Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel Blog
Join us Thurs., March 21 for a special Social Hour at 15/Fifty!
Submitted by Kathie Gonzalez on Mar 11, 2013 - 11:07am
Stuck with ideas for things to do this week (other than work, school, and the usual daily grind)? Here’s a suggestion: swing by the Sheraton’s 15/Fifty Restaurant for Social Hour, which runs from 5 – 7 p.m. weekdays. $5 food specials this week include:
- Truffle Thyme Tots - Parmesan and Creme Fraiche
- Nicoise Antipasto - Seared Tuna, Herbed Potatoes, Haricot Vert, Cured Tomato, Egg, Olives
- Cheese, Fruit & Baguette - Warm Chevre, Vanilla Poached Cherries & Apricots
On Thursday, March 21, the social hour will be featuring wines from Infinite Monkey Theorem Urban Winery as part of a special "FRIEND RAISER" benefitting the University of Colorado Cancer Center Fund. $12 per person includes 2 glasses of Infinite Monkey Savignon Blanc. To RSVP, email email@example.com and for more information, visit our website
Hosting the PLS Spring Dealmakers Prospects & Properties Expo
Submitted by Kathie Gonzalez on Feb 18, 2013 - 11:58am
Meetings & Events
At the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, we host many different meetings and events on a weekly basis. After all, as the largest hotel in Colorado with the most meeting space, we’re an ideal venue for corporation looking for large spaces or more intimate venues.
March Monkey Madness Weekends at Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
Submitted by Kathie Gonzalez on Feb 15, 2013 - 12:40pm
March, the month of spring break, sports and monkeys? The Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel offers a March Monkey Madness shopping package that includes a gift card to The Denver Pavilions, self-parking and an appetizer in 16Mix Cocktail Lounge. The gift card may be used for shopping or for tickets to the new movie "Oz the Great and Powerful," opening March 8 at the United Artists Theater at the nearby Denver Pavilions. The Sheraton Social Hour serves Colorado-made wines including Colterris Cabernet, Guy Drew Viognier, Guy Drew Meritage and Infinite Monkey Theorem Sauvignon Blanc and a Cabernet.
A Flurry of Business at the SIA Snow Show
Submitted by Kathie Gonzalez on Feb 07, 2013 - 4:15pm
The SnowSports Industries America (SIA) Snow Show descended upon the Mile High City on Jan. 31, attracting thousands of ski and snowboard industry professionals for four days. While the Colorado Convention Center transformed into a one-stop shopping spot for all the latest trends for on-mountain gear, local hotels such as the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel were happy to welcome thousands of out-of-town visitors making up the 19,000 attendees.
Catering to all dietary needs - vegan options aplenty!
Submitted by Kathie Gonzalez on Feb 06, 2013 - 5:35pm
Meetings & Events
EDUCAUSE, a nonprofit association and the foremost community of IT leaders and professionals committed to advancing higher education, just hosted their annual meeting "Advancing the Next Generation of Learning" at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, Feb. 4 - 6, 2013. Our client noted on-site that attendees were thrilled with the lunch menus, particularly the vegan dishes: "Please pass along to your chef the positive feedback we have received from our attendees (and myself from our staff) on how delicious lunch was today. One attendee was so appreciative [of the vegan options] and said he wanted to ask for a second plate, it was so good!" You are all very welcome!
Hoteliers combat shrinking meetings trend - Sheraton's Chuck Schuringa quoted in Hotel News Now
Submitted by Kathie Gonzalez on Feb 05, 2013 - 1:10pm
Meetings & Events
Hotel manager Chuck Schuringa recently chatted with Jason Freed, reporter at Hotel News Now, about how the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel is meeting the changing needs and demands of event planners. Read his great insights and commentary below!
Parent company Starwood Hotels & Resorts predicts strong year of growth in 2013
Submitted by Kathie Gonzalez on Jan 22, 2013 - 4:01pm
A few weeks ago, our parent company Starwood Hotels & Resorts offered a look at what 2013 has in store, including a strong year of openings and new hotel agreement signings, which continue to build on the momentum the brand has established over the past year for continued growth around the globe.
The company also noted that 2013 will be a strong year for Starwood's upper upscale brands - Sheraton, Westin and Le Meridien. "Sheraton has been a first mover in many new markets around the world, and will continue to fuel Starwood's growth with nearly 20 planned openings in 2013, a historic number of openings as the brand moves towards its milestone 500th opening in 2015," the press release stated.
Read more in this article by Travel Pulse.
The 36th annual International Sportsmen’s Exposition Starts TODAY
Submitted by Kathie Gonzalez on Jan 17, 2013 - 7:35pm
Looking for something to do this weekend? The 36th annual International Sportsmen’s Exposition kicks off today and runs through Jan. 20 at Denver’s Colorado Convention Center.
