• Sheraton Hotels & Resorts Expands Panama City Beach Resort

     
    POSTED November 11, 2016
     

After completing a $30 million renovation, Sheraton Bay Point Resort, located in Panama City Beach, Fla., has reopened its doors.

“Panama City Beach is fast becoming the ideal destination for meetings, conferences, tradeshows and conventions in Florida. With its convenient location, ample meeting and event space and beautiful surroundings, it made for an ideal choice for the new Sheraton Bay Point Resort,” says Bob Jacobs, vice president of brand management, Sheraton North America. “The opening of a major resort is always a significant milestone for a brand, and the Sheraton Bay Point Resort is no exception. This opening speaks to the renewed focus to not only further the growth momentum in North America, but also updated, modern offerings for the local community, global travelers and meeting planners alike”

Sheraton Bay Point Resort features 200 guest rooms and suites, and 120 golf villas. The resort has three outdoor pools; a number of water sports and activities such as fishing in the marina; three clay tennis courts, a fitness center; and a boardwalk that leads to the hotel’s private beach.

Additionally, the property holds 60,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space—including a 12,000-square-foot ballroom, 8,000-square-foot junior ballroom, eight breakout rooms, 22 individual meeting rooms and an outdoor pavilion. There also is a 12,000-square-foot spa and salon, and two renowned golf courses.

“After our recently completed renovations and improvements throughout the property, we believe that adding Crescent’s renowned level of service will best position the Sheraton Bay Point Resort for future growth,” says Pat Shimon, general manager. “We expect the Sheraton Bay Point Resort to significantly raise the bar for resorts in this area and emerge as a leading choice among global travelers.”

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After almost 20 years of vacancy, the Cook County Hospital in Chicago will be put to use once again. A $150 million adaptive reuse project restored the historic, 106-year-old hospital, which has become a combined Hyatt Place and Hyatt House hotel, as well as medical offices, a museum, a food hall and more. While the opening is multi-phased, the hotels are scheduled to open in late July.  

 

Doctors, nurses, grocery store employees and more were essential to sustaining the continued stay-at-home orders that helped fight the spread of COVID-19. Such workers put their health at risk for the benefit of society, and Nakoma Resort and the Lost Sierra Chamber of Commerce want to recognize them for their efforts through the “Send Your Heroes” campaign.