PHOENIX (May 19, 2022) – Sheraton Phoenix Downtown is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Romane to the role of general manager of Arizona’s largest hotel located in the heart of downtown. As a seasoned hospitality professional and resort manager, Romane brings more than 25 years of experience to his new role at Sheraton Phoenix Downtown, which was recently reimagined from top-to-bottom as part of Sheraton’s worldwide transformation of its guest experience vision.

Romane is responsible for overseeing daily operations, including the hotel’s two distinctive dining concepts, Sheraton Fitness, meetings and events, and guest programming. He is skilled in leveraging market opportunities and advantages and executing diverse business strategies and impactful projects, leading to increases in revenue, profits, and guest satisfaction.

Romane’s hospitality career can be traced back to 1996 at Grand Hotel Marriott Resort in Alabama and San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter & Riverwalk Hotels as a sales coordinator and sales manager, respectively. Moving on to Denver Marriott City Center Hotel in 1999, Romane climbed the ranks from a senior sales manager to director of sales & marketing, and later resident manager. He then joined Fort Collins Marriott in 2009 as the hotel’s general manager. Prior to joining the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown team, Romane was the director of sales & marketing and resort manager of JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, as well as the general manager of The Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago.

Romane has been actively involved in multiple hospitality and tourism organizations throughout his storied career, from Visit Fort Collins to the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce and Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association. Romane earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Arts (Concentration in Social Sciences) from Colorado State University.