Hard to believe it’s that time of year again! AAA Travel just came out with their annual travel predictions for the Labor Day holiday weekend, and the results are indeed good news for the travel industry as a whole, with more Americans expected to hit the roads. Travel website Kayak noted the most popular hotel destinations include Las Vegas, New York and Atlanta, and Orbitz also reported the first two cities as popular destinations in addition to Chicago.
Saying Bye Bye to Summer – Labor Day Travel Looking Good for the Industry
Are You An Extreme Commuter?
There was an interesting article in USA Today recently about the rise of “extreme commuters” – employees who fly (instead of drive) to their jobs, who call a hotel room or part-time apartment home, who spend as much time getting to and from the office as they spend behind their desks, and who see their families only on weekends. Experts blame the rising trend of “super commuting” on the recession, which pummeled employment and the housing sector.
Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel Ranked One of the Top Meeting Hotels in One of the Country’s Most Popular Places for Meetings and Events
Two weeks ago, meetings technology company Cvent unveiled the top 50 meeting destinations in the country – with Denver ranked #15. Now we can boast that we're one of the top 50 meeting hotels in one of the most popular places for meetings and events in the country!
Juicing While Traveling: Hotels Offer Juice-Themed Vacations
Juice cleanses are the latest rage when it comes to healthy “eating,” and hotels are getting in on the action with juice cleanse packages as part of wellness-based vacations.
According to a story on ABCNews.com, these packages are popular among both die-hard cleansers who regularly do them at home as well as travelers looking for something different to try while on vacation. And for those not ready to give up on solid food entirely, some properties offer juicing bars as well to help them ease into the fad.
The most popular hotel incentive is….free!
TripAdvisor recently surveyed more than 25,000 hotel owners and managers in North America and discovered that more than half promoted discounted room rates to attract guests. Other popular incentives that were used in promotions included free Wi-Fi, a free night’s stay, free parking and free newspapers.
What would make you a repeat guest at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel?
Congrats to These Recently-Promoted Employees!
Congratulations to these Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel employees on their recent promotions! Heather Kastner was promoted from Sales Assistant to Sales Manager; Thomas Gay from Sales Reporting Systems Analyst to Sales Optimization Manager; Ashley Woodworth from Executive Meeting Specialist to Catering Manager and Asuvini Vengadasalam from Sales Assistant to Convention Service Manager. Thanks as always for your hard work and dedication!
Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel Featured in Smart Meetings Magazine
The August 2012 issue of Smart Meetings Magazine included a six-page feature story on hotels, sustainable dining, and meetings and events in Denver, Boulder and Colorado Springs – and we’re excited to report that the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel was mentioned three times in the article!
Eating Out: Hotels Doing More to Help You Stay Fit
If the Olympics have inspired you to get in shape, take note of what the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel offers next time you stay with us for business – or pleasure.
Stop Whining, Keep Wining (and Winning!)
Sheraton Social Hour offers hotel guests an opportunity to relax, socialize and sample some top-rated wines while learning more about renowned wineries from around the world. Tasting events are held weekdays from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in our 15 Fifty Lounge, where guests have access to a specially curated menu of premium wines rated 90 and above by Wine Spectator.
Feedback from Gamma Phi Beta and National WIC Association
We loved hosting both the National WIC Association and Gamma Phi Beta, and wanted to share some awesome feedback we received: