Four Points by Sheraton York Refreshes Look Following $15 Million Renovation

Inviting Hotel Offers New Family Room as Part of its Interactive Lobby, as well as Upgraded Guest Rooms

August 26, 2009 // Franchising.com // White Plains, NY – Four Points by Sheraton York is boasting a whole new look, thanks to a recently completed comprehensive $15 million renovation. Located in York, Pennsylvania, the property made significant upgrades to its lobby, restaurant and guest rooms as part of the Four Points by Sheraton global revitalization campaign. In the past five years, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) and its licensees have invested more than $1 billion in Four Points by Sheraton hotels with major property renovations, conversion and new-build hotels. 70 percent of the Four Points portfolio has turned over in the last five years due to strategic efforts to improve the quality and consistency of the hotels.

As a result of the renovation, Four Points by Sheraton York creates a real sense of arrival with its dramatically improved public space. The lobby has been opened up to create a spacious Family Room, where guests can socialize, grab a cup of fresh coffee and pop open their laptops, using the hotel's complimentary high-speed Internet. The hotel knocked down walls to achieve a more open flow and clean line of sight between the lobby, bar and restaurant. The lobby and restaurant received a fresh paint job and were upgraded with all-new furnishings, stainless steel finishes, ceiling tiles and artwork.

"Four Points by Sheraton York now truly embodies the brand's revitalized contemporary look and feel. We are very proud of our recent renovation, which greatly enhanced the guest experience by creating a more open and relaxing atmosphere," said Connie Cunningham, General Manager, Four Points by Sheraton York. "Even during the renovation, guests were very pleased with their stay and they have given us great feedback ever since."

From the carpeting to the ceilings, the hotel's 146 guest rooms were completely re-done and include brand-new bathrooms. Guest rooms all feature the Four Points by Sheraton Four Comfort Bed®, a luxurious ensemble including a plush mattress, an assortment of pillows, and stylish duvet. Improved in-room technology includes new flat screen televisions and a wide selection of movies and video games on demand. Guests receive free bottled water and complimentary high-speed Internet is available throughout the property.

About Four Points by Sheraton

Four Points by Sheraton, with 142 properties in 24 countries, offers the self-sufficient traveler style and comfort – all at an honest value. All hotels feature free high-speed Internet access, complimentary bottled water, and a great beer at the end of a long day courtesy of the brand's signature Best Brews® program. Four Points by Sheraton hotels are located in easy-to-reach areas – close to major airports, suburban centers, urban hot spots and resort and vacation destinations.

About Starwood Hotels & Resorts

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with 960 properties in 97 countries and 145,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood Hotels is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Sheraton®, Four Points® by Sheraton, and the recently launched Aloft®, and Element SM. Starwood Hotels also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., one of the premier developers and operators of high quality vacation interval ownership resorts.

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