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Sheraton Sao Paulo WTC Hotel, Brazil [Master Thread]

Sheraton Sao Paulo WTC Hotel, Brazil [Master Thread]

Old Sep 18, 08, 9:06 am
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Arrow Sheraton Sao Paulo WTC Hotel, Brazil [Master Thread]

The WTC hotel, near the Hilton in downtown Sao Paulo, is joining Starwood as a Sheraton and will have its 'opening' on the 29th of this month according to the manager on duty last night. Signs posted here in the hotel are already indicating the transition.

http://www.wtchotel.com.br/ingles/index.html

Drat, just a few weeks too early to get my plat amenity and an upgrade.
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Old Sep 18, 08, 10:05 am
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Thank you, thank you ,thank you

The only thing I would question is the description of the location of the hotel as being downtown - about 10km off there.
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Old Sep 18, 08, 5:47 pm
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And to confirm the OP

http://www.panrotas.com.br/canais/re...?cod_not=41018

WTC Hotel (SP) confirma contrato com Sheraton


Conforme antecipado pelo Site PANROTAS, representantes do WTC São Paulo e da Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide já assinaram um contrato para trazer a marca Sheraton ao WTC Hotel. E será por meio de uma franquia. Dessa forma, o WTC Hotel será rebatizado de Sheraton São Paulo WTC Hotel. O documento marca ainda o retorno da bandeira à capital paulista – ausente da cidade desde 30 de abril de 2003, último dia de operação do Sheraton Mofarrej.

“Estamos honrados com o retorno à cidade, trazendo de volta a experiência Sheraton somada à reconhecida hospitalidade brasileira a viajantes do Brasil e do mundo de passagem pela mais dinâmica cidade da América do Sul”, diz o presidente de Starwood para a América Latina, Osvaldo Librizzi.

“A estratégia do WTC em firmar esta parceria com a Sheraton é explorar o canal de distribuição internacional da bandeira, principalmente o mercado norte-americano”, explica o presidente do WTC São Paulo, Gilberto Bomeny. Segundo Bomeny, o gerente geral Carlos Eduardo Hue e sua equipe permenacem à frente do hotel.

O WTC Hotel, inaugurado em 1995 como Gran Meliá WTC Hotel, foi o pioneiro na categoria cinco estrelas da região da avenida Berrini, na zona sul da cidade. Depois foram abertos os também cinco estrelas Grand Hyatt São Paulo e Hilton Morumbi. O hotel fica na avenida das Nações Unidas, 12.559, tel. (11) 3055-8000.

http://www.bj.inf.br/conteudo_visual...?contcod=17449
Bandeira SHERATON retorna a São Paulo
10/09/2008 15:30

O WTC com bandeira internacional, mais um reforço na hotelaria de quase 3 mil leitos na região da Berrini, Zona Sul de SPNo dia 29, diretoria da Starwood anuncia contrato com o WTC Hotel
Sheraton São Paulo WTC Hotel. “Pelos próximos 20 anos, um casamento que todos vão dizer perfeito”. Assim um dos participantes do acordo comentou a assinatura do contrato entre a Starwood Hotels e o grupo WTC para que a bandeira Sheraton retorne a São Paulo (onde esteve como Mofarrej, na alameda Santos) e assuma a administração do estabelecimento localizado na Zona Sul da capital paulista.

O retorno da bandeira internacional norte-americana ao mercado paulista é observado como um dos principais acontecimentos hoteleiros nesta época de mercado aquecido, com várias mudanças.

Com a marca Sheraton, o WTC dará continuidade à fase de reposicionamento no mercado e ganhará um canal de distribuição internacional. Somente a torre do hotel foi objeto do acordo, não a área de convenções que continuará sob administração do grupo Bomeny.

O acordo surgiu após meses de negociações e vários interessados. Outras redes apresentaram-se como candidatas depois da saída da rede Sol Meliá. ‘O Starwood foi o mais rápido e objetivo’, segundo um dos negociadores diretos revelou ao Brasilturis Jornal

No Brasil, este será o sexto hotel com a bandeira Sheraton, que administra o Sheraton Rio Resort, e o Barra Hotel, o Four Points Macaé, o Sheraton Porto Alegre e o Four Points Curitiba.

O anúncio oficial será feito no próximo dia 29, com a presença de toda a diretoria da rede na América Latina, durante a realização de um jantar festivo do ‘Feijão Amigo’.

And finally

http://www.starwoodhotels.com/sherat...a&brandCode=SI

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Old Sep 20, 08, 8:26 am
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Now available for bookings

Rates around $US240 midweek and $US170 weekend - will check it out in 2 weeks.




