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Sheraton Grand London Park Lane, England

OUR STORY

Sheraton has been at the heart of communities since our beginnings in 1937. We’re now partnered with Marriott International and proud to be its most global hotel brand.

A History Of Firsts

1937
Sheraton founders Ernest Henderson and Robert Moore acquire their first hotel in Springfield, Massachusetts. Within two years, they purchase three hotels in Boston and properties from Maine to Florida.

1947
Sheraton Corporation of America becomes the first hotel chain to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

1949
With the purchase of two Canadian hotel chains Sheraton expands internationally and grows rapidly around the world.

1958
The company launches “Reservatron,” the industry’s first automatic electronic reservations system.

1961
The first Sheraton hotel in the Middle East debuts with the opening of the Tel Aviv Sheraton in Israel.

1963
The Macuto Sheraton Hotel opens in Venezuela, the first Sheraton in Latin America.

1965
Sheraton opens the doors to its 100th hotel – The Sheraton Boston.

1970
The company is the first hotel chain with a toll-free 800-number for direct guest access (1-800-325-3535).

1985
Sheraton becomes the first international hotel chain to operate a hotel in the People’s Republic of China.

1998
Starwood® Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. acquires Sheraton.

2002
Sheraton introduces the Sweet Sleeper™ Bed, which is uniquely designed to eliminate pressure points and increase circulation.

2008
Sheraton adopts an all-encompassing fitness program, which includes everything from fully equipped, top-of-the-line fitness centers to healthy dining options.

2012
The Sheraton Macao Hotel opens. It features 3,896 guest rooms and becomes the  largest hotel in the Starwood portfolio.

2013
Sheraton Hotels & Resorts opens the Sheraton Shantou in China, the brand’s 100th hotel in Asia Pacific.

2015
Sheraton boasts a portfolio of over 435 hotels and 88 resorts in more than 70 countries worldwide.

2016 and Beyond
Starwood Hotels and Resorts and Marriott International complete a merger. Sheraton becomes part of the world’s largest hotel company.

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