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New Aloft Hotel Opens in Silicon Valley

New Aloft Hotel Opens in Silicon Valley

Starwood announced the launch of a new Aloft hotel in Sunnyvale, California.  Sunnyvale is one of the major cities in the region known as Silicon Valley.
The Aloft Sunnyvale is located across from the Sunnyvale Town Center, a mixed-use development that includes shops, restaurants, and entertainment options.
The hotel has 85 rooms, and complimentary wireless Internet is available throughout the property.  The hotel also has a 24-hour fitness center.
Guests can dine at …

Sheraton New York Times Square Unveils Renovations to Meeting Space

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 (1,021 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 …

Starwood to Debut Four New Hotels in Mexico

Starwood to Debut Four New Hotels in Mexico

Starwood Hotels and Resorts announced that it plans four new properties in Mexico over the next two years.  The company will open the Sheraton Chihuahua Soberano hotel this November, with the Aloft Tijuana, Aloft Coatzacoalcos and Aloft Poza Rica set to open by the end of 2017.
The Sheraton Chihuahua Soberano will be the sixth Sheraton property in the country, and will have 194 guestrooms and 10 suites.  The property will …

New Aloft Hotel Opens in New Orleans

New Aloft Hotel Opens in New Orleans

Starwood announced the opening of the Aloft New Orleans Downtown hotel.  The hotel is part of a mixed-use building that also includes residences on floors 18 through 30.
Each of the property’s 188 rooms has a 42” LCD TV, and wireless Internet is complimentary throughout the hotel.  A 24-hour fitness center and outdoor pool are also located on the premises.
The hotel has 2,500 square feet (232 square meters) of meeting and …

Lobby Bar – February 27: Invisible Airplanes, Constitutional Pollution, and Whose Bag is this?

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Lobby Bar – A Politically Incorrect Summary of FBT News and Views
Misünderstüd. Join Jonathan Spira behind the wheel of the 2015 BMW X6 M for a first look at the mammoth SAV, a car that Spira insists is misunderstood. Next time you see an X5 M or X6 M, try to be a little empathetic and ask it how its day is going. Maybe it just wants to be friends.
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New Sheraton Hotel Opens Outside of Dallas, Texas

New Sheraton Hotel Opens Outside of Dallas, Texas

Starwood announced the opening of the Sheraton McKinney hotel in McKinney, Texas, a city about 30 miles (48 kilometers) north of Dallas.  The property is Starwood’s 14th hotel in the state of Texas.
The hotel’s 186 guestrooms each provide LCD flat screen TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi access.  The property also houses a fitness center and outdoor pool.
Guests can dine t the hotel’s Sweetwater Bar and Grill, which offers breakfast, lunch, and …

Starwood to Launch New App for Meeting Management

Starwood to Launch New App for Meeting Management

Starwood Hotels and Resorts announced the launch of ProMeetings, a new app that allows users to request various business services and amenities from a hotel during a stay.
Meeting planners who are members of Starwood’s Preferred Guest loyalty program can use the app to submit on-property requests for services related to business meetings, including a change in lighting, coffee service, and extension cords, among others.
The app is currently in a trial …