Since its first hotel in 1937, Sheraton Hotels & Resorts has been a transformative figure in the world of travel. Innovative programming, worldwide destinations and a commitment to our guests has enabled us to remain at the forefront of the industry for over 70 years. We’re always updating, adapting and changing with the times, but at our core we remain true to the values that began our journey many years ago.
Sheraton founders Ernest Henderson and Robert Moore acquire their first hotel in Springfield, Massachusetts. Within two years, they purchase three hotels in Boston and expand holdings to include 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 hotel 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), still in use today.
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 elevates the guest experience with the introduction of the Sweet Sleeper™ Bed, which is uniquely designed to eliminate pressure points and increase circulation.
Sheraton partners with Microsoft® to create The Link@Sheraton. An entirely new concept, Sheraton becomes the first in the industry to re-position the hotel lobby as a hub of connectivity, allowing guests to work, relax, socialize or grab a snack.
Sheraton re-imagines the "hotel gym experience," adopting an all-encompassing fitness program, which includes everything from fully equipped, top-of-the-line fitness centers to healthy dining options, Sheraton Fitness is designed to keep guests at their peak at all times.
Grand opening of the Sheraton Macao Hotel: featuring 3,896 guest rooms the Sheraton Macao is the largest hotel in the Starwood portfolio and the largest hotel to open worldwide in 2012.
Sheraton Hotels & Resorts opens the Sheraton Shantou in China. The Sheraton Shantou marks the brands 100th hotel in Asia Pacific and solidifies its place as the largest global hotel brand in China.
Sheraton boasts a portfolio of over 435 hotels and 88 resorts in more than 70 countries worldwide.