EDINBURGH, United Kingdom--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) announced today that its global powerhouse, Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, continues to enhance its portfolio with the re-opening of the Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa in Edinburgh following a full multi-million dollar renovation.
The re-launch of the Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa is part of a multi-year global revitalization effort which has seen Sheraton and its owners invest more than $6 billion in new hotel openings, renovations and signature brand initiatives around the world. The brand’s revitalization effort is already paying off with measurable success – guest satisfaction scores continue to rise and the brand has seen solid growth in market share, signalling that guests are taking notice and rediscovering the new Sheraton.
Hoyt Harper, Global Brand Leader for Sheraton Hotels & Resorts comments: “We have spent the last few years renovating and rebuilding one of the hotel industry’s most iconic brands and Sheraton’s all-time high guest satisfaction scores are a direct result of this investment. As one of our flagship hotels, the newly renovated Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa in Edinburgh showcases our commitment to making the brand an unparalleled leader in the hospitality sector.”
Located in the heart of Edinburgh, the Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa is the latest Sheraton hotel worldwide to undergo a full renovation. The hotel now offers fully refurbished guest rooms, more than 15,000 square feet of newly renovated meeting and event space and a new restaurant and bar. The refurbished Sheraton Grand will be the Scottish capital’s newest five-star hotel, with the benefit of 25 years of operational excellence.
“I would like to thank our owner partner, Hotel Corporation of Edinburgh, for their long-standing belief in the Sheraton brand and enormous support in the refurbishment of the Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa.” said Roeland Vos, President, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Europe, Africa and Middle East (EAME). “Sheraton now stands taller than ever before with the strongest portfolio in its history and we are proud to offer guests new flagship hotels, renovated properties and signature brand offerings.”
Designed to appeal to both business and leisure travelers, the hotel offers a warm, welcoming atmosphere with a stylish and contemporary feel. The new interiors feature a neutral colour palette, modern materials and clean lines throughout, which are accented with elegant Scottish finishes.
The hotel features 269 fully renovated guest rooms, designed in a contemporary Scottish style with frosted glass-walled bathrooms and state–of-the-art technology. All rooms feature the Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Bed and are decorated with natural furnishings and Scottish art. The Grand Suite (the Sheraton Grand’s take on the Presidential Suite) is the hotel’s most opulent suite, boasting spectacular views of the iconic Edinburgh castle, a master bedroom with a spacious dressing room, a separate twin-bedroom, lounge area, private lobby and cloakroom.
Facilities include a newly-installed Sheraton Club Floor, where Club guests can receive exclusive access to a bright and spacious Club Lounge which serves breakfast, drinks and light snacks throughout the day. There is also a new dedicated meetings and events complex offering 14 stylish and flexible function rooms, making it the largest conference and banqueting area in a hotel in Edinburgh. The property also boasts One Spa – one of Europe’s most advanced city spas. The six-story, 35,000 square foot spa was the first of its kind in the UK and offers a wide range of spa treatments.
Guests at the Sheraton Grand will also be able to enjoy new signature brand experiences, including the Link@Sheraton experienced with Microsoft - a unique communications hub in the lobby providing complimentary WiFi and PC workstations so guests can surf the internet, email loved ones, review local attractions and print boarding passes while on the road. In addition, the Sheraton Grand offers Sheraton Fitness programmed by Core Performance, a holistic fitness program which helps travelers stay fit and eat healthily while away from home, as well as refresh, recharge and refocus their minds and bodies.
The refurbished Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa also provides guests with an exciting new restaurant and bar concept, One Square. Headed up by Executive Chef, Malcolm Webster, One Square focuses on modern British dishes made from produce sourced within the United Kingdom.
Starwood currently operates 10 hotels and resorts in the United Kingdom and Ireland, including two hotels in Scotland – Turnberry, a Luxury Collection Resort and the Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa, Edinburgh.
For more information on the Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa visit www.sheratonedinburgh.co.uk
The Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa first opened in 1985 and is one of Edinburgh’s most luxurious hotels. With an enviable location in Edinburgh’s city centre, the hotel has dramatic views of Edinburgh castle and is within walking distance from all of the major attractions including the Royal Mile, Arthur’s Seat and shops on Princes Street. Following an exciting multi-million pound refurbishment, the hotel offers 269 stunning guest rooms with cutting-edge technology, glass walled bathrooms and Sheraton Sweet Sleeper beds. The renovation of the Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa has also seen the addition of a brand new Club Floor, exciting new bar and restaurant and the Link @Sheraton. The hotel also boasts a dedicated meetings and events complex with 14 flexible function rooms. The Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa is also home to One Spa, widely regarded as one of Europe’s finest city Spas offering a range of holistic Spa treatments, 19m swimming pool, iconic hydropool and unique Thermal Suite. The newly refurbished gym & studios are equipped with Sheraton Fitness by Core Performance, a tailored exercise programme unique to Sheraton guests.
Sheraton helps guests make connections at more than 400 hotels in 70 countries around the world and recently completed a $6 billion global revitalization and is now in the midst of a $5 billion global expansion over the next three years. Sheraton is owned by and is the largest and most global brand of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with 1090 properties in 100 countries and territories with 154,000 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. For more information, please visit www.starwoodhotels.com.
Natalie Hall, Kaper
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Gemma Dudley, Kaper
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Starwood Hotels and Resorts
Public Relations, UK & Ireland
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