Sheraton Tampa East Replaces Crowne Plaza After $9M Renovation
- Aug 08, 2012
Following a $9 million comprehensive renovation, the former Crowne Plaza hotel is now ready to welcome its guests as the Sheraton Tampa East Hotel.
The hotel—purchased last fall by a joint venture between Interstate Hotels & Resorts, Waramaug Hospitality LLC, and a private investment group— is the Sheraton brand’s fourth hotel in greater Tampa. The renovation included upgrades to all 265 guestrooms, the property’s 30,000 square feet of meeting space, and all public areas. The hotel’s reception area was also adapted to Sheraton’s signature lobby, the Link@Sheraton® experience.
Additional amenities include the fully renovated, full-service restaurant, Panfilio’s Bar and Grille, Sheraton Club Lounge, an outdoor heated pool, tennis courts and upgraded fitness facility featuring the brand’s Sheraton Fitness programmed by Core Performance. Sheraton Tampa East Hotel provides more than 30,000 square feet of fully renovated meeting and event space, including a 5,000 square foot ballroom and a poolside pavilion for cocktail receptions.
All 265 renovated guestrooms feature oversized work desks, custom-designed ergonomic chairs, high-speed Internet, LCD flat panel televisions, MP3 docking stations and the Sheraton Sweet Sleeper bed. Sheraton Tampa East Hotel’s 30,000 square feet of meeting and event space includes a 5,000-square-foot ballroom, 24 meeting rooms and a poolside pavilion for receptions.
“We have a great team that was able to renovate all areas of the hotel in a very short period of time,” said Jay Litt, asset manager for Waramaug Hospitality Asset Management LLC. “We wanted the conversion to be completed in time for the Republican National Convention this summer, and our team was able to finish the work with time to spare.”
Conveniently located off I-75, Sheraton Tampa East Hotel boasts a prime location close to major corporations, within five miles from the Tampa Convention Center and the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, 10 miles from downtown Tampa, and 16 miles from Tampa International Airport (TPA). The hotel is easily accessible to leading attractions including Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, Brandon Town Center and Ford Amphitheater.
Interstate operates the Sheraton Tampa East Hotel under a long-term management agreement. Waramaug Hospitality Asset Management LLC provided project and asset management for the renovation and conversion to the Sheraton brand.
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