Sheraton Maldives to offer Sheraton Social Hour
Maldives Promotion House – Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa will participate in the recently launched Sheraton Social Hour, a first-of-its-kind, brand-wide premium wine program developed by Sheraton Hotels & Resorts.
The new program, created by today’s premier wine experts and the brand’s global food and beverage team, offers guests a specially curated menu of premium wines and weekly tasting events at more than 240 participating Sheraton hotels around the world.
“We wanted to truly elevate the wine tasting experience for our guests and are proud to introduce Sheraton Social Hour across our global portfolio,” said Vincent Ong, Director, Brand Management, Sheraton Hotels & Resorts and Westin Hotels & Resorts, Asia Pacific. “Our goal is to become a destination for a great wine experience no matter where your travels take you.”
“Sheraton Maldives is delighted to be a part of the Sheraton Social Hour. We hope that our Social Hour tasting events every day from 5pm to 8pm at Anchorage Bar will offer our guests an opportunity to get together for a world-class wine experience,” said Ursula Schoefl, General Manager of Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa.
Raise a Glass – Sheraton Social Hour Tasting Events
All hotels participating in the brand’s signature global wine program will offer guests a specially curated menu of premium wines that will be available as a lobby bar offering. Designed to create and foster social interaction among guests, Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa will host evening Social Hour tasting events at Anchorage Bar every day from 5pm to 8pm featuring three pours of 80ml of premium wines from the Wines of the World menu at $15++. Each glass is served in Stolzle stemware to ensure that each varietal is presented in the perfect stemware that artfully enhances the wine’s flavour and aroma.
Social Hour by the Numbers
Sheraton Hotels tested the Sheraton Social Hour program in 19 global properties to tremendous success. Internal research conducted by the brand found that 66% of guests would be more inclined to purchase wine while traveling if there was a premium wine program offered. After experiencing a Sheraton Social Hour pilot program, 95% of guests said they are “very likely” or “likely” to return to another Social hour and would recommend the program to others.
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