Travelers were introduced to the this brand back in 1937 when the first Sheraton hotel opened in Springfield, Massachusetts, and the Starwood-affiliated chain has been expanding ever since. Now a household name, Sheraton operates more than 400 hotels in 70 countries. The business- and family-friendly chain has acquired a loyal fan base thanks to guaranteed amenities like the fitness program by Core Performance (which offers state-of-the-art equipment and downloadable workout routines) and Link@Sheraton (the brand's series of high-tech amenities like work stations and free Wi-Fi). Meanwhile, families benefit from available babysitting services and child-friendly amenities, not to mention the Kids Stay Free program, which allows younger travelers a complimentary bed at any Sheraton hotel. What's more, members of the Starwood Preferred Guest program can earn and redeem rewards points for free stays and other benefits and any Sheraton property. Sheraton hotels hold numerous spots on our Best Hotels in the USA, Best Hotels in the Caribbean, Best Hotels in Mexico and Best Hotels in Canada rankings. The U.S. News-ranked properties are listed below.