Monday, November 9, 2009

Sheraton on the Park named Australasia's Leading Conference Hotel in the 2009 World Travel Awards

Sheraton on the Park has been named "Australasia's Leading Conference Hotel" at the 2009 World Travel Awards, held in London on Saturday 7th November. The hotel was delighted to win the title for the third year in a row, having had success in the 2007 & 2008 Awards in the same category. Earlier this year, the hotel has also taken out the title of 'Function Venue of the Year at the AHA NSW Awards for Excellence 2009.

Sheraton on the Park has once again proven to be the hotel of choice for conference and event planners both here in Australia and Internationally.  The award recognises the hotel's commitment to providing a superior product with the flawless delivery of every function through the hard work and dedication that each of our associates bring to an event. The World Travel Awards serve to acknowledge, reward and celebrate the enormous achievements to be found in all sectors of the global travel industry; with the official voting process formulated by 167,000 registered travel agents and professionals worldwide.

With 17 flexible function rooms, meeting planners are spoilt for choice at Sheraton on the Park. The pillarless Grand Ballroom, complete with natural light, seats up to 900 guests and boasts integrated high definition audio visual equipment. The executive style 'Meetings On 5' houses luxurious boardrooms, an outdoor Terrace, innovative catering and Meeting Concierge services. The Castlereagh Room offers private access and is innovatively designed with a sleek finish, BOSE sound system and built in audio visual systems including two high definition projectors. Our newest addition to the portfolio, the Times on the Park room offers sweeping views over Hyde Park, fantastic natural light and is perfect for intimate meetings, events and weddings.

"We are delighted to win such a prestigious award," said Mr. Sean Hunt, Managing Director of Sheraton on the Park and Regional Vice President of Starwood Pacific Hotels. "This award cements Sheraton on the Park's reputation as the hotel of choice for business and leisure travelers in Sydney, and is  testament to our commitment to customer satisfaction and the professionalism of our staff at every function."

Sheraton on the Park - Featuring 557 luxury rooms and suites, Sheraton on the Park is the only five star hotel on Hyde Park and is renowned for being the benchmark of classic hotels in Sydney. The property features the Sheraton Club on Level 21, complimentary internet access in the Link@Sheraton, a Health Club with stunning rooftop pool and a variety of food and beverage outlets offering guests extensive dining options. The hotel stands in one of the city's most desirable locations in the heart of Sydney's business and premium shopping district. The Hotel was recently awarded 'Function Venue of the Year' in the 2009, 2008 & 2006 AHA (NSW) Awards for Excellence and 'Best Luxury Accommodation' at the 2007 NSW Tourism Awards and Australasia.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with 982 properties in more than 100 countries and 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.  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

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