Photos: Sheraton Los Angeles San Gabriel officially opens

This past Thursday, the Sheraton Los Angeles San Gabriel officially opened its doors to the public. Featuring dignitaries from San Gabriel and across the region, the event featured a lion dance to help commemorate the latest addition to Valley Boulevard.

If you’re not familiar with the new Sheraton, here’s an excerpt of an article that we published last year:

The new structure – an upcoming hotel featuring 288 guest rooms, a meeting space with a ball room and two restaurants with a full service coffee shop – is part of a continuing effort to redevelop Valley Boulevard into a vital economic center filled with a variety of restaurants, shops and hotels. “Valley Boulevard has seen a huge economic boom during the last decade,” notes Teddy Yang, Hospitality Operation Director for Hazens Investment. “I have been in San Gabriel for over 30 years, and I have never seen anything like this.”

As for the hotel’s main draw:

Billed as a luxury destination, the Sheraton Los Angeles San Gabriel was built with the principal aim of attracting domestic and international travelers that may have otherwise made their stay in Los Angeles. “The hotel is positioned to service not only the San Gabriel community – the locals – but also the domestic and international travelers coming to Los Angeles,” said Wanda Chan, General Manager of the Sheraton Los Angeles San Gabriel. “We’d like to bring people who currently stay in West Los Angeles or in the heart of downtown here to San Gabriel.”

If you missed the event, we’ve included several photos from last week’s celebration below: