Come 2015 and the city of McKinney, Texas will witness the grand opening of a brand new hotel by the Sheraton group. The property is estimated to cost a whopping $38 million to build. Meanwhile the construction work will be undertaken as a joint venture by the McKinney Community Development Corporation in partnership with the Champ Hospitality and Beck Development. The property is slated to come up near the intersection of the Sam Rayburn Tollway and Highway 75.
Addressing a press conference, the city’s mayor expressed his excitement about the construction of the new property. He elaborated that since the City Council was on a war footing to attract business development to the community, the timing of the hotel was perfect as it would provide the requisite accommodation and meeting space for corporate clients, civic organizations and wealthy tourists, thereby creating a conducive environment for business germane for the economic growth and development of the city.
The new property will feature Sheraton’s signature conference rooms, replete with free high speed wireless broadband connectivity and an ample space where guests can socialize and hangout with old friends, whilst making new acquaintances. A full-service multi-cuisine restaurant with a lounge called the Sheraton Club Lounge is also in the offing. The hotel will also feature a full fledged fitness facility dedicated to its flagship Sheraton Fitness brand, which is a brand new health and fitness program launched by the hotel major.
The guestrooms will feature the trademark Sheraton Sweet Sleeper bed’s that are designed in accordance with AAA’s Five Diamond Award Criteria. The rooms will also include an ergonomic chair, oversized work desk, an LCD flat panel television and high speed internet connectivity. With the inception of this corporate oriented hotel, brand Sheraton plans to increase its footprint in the city of McKinney in a major way.
Senior Vice President of North American Development for Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide. Alison Reid opined that McKinney is one of the fastest growing cities in the United States and that the hotel bellwether looked forward to making a dent with the launch of its new property. Ms Reid added that after spending a phenomenal $6 billion to revitalize the once dwindling Sheraton brand, the hotel major was now in the midst of a growth spurt. The launch of Sheraton McKinney will be at the helm of an $8 billion investment used in the development of other premium properties worldwide over the next three years.