Sheraton Phoenix Rising on Meeting Planner Short-lists with Virtual Visit

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The Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel’s new remote site inspection tool saves meeting planners time and money and helps to plan and promote events.

Virtual Visit of the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel - for Meeting Planners

Sheraton Phoenix takes their property to the meeting planner

Virtual Visit helps us to provide excellent service to planners long before they arrive at our hotel.

Now meeting planners can take a Virtual Visit of Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel and its over 80,000 square feet of flexible, state-of-the-art meeting space – all without leaving their office.

Planners can quickly assess if the hotel’s space is the right fit for their event by viewing high quality images, room capacities, amenities, event flow and more during a virtual site inspection that takes just minutes instead of hours.

"We were looking for an effective new way to present our property and our first priority was to make a tough job easier for meeting planners," said Todd Ryan, Director of Sales & Marketing, Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel. "Virtual Visit helps us to provide excellent service to planners long before they arrive at our hotel."

For planners choosing Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel, the Virtual Visit then becomes a useful resource for planning and promoting their event. Hotel staff can help planners create custom tours of the property so attendees and presenters can orient themselves before they arrive, tour amenities and get a feel for the event, which leads to increased registration.

Meeting planners have taken notice, with increasing numbers booking site inspections and adding Phoenix’s premier convention hotel to their short-list of candidate properties. According to Heidi Oligmueller, lawyer and meeting planner for Apogee Dental, the Virtual Visit tour provided great insight for what she could expect from Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel to ensure its guestrooms and meeting spaces would comfortably accommodate the company’s event.

Virtual Visit highlights include:

  •     World-class professional photography
  •     Immersive room-to-room navigation
  •     Easy-to-operate control panel
  •     Interactive floor maps, plus local area and city maps
  •     Meeting room capacities, dimensions, etc.
  •     Reservation and RFP links
  •     Offline use for trade shows, direct mail CD-ROM, etc.

For your own guided Virtual Visit of Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel, please call (602) 817-5300 and ask to be connected with a sales representative. To take a solo virtual tour now visit

About Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel | Part of the Starwood Convention Collection, an elite network of convention hotels, Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel is the largest hotel in Arizona with 1,000 guestrooms located in the heart of downtown Phoenix and just one block from the Phoenix Convention Center. The hotel features signature services and amenities such as Sheraton Fitness® powered by Core Performance, which is an airy 3,500-square-foot fitness center, the Sheraton Sweet Sleeper™ Bed and the Link@Sheraton experienced by Microsoft®. Set in an urban oasis, Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel offers guests a 4,500-square-foot outdoor pool and sundeck with an adjacent rooftop garden. The hotel provides more than 80,000 square feet of flexible, state-of-the-art meeting space and an 11,500-square-foot restaurant, District American Kitchen & Wine Bar, with bar and lounge. For additional information or for reservations, please visit

About Virtual Visit. | Virtual Visit products ( are used by hotels, resorts, destination marketing organizations, convention centers and cruise lines. Their five-tool Solutions Suite enhances hospitality sales efforts online, over the phone, at tradeshows and more.
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Katie Brashear
Director of Public Relations, Sheraton Downtown Phoenix Hotel
Telephone: 602.817.5323 Cell: 602.502.3154
340 N. 3rd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Mike Pettler
Partner, Virtual Visit
Telephone: 416.766.7733 x111, Cell 416.991.7733
Skype: Mike Pettler


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