Reinvented Meeting and Event Spaces Unveiled at Iconic Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel: 60,000 Sq. Ft. of Vibrant, New Design and State-of-the-Art Technology
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Newest Meetings Spaces in Manhattan Now Offering Signing Bonus, Special Discount
and Value-Added Options for Meetings Booked by September 30
NEW YORK (May 30, 2013) – The Sheraton New York Times Square, renowned for its award-winning meeting services and facilities, has revealed a $20 million renovation that has completely transformed the hotel’s 60,000 square feet of meeting and event spaces. With an array of meeting spaces ideal for events of any size, the new spaces can accommodate functions ranging from intimate corporate retreats for ten guests to upscale 3,700-guest galas. The renovation truly showcases the dramatic transformation of the hotel, revealing newly designed flexible meeting and event venues with a completely new and modern metropolitan aesthetic.
The completion of the meeting space renovation marks the final phase of the overall $180 million top-to-bottom renovation to the hotel’s 1,781 rooms and public spaces. The new Sheraton New York Times Square offers guests a modern design and sought-after amenities, such as a luxurious Club Lounge with breathtaking views of New York City, a state-of-the-art fitness center and a central location in Times Square.
60,000 Square Feet of a New, Metropolitan Look
Wilson Associates handled the design of these NYC meeting spaces, which includes a full renovation of the ballroom, meeting rooms and pre-function areas. This renovation revitalizes the hotel’s public areas and reveals a clean, fresh design scheme with an emphasis on light, warm tones and geometric patterns. Changes in the lighting and fixtures have brightened the spaces dramatically and create subtle visual interest.
The story of the new meetings spaces is very New York – modern, metropolitan and clean. A circular motif permeates the areas, from the patterns in the carpet to the large-scale chandeliers in the ballroom. This motif evokes a sense of movement, drawing guests from one space to the next. New York is all about movement –of people and ideas, and Wilson Associates has incorporated that resonating sense of fluidity into the design.
“Our re-designed meeting and event spaces have a true ‘wow’ factor, as we now offer meeting planners the newest and most modern facilities in the Times Square area, along with a 100% renovated hotel product,” noted Kai Fischer, Director of Sales and Marketing at the Sheraton New York Times Square.
“The updated meeting and conference spaces at the hotel are all about providing a sense of place,” noted Michael Brown, designer of Wilson Associates. “From the movement invoked in the carpet patterns and chandelier designs, to the sophisticated yet edgy views of iconic New York landmarks in the artwork, this is New York City to a tee.”
State-of-the-Art Technology for Business Meetings and Social Events
New technology at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel includes digital signage outside meeting rooms and in public spaces – with the ability to stream customized messages and live news – as well as client-controlled individual digital panels to customize lighting and temperature in each room.
With a dedicated Meeting Specialist team, the latest in A/V equipment and high-tech communications including a Telepresence suite, the Sheraton New York Times Square is an ideal choice for corporate functions and special events. Facilities include 43 meeting rooms, an Executive Conference Center, the 13,768-square-foot Metropolitan Ballroom which hosts up to 2,500 guests and the 8,715-square-foot New York Ballroom which holds 1,200 guests. The meeting facilities offer 35,000 square feet of event and pre-function space.
Special Incentive for 2013 Meetings and Events
To celebrate the new meeting spaces in NYC, the hotel is now offering a special incentive for groups. Meetings booked by September 30, 2013 and held by December 31, 2013 will earn a Starpoints signing bonus of 1,000 Starpoints per 10 room nights and 2% off master-billed room revenue.
Meeting planners will also receive a choice of one of the following value-adds: 1/35 complimentary rooms or 1/35 complimentary upgrade. Additionally, meetings booked by June 30, 2013 may double the rewards by:
- Doubling the rebate, providing 4% off the master for room revenue and
- Double the points, providing 2,000 points for every 10 rooms off master-billed room revenue
For more details about meetings at the Sheraton New York Times Square, go to www.SheratonNewYork.com, dial the hotel at 212-581-1000 or call 888-627-7067. To speak with a sales associate about the special offer for 2013 meetings, planners should call 855-NYC-STAR.
About the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel
Situated in the heart of Times Square, The Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel offers a perfect combination of comfort, convenience and Manhattan style. With 1,781 newly renovated rooms, the hotel appeals to vacationers and business travelers alike, with amenities such as the welcoming Lobby Lounge and convenient Link Café, a state-of-the-art Sheraton Fitness Center programmed by Core Performance, the casual Hudson Market restaurant and 44th Floor Club Lounge with panoramic views of Manhattan. The hotel recently underwent a $180 million top-to-bottom renovation, which included a complete redesign of the guest rooms, to incorporate a sophisticated look with a contemporary touch and elegant feel. With 60,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, including the Metropolitan Ballroom and the Executive Conference Center, the hotel is an ideal location for business meetings and functions from three to 3,700. Among the dozens of prestigious awards the hotel has received, the Sheraton New York Times Square is the proud recipient of the 2013 Corporate & Incentive Travel Award of Excellence.