D.C. Sheraton Announces $10M Renovation

The Sheraton National Hotel in Arlington, Va.—located at the gateway to Washington, D.C.—has announced that it's in the midst of a $10 million renovation. Scheduled for completion this fall, the renovation includes upgrades to guestrooms and common spaces alike, including meeting rooms.

"This renovation will enhance the sense of belonging, warmth and community throughout the hotel," General Manager Paul Giovanini said in a statement. "We are looking to unveil the new face of the Sheraton National Hotel by the end of the year."

When that new face debuts, it will include an upgraded fitness center, a refurbished swimming pool and a re-designed restaurant, as well as re-designed guestrooms that will open in January 2009 with new decor and extra amenities, including luxurious bedding, high-definition flat-screen TVs and ergonomic chairs.

Already complete, meeting space renovations include the addition of new air walls, wireless Internet access, a Cyber Cafe and state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment.

Lobby renovations—also already completed—include the addition of free WiFi, Internet-enabled computer stations and a "Communal Table" where several groups of guests can work independently of one another within the same common space.

Left untouched is the hotel's famous Rooftop Galaxy Ballroom, featuring panoramic views of the Washington, D.C. skyline.