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Sheraton Framingham hotel to be auctioned off

The Sheraton Framingham Hotel and Conference Center will go on the auction block next month.

The castle-like hotel on Route 9 at the Massachusetts Turnpike is scheduled to be auctioned off by JJManning Auctioneers on Dec. 15.

According to the listing on the auctioneer’s website, the property at 1651 and 1657 Worcester Road occupies just over 8 acres and the six-story Tudor-style hotel has 376 rooms and features a restaurant, café, indoor and outdoor pools, health club, ballroom, function facilities, meeting space, business center, and a parking garage. The hotel was built in 1972.

“Close to Framingham Technology Park, 9/90 Corporate Center, shopping malls, restaurants & services in high-visibility location with easy highway access,” the listing states. “Convenient to MBTA commuter rail & local bus service with shuttle to Boston & Logan Airport.”

The auction is scheduled to take place outdoors at 11 a.m. on Dec. 15 at the site of the hotel.

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Framingham’s iconic castle Sheraton hotel hitting auction block

The famed Framingham Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center is scheduled to be auctioned off in December.The MetroWest Daily News reported that the 376-room hotel that is visible from the Mass. Pike. is part of the Marriott brand of hotels and is listed on the JJ Manning Auctioneers website. The auction for the two-parcel area (1651 and 1657 Worcester Road/Rte. 9) will held at 11 a.m. on Dec. 15 at the hotel.Menus and other paper souvenirs from the archives of the Sheraton Framingham, which opened in 1972 and was originally known as the Sheraton Tara.Jim Giammarinaro, president of the MetroWest Chamber of Commerce, called the development “very sad news.””The Sheraton has been a significant part of our community,” he said. “So many of our members have had large events at the hotel. Many of our non-profits have held their fundraisers in their beautiful ballrooms. It has also housed a number of conventions and tradeshows. Our chamber has had many events there throughout the years. Their staff has been so great to work with. Our entire chamber community will feel this loss.”Giammarinaro is hopeful that whoever purchases the iconic building will utilize the facility in a similar manner. The Sheraton’s ballrooms can hold up to 600 people.”There is not another indoor facility within MetroWest with that capacity to service our businesses and non-profits for their larger events,” he said. “The effects of COVID continue to challenge our hospitality and retail businesses.”Justin Manning, president of JJ Manning Auctioneers, expects there will be significant interest in the property at next month’s auction.”We have received numerous calls from heavy hitters in the hospitality industry,” said Manning. “This is an iconic and well-located hotel property which is familiar to so many people in the region.”The auction firm is conducting a national advertising campaign for the site. The targeted buying group is hotel owners, operators and managers of properties with more than 300 rooms.”This property has had major improvements done to it over the last decade,” said Manning. “This will be a post-COVID winner for someone no doubt.”History of the Sheraton castleBuilt in 1972, the hotel is one of four remaining designed to look like a castle with the others in Braintree, New Hampshire and New Jersey under the name Sheraton Tara Hotel. Over time, with different owners, the medieval theme faded away.The Sheraton company was started in Springfield by Ernest Henderson and Robert Moore in 1937, according to the company’s websiteThe hotel was bought by Waterton, a U.S. real estate investment and management company, in 2011. In Massachusetts, Waterton also owns or operates the Courtyard Boston Marlborough, Doubletree Westborough, the Sheraton Needham and Rosemont Square in Randolph, a residential property.In 2013, the company renovated the lobby, grand ballroom and fitness center. Much of the distinct architecture, such a brick archways, remains a part of the interior of the building.Another renovation was completed in 2018.Sheraton building and auction detailsThe City of Framingham values the 58-year-old building at about $33.15 million and the auctioneer’s website says a 5% …

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New Castle County wants to buy Sheraton hotel, convert it to emergency homeless shelter


Punches were thrown before a meeting with officials and residents and their advocates at the Park View senior high-rise in Wilmington, forcing its cancellation. Residents wanted to air grievances over conditions at the WHA property.

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At a Tuesday night meeting, New Castle County Council plans to discuss and vote on a plan to purchase the Sheraton hotel on Airport Road and convert it into an emergency homeless shelter, according to the meeting’s agenda.

The Sheraton Wilmington South, located just off Exit 5A on I-95, is up for auction beginning Monday, according to a web listing. Bidding starts at $5.5 million. The auction ends Wednesday. 

The county wants to use funding from the more than $190 million it has in “reserve allocation” it has from the more than $322 million it received in CARES Act funding during the coronavirus pandemic.

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New Castle County wants to purchase the Sheraton Wilmington South Hotel and use it as an emergency shelter. (Photo: Daniel Sato, The News Journal)

The county plans to purchase the hotel and operate it as “emergency shelter and temporary housing for our most vulnerable residents, and others as deemed necessary by the Department of Community Services, during and in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.”

The hotel, which just underwent a $6.4 million renovation, has 192 rooms and the property is more than six acres.


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