November 12, 2013 - The Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel has named Terry Lewis General Manager of the newly renovated 1,781 room hotel, a significant appointment as Ms. Lewis is the first woman to be named General Manager of a convention hotel in New York City.

A 28-year veteran of the hotel industry, Ms. Lewis brings strong leadership experience to her fifth hotel General Manager role and extensive knowledge of the New York City tourism market. Ms. Lewis has held senior roles in large New York hotels since 2008, most recently as General Manager of the Westin New York Times Square Hotel and General Manager at the W New York Times Square Hotel.

Prior to her New York roles, Ms. Lewis was the General Manager of the Sheraton Chicago O'Hare Airport Hotel; the Sheraton Suites Columbus Hotel and Four Points by Sheraton Pittsburgh Airport. She also held various sales positions at Starwood hotels in the Washington, DC area and Interstate Hotels & Resorts.

Ms. Lewis holds a Bachelor's Degree from Indiana University with a concentration in Marketing and is a certified Six Sigma Green Belt. She also is the recipient of numerous industry and company awards including Starwood's North American Division Excellence Award.

The Sheraton New York Times Square is the largest Starwood Hotels and Resorts property in New York City and unveiled a $180 million top-to-bottom renovation in 2013. For more information about the Sheraton New York Times Square, go to www.SheratonNewYork.com or call the hotel directly at 212-581-1000.

About the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

Situated in the heart of Times Square, The Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel offers a perfect combination of comfort, convenience and Manhattan style. With 1,781 newly renovated rooms, the hotel appeals to vacationers and business travelers alike, with amenities such as the welcoming Lobby Lounge and convenient Link Café, a full fitness facility with state-of-the-art equipment, the casual Hudson Market restaurant and a new Club Lounge with panoramic views of Manhattan. The hotel recently underwent a $180 million top-to-bottom renovation, which included a complete redesign of the guest rooms, to incorporate a sophisticated look with a contemporary touch and elegant feel. With 60,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, including the Metropolitan Ballroom and the Executive Conference Center, the hotel is an ideal location for business meetings and functions from three to 3,700. For more information, go to www.SheratonNewYork.com.

Contact: Jennifer Maguire Coughlin

jennifer@jmc-pr.com / 917-991-5859

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