Renovation work is set to launch early this summer on the famous Sheraton Grand Hotel in downtown Phoenix.
Located at the corner of 3rd and Van Buran streets, the 32-story hotel will get a complete updating of all of its one thousand guest rooms, as well as a redesigned lobby space.
Originally owned by the City of Phoenix, the hotel cost $350 million to build and was opened to the public in the fall of 2008.
At the time of its opening, a reporter for the Arizona Republic who spent a night at the luxurious property, lauded its “plush pillows, the oversized gym, the restaurant, the Internet café; the lap pool, you name it.”
Also planned for the hotel’s upcoming renovation is the building of a new coffee bar, studio rooms, open community-style seating allowing for guests to work, and a new combined restaurant and bar.
The hotel was purchased last year from the city by Marriott International for $255 million. At the time of that transaction, Marriott said upcoming upgrades and renovations to the building would be designed to “transform the property into a cutting-edge model for the Sheraton brand.”
That work is expected to be completed sometime early next year.
By Garry Boulard
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