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City's Sheraton Grand to be worldwide 'flagship'

posted 1 Apr 2012, 06:47 by Tollcross Junction   [ updated 1 Apr 2012, 06:50 ]

Edinburgh's Sheraton Grand Hotel is to be used as a “blueprint” by Starwood, its New York-listed operator, for the development of other hotels in its worldwide portfolio when the “flagship” property reopens this month.

The Sheraton, which has been undergoing a multi-million-pound refit, will become the centrepiece of Starwood’s $6 billion (£3.8bn) global refurbishment and expansion programme.

Michael Wale, senior vice-president at Starwood said: “We’ve completely stripped out the inside of the hotel and taken it back to its shell.