Wischermann Partners, the hotel’s renovation has also introduced a new modern restaurant, Lela, as well as the addition of Sheraton Club, the brand’s exclusive lounge destination for upgraded amenities and offerings.
“Following its expansive renovation, Sheraton Bloomington is a great example of the brand’s new direction as we work toward our Sheraton 2020 goal to solidify Sheraton as a leading global hotel brand of choice, everywhere,” said Bob Jacobs, Vice President, Brand Management Sheraton and Westin. “The hotel’s modern enhancements and added amenities create an intuitive experience for guests, enabling them, as a result, to experience more during their stay.”
Upon entering the hotel, guests are greeted with illuminated registration desks in front of a dynamic, large-scale art installation. The lobby is also anchored by a 30-foot bar and ten-screen video display, providing guests a full-scale Starbucks experience during the day, and converting into a high-design bar in the evening. As part of this, Sheraton Bloomington now offers the brand’s new reimagined food and beverage program Paired, comprised of artisanal small plates and eclectic bar snacks served alongside suggested premium wines and craft beers.
The modernization of all 282 guest rooms and suites presents a contemporary design with multifunctional furniture pieces, LED lighting and large-screen Smart-TVs, providing business and leisure guests alike an intuitive room experience during their stay. The transformation, designed by The Getty’s Group, also features the introduction of an all-new Sheraton Club lounge and a refreshed Sheraton Fitness facility. With the addition of three state-of-the-art meeting rooms, the Sheraton Bloomington now offers more than 17,000 square feet of meeting space, providing guests flexible options for any type of meeting or social affair.
“We are delighted to continue our partnership with Starwood through this revamp of the Sheraton Bloomington in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro area,” stated Warren Beck, Managing Partner of WB Hotel Partners. “The added features and amenities offer thoughtful and purpose-driven design, programming and service to empower our guests and help them focus on being and performing at their best.”
Sheraton Bloomington has also added a new restaurant with Lela, which offers guests contemporary American cuisine rooted in classic technique. Led by executive chef John Mullen, III, formerly of 6Smith and B.A.N.K., Lela features prime steaks, innovative seafood crudos and house-made pastas in a modern, simplistic atmosphere centered around a bustling open kitchen. Guests can ignite their senses and savour exceptional cuisines through shareable plates for a group or small plate options for two.
“We’ve inspired change that we’re sure will exceed expectations by issuing modern, elegant and intelligent updates to both our service and hotel design,” said Paul Wischermann, President and CEO of Wischermann Partners. “Our associates are excited to connect with our guests whenever possible, collaborate on their passions and make each stay memorable”.
Conveniently located on the Bloomington/Edina business corridor, near the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and the Mall of America®, guests of the Sheraton Bloomington Hotel have immediate access to the nation’s largest shopping complex, Bloomington’s outdoor trails, cultural attractions and entertainment – with Downtown Minneapolis only being a short drive away.
For more information, please visit www.sheratonbloomingtonhotel.com/.
Sheraton Hotels & Resorts makes it easy for our guests to explore, relax and experience the possibilities of travel. As the largest and most global brand of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., Sheraton helps guests make connections at more than 430 hotels in more than 70 countries around the world through signature offerings such as the exclusive Sheraton Club lounge and Paired, our new menu of expertly matched small plates, premium wines and local craft beers. The brand recently launched Sheraton 2020, a 10 point plan designed to make Sheraton the global hotel brand of choice, everywhere. Sheraton is proud to offer the Starwood Preferred Guest® program, the industry’s leading loyalty program. To learn more, visit www.sheraton.com. Stay connected to Sheraton: @sheratonhotels on Twitter and Instagram and facebook.com/Sheraton.
Wischermann Partners, Inc. is a national hospitality firm, focused on the operations of upper upscale and luxury hotels. Recognized by clients, peers and industry experts, Wischermann Partners brings a unique mix of knowledge, experience and insight to hospitality management, development and acquisitions. Currently, Wischermann Partners operates a hotel portfolio of more than 3,400 rooms. For more information about Wischermann Partners, please visit www.wischermannpartners.com
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