Sheraton’s “Ultimate MLB Fantasy Draft” Package Makes Picking a 2016 MLB® Lineup Effortless for Fans

As the Official Hotel of Major League Baseball®, Sheraton is Opening the 2016 Season with an Exclusive Fantasy Drafting Experience

STAMFORD, Conn. - March 10, 2016 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - With sunny stadiums and the familiar crack of the bat just weeks away, baseball’s biggest fans are gathering to set their fantasy baseball teams for Opening Day. Seeking to make fantasy baseball drafts effortless, Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) is offering fans an elevated experience that will lift them out of basements, and into upgraded suites and unique meeting spaces with everything they need to host an amped up fantasy drafting party. Available at select Sheraton properties in North America, the “Ultimate MLB Fantasy Draft” package is the first of several activations that Sheraton will host this year to celebrate its partnership with MLB.

From March 10 to April 4, fans who book the “Ultimate MLB Fantasy Draft” package can host a dynamic fantasy draft experience with friends and family at the hotel. As the Official Hotel of MLB, Sheraton will look to handle all the planning and details, making this season’s draft effortless for fans. The package includes:

  • Their own private, interactive drafting room
  • Big screen TVs and power outlets
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Baseball-themed décor
  • Whiteboards
  • Access to Yahoo Fantasy Baseball and MLB.com
  • Exclusive MLB-themed gift

Drafters expecting to work up an appetite can order from a custom Sheraton Paired menu, featuring ballpark-inspired bites with an unexpected twist, paired with carefully selected craft beer. Menu items include Garlic Parmesan Tater Tots, Smoked Bacon Bites, and Pastrami Stack Pretzel Sandwiches.

Select Sheraton properties offering the “Ultimate MLB Fantasy Draft” package include:

  • Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel
  • Sheraton Downtown Los Angeles
  • Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel
  • Sheraton Boston Hotel
  • Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square

“As the Official Hotel of MLB, Sheraton is making it easier than ever for fans to stay close to their favorite teams. Through this fantasy draft party package, we’re doing the heavy lifting and providing effortless ways for fans to elevate and enjoy their fantasy baseball draft party,” said Dave Marr, Global Brand Leader for Sheraton Hotels & Resorts. “As we continue our partnership with MLB, we look forward to delighting our guests with additional surprises throughout the baseball season.”

Fans can reserve their fantasy draft party space starting March 8 by calling their local participating Sheraton hotel. “Ultimate MLB Fantasy Draft” packages start at $59 per person (prices vary by property).

Sheraton: The Official Hotel of Major League Baseball

Last year, Sheraton Hotels & Resorts and Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG®) announced a new exclusive partnership with Major League Baseball® (MLB®), designating Sheraton as the “Official Hotel of Major League Baseball” and SPG as the “Official Hotel Loyalty Program of Major League Baseball.” Sheraton will provide guests with complimentary access to MLB.TV during their stays beginning with the 2016 season. MLB.TV is the longest-running and most widely distributed live streaming service in all of sports, enabling out-of-market fans to watch every game live. Also beginning in Spring 2016, Sheraton will add MLB Network as a new in-room entertainment channel, giving fans access to games, highlights and analysis wherever they travel. Fans will be able to book their hotel stays from a Sheraton booking widget located on select teams’ schedule pages.

About Sheraton Hotels & Resorts

Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, the largest and most global brand of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., makes it easy for guests to explore, relax and enjoy the possibilities of travel through smart solutions and effortless experiences at more than 440 hotels in more than 72 countries around the world. The brand is currently in the midst of implementing Sheraton 2020, a 10 point plan designed to make Sheraton the global hotel brand of choice, everywhere. Sheraton recently launched “Where Actions Speak Louder,” a multi-channel, multi-million dollar advertising campaign that highlights the brand’s ongoing enhancements to its guest experience, including new products and partnerships, and a renewed focus on service. With work well underway, the brand has already rolled out a variety of initiatives under Sheraton 2020, including Paired, a new imaginative lobby bar menu; the richest SPG promotion in the brand’s history; and Sheraton Grand, a new premier tier that recognizes exceptional Sheraton hotels and resorts. To learn more, visit www.sheraton.com. Stay connected to Sheraton: @sheratonhotels on Twitter and Instagram and facebook.com/Sheraton.

SOURCE Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

Contacts:

Tanya Elm
Starwood Hotels & Resorts
917-202-5309
Sheraton Global Public Relations
Tanya.Elm@starwoodhotels.com

Tara Niebeling
952-270-9478
Fast Horse
TaraN@FastHorseInc.com

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