|Atlanta, Georgia...June 7, 2001...The two-time award-winning Sheraton
Atlanta Hotel has now created an inviting swimming environment by utilizing
mineral spa water in their pool located in the Savannah-style courtyard.
The saline water system eliminates hazardous chemicals that can irritate
swimmers eyes, dry out skin and fade bathing suits. The environmentally-friendly
system, based on natural salt, provides a softer, smoother feel to the
water, eliminates the strong, unpleasant chlorine smell, and is more sanitary
than utilizing traditional chlorine. Developed by ChlorKing,
the process is relatively new to the United States and has been used for
over twenty years in Canada, Australia and South Africa.
Paul Breslin also recently launched a General Manager Hot Line to ensure
complete attention to in-house groups and meeting planners and installed
Internet work kiosks in the 24-hour deli for maximum business traveler
|The addition of spa mineral water to the pool
is part of the 17,000 square-foot courtyard's recently-completed minor
renovations. The area was reconfigured to create a more inviting
experience for hotel guests as well as serving as an indoor/outdoor function
area for meeting planners, business groups and social events. The
courtyard may be enjoyed year-round thanks to its retractable glass ceiling
and is lined with lush greenery and wrought iron gazebos, offering a resort-like
environment in the midst of a downtown convention property.
Notes general manager, Paul Breslin, "We are pleased to go into the
summer months with this new system in place. Because our courtyard is at
the heart of this hotel, we want to provide the most pristine and environmentally-friendly
The new spa mineral water pool is just one small part of the Sheraton
Atlanta's unique personality and what makes the property "beyond convention,"
not only in its physical design and attributes but in its services.
Savannah Style Courtyard Pool
Sheraton Atlanta Hotel
domestic and commercial swimming pools have been sanitized by
the use of liquid, granular
or gas chlorine. The storage and application of
chemical chlorine has fallen
out of favor in many countries due to environmental
concern. The danger of having
hazardous chemicals around your home, the cost of chlorine based chemicals,
the cost of automatic dispensing machines or tedious manual application
and the health hazards of these chemicals have all led to alternative sanitizing
In Australia, for over 25 years,
the use of chemical chlorine has been greatly replaced by saltwater
sanitizing technology to such extent that approximately 98% of swimming
pools are now sanitized using this process. Saltwater sanitizing technology
is now fast becoming the standard throughout the world, with Australian
companies being recognized as the market leader in this field.
Two years ago, the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel underwent a significant $31
million renovation to its public areas, meeting space and all 765 guest
rooms. Every detail of the property is focused on the needs of the
business travel market, while the design and feel of the hotel offers a
unique combination of a boutique-style hotel with the convenience of a