Successful Meetings Releases 2011 List of Best Hotels, Conference Centers, Convention and More

Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers has been named one of the best hotel meeting destinations and will receive a prestigious Pinnacle Award from Successful Meetings.

Online PR News – 10-July-2011 – – For Sheraton information:
Kate Burke
212-277-3806
Kate.sutherland@edelman.com
For Pinnacle Information:
Catherine Marchese
Cmarchese@ntmllc.com

Successful Meetings Releases 2011 List of Best Hotels, Conference Centers, Convention and Visitors Bureaus and National Tourist Offices as Selected by Meeting Planners Nationwide

NEW YORK, NY - Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers has been named one of the best hotel meeting destinations and will receive a prestigious Pinnacle Award from Successful Meetings. As a previous winner, the Sheraton New York is proud to continue its tradition of being recognized for the hotel’s outstanding meeting options.

The 2011 Pinnacle Awards are the mark of excellence for meeting destinations. The awarded organizations have done an outstanding job servicing their meetings, incentive travel programs, trade shows and conventions during the previous year.

2011 marks the 27th year the Pinnacle Awards have recognized Hotels, the 21st year Pinnacle has included the efforts of CVBs and NTOs and the 15th year of Conference Center Awards. The Pinnacle Award earned a reputation as the most credible and prestigious symbol of excellence among meeting planners and hoteliers alike.

Readers of Successful Meetings – professionals who are decision makers for planning meetings, events, conferences, and incentive programs– voted for the winners of the Pinnacle Awards via online ballots and gave feedback based on their professional experiences worldwide for the top hotels, conference centers, and CVBs. The 2011 Pinnacle Award Winners will be listed in the August Pinnacle Registry in print and online at www.successfulmeetings.com/pinnacle.

The Pinnacle Awards recognize reader/planner selections of the leading meeting destination venues and support organizations across the United States and internationally. All winners will be listed in Successful Meetings’ annual Pinnacle Registry, published in August.
The Sheraton New York, which recently completed the first phase of its $150 million renovation, boasts 60,000 square feet of flexible space within its more than 40 meeting rooms, including a separate upscale Executive Conference Center and new, state-of-the-art Cisco TelePresence Suite, offering global business communication options.

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About Sheraton Hotels & Resorts:
Sheraton helps guests make connections at more than 400 hotels in 70 countries around the world and recently completed a $6 billion global revitalization and is now in the midst of a $5 billion global expansion over the next three years. Sheraton is owned by and is the largest and most global brand of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with 1051 properties in 100 countries and territories with 145,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood Hotels is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Sheraton®, Four Points® by Sheraton, and the recently launched Aloft®, and Element SM. The company boasts one of the industry’s leading loyalty programs, Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG), allowing members to earn and redeem points for room stays, room upgrades and flights, with no blackout dates. Starwood Hotels also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., one of the premier developers and operators of high quality vacation interval ownership resorts. For more information, please visit http://www.starwoodhotels.com.
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Contact Information
Kate Burke
Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers
811 7th Ave at 52nd Street
New York NY, 10019

212-277-3806