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1937 Sheraton Corporation of America 1967 30-Year Highlights
Acquisition of first hotel, the 200-room Stonehaven,
valued at time of purchase at $165,000 (now
Sheraton Motor Inn) in Springfield, Mass.
Three more hotels added including Boston's former
Sheraton Hotel from which the Company name
Boston's famed Copley-Plaza (now Sheraton-Plaza)
Merger with the United States Realty and Improvement Corporation, with acquisition of New York's
Whitehall Building (now Sheraton Whitehall).
Sheraton creates first inter-hotel reservation network on teletype.
New York's Park-Central became the Park-Sheraton, the Corporation's largest hotel, with 1,500
Acquisition of two major Canadian hotel chains
makes Sheraton an international corporation.
Washington, D.C's largest hotel, the Wardman
Park (now Sheraton-Park Hotel and Motor Inn with
1,428 rooms) and Carlton Hotel (now Sheraton-
San Francisco's legendary Palace Hotel (now Sheraton-Palace) and Chicago's historic Blackstone
Hotel (now Sheraton-Blackstone) join the coast-to-
Sheraton takes over Eppley chain of 22 mid-continent hotels for $30,600,000, including the 1,300-
room William Penn Hotel (now Penn-Sheraton).
The new 1,000-room Sheraton, first hotel constructed by the Corporation, opens in Philadelphia.
"Reservatron," first hotel industry automatic electronic reservations system, is introduced.
Sheraton opens new hotels in Dallas, Texas; Binghamton, N.Y., and Portland, Oregon.
The Royal Hawaiian, Moana, SurfRider, and Princess Kaiulani on Waikiki Beach, Hawaii, are purchased from Matson Navigation Co. for $18 Million.
The Sheraton-Tel Aviv opens in Israel and a new
600-room addition is added to the Sheraton-Chicago.
Sheraton Inns, Inc., franchise division, is formed
with three motor inns (74 now in operation, 26
additional under contract).
New Sheraton hotels opened in Maui, Hawaii; Minneapolis, Minn; Puerto Rico; and Venezuela.
The new Sheraton-Boston in Prudential Center became Sheraton's 100th hotel in operation.
The Sheraton-Kuwait opens in the Middle East.
"Reservatron II," a new $4 Million advanced automation system for personalized reservations, is
Twelve new Sheraton hotels and motor inns will
open before December, 1967, in the United States,
Canada, Aruba, Venezuela, Corsica, Malta, and the