Expansions & Renovations

Four Points by Sheraton Boston Logan Airport Completes Renovation Led by General Manager Michael Buddemeyer

BOSTON, MA. August 8, 2017 – Four Points by Sheraton Boston Logan Airport today announced the completion of renovations to its 180 guestrooms, lobby and all function spaces. Ideally situated near Boston’s Logan Airport and just five miles from TD Banknorth Garden and Fenway Park, the hotel now offers fully updated guestrooms and bathrooms, an expanded lobby with a large concierge space and redesigned function spaces.

“It’s a very exciting time for this hotel, and for our entire team, and we are eager to share our new look with travelers,” said Michael Buddemeyer, general manager, Four Points by Sheraton Boston Logan Airport. “The redesign here will provide a more welcoming atmosphere for our business and leisure travel guests, with guestrooms fit for maximum comfort and an enlarged lobby to encourage social gatherings. We’re confident that returning and first-time guests alike will find the updates intriguing, and look forward to coming back again in the future.”

Managed by Driftwood Hospitality Management (DHM) since March 2016, Four Points by Sheraton Boston Logan Airport now features five function spaces – the largest at more than 1,700 sq. ft. – an on-site breakfast room seating more than 120 and the new Landing Café, serving Seattle’s Best Coffee® and teas, as well as sandwiches and pastries.

The hotel features a heated indoor pool with an adjacent deck perfect for sunbathing; a multi-functional fitness center with treadmills, free weights, elliptical machines, yoga mats and core fitness yoga balls; and an on-site restaurant, Bisuteki Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar, which offers a hibachi-style dinner and hand-rolled a la carte sushi.

“This hotel sees thousands of guests traveling in and out each year and we felt it was time for a refresh,” said Michael Diaz, chief operating officer for DHM. “We revamped the most important aspects of the hotel. The renovations enhance the look and feel of the property and we believe the changes will position the hotel for long-term success.”

Guests visiting Four Points by Sheraton Boston Logan Airport will enjoy the hotel’s proximity to the subway, allowing travelers quick and easy access to downtown Boston’s shopping and city attractions – including the 50,000 sq. ft. Boston Convention Center. The hotel provides complimentary 24-hour airport shuttle service, as well, and parking is free of charge.

About Driftwood Hospitality Management

DHM currently manages approximately 40 hotels with more than 8,000 rooms throughout the United States and Costa Rica. The portfolio includes a broad cross-section of branded hotels ranging from large full-service to mid-size, extended stay and limited-service properties, as well as independent hotels, boutiques and resorts. The members of the company's senior management team have an average of 20 years of experience in all segments of the lodging industry and have proven highly successful in the development of new hotels and hotel takeovers, as well as the re-positioning and optimization of hotel operations. For more information on DHM, please visit www.driftwoodhospitality.com.

Matt Ritter

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