SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – November 25, 2013 – The Sheraton Sioux Falls Hotel is showcasing completion of the majority of its multi-stage, $6.5 million renovation, transforming the look and feel of the 243-room/suite upscale South Dakota property. A significant component of the hotel’s impressive capital improvements is a redesign of its lobby, restaurant and lounge areas to enhance guests’ social experience. In addition, most of its guest rooms/suites have been beautifully refurbished along with the hotel’s meeting space and fitness facilities. Located next to the Sioux Falls Convention Center, the Sheraton Sioux Falls is owned and operated by Springfield-based John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts (JQH), the largest private, independent owner and manager of hotels in the United States.

“Sioux Falls is fortunate to have the Sheraton as a part of our community. The hotel’s recent extensive renovation is so beautiful and certainly an asset for guests who overnight in Sioux Falls”

As the final stage of the comprehensive property makeover, the 60 guest accommodations in the hotel’s executive tower are slated for renovation in 2014. As a part of JQH’s sustainability initiative, plans call for furniture in the executive tower improvement phase to be repurposed with local charitable organizations.

Conversation Starters & Connectivity

Conveniently located near many of the area’s top attractions, prime shopping and leading businesses, the Sheraton Sioux Falls is focused on creating a distinctive guest experience. The hotel’s newly designed common areas boast an inviting color palette of earth tones and blues, with attractive wood accents and functional media incorporated. Botanical designs, unique accessories, and tasteful original artwork highlighting local Sioux Falls points of interest construct a welcoming atmosphere ideal for work or play. The refreshed lobby features the [email protected] experienced with Microsoft®, a connection destination enabling travelers with instant access to information and technology. Strategically arranged groupings of comfortable furniture encourage conversation and are complemented by an oversized communal table in the open-air atrium. Able to seat 12, the communal table is ideal for recharging devices, getting work done with wired or Wi-Fi access, enjoying a meal, or socializing.

The Sheraton Sioux Falls’ enhanced guest accommodations feature upgraded bathrooms with oversized mirrors and granite countertops; new luxurious bedding; modern furniture and fixtures; energy efficient lighting; and fresh carpet and paint in a soothing color palette of sage, apricot and crème. The rooms have four distinct zones for a traveler to work and relax, including a welcome area, a connection zone, a rest area, and a re-energize space.

According to Karen Masterson, general manager of Sheraton Sioux Falls Hotel, the property’s successful extensive property improvements deliver on being a part of two iconic brands, Sheraton and John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts.

“We stand for consistently creating a distinct guest experience, including maintaining a superb property,” Masterson said. “From the beautiful lobby botanicals, to the structure of the guest room space, to seamlessly incorporating media into the décor, we strive to provide an environment guests can enjoy for work or play.”

Enhanced Fitness Options

The hotel is also introducing a revolutionary health and fitness program: Sheraton Fitness, Programmed by Core® Performance. Created in partnership with Core Performance, a training and lifestyle brand built by the experts who train professional athletes in every major sport, the program helps travelers to train and eat healthy, as well as refresh, recharge and refocus their minds and bodies. The comprehensive offering features a state-of-the-art gym experience, healthy dining options, video-on-demand workouts, and online training.

“Sioux Falls is fortunate to have the Sheraton as a part of our community. The hotel’s recent extensive renovation is so beautiful and certainly an asset for guests who overnight in Sioux Falls,” said Teri Schmidt, executive director, Sioux Falls Convention & Visitors Bureau.