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Starwood Execs Bike for a Cause – and You Can Follow Their Training Program!

Submitted by Kathie Gonzalez on Jul 31, 2012 - 10:28am
Posted in SPG|Fitness

In a few weeks, the CEO and 25 other employees from our parent company Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide will embark on a four-day bike ride from Chamonix, France to Monte Carlo called “The Road the Awareness” to raise money for the UNICEF Early Childhood Care and Education program in Ethiopia.

Keeping the Millennial Generation (and Their Parents) Happy

Submitted by Kathie Gonzalez on Jul 30, 2012 - 10:26am
Posted in Travel Trends

How hotels are helping mom and dad salvage their sanity while traveling with the entire brood.

Boomers represent an untapped niche market

Submitted by Kathie Gonzalez on Jul 27, 2012 - 10:25am
Posted in Travel Trends

Baby-boomers represent "one of the biggest customer niches in the history of the hotel industry.”

July Meetings and Events: Song, Surgery and Students – All in a Fortnight at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel

Submitted by Kathie Gonzalez on Jul 26, 2012 - 10:23am
Posted in Conventions|Business Travel|Hotel News

What a busy summer it’s been at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel! We hosted a few different groups during July, including attendees at the GALA Choruses Festival (held at the nearby Colorado Convention Center), the Association of perioperative Registered Nurses 2012 Leadership Conference and Learning Forward’s 2012 Summer Conference.

Using Smartphones to Sweeten the Deal for Business Travelers

Submitted by Kathie Gonzalez on Jul 25, 2012 - 10:22am
Posted in Conventions|Business Travel|Technology

No doubt, many business travelers appreciate the convenience and ease of bypassing the front desk and checking themselves into and out of their hotel room via kiosks or mobile devices – especially after a long day of meetings and/or travel. In fact, nearly 80% of business travelers recently surveyed by software provider Smith Micro said they would use mobile check-in and check-out services over the front desk.

Lighten Up!

Submitted by Kathie Gonzalez on Jul 19, 2012 - 10:20am
Posted in

Whether you’ll be sipping daiquiris by the pool or enjoying an after-work martini, cooling down with a cocktail is one of summer’s great pleasures – and a surefire way to pack on the pounds. Never fear, the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel is offering refreshing calorie-conscious summer cocktails that allow guests to savor the flavor without consuming a day’s worth of calories in liquid form.

The Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel Makes it Easy to Maintain a Fitness Routine and Healthy Eating Habits While Traveling

Submitted by Kathie Gonzalez on Jul 18, 2012 - 10:18am
Posted in Fitness

Inspired by the upcoming Olympic games to hit the gym more? Check out the fitness center at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel. Created in partnership with world-renowned personal training experts Core Performance, the center invites guests to take part in state-of-the-art fitness equipment, specialized in-room and restaurant dining options, and a custom website with online fitness programs and more. The center features 22 pieces of weight training equipment as well as 23 pieces of cardio-equipment with built-in TVs to each unit and iPod hook ups.

The Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel Featured in Colorado Meetings + Events

Submitted by Kathie Gonzalez on Jul 17, 2012 - 10:18am
Posted in Awards|Conventions|Hotel News

Check out the latest issue of Colorado Meetings + Events, which includes two mentions of the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel!

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Pool? Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel Associates Plant Organic Garden on the Hotel’s Pool Deck.

Submitted by Kathie Gonzalez on Jul 16, 2012 - 10:17am
Posted in Dining|Eco-Friendly Hotel|Hotel News

Associates from the Sheraton Denver Downtown’s Green Team recently planted an organic rooftop garden on the hotel’s 5th floor pool deck. The garden includes herbs and vegetables such as mint, tomatoes, cilantro, peppers and lavender, all used in the hotel’s culinary department as well in drinks served in the hotel’s 16 Mix Cocktail Lounge. The idea for the garden germinated from several hotel associates asked to “think green” to reduce the hotel’s environmental impact.

Picky Guests Lead Hotel Innovation

Submitted by Kathie Gonzalez on Jul 16, 2012 - 10:15am
Posted in Travel Trends

A mint on the pillow is so yesterday! A recent article in the Saudi Gazette noted more hotels are trying to distinguish themselves in the crowded hospitality market by offering travelers one-of-a-kind experiences ranging from celebrity restaurants to chic collaborations with high-end fashion houses. And The Daily Beast noted some upscale hotels are offering a new kind of room service (and a home-away-from-home entertaining option) for refined jet-setters with money to burn: top-shelf cocktail programs. Some properties let you summon a bartender to mix up a batch of specialty cocktails in the comfort of your room. Others include room service that will deliver custom kits with all the necessary ingredients, with expert mixologists on hand for private in-room lessons. Why venture out for happy hour when room service can wheel it to you?

How Facebook is Shaping Travel Decisions

Submitted by Kathie Gonzalez on Jul 10, 2012 - 10:14am
Posted in Technology|Travel Trends

Have you been inspired to book a vacation after seeing photos on a friend’s Facebook page from a recent trip to that destination? If so, you’re not alone – recent studies reveal that more than 52% of Facebook users said a friend’s vacation pictures inspired them to stop daydreaming and to start packing and book a trip.

Trend Watch: Maximizing Real Estate to Maximize Revenue (and Appeal to Locals)

Submitted by Kathie Gonzalez on Jul 09, 2012 - 10:13am
Posted in Renovation|Travel Trends

Great article by Bloomberg Businessweek earlier this month on how hotels are building spaces – skating rinks, yoga studios, meeting rooms that can be repurposed for nighttime cooking parties and everything in between – to bring in new streams of revenue. The spaces are also intended to appeal to local residents, businesses and government officials, who can rent and use the spaces for their own needs. In fact, our parent company Starwood recently announced plans for the $100 million renovation of 10 W hotels in North America; the revamp will entail the reworking of public spaces such as lobbies, bars and nightclubs, with a focus on “drawing in locals.”

Booking Green

Submitted by Kathie Gonzalez on Jul 05, 2012 - 10:10am
Posted in Eco-Friendly Hotel

At the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, we have taken substantial steps to reduce our energy appetites.

Happy Birthday to You: Pay Equal to Your Birth Year at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel

Submitted by Kathie Gonzalez on Jul 03, 2012 - 10:12am
Posted in

As Americans celebrate the birthday of the United States on July 4th, we thought it would be a good time to remind folks that the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel is always ready to celebrate our guests’ birthdays. In fact, we even have a special discount for them! Stay with us for a maximum of three nights and after the first night (which starts at $129) you’ll only have to pay a rate equal to your birth year.

The Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel Lends a Helping Hand to Wildfire Evacuees

Submitted by Kathie Gonzalez on Jul 02, 2012 - 10:11am
Posted in Hotel News

Denver Hotels Examiner Chad Chisholm recently posted a great update about the wildfires ravaging our beautiful state and how some local companies are lending a helping hand. Three Denver hotels – including the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel – are raising funds and offering special rates to fire victims to ease the burden of being displaced from their homes. Read more about it here and if you can, lend a helping hand or two – every little bit helps!