A ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday will officially reveal the renovations at a staple along Erie's Bayfront, the Sheraton Hotel.

It's more than just a place to stay. And with major upgrades, Erie News Now shares what visitors and locals can enjoy.

For now 16 years, a mainstay along Erie's Bayfront, has been a place to stay. Now, the Sheraton Bayfront Hotel is sporting a new look, including some big, more contemporary upgrades.

"We had a design firm involved for about two to three years, really working through the specifics," said Stacy Tupek. 

Newly named General Manager Stacy Tupek has worked her way up. She started as Director of Room Operations in 2014 for parent company White Lodging, and has been able to oversee the renovation of 200 rooms.

Everything from fixtures to headboards and paneling is new, including a motorized table for height or workspace needs.

The final renovated floor of rooms reopened a few days before Erie's Total Solar Eclipse on April 8, boosting business and showcasing added amenities.

"Through the Marriott Brand with Sheraton, it introduces the AND MORE concept, and that's the Bistro Style concept. So, it allows our guests for a grab-and-go breakfast in the morning," said Tupek. 

Starbucks coffee is also served there to both guests and the public. It's right next to the updated bar area, with new counter tops and seating, and at the entrance to the hotel restaurant formerly known as the Bayfront Grill n ow, with a new look and name: Two45.

The new name of the restaurant, Two45, pays homage to the precise time in history when Oliver Hazard Perry bravely led the U.S. Navy on the path to victory during the Battle of Lake Erie.

Executive Chef Rachael Goddard leads the team with a new menu featuring American cuisine with a coastal flair for weekday meals and weekend brunches.

Patio seating is also being extended as part of the renovations.

"I really have to pay respect to Dan Pora, the former General Manager, who really kicked everything off," said Tupek. 

Off the dining area is a 32-seat private room that can be rented out.

Just like private meeting space and the second-floor Harlequin Ballroom, the site of weddings and other formal events.

All at the special structure that is also connected to the Convention Center, right along Erie's Bayfront.

The restaurant is currently open for evening dinners. It will be fully open around Memorial Day and include brunch on both Saturdays and Sundays.