The 17-story hotel was built in two phases. The first opened in 1975 as the Hyatt House Birmingham Hotel, and along with the Parliament House, it was one of Birmingham's premier hotels of the Jet age, featuring 380 rooms, a luxurious rooftop restaurant, and a sumptious Presidential suite.
In 1991, the BJCC began an ambitious expansion plan for the complex, which included a modern 398-room addition, complete with an atrium and a skywalk to the main exhibition hall in the convention center, along with a new 1,000-space parking deck behind the hotel. During the renovation and expansion, the hotel operated as a Ramada. It officially opened its doors as a Sheraton in early 1992. The expansion featured two new restaurants, an indoor pool and exercise area constructed above the porte-cochere, additional meeting/reception space, and three new Presidential suites. Other changes included the shuttering of the rooftop restaurant and original Presidential suite, which remain unused to this day.
In 1998, the hotel was brought into the Starwood system and a new 25,000-square foot (2,323 square meter) grand ballroom was constructed, along with a minor freshening to the hotel lobby and other public spaces.
In 2005, a $16 million renovation was announced and includes the addition of new retail space, complete refurbishment of all guest rooms and public areas, and renovation of hotel systems.
- [Sheraton Birmingham http://www.starwoodhotels.com/sheraton/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=115&EM=VTY_SI_birmingham_115_overview Sheraton Birmingham]