Starwood Hotels & Resorts on Wednesday announced a new partnership with DirecTV, designating it as the company’s preferred provider in the U.S. and giving guests access to DirecTV’s NFL Sunday Ticket, programming for the four major sports leagues, select DVR capabilities, and nearly 100 HD channels. According to Brennan Gildersleeve, vice president of brand and […]

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  ORLANDO, Fla. (Oct. 8, 2015) — The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA) celebrated the stars of Florida’s hospitality industry at its Shades of Pink Installation and Awards Gala on Wednesday, October 7, 2015. One of the industry award winners was Russ Kimball, General Manager of the Sheraton Sand Key Resort on Clearwater Beach, and he […]

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    CLEARWATER BEACH, FL (October 7, 2015) – The third annual Sheraton Sand Key Beach Tennis Open was a huge success with over 80 participants competing in Men’s Open Doubles, Women’s Open Doubles, Mixed Open Doubles, Men’s Advanced Doubles, Women’s Advanced Doubles, and Mixed Advanced Doubles. The Beach Tennis tournament was the cornerstone event for the Inaugural Sand […]

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ATLANTA (September 30, 2015) – MLT Vacations, a leading provider of vacation packages in the U.S., recently announced the winners of its 2015 Quality Assurance Award during an exclusive luncheon held at the company’s annual travel agency educational and networking event, MLT University, held in Minneapolis, MN. “You are the best of the best and […]

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  CLEARWATER BEACH, Fla. (Oct. 2, 2015) — The Sheraton Sand Key Resort on Clearwater Beach has come up with yet another reason for guests to book their vacations there—a handcrafted proprietary ale. Turtle Ale, which was created for Sheraton Sand Key in collaboration with Pair O’ Dice Brewing Company in Clearwater, was unveiled this […]

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NYT- How Doing Nothing Became the Ultimate Family Vacation Before having a child, my wife and I had always prided ourselves on being travelers and not tourists. We liked out-of-the-way places; my research often took us to absurd locations like the Democratic Republic of Congo near rebel-held territory or old Khmer Rouge bases on the […]

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Sheraton Sand Key Announces Completion of Multi-Million Dollar Renovation Clearwater Beach, FL (March 20, 2015) – Having recently celebrated its 40th anniversary, Sheraton Sand Key Resort announced the completion of a multi-million dollar, multi-year top to bottom renovation. Russ Kimball, General Manager and his designer of nearly 30 years, Bettie Bragg of Niles Bolton in […]

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Sheraton Sand Key Announces Completion of Multi-Million Dollar Renovation Clearwater Beach, FL (March 20, 2015) – Having recently celebrated its 40th anniversary, Sheraton Sand Key Resort announced the completion of a multi-million dollar, multi-year top to bottom renovation. Russ Kimball, General Manager and his designer of nearly 30 years, Bettie Bragg of Niles Bolton in […]

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 The Sands of Time: A Hospitality Icon Celebrates 40 Years Clearwater Beach, FL (March 5, 2015) – When General Manager Russ Kimball started his first year with Sheraton Sand Key Resort, it was 1975. The Vietnam War was ending, gas cost 44 cents per gallon, and HBO was preparing to debut in hotel rooms in […]

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 Sheraton Sand Key Plays Supporting Role in Dolphin Tale 2! Clearwater Beach, FL (September 30, 2014) – The Dolphin Tale movies continue to create international awareness for Clearwater Beach, building on the area’s great reputation for hospitality. With the release of the new movie, Dolphin Tale 2, the excitement is growing and the Sheraton Sand […]

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