Sheraton Silver Spring Hotel Keeps Football Fans Engaged Online and in their Lounge

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As football season starts to take hold of the nation’s capital, Washingtonians are starting to put together their fantasy football leagues to prep for the games this fall. Mica Lounge, located in the Sheraton Silver Spring Hotel, is taking football fever to the next level by creating their own “Sheraton League” where locals and hotel guests can sign up for a customized league.

Mica Lounge

“Half the fun of football season is finding a place where fans can interact with each other,” stated Sheldon Johnson, General Manager of the Sheraton Silver Spring Hotel. “It’s important for our guests to be engaged between games and now they can be.”

As football season starts to take hold of the nation’s capital, Washingtonians are starting to put together their fantasy football leagues to prep for the games this fall. Various restaurants and lounges are also prepping as they work on new ways to bring in customers to their establishments for the new football season. Mica Lounge, located in the Sheraton Silver Spring Hotel, is taking football fever to the next level by creating their own “Sheraton League” where locals and hotel guests can sign up for a customized league.

“Half the fun of football season is finding a watering hole where fans can truly interact with each other,” stated Sheldon Johnson, General Manager of the Sheraton Silver Spring Hotel, one of twelve Washington, DC area hotels managed by Crescent Hotels & Resorts. “While we have a loyal following in our Mica Lounge, we feel it’s important for our guests to be engaged between games and now they can be.” Guests can stop by Mica Lounge and learn about the hotel’s Fantasy League and how they can join.

“Our lounge has always been the ideal location to watch games,” said Johnson, “and now with a fantasy league with weekly winners receiving a bar tab credit, guests have really become more interactive, not only with us, but with each other.” The lounge has six flat screen televisions showing the games and offers drink and appetizer specials on game nights.

Johnson also credits the hotel’s location with the success of the lounge during football season. “With so many homes, apartments, condominiums, such as The Premier, The Point, Alexander House and Charter House, to name a few, all within a short walk, we really are the natural choice,” said Johnson. “Additionally, close to a Metrorail stop it’s easy for those that live in Silver Spring to invite their friends that live or work in Washington, DC and Northern Virginia to join them for a drink in a relaxing yet energetic environment.”

No matter what team wins, there are sure to be a lot of fun times for those at the Mica Lounge in Silver Spring, Maryland. Not to mentioned a lot of people logging in to check their own teams.

ABOUT SHERATON SILVER SPRING HOTEL
Located in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland, just minutes from downtown Washington, DC, the Sheraton Silver Spring Hotel is an iconic fixture of the ever growing urban area. Surrounded by restaurants, shops and numerous entertainment options makes for the ideal location for business and leisure travelers. The hotels offers 229 guest rooms and suites and over 15,000 square feet of flexible meeting space Guests can enjoy dinning in Mica Restaurant, enjoy a drink and snacks in Mica Lounge or settle in and order in-room dining. There is even a Starbucks Café located inside the hotel with street access and outdoor seating. Unwinding after a long day of work or play is easy with the hotel’s fitness center and seasonal outdoor pool. Just four blocks from the Silver Spring Metrorail Station offers guests direct access into downtown Washington, DC. For more information, visit http://www.sheratonsilverspring.com call (301) 589-0800, like on http://www.facebook.com/SheratonSilverSpring or follow on http://www.twitter.com/SheratonSS.

ABOUT CRESCENT HOTELS & RESORTS
Crescent Hotels & Resorts is a nationally recognized, top-10 independent third-party operator of hotels and resorts. Crescent currently operates over 80 hotels and resorts, with close to 19,000 rooms in 29 states and Canada. Crescent is one of a small group of independent management companies approved to operate hotels under the Marriott, Hilton, Starwood, Hyatt and InterContinental flags. Crescent also operates a collection of legendary independent hotels and resorts. For more information, please visit http://www.chrco.com.

ABOUT SHERATON HOTELS & RESORTS
Sheraton helps guests make connections at more than 400 hotels in 70 countries around the world and recently completed a $6 billion global revitalization and is now in the midst of a $6 billion global expansion over the next three years. Sheraton is owned by and is the largest and most global brand of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with 1,090 properties in 100 countries and territories with 154,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood Hotels is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Sheraton®, Four Points® by Sheraton, Aloft®, and ElementSM. The company boasts one of the industry’s leading loyalty programs, Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG), allowing members to earn and redeem points for room stays, room upgrades and flights, with no blackout dates. 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 http://www.starwoodhotels.com

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