PHOENIX - (Mar. 21, 2014) - Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel, the largest hotel in Arizona with 1,000 guestrooms and more than 80,0000 square feet of flexible meeting space, is pleased to announce that Dan Boyer has been appointed to director of sales and marketing for the hotel.

Boyer returns to Arizona and brings with him approximately 30 years of hospitality experience, which includes group sales, advertising and marketing strategies, strategic partnerships, change management, top-line revenue growth, revenue management, budget management, and ownership relations.

As director of sales and marketing, Boyer will lead and inspire a sales team while developing and driving the overall rooms and catering sales for Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel

"We welcome Dan in his new role at Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel," said General Manager Mike Ehmann. "With his credible background and passion for the hospitality industry, we are confident Dan will be an innovator and an asset to our team."

A seasoned hospitality professional with expertise in diverse markets, Boyer's dedicated vision will lead the hotel team towards overall growth and continuing success.

"I look forward to this new journey at Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel where downtown Phoenix is experiencing a vibrant renaissance," said Boyer. "With a noteworthy product and an attractive destination coupled with my industry experience, I am confident I will lead and motivate our team as we propel forward making great strides."

Most recently, Boyer served for the past seven years as director of sales and marketing for Marriott International's Renaissance St. Louis Grand Hotel. Before that, he held other director of sales and marketing, director of group sales, and sales positions with Marriott International.

Boyer received Bachelor of Science in recreation and park administration at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He is a member of Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI), which is a professional organization committed to growing business for hotels and their partners.

A significant sports fan, Boyer can be found on the links, enjoying the outdoors, or watching a sporting event when he is not working.

About Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel

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-the-art meeting space and a restaurant, District American Kitchen and 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

Katie.Brashear@Sheraton.com / (602) 817-5323 – Office (602) 502-3154 – Cell

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