Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. announced the signing of the Sheraton Berlin Grand Hotel Esplanade with Esplanade Operation GmbH, a subsidiary of Host Hotels & Resorts' European joint venture, marks the conversion of the existing Grand Hotel Esplanade to a Sheraton hotel. The hotel continues to be operated by EVENT Hotel Group, which also holds a minority interest in the property.
The 394-room Sheraton Berlin Grand Hotel Esplanade has an all-day dining restaurant and a German-specialty restaurant, as well as Harry's New York Bar and a lobby bar. Other facilities include a swimming pool and 12 meeting rooms.
One of the world's most eclectic and cosmopolitan cities, Berlin is layered in history with many famed cultural attractions to discover. Sheraton Berlin Grand Hotel Esplanade is located close to the Kurfürstendamm shopping area and Potsdamer Platz entertainment district and is only 600 metres from Berlin's picturesque Tiergarten Park. The Nollendorfplatz underground railway station is a convenient 10-minute walk from the hotel.
Starwood currently has 26 hotels in Germany, representing six of its nine lifestyle brands – The Luxury Collection, Sheraton, Westin, Le Méridien, Four Points by Sheraton and Element. The Sheraton Berlin Grand Hotel Esplanade is the eleventh Sheraton hotel in Germany, joining The Westin Grand Berlin in the German capital. The company recently introduced its trailblazing Element brand with a landmark opening in the Frankfurt International Airport and is set to debut the innovative Aloft brand in Munich and Stuttgart in 2015.