Denver: The Most Walkable, Connected Big City in the USA
Submitted by Kathie Gonzalez on Jan 16, 2013 - 2:36pm
Meetings & Events
If you live in Denver - or have ever visited on business (or pleasure) - then you know that everything in the city relative to meetings and conferences stretches along the 16th Street Mall. Prevue Magazine explores the "most convenient and walkable big city in America for large scale groups" in "Denver: The Most Walkable, Connected Big City in the USA." Read it below.
Celebrate Snow In Colorado With Exciting Winter Festivals
Submitted by Kathie Gonzalez on Jan 14, 2013 - 7:04pm
With winter in full swing, there's plenty to do in Denver - and throughout Colorado - no matter how much you love (or hate) the cold and snow. Check out these winter festivals and visit our friends at www.colorado.com for more details.
18-Foot Tall Ballerinas at Sheraton Denver Downtown Dressed to Cheer On the Denver Broncos
Submitted by Kathie Gonzalez on Jan 11, 2013 - 6:54pm
The Sheraton Denver Downtown's iconic 18-foot tall ballet dancer sculptures are "United in Orange" tutus in support of Saturday's Denver Broncos playoff game against the Baltimore Ravens.
Begin 2013 with Big Meeting Rewards
Submitted by Kathie Gonzalez on Jan 09, 2013 - 6:09pm
There's no time like the present to save money on your next meeting or event. Book one at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel (or any Starwood property in the US, Canada, Caribbean or Latin America) by March 31, 2013 and you'll receive bonus Starpoints, a rebate on master-billed rooms and a value-add of your choice.
Park, Party, Ride, Stay & Cheer on the Denver Broncos at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
Submitted by Kathie Gonzalez on Jan 07, 2013 - 3:41pm
On Saturday, January 12 the Denver Broncos will play their first playoff game against the Baltimore Ravens, and the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel will be abuzz with activity in the hotel's 16Mix Cocktail Lounge, 15/Fifty Restaurant, the Yard House and Kate Mullen's Irish Pub and Restaurant.
Kudos to the Best Sales - and Convention Services - Team in Colorado!
Submitted by Kathie Gonzalez on Jan 04, 2013 - 3:19pm
We love compliments - who doesn't? Recently, we received a nice note from a colleague in the meetings and events sector, who made a point of singling out one of our group sales managers - Henry Hughes - for a job well done on providing assistance during her trip to Denver. Mark Major, our Director of Convention Services, also received a pat on the back for simply being "awesome." Keep up the great work, Henry and Mark! We love it when you make us look good!
The Sky Bridge Gets a Makeover
Submitted by Kathie Gonzalez on Jan 02, 2013 - 3:04pm
Everyone - and everything - needs a little lift every now and then, and we're excited to show you photos of our recent renovation project at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel. The sky bridge that connects the I.M. Pei Tower to the main lobby was updated with new furnishings and photographs of Denver - and the hotel - taken back in the 1950s. Stop on by next time you're in town and take a walk down memory lane.
24 Denver-area teens honored at 2012 Jack and Jill Beautillion
Submitted by Kathie Gonzalez on Dec 20, 2012 - 1:30pm
On Sunday, Dec. 16, the annual black-tie Jack and Jill Beautillion was held at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel. Coordinated by the Denver chapter of Jack and Jill of America, the evening celebrated the "Power, Promise and Potential" of today's African-American teens, with 24 outstanding high school seniors honored during the event.
The Beautillion was established in 1983 as a way to honor college-bound African-American males who are seniors at Denver-area high schools. Those chosen have excelled in academics, community service, athletics and various other extracurricular activities.
Read more about the event in this great write-up by Joanne Davidson at the Denver Post.
Father Woody's Christmas Party at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
Submitted by Kathie Gonzalez on Dec 17, 2012 - 6:55pm
We're honored to host Father Woody's Christmas Party, which was held yesterday. The annual holiday tradition welcomed nearly 4,500 homeless and low-income families and individuals, and provided them with a free lunch, pictures with Santa, and presents. A great deal of gratitude goes out to our staff and the numerous volunteers who helped put this together - from cooking and serving food to collecting and organizing donated presents.
Can You Hear Me Now? Major Technology Upgrade Means Better Cell Coverage at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
Submitted by Kathie Gonzalez on Dec 14, 2012 - 6:43pm
As the largest hotel in Colorado, we know how important it is for meeting planners, guests and our associates to remain connected at all times. That's why we have joined forces with Sprint to complete a major upgrade of our technology infrastructure, allowing guests to connect to their cellular network from anywhere within the hotel - from guestrooms, meeting spaces or the numerous bars and restaurants.
