Original Article by Nick Ellis, ThePointsGuy.com
Sheraton envisions itself as a brand that “blends life seamlessly with places to connect, be productive and be inspired. The combination of styles, balancing timeless with fresh and modern, aims to create an environment where guests feel comfortable and at ease, whether working, meeting or relaxing,” said Amanda Nichols, Senior Director and Global Brand Leader of Sheraton Hotels.
Lobby and public spaces
The lobby is the focal point of Sheraton‘s transformation. They’re being redesigned to become a jack-of-all-trades space for guests (and locals), no matter the purpose of their visit.
For someone with a full day of work ahead, there’s the “Community Table,” a long, communal table where a guest can do various things — work, eat or socialize with other guests while taking a break.
These tables feature innovative features, such as lockable desk drawers, that allow you to store your items if you have to use the restroom or you want to step outside for a few minutes. Here you’ll also find lights, power outlets and even wireless charging stations to keep your devices powered up.
Lobbies will also feature what Sheraton’s calling “Studios,” private spaces where small groups can meet to collaborate on small-group projects by day and share a cocktail and dinner in the evening.
There are also soundproof booths scattered around — perfect for taking a call with a colleague, a loved one or even a friend who wants to share the latest gossip.
Also new to the lobby is the so-called Coffee Bar Bar, which, not surprisingly thanks to its name, is a food and beverage outlet that functions as a coffee shop by day and a bar by night, featuring different food and beverage options depending on the time of day.
The Sheraton Club
Available to Marriott’s elite members and anyone who chooses to book a club-level room, the Sheraton Club is getting an upgrade to bring it into the 21st century.
They’ll feature all-new designs with open spaces meant to make the most of the space available. They’ll also feature revamped food-and-beverage selections and high-speed internet access, so elite members or club-level guests have a more private space to work or relax in.
Sheraton didn’t overlook its guest rooms in its brand refresh. Guests can expect a “well-lit room, comprised of soft finishes and warm wood tones accentuated with black and metallic accents,” according to a press release from the company.
Modern conveniences for a worker on the road abound, including desks with adjustable height settings and integrated charging ports.
The Sheraton Sleep Experience bed remains, though the bathrooms got a thorough makeover with walk-in showers and updated fixtures.
TynanGroup was the Project Manager on both the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown and the Sheraton Denver Downtown Renovations.