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  Sheraton Atlanta Hotel Utilizes Saltwater Sanitizing 
Technology for Guest Pool

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.
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 atmosphere possible."

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 

Traditionally, 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 methods.
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. 
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 convenience.

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 convention property. 


Donna Lecoin
Lecoin & Associates

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