Things to do in Denver During the Holidays
Submitted by Kathie Gonzalez on Dec 10, 2012 - 7:18pm
Looking for something to do in Denver over the holidays? Check out this great list of holiday events in town, from Santa at the Colorado Railroad Museum, the Colorado Ballet's rendition of the Nutcracker and White Christmas at Buell Theater to Trails of Light at the Botanic Gardens, Living Lights at the Butterfly Pavilion and Zoo Lights at the Denver Zoo.
The Largest Club Level Executive Lounge in Denver
Submitted by Kathie Gonzalez on Dec 07, 2012 - 3:15pm
|In the News
What's one of the best kept secrets among business travelers? Club level executive lounges. Our friends at Hotel Interactive wrote a great overview outlining the benefits of executive club floors, which offer everything from check-in and check-out services to food service. Specially trained concierges are also available to provide assistance with whatever needs guests might have. The article goes on to note: "At the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, whose 5,000 square-foot club lounge is the largest in the city, hotel manager Chuck Schuringa said his club manager one time carried food from the hotel club lounge down two floors for a female guest who has to walk with crutches. 'Now she stays with us every time she comes to town,' Schuringa said."
Kudos to the Catering Team at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
Submitted by Kathie Gonzalez on Dec 05, 2012 - 11:59am
Meetings & Events
Kudos to the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel's catering manager, Ashley Woodworth, and her team. They recently received glowing accolades from Stephanie Hector, event planner at Desire2Learn, who hosted a conference for 180 people at our property the other week. An excerpt from her note follows below.
Breakfast with Santa at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
Submitted by Kathie Gonzalez on Nov 29, 2012 - 2:38pm
It's a busy weekend in Denver for Santa! Downtown Denver's signature holiday event - the annual 9News Parade of Lights - is tomorrow and Saturday night. The sparkling lights, marching bands, giant balloons, majestic floats and delightful characters - including Santa - will once again wow hundreds of thousands of spectators. Then, on Saturday morning from 8 - 11 am, the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel will host the third annual Breakfast with Santa in 15/Fifty, the hotel’s restaurant.
Helping Families with the Ronald McDonald House
Submitted by Kathie Gonzalez on Nov 28, 2012 - 2:02pm
The Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel is a long-time partner with the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Denver, which offers a loving home away from home, at little to no cost, to families needing to be near their seriously ill or injured children while they're being treated at local hospitals.
If a room at the Ronald McDonald House in Denver or Aurora is not readily available when a family needs one, the Sheraton will provided temporary guestrooms on an as-needed basis while they wait.
Serving up Thanksgiving Dinner to Those in Need
Submitted by Kathie Gonzalez on Nov 26, 2012 - 12:05pm
Giving back to the community is part of the Starwood DNA, and the Thanksgiving holiday gave Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel employees an opportunity to donate part of their day off to serve a meal to Denver's homeless.
Denver, Heart of the West
Submitted by Kathie Gonzalez on Nov 20, 2012 - 4:32pm
Journalist Steve Winston was in Denver recently, and wrote about his experience visiting the Mile High City including a brief stay at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel - the largest in Colorado and convenient to everything, as it sits astride the 16th Street Mall.
Wishes Do Come True! A Special Offer for SPG Members
Submitted by Kathie Gonzalez on Nov 15, 2012 - 3:51pm
|Starwood Preferred Guest
This holiday season, Starwood (our parent company) wants to make your holiday travel wishes come true. Through January 31, 2013, the first 5,000 Starwood Preferred Guest members who add their wish to our Travel Wish Map found at www.starwoodpromos.com/mytravelwish will earn 100 Starpoints. Full details can be found here.
Colorado Democrats Head to Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel on Election Night
Submitted by Kathie Gonzalez on Nov 06, 2012 - 2:43pm
Whether you're looking to celebrate the election results - or the end to the political campaign ads (at least until the next election!) - there's a "watch party" somewhere in town for you.
The Colorado Democratic Party is hosting its election-night "watch party" at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel from 7 p.m. until midnight. Come join us - and 1,500 other candidates, supporters and guests from around the metro area - as we celebrate the outcomes of several races across the state. This is the official Democratic Party party, so it's guaranteed to be a big one you won't want to miss!!!
Celebrating Denver Arts Week
Submitted by Kathie Gonzalez on Nov 01, 2012 - 2:12pm
November is a great time to be living in (or visiting) Denver. It’s still warm enough to leave the jacket at home during the day, the resorts to the West are starting to ramp up for the winter, and there’s an endless supply of places to go and things to do – like Denver Arts Week!
Big Stars Attend Fashion Show at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
Submitted by Kathie Gonzalez on Oct 18, 2012 - 5:22pm
Some days it’s really tough to go to work…and not love every minute of it! One of those days was Oct. 13, when the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel was the center of a star-studded event for a great cause: the Global Down Syndrome Foundation Fashion Show – the single largest annual fundraiser benefitting people with Down syndrome.