Now accepting reservations for arrival on or after September 22, 2008.

Welcome to the Sheraton Sao Paulo WTC Hotel. An integral part of the World Trade Center Complex, our hotel is an ideal haven for business travelers, offering an array of amenities and a convenient location in the heart of the WTC.

After a long day of travel, our friendly staff will welcome you. Relax in one of our 296 beautifully appointed guest rooms or suites, featuring the celebrated “ahhhhh” of the Sheraton Sweet Sleeper(SM) Bed. Additional amenities and services will make your stay as comfortable as possible, including shuttle service to and from the airport, a 24-hour helipad, and business center.

Enjoy international cuisine with Brazilian flair, as well as an extensive selection of fine wines at Ker Restaurant. Feast on delicious Brazilian barbecue or a sumptuous salad bar at Barbacoa Restaurant. Or, at the end of a long day, simply savor a cocktail over the sounds of a piano bar in our inviting Lobby Lounge.

Take a refreshing dip in our outdoor pool, unwind in the jacuzzi, or challenge yourself to a workout in our fitness center. We promise you’ll find plenty of ways to relax and recharge, even if you're visiting on business.

Let our dedicated staff of meeting specialists make your next event a success. With 30 flexible meeting spaces spanning four floors, we are Latin America’s largest convention center all within one hotel.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Sheraton Sao Paulo WTC Hotel.
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Old Sep 20, 08, 11:47 am
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Originally Posted by 3544quebec View Post
The only thing I would question is the description of the location of the hotel as being downtown - about 10km off there.
Depending what you are doing in Sao Paulo the location is either good or not so good. For me it is the latter. Personally I prefer to stay in the Jardins area.
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Old Sep 22, 08, 10:48 am
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I've tried a few times to check rates for mid October and continue to get error messages. There is very little information set up on the SPG website for this property as well.
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Old Sep 22, 08, 1:58 pm
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I've tried a few times to check rates for mid October and continue to get error messages. There is very little information set up on the SPG website for this property as well.
If you enter Sao Paulo in the city box on spg.com you may get the following message:

We're unable to find a hotel that matches your criteria.

Please enter different criteria and search again, or visit our Hotel Directory to see a list of all hotels.

If you then leave the city box empty on this page and just choose Brasil from the country dropdown list it should list all the spg hotels in Brasil including Sao Paulo. You can then go ahead and check rates/make reservations
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Old Sep 26, 08, 10:31 am
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new Sheraton Sao Paulo - why so pricey?

All - visiting Sao Paulo this November, and was initially pleased to see the Sheraton WTC opened. However, when I try to price from spg.com, I'm told there's no availability. If I try pricing from the hotel site, I get $450/night rates. This is well in excess of what I'm used to paying at the Emiliano or Unique, though perhaps my corporate discount is somewhat to blame. Is there any reason that the newness of the property might be causing it to improperly price, or is it simply an expensive hotel?
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Old Sep 26, 08, 11:19 am
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Its not that expensive normally. This hotel has the biggest convention facility in SP, which may be filled on the dates you are looking into, putting them at high capacity and into unnaturally high rates. Or, they just don't have all the price categories working yet, sinc ethey are so newly a part of SPG.
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Old Sep 26, 08, 11:22 am
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Might those be prices in Reais, local currency, at about 1.8 to the dollar? That would bring the US equivalent room rates to more typical values.
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Old Jan 15, 09, 7:10 am
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Sheraton Sao Paulo WTC Hotel - Any experiences?

It looks like this is a recent re-badge to a Sheraton. Has anyone stayed there since the re-badge?

Any comments/feedback on this property? Platinum recognition?

General comments about the local area?

Thanks!
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Old Jan 25, 09, 9:09 am
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Bump, I will be travelling in three weeks to Sao Paulo, any news ?
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Old Feb 14, 09, 3:33 pm
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How far is this hotel from Jardins area? I assume the Expo Center is nearby? Any experiences?
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Old Feb 21, 09, 4:13 pm
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Originally Posted by asnovici View Post
How far is this hotel from Jardins area? I assume the Expo Center is nearby? Any experiences?
From Sheraton WTC to Jardins will be about 7-8km; by car in 15-20 minutes.

What Expo Center are you asking? If it's Anhembi or Expo Center Norte, both are very far from WTC Complex.
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Old Feb 21, 09, 4:23 pm
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Originally Posted by abarbieri View Post
From Sheraton WTC to Jardins will be about 7-8km; by car in 15-20 minutes.

What Expo Center are you asking? If it's Anhembi or Expo Center Norte, both are very far from WTC Complex.
I am actually referring to Transamerica Expo Center, not sure which one that is?
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