Sheraton New York Times Square Unveils Renovations to Meeting Space
Starwood announced the completion of a $2.2 million renovation at the Sheraton New York Times Square hotel in Manhattan. The hotel revamped some 11,000 square feet (5,574 square meters) of its lower level meeting space, including public spaces, the entry lounge, and 13 meeting rooms.
All areas received new carpet, lighting, and wall coverings. The meeting rooms now have high-tech boardroom tables that are pre-wired to meet computer and audio-visual requirements.
In addition to the renovation work, the hotel’s lower lobby conference space also now has a dedicated events team specializing in meetings of up to 150 guests. The team works with local restaurants, including Zabar’s, Artisanal, Vegan Divas Bakery, Esposito and Sons, Salumeria Biellese, and Beth’s Farm Preserves for individual catering requirements.
The hotel’s 13 renovated meeting rooms were also renamed as part of the upgrade with names inspired by New York City neighborhoods, such as Bryant Park, Columbus Circle, Madison Square, Gramercy, Flatiron, Broadways, Murray Hill, and Union Square.
The Sheraton New York Times Square a total of 60,000 square feet (3,251 square meters) of meeting and event space, including 43 meeting rooms and two ballrooms.
The lower lobby space, previously known as the Executive Conference Center, will also be renamed this May via a contest open to meeting planners who . will have a chance to win 50,000 SPG points or have the Sheraton make a donation to the charity of their choice.
The hotel received a $180 million top-to-bottom renovation in 2013 that included all guestrooms and public areas.
CORRECTION – March 26, 2015
The original version of this article incorrectly stated that the hotel had 35,000 square feet of meeting and event space. This was based on information available from a hotel news release. The correct number is 60,000 square feet.
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