Sheraton Miami Airport Hotel Offers Special Perks for Pet-Friendly Travel

Sheraton Miami Airport Hotel Offers Special Perks for Pet-Friendly Travel

Sheraton Miami Airport Hotel Offers Special Perks for Pet-Friendly Travel

Pet-friendly perks bring guilt-free traveling to pet owners

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MIAMI, April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Miami jetsetters traveling with their pets will now be able to reserve their stays together at the Sheraton Miami Airport Hotel & Executive Meeting Center at no additional cost. Canine guests at 80 pounds and under, will be pampered with dedicated sleeping accommodations, luxurious custom pet beds and other amenities such as floor mats, food bowls, ID tags and more. All guests checking in with a dog will receive a welcome kit that includes information on nearby areas for exercise and other goodies to help make traveling with their canine companions more enjoyable.

"Gone are the days when you're left wondering what your pet is doing back home while you're away on a business trip or vacation," said David Berger, General Manager, Sheraton Miami Airport Hotel.  "We feel guests should be able to enjoy the freedom of traveling with their pets without making separate kennel reservations for Fido or incurring additional charges outside their budget."

Dogs exceeding the weight limit and non-canine pets may be accepted into the hotel at the discretion of the General Manager. Pet owners will be required to sign a pet waiver upon check in and are responsible for any excessive damage they may cause. For conditions that may apply or additional information on this offer, contact the Sheraton Miami Airport Hotel at 305-870-8152.

Located less than a quarter mile from Miami International Airport, Sheraton Miami Airport Hotel & Executive Meeting Center is nestled on the banks of the Miami River, just four miles from downtown Miami. The hotel features 405 guest rooms, including 50 rooms that offer the PURE Air system, 20,000 square feet of state-of-the-art, IACC (International Association of Conference Center) appointed Executive Meeting Center, the first full-service EMC in south Florida.  In addition, guests enjoy PURE Air circulated throughout the Executive Meeting Center to further enhance the meeting experience.  Additional facilities include a health club, outdoor pool and bar, full-service restaurant, Club floor, complimentary 24-hour airport shuttle service. Miami's Melreese Golf Course is located adjacent to the property, offering 18-holes of championship golf.  

About Thayer Lodging Group

Thayer Lodging Group, based in Annapolis, Maryland, is a privately-held hotel investment company that was formed in 1991 by Frederic V. Malek and Leland Pillsbury. Thayer has a lengthy and successful track record that spans multiple investment cycles. Since forming its first private equity fund in 1991, Thayer has completed 37 hotel investments with a total acquisition cost of approximately $1.8 billion. Thayer's Realized and Substantially Realized investments, which represent 26 hotels and approximately 66% of Invested Equity, have cumulatively returned a Realized Multiple on Invested Equity of 2.6x.   The Company has successfully invested during periods of financial and hotel market distress and has extensive experience in resurrecting the operating results of troubled hotels. Thayer's currently owns a portfolio of 15 hotels and 3,391 guest rooms.

Thayer employs a disciplined approach to asset selection and targets investments with significant value-add opportunities. Thayer seeks to invest in hotels where the Company's expertise can add value through its time-tested strategies which include extensive renovation, market repositioning, expense reduction and rebranding as methods of improving net operating incomes.

About Starwood Hotels & Resorts

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with 1025 properties in 100 countries and territories with 145,000 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 Meridien®, Sheraton®, Four Points® by Sheraton, and the recently launched Aloft®, 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

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