Sheraton Grand Phoenix

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Sheraton Grand Phoenix
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Sheraton Grand Phoenix
General information
Status Complete
Type Hotel
Location 3rd Street at Van Buren
Phoenix
Coordinates 33°27′08.00″N 112°04′14.00″W / 33.4522222°N 112.0705556°W / 33.4522222; -112.0705556Coordinates: 33°27′08.00″N 112°04′14.00″W / 33.4522222°N 112.0705556°W / 33.4522222; -112.0705556
Construction started March 28, 2006
Completed 2008
Opening September 30, 2008
Cost $350 million (USD)
Owner City of Phoenix
Height
Roof 360 ft (110 m)
Top floor 31
Technical details
Floor count 31
Design and construction
Architect Architectonica, RSP Architects
Main contractor Perini Building Company

The Sheraton Grand Phoenix, formerly the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown is a $350 million (USD), high rise convention hotel, located at the northeast corner of Van Buren Street and Third Street in Downtown Phoenix, Arizona, adjacent to the Arizona Center office/retail complex and the Phoenix Convention Center, which had its North building openened in early 2008. At 31 floors it has surpassed the Hyatt Regency Phoenix, at 24 floors, as the tallest hotel tower in Arizona.

In July, 2003, the Phoenix City Council approved the USD $350 million convention center hotel, to be owned by the city, and developed and operated by Sheraton Hotels as a Starwood facility. On November 3, 2004, the city of Phoenix announced Arquitectonica and RSP Architects had been selected to build the project. Groundbreaking was in late March 2006. The tower was topped out in October 2007. The hotel welcomed it first guests on September 30, 2008.

The hotel has 1,000 rooms, a 6,500-square-foot (600 m2) fitness center, a 2,000-square-foot (190 m2) outdoor pool and sundeck, 80,000 square feet (7,400 m2) of meeting space including a 29,000-square-foot (2,700 m2) ballroom and a 15,000-square-foot (1,400 m2) junior ballroom. In addition, there are 16 meeting rooms, two boardrooms, and a terrace for outdoor events. The exterior color palette of browns, oranges and yellows were chosen to represent the desert sky at sunset. The curved roofline mimics the slope of nearby Camelback Mountain.

As of November 2014 according to azcentral.com this hotel has lost $28 million since opening in 2008.

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