Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel to reopen Friday

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PHOENIX -- The Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel is scheduled to reopen Friday following an electrical fire last weekend.

Approximately 800 guests and hotel staff were evacuated from the building after a fire erupted in the electrical room around 11 a.m. Saturday and produced heavy smoke.

No injuries were reported from the fire.

Power has been partially restored as electricians continue to work on replacing a panel in the hotel's electrical room, spokeswoman Shanna Wolfe said Wednesday. Some of the repair work requires custom-made parts, which had to be ordered, and are expected to arrive Thursday.

The hotel is working closely with the Phoenix Fire Department to conduct extensive testing of the building systems to ensure its complete safety.

The hotel is located next to the Phoenix Convention Center and has about 1,000 rooms and 80,000 square feet of meeting space.

Staff members continue to contact incoming guests and groups to coordinate their relocation. Guests may call 602-262-2500 for assistance.

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