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Sheraton Atlanta Hotel Captures Prestigious “Inner Circle Award”
ATLANTA, GA (December 2005) – The Sheraton Atlanta Hotel , located in the heart of downtown Atlanta just one block from Peachtree Center, has captured Association Meetings magazine’s prestigious “Inner Circle Award” for the second consecutive year. The 760-room property was the only hotel in Atlanta and one of only two Sheratons worldwide to receive the distinction, as determined by votes by the magazine’s readers.
Among the many reasons cited for the award was the hotel’s recent addition of a $10 million Conference Center that features 33,000 square feet of meeting space, which includes a 15,000-square-foot ballroom. The hotel now houses 83,000 square feet of function space. Connecting the hotel’s north and south towers, the Conference Center boasts T-1 high-speed Internet access, and provides street level access for groups that need to transport large equipment or vehicles into the ballroom.
“The addition of our Conference Center has been very well received by meeting planners and groups,” said the hotel’s General Manager Kevin Kobishop. “That facility, combined with our other exceptional offerings and ideal location, makes our hotel perfect for groups. We’re so pleased that the meetings industry recognized our hotel with this award because winning such honors shows our dedication to providing excellent guest service to all of our valued groups.”
Not resting on its laurels, the hotel is currently undergoing a $1 million enhancement of its original 50,000 square feet of meeting space. That space will feature new carpet, new furniture, enhanced lighting, new wallcoverings, upgraded hardware, and new paint. That remodeling will be completed by January 2006.
The addition of the Conference Center followed $40 million in enhancements at the hotel over the last four years. Recent improvements included the remodeling of the hotel’s 760 guest rooms and suites, and a renovation of its lobby, two restaurants and bar.
Atlanta’s fifth-largest hotel, The Sheraton Atlanta Hotel is just two blocks from Peachtree Street and is within walking distance of Centennial Park, CNN Center, The Georgia Aquarium, World of Coke, Underground Atlanta, and the Georgia World Congress Center.
Among the many hotel offerings are an indoor/outdoor pool and garden area, fitness center, business center, concierge, The UPS StoreTM and a StarMeeting Concierge®. Rooms feature a two-line telephone with voice mail, television with Nintendo®, coffee maker, and weekday newspaper.
The Sheraton Atlanta Hotel is located at 165 Courtland Street at International Blvd. in Atlanta. Call (866) 221-9922 or (404) 659-6500, or visit www.SheratonAtlantaHotel.com.