About Sheraton

Sheraton History

For more than 70 years Sheraton has enjoyed a history as vibrant and spirited as the travelers we welcome. The world has changed, but one thing hasn't - travel is about bringing people together.

The origins of Sheraton date back to 1937 when the company's founders, Ernest Henderson and Robert Moore, acquired their first hotel in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Within two years, they purchased three hotels in Boston and soon expanded their 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 in the Middle East debuts with the opening of the Tel Aviv Sheraton in Israel.

The Macuto Sheraton Hotel opens in Venezuela, becoming 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) which is still in use today.

Sheraton achieves an important milestone becoming 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 SleeperTM Bed.

The Link@SheratonSM experienced with Microsoft® debuts at five hotels around the world. The Link@Sheraton is the connectivity hub of our lobby experience, allowing guests to work, relax, socialize or grab a snack.

Sheraton Fitness programmed by Core® Performance is introduced. Created in partnership with world-renowned personal training experts Core® Performance, our fitness program is designed to keep guests at their peak at all times.

Sheraton debuts exclusive retail home collection featuring signature items from each brand’s guestroom designs.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts incorporates guest ratings and reviews directly onto its hotel websites, including Sheraton.com

Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, in cooperation with Wine Spectator magazine, announces the launch of its premium wine program, Sheraton Social Hour

Grand Opening of the Sheraton Macao Hotel, the largest hotel in the Starwood portfolio and the largest hotel to open worldwide in 2012.

Sheraton Hotels & Resorts opens its 100th hotel in Asia Pacific with the opening of Sheraton Shantou Hotel in China.

Sheraton boasts a portfolio of more than 435 hotels in 70 countries, including a stellar portfolio of more than 70 resorts in stunning destinations worldwide.