Sheraton Steamboat Resort to see additional $8.25M in renovations this fall |

Sheraton Steamboat Resort to see additional $8.25M in renovations this fall

Michael Schrantz
Construction crews worked through the rain Friday afternoon on renovations at the Sheraton Steamboat Resort. Starwood Hotels and Resorts is putting more than $16 million into the Steamboat property this year
John F. Russell

— The Sheraton Steamboat Resort will see $8.25 million in renovations this fall in addition to the $8.2 million redevelopment of 56 suites.

When the redevelopment project was announced in May, a reference was made to some work on the deck of the pool area, but the project has grown much larger in scope.

At the time, Director of Sales and Marketing Kristal Eckley said, the pool project wasn’t approved, and as hotel owners Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide looked at it further, it realized there was more work that could be accomplished.

The current project has been expanded to include snowmelt systems for the pool deck and all of the hotel’s entryways, two stone outdoor fireplaces, a spa and cabanas in the pool area, and a new hot tub in the pool. The redesigned pool area also will offer more privacy for guests.

It will be a much nicer guest experience year-round, Eckley said.

Work should start Monday on the project, and while construction is ongoing, the pool deck will be closed and the entrance to the conference center, which is located on the same side as the pool, will become the main hotel entrance. Guests will be able to use the Gondola Square parking garage while the hotel’s parking garage is unavailable.

Eckley said the target completion date for construction is Dec. 9.

With Starwood putting more than $16 million into the Steamboat property this year, the Sheraton should have a significant facelift complete before Christmas.

“They definitely see both the future potential as well as the current need,” Eckley said about Starwood’s investment.

To reach Michael Schrantz, call 970-871-4206, email or follow him on Twitter @MLSchrantz

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