Ballerina statues exit as downtown Denver Sheraton gets started on $80 million makeover

Ballerina statues exit as downtown Denver Sheraton gets started on $80 million makeover

JOE RUBINO, DENVER POST | When new owners purchased the Sheraton Denver Downtown hotel last year, they promised to invest in the 59-year-old giant on the southeastern end of the 16th Street Mall.

Not a year later, the promised investing has begun. Tuesday marked the official kickoff of an $80 million renovation project will touch every corner of the hotel, including all 1,231 of its guest rooms.

“I think the timing is phenomenal,” said Tony Dunn, the hotel’s general manager for the past six years. “This city has incredible (hotel) products. Unfortunately, mine is one of the most tired. We haven’t had the capital to invest. Now we have owners that are willing to step up.”

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