Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Blog
Remembering 25 Years
Submitted by Dan Witham on Apr 15, 2013 - 12:31pm
Hotels in the downtown were a new experience. At the time, the only hotels in Portsmouth were located on the traffic circle. Guests coming to Portsmouth were traveling through for the first time and learning how much this small city had to offer.
The end of the eighties brought styles of peach and sea foam green, beige and fake flower arrangements. It was the age of hard keys for guest rooms, folio paper with perforated edges—and certainly no Internet. There were only four floors at the time, and the Sheraton warm welcome was in full swing with bellstaff in British-style outfits, looking like the royal guard. The front desk staff had no fancy titles like “guest service agent,” and staffing levels were at all-time highs. The front doors were opened by hand, the lobby music was classical and guests arriving still looked up in awe when they saw the grand staircase, embodying elegance and style.
Be the Match - Thank You
Submitted by Suzanne Roberge on Apr 05, 2013 - 5:16pm
We would like to extend a big thank you to all who participated in our Be the Match drive on Thursday evening. The event was a huge success and we know that Steve would have been very pleased with the way our team and the community came together.
April 4th Bone Marrow Drive In Memory of Steve Griswold
Submitted by Shari Young on Apr 01, 2013 - 8:18am
In memory of Steve Griswold, the hotel is hosting a Be The Match Registry* marrow donor drive on April 4th, between 2:30 and 7 p.m. We hope the community will come join our hotel family as we remember Steve, and bring new registrants together with Be The Match. Be The Match Registry services patients in need of a marrow transplant who do not have a matching donor in their family. These patients need to find a matching unrelated donor who is willing to donate stem cells on their behalf. Be The Match Registry helps 10,000 patients a year suffering from leukemia, lymphoma and a variety of other bone marrow functioning diseases that require a marrow transplant from an unrelated donor.