DHAKA : Sheraton hotel, a sister concern of world famous hotel chain Starwood, is going to be started its operation again in Bangladesh.
It will start operation from 1 July in 2016. The location of the hotel is strategically fixed on the highway linking Dhaka to the upcoming satellite town of Purbachal where people of the city can have the easy access.
Shahjalal International Airport is just four kilometres away from the hotel, according to Starwood website sources.
According to Starwood information in next two years, Sheraton is going to open at least five hotels India, one hotel in Malaysia, one in Vietnam.
Fortnight tourism newspaper The Bangladesh Monitor Editor Kazi Wahidul Alam told banglanews that they welcome Sheration again in Dhaka.
He added: “But, we need direct foreign investment in tourism sector rather than management contract service.”
Sheraton wrapped up its operations in Bangladesh after a long stay for 27 years, and Bangladesh services limited (BSL) took over operations and management on May 1, 2010, renaming it Ruposhi Bangla.
Starwood Hotels and Resorts that operated under the brand name of Sheraton had a 25-year deal with BSL that expired on December 31, 2008. The company had since extended its contract nine times--three months each time.
In Starwood website mentioned about Dhaka Sheraton, experience the comfort and convenience of one of its 306 guest rooms and suites.
Each beautifully-appointed room contains our famously plush Sheraton sweet sleeper bed, an LCD flat screen television with cable and satellite channels, high speed internet access, and premium bath amenities.
Executive Levels feature an upscale ambience and the additional benefits of Executive Lounge for an even more memorable stay.
It has a facility to meeting or event, 2,637 square meters of versatile function space can be transformed to suit whatever anyone needs.
The business center is always available with support services, and our planning and catering teams will help make your experience memorable and stress-free.
The Sheraton Dhaka Hotel can easily accommodate gatherings any large conferences and weddings, in its seven function rooms, totaling 2,637 square meters. Dedicated banquet and catering team will gladly serve customers.
Some of the services and facilities above may not be available on a 24-hour basis or without advance requests.
Intercontinental had run the state-owned hotel before Sheraton took over management in 1983.
Moreover, Sheraton gives a nice description about Dhaka city to attract Dhaka city. According to website Dhaka is located on the banks of the Buriganga River.
The Sheraton Dhaka Hotel is centrally located along the Purbachal Link Road, just 5 kilometres from Gulshan and 6 kilometres from the new satellite town of Purbachal.
Dhaka has more rickshaws than any other city in the world. Once ruled by the Mughals in the 17th century, Dhaka is filled with hundreds of mosques, important monuments, memorials, and parks.
Designed by the famous architect Louis Khan, the National Parliament House is an impressive, must-see attraction. The palatial Bangahaban is the official residence and office of the president of Bangladesh.
Nestled along the river, the magnificent Ahsan Manzil is one of the city’s most famous buildings. Now converted into a museum, the pink structure is filled with Nawab relics.
More history can be viewed at the National Museum, one of South Asia’s largest. The Mughal palace fortress of Lalbagh Fort is another top attraction, highlighted by the tomb of Pari Bibi, its mosque, and the Diwan-i-Aam.
Visit a village to see jute cultivation, weaving, and pottery making, or see the old Bengali capital of Sonargaon, located about 30 kilometres from the city.
In Savar, the National Memorial, designed by Syed Moinul Hossain, is dedicated to those who died during the Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971.
BDST: 1926 HRS, APR 19, 2012
Edited by: M. Mahbub Alam, Asst Output Editor
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