January 15, 2008 – The Sheraton Gateway Hotel in Toronto International Airport today announced that the hotel is a 100% smoke-free facility in all guestrooms, meeting space and public areas. The move reflects the hotel’s commitment to providing guest’s with a comfortable atmosphere that is clean, fresh and healthy.

In order to convert the hotel to a smoke-free environment all smoking rooms were taken out of order for a 24-hour period to undergo an intensive cleaning process. This process included laundering all linens and bedding, removing and cleaning all drapes and window shears, deep cleaning of all walls and hard surfaces, special cleaning of all rugs, replacing air filters and leaning of all HVAC units.
“The Sheraton Gateway Hotel is proud to be able to provide all of our guests and associates with a healthier environment in which to stay,” said Sabrina Utting, Director of Sales & Marketing. “This move to go smoke-free reflects our commitment to providing a comfortable, welcoming atmosphere and sense of belonging for our guests, as well as a comfortable and healthy work environment for our associates.”

The hotel has made the move to go non-smoking in response to the voice of the customer. Customer research in recent years has shown that guests are seeking a healthy, smoke-free hotel experience.

The Sheraton Gateway is connected via a climate controlled walkway to Terminal 3’s departure level at Toronto Pearson International Airport and the new Automated People Mover connects the hotel to Terminal 1. The hotel features arrival and departure screens in all guestrooms. Only minutes away by car, you will find many of Toronto’s businesses and attractions. With a short drive to local attractions such as the Woodbine Racetrack and Slots and Square One Shopping Centre, guests can have it all. The hotel boasts an atrium designed indoor swimming pool, sauna and whirlpool. The property also features a fitness centre with massage therapy service. The onsite restaurant, Mahogany Grill, will tantalize taste buds, while Mahogany Bar is available for light snacks and drinks.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with approximately 890 properties in more than 100 countries and 145,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood® Hotels is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels and resorts with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Sheraton®, Four Points® by Sheraton, Aloft(SM), and Element(SM). Starwood Hotels also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., one of the premier developers and operators of high quality vacation interval ownership resorts. For more information, please visit www.starwoodhotels.com.

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