Sheraton Hamilton celebrates 30th anniversary

HAMILTON, ONT. — Vrancor Group announced on Sept. 18 that Sheraton Hamilton, in Hamilton, Ont., is celebrating 30 years in business.

Sheraton Hamilton employees who have been employed by the hotel for all of its 30 years — (L to R): Susie Palamarchuk, Rosa Iantomasi, Keith Gosling, Darko Vranich (hotel owner), Norma Lightheart, Janet McDaid and Joyce Smith.

Sheraton Hamilton employees who have been employed by the hotel for all of its 30 years — (L to R): Susie Palamarchuk, Rosa Iantomasi, Keith Gosling, Darko Vranich (hotel owner), Norma Lightheart, Janet McDaid and Joyce Smith.

HAMILTON, ONT. — Vrancor Group announced on Sept. 18 that Sheraton Hamilton, in Hamilton, Ont., is celebrating 30 years in business. 

Since opening in August, 1985, the hotel has been a downtown landmark and a fixture in the local community. Today, after welcoming more than 3 million guests, including royalty, prime ministers, international film stars and artists, the property continues to epitomize hospitality as one of the most recognized buildings in the Greater Hamilton Area.

“Over the past 30 years, Sheraton Hamilton has been recognized as the hospitality leader in the Hamilton area,” said general manager Syed Gardezi in a release. “At the heart of our success is the amazing staff that has warmly welcomed visitors to the city since the hotel opened in 1985. We look forward to the opportunity to further our legacy for years to come.”

A key element of Sheraton Hamilton’s success is its close, supportive ties to the community. The hotel is the official hotel partner of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats Football Club and a five-time consecutive winner of both the prestigious Consumers Choice Award and Hamilton Spectators’ Readers Choice Award for Best Hotel. Ryan Iverson, from the hotels’ Engineering Department was recently recognized by the Hamilton Naturalists’ Club for his integral role in supporting The Hamilton Community Peregrine Project, once considered Ontario’s best known endangered species. In 2012, Jenny Wilkins, Guest Service associate, was recognized as Canadian Tourism Awards winner, Employee of the Year.

Also during September, Chagall’s Restaurant is offering a special anniversary menu commemorating three decades of hospitality in Hamilton.