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Mike Ehmann Appointed as General Manager of the 1,000-room
Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel in Arizona

PHOENIX – (October 23, 2012)
– Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel is pleased to announce that Mike Ehmann has been appointed to general manager of the hotel. Ehmann brings a wealth of experience to his new role. Most recently, Ehmann served as general manager for Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel where he oversaw its successful conversion from an Adam’s Mark Hotel. Prior to that, he was Area Managing Director for Starwood’s Southeast Region, supervising and supporting 12 properties across multiple brands within Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT).

“We welcome and support Mike Ehmann to his new role in Phoenix as the general manager of Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel,” said Area Director Mark Vinciguerra. ”I am confident in Mike’s abilities. Additionally, I look forward to the new ideas he will contribute and the leadership he will display as he begins this next leg of his Starwood journey,”

A team member of Starwood Hotels and Resorts for more than 30 years, Ehmann is accustomed to delivering the highest levels of customer service and hotel management. His industry background includes management roles with The Westin Galleria in Dallas and the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Ehmann’s early Starwood career was highlighted by more than three years at The Westin La Paloma where he held a variety of positions, including Director of Rooms.

A graduate of the University of Colorado, Boulder, he is a board member of the Metro Denver Hotel Association and Ronald McDonald House.

About Sheraton Phoenix Downtown

Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel opened on September 30, 2008, as the largest hotel in Arizona with 1,000 guestrooms. The hotel features signature services and amenities such as Sheraton Fitness® powered by Core Performance, the Sheraton Sweet Sleeper™ Bed and the Link@Sheraton experienced by Microsoft®. Set in an urban oasis, the hotel offers guests a 4,500-square-foot outdoor pool and sundeck with an adjacent rooftop herb garden. The hotel provides more than 80,000 square feet of flexible, state-of-theart meeting space and a restaurant, District American Kitchen & Wine Bar, with bar and lounge. It is located in the heart of Downtown Phoenix and adjacent the Phoenix Convention Center. For additional information or for reservations, please visit www.sheratonphoenixdowntown.com.

Contact:

Katie Brashear
Complex Director of Public Relations
(602) 817-5323 – Office
(602) 502-3154 – Cell
Katie.Brashear@StarwoodHotels.com


 
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