Sneak peek at The Sheraton Birmingham’s $30m renovation at The BJCC (PHOTOS)

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Entrance to The Sheraton Birmingham
Guests gathering at the entrance to The Sheraton Birmingham. Photo by Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Did you know The Sheraton Birmingham at the BJCC is the largest full service hotel not only in Birmingham but the entire state of Alabama? It’s in the middle of a full-scale renovation, and we went inside to give you a sneak peek of both the construction and what it’ll look like when it’s done.

Why does this matter? Having a full service hotel that’s easy to get to and close to large venues like the BJCC makes a big difference when people who plan conventions and conferences across the country are deciding where to go.

Here’s what the good parts of The Sheraton look like now

Picture of the outside of The Sheraton
Outside view of The Sheraton Birmingham. Photo supplied

The Sheraton Birmingham is already a big draw for people from within Alabama and across the country. Plus, it’s a great place for casual parties—think about your holiday family reunion, girls’ weekend out, or a guy’s weekend outing at TopGolf, for starters.

Here’s some of what current guests see.

Hallway at The Sheraton Birmingham
One of the current hallways in the part of the hotel that guests can currently use. Photo by Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

It’s convenient to everything downtown, including the BJCC and Uptown and just minutes from the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport.

Upown
So many places to go out in Uptown. Photo by Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Managed by Marriot, The Sheraton Birmingham is one of the many Marriot brands in Birmingham.

Take a look under the hood of The Sheraton Birmingham renovation 👀

This initial phase of the $30m renovation is expected to be completed during Fall 2019. Here are four things we thought were pretty cool.

1—The floors with rooms are getting a complete overhaul

Redoing floors with rooms at The Sheraton
Workers redoing the inside of one of the floors at The Sheraton Birmingham. Photo by Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

2—It takes a lot of tools to undertake a renovation of this scale

Giant toolbox
We’d never actually seen a toolbox this big. Photo by Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

3—The old hotel features mix with the building materials to give a hint of what’s to come

building materials at The Sheraton
So many building materials coexist with the old pictures and furniture in the lobby of The Sheraton Birmingham’s tower, which is currently undergoing renovations. Photo by Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

4—380/756 rooms are getting a new lease on life

The initial phase of the renovation will focus on 380 rooms in the hotel—just under half of the total 756 room property.

View toward Uptown
We went in one of the rooms where we could see the Westin and Uptown from the window. Photo by Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Finally, here’s how The Sheraton Birmingham will look when the renovation’s done 💯

Sitting area
Don’t you just love this cafe-style area for work, a late-night snack, or your morning coffee? Photo supplied

Once the renovation is complete, The Sheraton and Westin hotels, both on the BJCC campus, will have a total of 1050 rooms available. Hello, large meetings, conventions, and conferences. Birmingham will be open for business.

And from what we’ve seen, they’ll look better than ever. Check out these awesome pics to get an idea of what future guests can expect.

Fancy bathroom at The Sheraton
Who would’t feel at home with this lovely spa-like bathroom? Photo supplied

Spa-like bathrooms and comfy rooms will give guests a cozy place to make sure they look and feel great for whatever their time in Birmingham holds.

bedroom at The Sheraton
Comfy beds will await future guests. Photo supplied

If you’ve got anyone coming to Birmingham, whether for business or pleasure, have them check out The Sheraton. Once the renovation is done, it’ll be better than ever.

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