A History Of Firsts
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.
Sheraton Corporation of America becomes the first hotel chain to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
With the purchase of two Canadian hotel chains Sheraton expands internationally and grows rapidly around the world.
The company launches “Reservatron,” the industry’s first automatic electronic reservations system.
The first Sheraton hotel in the Middle East debuts with the opening of the Tel Aviv Sheraton in Israel.
The Macuto Sheraton Hotel opens in Venezuela, the first Sheraton in Latin America.
Sheraton opens the doors to its 100th hotel – The Sheraton Boston.
The company is the first hotel chain with a toll-free 800-number for direct guest access (1-800-325-3535).
Sheraton becomes the first international hotel chain to operate a hotel in the People’s Republic of China.
Starwood® Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. acquires Sheraton.
Sheraton introduces the Sweet Sleeper™ Bed, which is uniquely designed to eliminate pressure points and increase circulation.
Sheraton adopts an all-encompassing fitness program, which includes everything from fully equipped, top-of-the-line fitness centers to healthy dining options.
The Sheraton Macao Hotel opens. It features 3,896 guest rooms and becomes the largest hotel in the Starwood portfolio.
Sheraton Hotels & Resorts opens the Sheraton Shantou in China, the brand’s 100th hotel in Asia Pacific.
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.