Fitness and travel go hand in hand, so it’s great to see innovation in the area of fitness centers, particularly as more travelers look to find ways to keep up with their fitness routines while away from home. USA Today recently ran an article about hotels offering boot camp workouts for guests, in addition to rigorous, personalized classes with physical fitness trainers. At the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, we recently partnered with Core Performance to bring our guests Sheraton Fitness – breakthrough training programs in addition to dining options for better nutritional choices, exercises and training equipment they can use right in their room, Video On Demand with informational programming, and more. And our fitness center is open 24 hours a day so guests can work out any time they have open slots in their busy work schedules.
Boot-Camp Workouts for Guests
Embracing High-Tech Features for Tomorrow’s Guestrooms
How many times have you lost your hotel room key, or realized as you’re rummaging through your bag/purse outside in the hallway that it’s sitting INSIDE your room? And you have to love it when your credit and debit cards demagnetize your room key and you have to trudge all the way back to the front desk to get it fixed.
Hotels Use Craft Beers, Tastings to Attract Business
At the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, we like to think we know a thing or two about beer. After all, craft brewing is a way of life in Denver – the city alone is home to 10 nationally ranked and award-winning breweries, is ranked number one in the nation for beer production per capita, and is ranked second nationally in the number of breweries per capita. Not to mention Colorado was recently ranked by The Beer Institute as number one in terms of gross beer production – 111 breweries producing over 23.3 million barrels. Nothing to sneeze at!
The Best and Worst Hotel Trends
Conde Nast Traveler has been reporting on the best hotels, restaurants and spas for 16 years so they’ve seen their share of the best….and the worst. Check out their “Best and Worst Hotel Trends” and let us know if they missed any!
Meetings Outlook: Redefining the Meeting Experience
Much has been reported already this year about the changes happening in the meetings and conference industries, and Hotel Executive recently published a good overview of the most significant trends and opportunities they projected to see, including continued substantial growth, more opportunity in social/leisure group travel, fierce competition, increased expenses on behalf of corporations, increased meeting budgets, and more focus on technology. It will be interesting to see how the second half of the year shapes up according to plans and projections!
New Incentives for Meeting Planners
Book a meeting by Sept. 30, 2012, at any participating hotel in the United States, Canada, Caribbean or Latin America (yes, the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel is a participating hotel!) to receive a value-add concession of your choice (including bonus Starpoints, accelerated room policies or special credits) along with complimentary Coca-Cola beverages for EVERY attendee.
Sharing some glowing feedback from meeting planners: ATG Rehab and Noel Levitz
We love it when happy clients sing our praises!
How Meeting Planners Use Technology to Plan Events – and How the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel is Accommodating Their Needs
At the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, we understand the importance of staying connected. Whether you’re planning a smaller group presentation or an international broadcast with thousands of attendees, our meeting spaces are equipped with a wide array of technology services with knowledgeable technicians staffed on site to assist with your data, voice and audio visual needs.
Hosting the PBS Annual Meeting
In mid-May, PBS held their Annual Meeting at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel. Bringing together employees and local PBS stations from around the country, producers and others to talk about upcoming PBS and PBS KIDS programming of all types. From breakfasts hosted by Sesame Street, inspirational keynotes and general sessions with PBS management and leadership, and programming previews to special appearances by celebrities such as Meg Ryan, Olivia Wilde, Fred Willard (PS check out his new show, Market Warriors, which premieres July 16!) and many others, the hotel was buzzing with high-caliber entertainment and informative sessions. We also love that they invited bloggers to attend the conference to learn more about the company/s upcoming broadcast and online programming, and that a heavy emphasis was placed on social media and its importance to PBS and local affiliates. Way to go PBS, keep up the great work!
Starwood’s Rewards for Foodies
Love food? Then you’ll drool over Starwood’s rewards for foodies. As long as you’re a member of our SPG Loyalty Program (and get those points up!) you’ll be able to take advantage of some tantalizing rewards like sushi-making classes or dinner with world-renowned celebrity chefs. Lacking in the points department? No worries, you’ll still get dining discounts at more than 500 restaurants and bars at Starwood properties around the world – including the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel. How’s that for a sweet deal?
In May, our sister company Westin announced a new program that re-invents the traditional (okay, antiquated) hotel business center model to meet the changing needs of today’s business traveler.
Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel Adds Watts to Water Award to List of Sustainably Achievements
The Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel recently received a 2012 Watts to Water Award for “Greatest Improvement in Efficiency” from the Denver Metro Building Owners and Managers Association.
Moderate but Steady Growth in Business Travel Continues
Did you know? The Global Business Travel Association’s Business Travel Quarterly Outlook – United States, released in April, stated that the business travel market has finally stabilized and is expected to hit its pre-recession levels by the middle of 2012 (so right about now). The report estimated overall growth would be 4.6 percent this year - which bodes well for the economy as a whole.
Emergency Response, Spiritual Healing and Expeditionary Learning – All in a Week’s Work at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
As the largest hotel in Colorado with 133,000 square feet of flexible and versatile meeting and exhibit space along with a wide variety of room sizes and capabilities, the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel can accommodate groups ranging from 10 up to 3,000 (and more!). We’re fortunate to work with many local companies as well as groups from around the world representing a variety of industries – and interests.