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The Sheraton Corporate Design Team Completes a $7 million
Renovation of San Antonio's Historic 97 Year Old
Sheraton Gunter Hotel 
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San Antonio, TX - September 28,  2006 - On October 4, 2006 a special celebration marking the 97th chapter in the ongoing saga of San Antonio’s historic Gunter Hotel and the unveiling of its $7 million renovation will take place from 5 PM – 8 PM at the Sheraton Gunter Hotel, 205 E. Houston Street.

“Great efforts have been taken to protect this prominent San Antonio landmark while updating its ambiance to offer today’s traveler the very latest in comfort, design and technology. We’ve kept the hospitality of 1909 and combined it with the modern amenities of today,” says Debbie Gonzalez, General Manager for the Sheraton Gunter Hotel. With each era, the Sheraton Gunter Hotel’s décor has graciously reflected the mood of the country, moving from Art Nouveau to Deco to the understated designs of the War Era and the more contemporary interiors of the ‘60’s and 70’s.

The most recent season of change is a result of Sheraton Hotel & Resorts’ North American refurbishing program, in which the Sheraton Corporate design team has created various sophisticated design concepts that establish a common thread amongst all of its properties nationwide.

“The transformation meets the needs of today’s traveler who wants a hotel room that feels more like a private home,” states Gonzalez. “We’ve taken the design to a whole new level to ensure that the rooms reflect our clientele’s needs and desires.”

Over the past year, the Sheraton design team has created a look and feel that speaks to the traveler, creating an appearance that is classic, timeless and distinct. “The new ambiance will turn the Sheraton Gunter into a destination, not just a place to stay,” says Gonzalez.

Various activities are planned and prizes will be offered during the celebration. Following a brief introduction from Starwood Corporation and American Property representatives, guests will be invited to tour the newly renovated rooms. Each guest will be given a key card, with select keys unlocking doors on the hotel’s 12th floor to unveil luxurious prizes, including the famed Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Bed complete with linens. Additional rooms, including the Presidential and Governor’s Suite, will be open for viewing, showcasing the Sheraton’s new theme: warm, comforting and connected.

About the Sheraton Gunter Hotel

The Sheraton Gunter is noted for its beautiful architectural design and the history that has followed for more than a century. The Sheraton Gunter Hotel’s roots date back to the first year of the Republic of Texas, and assures the Gunter a prominent place in Texas history. In 1837 the corner of what was then El Rincon and El Paseo was home to the Frontier Hotel. At the turn of the century, St. Mary’s Street and Houston Avenue had become a vital part of San Antonio’s business center. Jot Gunter and a group of investors decided what was needed was a palatial new structure that would meet the demands of the state’s most progressive city, and with that The Gunter Hotel was born.

In 1912, the National Association of Advertising Men gathered at the Gunter Hotel. Immediately they coined the phrase, “The Gunter Hotel, at the Center of Everything.” Today with the remarkable growth and changes taking place along Houston Street, this 89-year slogan is still accurate!

The Sheraton Gunter Hotel has remained an icon of downtown San Antonio, maintaining its historic veracity, distinctive architectural design, detail and character influenced by the nostalgia and prevailing fashions of nearly a century gone by. The hotel opened in 1909 and has served the San Antonio community continuously since that time. American Property Management, Inc., managers of the Sheraton Gunter Hotel, is a San Diego-based enterprise, which owns and operates full-service hotels across the country. 
 

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Contact:

Sheraton Gunter Hotel
205 E. Houston Street
210-227-3241
San Antonio, TX 78205
www.gunterhotel.com

Also See: Neptune Hospitality Advisors Arranges Financing for Purchase of Historic Sheraton Gunter Hotel in Downtown San Antonio / July 2005
San Antonio's Camberly Gunter Hotel Reflagged as Sheraton Gunter Hotel by its Owner Houston Street Hotel Partners, L.P. of Los Angeles / Oct 2000
Hostmark Awarded Management Contract for Gunter Hotel in San Antonio / May 1999

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