Fort Worth’s Sheraton undergoing $45 million redo
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The Sheraton Fort Worth Downtown hotel is getting a $45 million makeover — the latest such property upgrade coming out of the pandemic.
The hotel dates to the 1970s and has been remodeled several times over the decades. But the latest redo promises to be the most extensive.
The two-tower hotel is across the street from the Fort Worth Convention center and has more than 400 rooms.
“We are, in essence, building a brand-new hotel,” general manager Damien O’Connor said in a prepared statement. “Our goal is to provide a first-rate experience for guests to meet, work and relax.”
Upgrades will include a new entryway, additional guest suites, new work-space studios for small meetings and a new signature restaurant and bar. Lobby areas and guest rooms will be remodeled, and almost 30,000 square feet of conference space and the large ballroom on the second floor will be improved.
Construction will take place in phases and should be completed by the end of the year.
“The Sheraton’s upgrades are timely responses to both shifting travel trends and the significant redevelopment activity happening around the hotel,” Andy Taft, president of Fort Worth Downtown Inc., said in a prepared statement. “These improvements all combine to strengthen the hotel’s appeal to business, convention, leisure and education travelers.”
Hotel owners across the country are investing in upgrades as business returns after a slowdown during the pandemic.
The reboot at the downtown Fort Worth property comes at the same time owners of Uptown Dallas’ deluxe Ritz-Carlton Hotel are spending $22 million to revamp the property, which is already one of the highest-rated stays in the state.