Sheraton founders Ernest Henderson and Robert Moore acquire their first hotel in Springfield, Massachusetts. Within two years, they own properties from Maine to Florida.
Sheraton Corporation of America becomes the first hotel chain on the New York Stock Exchange and we begin our international expansion and rapid global growth with the purchase of two Canadian hotel chains.
Innovating how guests make reservations, Sheraton launches “Reservatron,” the industry’s first automatic electronic reservations system.
Global expansion continues with the first Sheraton Hotel in the Middle East—Tel Aviv Sheraton and first in Latin America—Macuto Sheraton in Venezuela. In 1965, Sheraton opens the doors to its 100th hotel—Sheraton Boston.
Innovating how guests contact their hotels, Sheraton becomes the first hotel chain with a toll-free 800-number for direct guest access.
Another first—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.
2002 – 2015
Growth continues with the opening of Sheraton Macao, the largest hotel in the Starwood portfolio with 3,896 guest rooms, and Sheraton Shantou in China, the brand’s 100th hotel in Asia Pacific.
By the end of 2015, Sheraton boasts a portfolio if over 435 hotels and 88 resorts in more than 70 countries worldwide.
Sheraton becomes part of the world’s largest hotel company as Starwood Hotels and Resorts and Marriott International complete a merger.
Sheraton launches a new logo as we redefine the way we welcome the world.
Sheraton unveils its first fully transformed hotels to the world, launching the start of a new era for the brand.