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Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) Adds Three New Member Hotels to its Southeast U.S. Collection

Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) - 16 August 2017
ORLANDO, FL -- Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) has expanded its worldwide portfolio and Southeast U.S. options with the recent addition of three new member hotels. This includes: the 450-room The Guest House at Graceland resort, which opened in October 2016 in Memphis, Tennessee; the oceanfront 404-room Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort on the Northeast Florida coast; and the grand new Hotel Bennett, opening in early spring 2018 in scenicCharleston, South Carolina. The ALHI Global Sales Organization now represents the hotels to the North American and European meetings, conventions and incentive market, according to ALHI's Chief Sales Officer Mark Sergot.ALHI features a distinguished portfolio of more than 250 luxury-level and upper-upscale hotels and resorts worldwide, plus 23 luxury cruise ships appropriate for meetings and incentive programs, and Destination Management Companies (DMCs) in 100-plus locations worldwide. All of ALHI's member hotels and resorts are eitherindependent or are with an independent hotel brand, and specialize in serving the Meetings, Incentives, Conventions/Conferences and Exhibitions/Events (M.I.C.E.) marketplace."These three new members are very special and unique in their own way, with terrific appeal to both meeting and incentive groups," said Sergot. "Located on beautifully landscaped property just a few steps from the gates of Elvis' renowned Graceland, The Guest House at Graceland is a wonderful new option for planners. Featuring a truly picturesque setting overlooking the Atlantic, Omni Amelia Island Plantation provides world-class accommodations, indoor and outdoor event facilities and on-site offerings. While the elegant Hotel Bennett will open this spring in historic and beloved Charleston. We are proud to showcase these fine properties to meeting professionals, incentive specialists and business executives throughout North America and Europe."Inspired by the iconic Graceland Mansion, the AAA Four-Diamond The Guest House at Graceland opened this past fall as the most significant enhancement to Graceland since it opened to the public in 1982, and was the largest hotel project in Memphis in over 90 years. In addition to the 450 beautifully appointed and spacious guest rooms and suites, the resort hotel offers more than 17,000 square feet of meeting space, which includes the 10,700-square-foot Grand Ballroom and a state-of-the-art 464-seat theater which is perfect for group presentations and live events. Known for its warm Southern hospitality, the resort also features two full-service restaurants with indoor/outdoor seating, a lobby bar, an expansive outdoor pool, and a manicured lawn space that can accommodate a 400-person tent for outdoor events. The resort is just three miles from Memphis International Airport (MEM).Nestled on 1,350 acres at the tip of a barrier island just off the Northeast Florida coast, Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort features 404 oceanfront guest rooms, each featuring a private balcony or patio facing the ocean. The legendary destination resort also offers 80,000 square feet of versatile meeting space, which includes a new 16,825-square-foot ballroom, 13,200 square feet of pre-function space and a new 11,000-square-foot event lawn. In addition, the hotel features 10 restaurants, world-class resort pools, 54 holes of championship golf, a full-service spa, 23 tennis courts, kayaking, paddle boarding, and many other recreational options. The resort is 45 minutes from downtown Jacksonville, and 29 miles from Jacksonville International Airport. Private and corporate aircraft charters also can fly directly to Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport, just four miles north of the resort.Slated to debut this spring, the exceptional new Hotel Bennett features an ideal location on picturesque Marion Square, the most famous green space in the city, which is the site for such events as the Charleston Wine + Food Festival and the popular Charleston Farmer's Market. Blending unparalleled luxury with a prominent setting, the grand hotel is located on a historic site that formerly housed the Charleston Library and the original west wing of The Citadel. In addition to offering 179 finely-appointed guest rooms and suites with custom furnishings, the hotel will feature 9,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space, which will include a 6,600-square-foot ballroom, a terrace overlooking Marion Square, and event spaces with sweeping city views. Plus, the hotel will have a two-tiered restaurant offering outdoor dining, a rooftop pool, a spa, a retail shop and a lobby bar. Charleston International Airport (CHS) is just 20 minutes away.The Guest House at Graceland becomes ALHI's second member hotel in Memphis, joining the world-famous and legendary The Peabody Memphis. Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort becomes ALHI's fourth option in Northeast Florida, joining the dazzling 193-room One Ocean Resort & Spa, the graceful and stylish 66-room The Lodge & Club at Ponte Vedra Beach and the AAA Five-Diamond, 249-room Ponte Vedra Inn & Club. Hotel Bennett is ALHI's second member in Charleston, joining the sophisticated 434-room Belmond Charleston Place.For more information about ALHI, any of its member hotels and resorts or Global Luxury Alliance members worldwide, contact your nearest ALHI Global Sales Office. For specific contacts, go to alhi.com to identify the nearest "ALHI GSO Team" sales professionals in your area. In Europe, contact Peter Groom or Mark Gorgon in the U.K. at+44 (0) 207-379-6793, email pgroom@alhi.com or mgorgon@alhi.com , and visit alhi.com.

Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) Hosts Insurance & Financial Leadership Exchange Conference

Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) - 10 August 2017
ATLANTA, GA -- Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI), the leading independent Global Sales Organization serving the Meetings & Incentive marketplace, held the 2017 ALHI Insurance & Financial Leadership Exchange (IFLE) from July 26-28, 2017. The conference, hosted at the stylish Loews Atlanta Hotelin the heart of Midtown Atlanta, brought together 20 senior-level meeting professionals and incentive specialists from the insurance and financial industries with 20 hotel executives. The event was co-hosted by Delta Air Lines and Loews Atlanta Hotel.Participants are shown here, with conference chairperson Ashly Balding, ALHI Executive Vice President, pictured in the front row, second from right; and conference co-chairperson Kathy Kozminske, ALHI's Vice President of Sales for the U.S. Midwest region, shown in the front row, fourth from right. Also pictured is Associated Luxury Hotels' President & CEO Josh Lesnick, shown at the top right (in the black jacket).The IFLE conference addressed key issues in the insurance and financial industries, with engaging peer-to-peer exchanges and roundtable discussions, as well as keynote addresses by former Naval Commander and best-selling author of It's Your Ship Michael Abrashoff; and technology entrepreneur and venture capitalist Josh Linkner.Featuring a prime location in Atlanta's trendy Midtown neighborhood, the contemporary Loews Atlanta Hotel is surrounded by the city's best shopping, dining and cultural attractions. Offering 414 luxurious guest rooms and 40,000 square feet of flexible column-free event space, the cosmopolitan hotel also features a spa and fitness center. The hotel is just blocks from Piedmont Park, Woodruff Arts Center and dozens of restaurants and shops, and is only 12 miles from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL).ALHI provides one-call access for its distinguished membership of more than 250 luxury-level and upper-upscale hotels and resorts, which are either independent or are with an independent hotel brand. In addition to offering distinctive hotels and resorts worldwide which specialize in hosting meetings, conventions and/or incentive programs, ALHI's portfolio features a Global Luxury Alliance partnership including 23 luxury cruise ships appropriate for meetings and incentive programs, and Destination Management Companies (DMCs) in 100-plus locations worldwide. ALHI provides extensive Global Sales services, valuable expertise, local connectivity, market intelligence, and account advocacy for meetings and incentive programs of any size and scope worldwide, at no cost to accounts.For more information, contact your nearest ALHI Global Sales Office, or call the "ALHI Group Desk" toll-free in the U.S. at 866-303-ALHI (2544), and visit alhi.com .

Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) Adds Four New Member Hotels to Boost Its Convention Portfolio

Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) - 26 July 2017
ORLANDO, FL -- Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI), the leading independent Global Sales Organization (GSO) serving the Meetings & Incentive marketplace, has expanded its worldwide portfolio and "ALHI Convention Collection" with the recent addition of four new member hotels. This includes: the new InterContinental Washington D.C. - The Wharf, slated to open in October 2017 on the beautiful Potomac River in Washington, D.C.; the grand and completely refurbished Omni Shoreham Hotel, offering 834 rooms in Washington, D.C.; the 1,059-room Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center, the only AAA Four-Diamond convention hotel in downtown Atlanta; and the luxurious new 612-room Omni Louisville Hotel, opening in spring 2018 in downtown Louisville, Kentucky. The announcement was made by ALHI's Chief Sales Officer Mark Sergot.With the new additions, ALHI now offers 30 member hotels in its "ALHI Convention Collection." ALHI's worldwide portfolio features more than 250 luxury-level and upper-upscale hotels and resorts, which are either independent or are with an independent hotel brand, and which specialize in serving the Meetings, Incentives, Conventions/Conferences and Exhibitions/Events (M.I.C.E.) marketplace."The Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. and the Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center are both outstanding convention hotels in cities of tremendous appeal for meetings and conventions," said Sergot. "We are very pleased to add those two fine hotels to our portfolio, and very excited about the two exceptional new hotels that will soon open, the InterContinental Washington D.C. - The Wharf and Omni Louisville Hotel. All four hotels are terrific choices for groups."Expected to open in October 2017, InterContinental Washington D.C. - The Wharf is the newest addition to the reimagined Wharf neighborhood. Ideally situated on the picturesque Potomac River, the hotel will offer 278 elegant guest rooms and suites with state-of-the-art touch panel technology, more than 17,000 square feet of meeting and event space, and incredible waterfront views of Washington, D.C. The sophisticated hotel will offer two on-site dining options, and will be very convenient to all of D.C.'s famous attractions. The hotel is only seconds away from major thoroughfares, just a few blocks to major transit stops, and four miles from Reagan National Airport.Known for its stunning indoor and outdoor spaces, the grand Omni Shoreham Hotel has been hosting groups and guests in our Nation's Capital since its opening in 1930. Now completely refurbished and restored to its original grandeur, the hotel is Washington, D.C.'s only AAA Four-Diamond convention hotel. In addition to featuring 834 guest rooms and several dining options, the hotel offers 24 meeting rooms totaling over 100,000 square feet of meeting space, which includes seven ballrooms and scenic gardens for outdoor functions. The hotel is just 8 miles from Ronald Reagan National Airport, 34 miles from Baltimore/Washington International Airport, and 28 miles from Dulles International Airport.Ideally located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, the AAA Four-Diamond Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center is conveniently connected to the Georgia World Congress Center and is also the nearest hotel to the newly built Mercedes Benz Stadium. The hotel offers 1,059 spacious guest rooms and suites, which offer magnificent views of Atlanta's downtown skyline, the lively CNN Center Atrium or Centennial Olympic Park. In addition, the hotel features 45 meeting rooms with more than 120,000 square feet of function space, which includes the 19,864-square-foot Grand Ballroom. Also providing three unique dining options, the hotel is just 12 miles from Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.Opening in spring 2018, the luxurious Omni Louisville Hotel will be located in downtown Louisville, Kentucky, and will feature a unique design of intersecting towers that represent the crossroads of the past, present and future of Louisville. Inspired by the city's rich history and authentic character, the hotel will offer 612 guest rooms and suites, and 65,000 square feet of meeting and event space. The latter will include the 20,000-square-foot Commonwealth Ballroom, the 10,000-square-foot Olmsted Ballroom, and 18 additional breakout rooms. Additionally, the hotel will have a full-service spa, fitness center, a rooftop cafe, and a speak-easy with bowling lanes. The hotel will be only 8 minutes from Louisville International Airport.InterContinental Washington D.C. - The Wharf and the Omni Shoreham Hotel become ALHI's fifth and sixth member hotels in Washington, D.C., joining such acclaimed hotels as: the renowned Mandarin Oriental, Washington, D.C., offering 397 newly renovated guest rooms; the recently renovated, boutique-style Washington Court Hotel on Capitol Hill; the renowned and centrally located The Watergate Hotel on the banks of the Potomac; and the elegant and prestigious Willard InterContinental, just two blocks from the White House.Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center becomes ALHI's third option in Atlanta, joining the sophisticated 422-room InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta on Peachtree Road in the center of Buckhead, and the stylish 414-room Loews Atlanta Hotel in the heart of trendy Midtown.For more information about ALHI, any of its member hotels and resorts or Global Luxury Alliance members worldwide, contact your nearest ALHI Global Sales Office. For specific contacts, go to alhi.com to identify the nearest "ALHI GSO Team" sales professionals in your area. In Europe, contact Peter Groom or Mark Gorgon in the U.K. at +44 (0) 207-379-6793, email pgroom@alhi.com or mgorgon@alhi.com , and visit alhi.com .

Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) Hosts Launch Party in London to Celebrate the Recent Opening of its First Global Sales Office in Europe

Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) - 21 July 2017
LONDON, U.K. -- Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI), the world's leading independent Global Sales Organization serving the Meetings & Incentive marketplace, held a festive and chic launch party on July 10, 2017 to celebrate the recent opening of its first Global Sales office in Europe (in London). Conducted at Central London's stylish Courthouse Hotel Shoreditch, a distinguished member of ALHI's worldwide portfolio, the event was attended by more than 75 meeting professionals, association executives, incentive specialists and business executives. Held at the luxurious hotel's Sky Terrace Bar, the event was hosted by ALHI's Chief Sales Officer Mark Sergot; Vice President, U.K. and Europe Mark Gorgon; and Executive Director of Global Sales Peter Groom. Also in attendance were representatives of 15 of ALHI's prestigious member hotels and resorts. In addition to ALHI, the event was co-hosted by Global DMC Partners, Kempinski Hotels, Courthouse Hotel Shoreditch, Virgin Atlantic and Norwegian Cruise Line.Pictured at the event are:Photo 1 (from left): ALHI's Vice President, U.K. and Europe Mark Gorgon; Iain Tonna, President, Questex-McLean Events; and ALHI's Chief Sales Officer Mark Sergot.Photo 2 (from left): ALHI's Chief Sales Officer Mark Sergot; Caroline Lumgair-Georges, Founder and Managing Director, Eventful; Claire Gardner, Operations Director, Eventful; Charlotte Brighi, Director of Sales - U.K., Switzerland, South America, Scandinavia and Australia for L'Hotel Du Collectionneur Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France; and ALHI's Vice President, U.K. and Europe Mark Gorgon.Photo 3 (from left): ALHI's Vice President, U.K. and Europe Mark Gorgon; Rebecca Duncan, Manager, Partnership Development, Virgin Atlantic Airways; Chris Parnham, Managing Director, Absolute Corporate Events; ALHI's Chief Sales Officer Mark Sergot; and ALHI's Executive Director of Global Sales Peter Groom.Photo 4 (from left): Sue Massey, Operational Director, Grass Roots Meetings and Events; Amina Bentamoune, Senior Operations Manager, Grass Roots Meetings and Events; and Lorna Herriott, Operations Manager, Grass Roots Meetings and Events.ALHI provides one-call access for its distinctive membership of more than 250 luxury-level and upper-upscale hotels and resorts, which are either independent or are with an independent hotel brand. In addition to offering distinguished hotels and resorts worldwide, ALHI's portfolio features a Global Luxury Alliance partnership including 23 luxury cruise ships appropriate for meetings and incentive programs, and Destination Management Companies (DMCs) in 100-plus locations worldwide. ALHI provides extensive Global Sales services, valuable expertise, local connectivity, market intelligence, and account advocacy for meetings and incentive programs of any size and scope worldwide, at no cost to accounts.For more information, contact your nearest ALHI Global Sales Office. In Europe, contact Peter Groom or Mark Gorgon in the U.K. at +44 (0) 207-379-6793, email pgroom@alhi.com or mgorgon@alhi.com , and visit alhi.com .

ALHI Hosts 65 Senior-Level Women In The Meetings & Hospitality Industries at Its 12th Annual Executive Women in Leadership Conference

Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) - 7 July 2017
Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI), the leading independent Global Sales Organization serving the Meetings & Incentive marketplace, held its 12th Annual "Executive Women in Leadership Conference" from June 8-10, 2017. The conference, hosted at the iconic Hotel del Coronado in Coronado/San Diego, California, brought together 65 senior-level women executives from the hospitality and meetings industries, including meeting professionals and hotel executives. Participants are shown here, with conference chairperson Victoria Hettleman, ALHI Senior Vice President of Sales, pictured in the front row, second from the left (in the pink shirt and white pants); and conference co-chairperson Amber Voelker, ALHI Regional Vice President for the West, shown in the second row (standing, sixth from the right, in the orange top). Also pictured is ALHI Executive Vice President Ashly Balding, shown in the front row (seated sixth from the left, in the blue top). The event was co-hosted by Delta Air Lines and Hotel del Coronado. Also pictured in the last row (far left) is Cheryl Ferguson, Director of Sales at Hotel del Coronado. Also shown, from Delta Air Lines, are: Gerry Kingston (back row, in the middle, in orange top), Manager of Meeting, Events & Incentive Sales; and Director of Specialty Sales Norma Dean (front row, third from left, in the pink top and blue pants). Majestically set on the edge of the Pacific Ocean, Hotel del Coronado provides panoramic views and offers 679 guest roo ms and suites, 65,000 square feet of meeting space, a world-class spa, a full-service recreation department, nine restaurants and bars, and a 24-hour fitness center. The resort is just across the bay from downtown San Diego, and only 15 minutes from San Diego International Airport. ALHI provides one-call access for its distinguished membership of more than 250 luxury-level and upper-upscale hotels and resorts, which are either independent or are with an independent hotel brand. In addition to offering distinctive hotels and resorts worldwide, ALHI's portfolio features a Global Luxury Alliance partnership including 23 luxury cruise ships appropriate for meetings and incentive programs, and Destination Management Companies (DMCs) in 100-plus locations worldwide. ALHI provides extensive Global Sales services, valuable expertise, local connectivity, market intelligence, and account advocacy for meetings and incentive programs of any size and scope worldwide, at no c ost to accounts. For more information, contact your nearest ALHI Global Sales Office, or call the "ALHI Group Desk" toll-free in the U.S. at 866-303-ALHI (2544), and visit alhi.com .

Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) Expands Global Options with New Members in Ireland and England, and First Hotel in Scotland

Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) - 27 June 2017
ORLANDO, FL -- Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI), the leading independent Global Sales Organization (GSO) serving the Meetings & Incentive marketplace, has expanded its Global portfolio with the recent addition of three luxury-level resorts in Europe to its distinguished membership portfolio. This includes: ALHI's first member in Scotland, the 5-Star-quality Cameron House resort on the banks of Loch Lomond; the 5-Star-quality The Kildare Hotel, Spa & Country Club ("The K Club"), situated on 550 acres of lush Irish countryside in Kildare, Ireland; and the luxurious and historic The Belfry Hotel & Resort, nestled in over 500 acres of rolling countryside in West Midlands, United Kingdom. The announcement was made by ALHI's Chief Sales Officer Mark Sergot.In addition to becoming new members in ALHI's worldwide portfolio, the three resorts become the newest options in the "ALHI Golf Collection" luxury brand collection, joining such other acclaimed ALHI golf resort members as Pebble Beach Resorts, Pinehurst, The American Club Resort, The Broadmoor and PGA National Resort & Spa. Scotland's Cameron House resort offers play on the renowned The Carrick Golf Course, host to the 2009 PGA Cup and the Europro Tour (2014, 2015 and 2016), and on the challenging 9-hole Wee Demon course. The K Club was home to the 2006 Ryder Cup, 13 European Opens and the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open 2016, and offers two lush Arnold Palmer-designed championship golf courses. While The Belfry is recognized as the spiritual home of the Ryder Cup (and the world's only 4-time host), and features three outstanding golf courses.With the new additions, ALHI now offers more than 100 Meeting & Incentive hotels and resorts in Europe, Asia Pacific, The Middle East and Africa. ALHI's worldwide portfolio features more than 250 luxury-level and upper-upscale hotels and resorts, which are either independent or are with an independent hotel brand, and which specialize in serving the Meetings, Incentives, Conventions/Conferences and Exhibitions/Events (M.I.C.E.) marketplace."These three resorts are truly exceptional, with outstanding offerings and very appealing destinations for the meetings and incentive marketplace," added Sergot. "The K Club in Ireland is a one-of-a-kind resort. Incredibly picturesque Cameron House resort becomes our first member in Scotland. While The Belfry is truly world-class and is a terrific option in always-popular England. We are proud to showcase these very fine resorts to the M.I.C.E. marketplace."Sergot added, "We are also honored that the addition of The Belfry and Cameron House resort to ALHI's portfolio also further expands the longstanding and successful strategic relationship ALHI has with providing our Global Sales Organization services to the management company and resorts of KSL Capital Partners over the past two decades."Providing Five-Star luxury on the banks of Scotland's picturesque Loch Lomond, the majestic Cameron House resort is situated within 400 acres of countryside andfeatures 136 elegant guest rooms and suites, seven flexible meeting rooms, a luxury spa, a marina, its own luxury motor cruiser Celtic Warrior, five dining options, and a range of outdoor pursuits in addition to golf. Offering many teambuilding activities, ranging from whisky tastings to clay pigeon shooting, the resort is only 25 minutes from Glasgow International Airport and 30 minutes from Glasgow City Centre.Built in 1832, The Kildare Hotel, Spa & Country Club (The K Club) is Ireland's First Five AA Red Star Resort. Located on the banks of the River Liffey amidst 550 acres of lush countryside, this world-renowned resort boasts 140 guest rooms and suites and continuously delivers the highest level of service, cuisine and classic Irish hospitality. In addition to the two championship golf courses, the resort offers 18,320 square feet of meeting space, a 20,000-square-foot spa, four distinct restaurants, and such recreational options as horseback riding and air rifle shooting. The resort is only 30 minutes (24 miles) from Dublin International Airport and 2 hours from Shannon Airport (129 miles).Surrounded by 550 acres of rolling English countryside, just outside of Birmingham, the multi-award-winning The Belfry Hotel & Resort offers 319 luxurious guest rooms, and 22 meeting rooms with cutting-edge technology. In addition to the three championship golf courses, the resort features a luxury spa and health club, a variety of restaurants and bars, an onsite nightclub, and afternoon tea in The Brabazon Lounge. Recognized as "England's Leading Resort" in the 2016 World Travel Awards, the resort is just 15 minutes from Birmingham International Airport and 30 minutes from Nottingham East Midlands Airport.For more information about ALHI, any of its member hotels and resorts or Global Luxury Alliance members worldwide, contact your nearest ALHI Global Sales Office. For specific contacts, go to alhi.com to identify the nearest "ALHI GSO Team" sales professionals in your area. In Europe, contact Peter Groom or Mark Gorgon in the U.K. at +44 (0) 207-379-6793, email pgroom@alhi.com or mgorgon@alhi.com , and visit alhi.com .

Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) Expands Caribbean Options with its First Member in Cuba and a Legendary Hotel in Puerto Rico

Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) - 6 June 2017
ORLANDO, FLORIDA, USA -- Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI), the leading independent Global Sales Organization (GSO) serving the Meetings & Incentive marketplace, has expanded its Caribbean options with the recent addition of two luxurious hotels to its distinguished membership portfolio. The new 5-Star-quality Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana, which just opened in Havana, Cuba in early June, is ALHI's first member in Cuba. The legendary El San Juan Hotel becomes ALHI's second option in San Juan, Puerto Rico, joining the oceanfront 319-room Condado Vanderbilt Hotel in the ALHI portfolio. In addition, ALHI also can now coordinate meetings and incentive programs on luxury cruises to Cuba, through its Global Luxury Alliance members Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises. The announcement was made by Mark Sergot, Chief Sales Officer of ALHI.With the new additions, ALHI now offers an unmatched collection of luxury-level, meeting- and incentive-focused hotels and resorts in the Bahamas, Bermuda and Caribbean region, with 29 hotels and resorts in 12 countries and territories. ALHI's worldwide portfolio features more than 250 luxury-level and upper-upscale hotels and resorts, which are either independent or are with an independent hotel brand, and which specialize in serving the Meetings, Incentives, Conventions/Conferences and Exhibitions/Events (M.I.C.E.) marketplace."We added these two outstanding hotels to our distinguished portfolio in response to the demand we've been experiencing for luxury-level meeting and incentive options in the Caribbean region," added Sergot. "Beautiful San Juan continues to be a very popular choice for groups, and Cuba is an exciting new option for planners to consider. Now, planners have the terrific option of the newly renovated El San Juan Hotel or the exceptional Condado Vanderbilt Hotel in San Juan, and a luxurious stay in, or cruise to, Cuba. We look forward to showcasing these terrific new members to the meeting and incentive marketplace."Originally built between 1894 and 1917 as the first European-style shopping arcade in Cuba, the modern and exclusive Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana just opened in Havana, Cuba in early June following an extensive renovation. Located within the famous and historic Manzana de Gomez building in the heart of old Havana, the hotel features 246 large and luxurious rooms and suites, and 2,852 square feet of meeting space. Providing a direct view of the Capitol and the Great Theatre of Havana amidst UNESCO World Heritage sites, the hotel also features Spa Albear by Resense, a rooftop terrace and swimming pool, three restaurants, lobby bar, cigar lounge, fitness center, complimentary Wi-Fi, 24-hour concierge service, a business center, and 24-hour in-room dining. The hotel is just 10 minutes from the famous Castillo del Morro, and only 30 minutes from Havana Jose Marti International Airport.The legendary and landmark El San Juan Hotel sits on the longest stretch of white-sand beach in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Originally opened in 1958 the hotel became known for world-class entertainment and culinary experiences. After a $60 million property-wide transformation, which was completed in February 2017, the elegant hotel now offers 388 newly remodeled guest rooms and suites, and more than 40,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space. Venues include the Grand Ballroom and Terrace with stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean. In addition, the hotel features nine restaurants, four pools, a spa, a fitness center, and new shops. Located directly on the beach in San Juan's Isla Verde district, the hotel is just five minutes from San Juan Luis Munoz Marin International Airport, and 15 minutes from the historic attractions of Old San Juan.ALHI's Global Luxury Alliance partnership includes 23 luxury cruise ships (Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises) appropriate for meetings and incentive programs, with ports of call in exciting destinations around the world. As of this Spring, the destination options now include Cuba's capital Havana. Groups and guests sailing on all three brands have a selection of shore excursions from which to choose, all of which offer an authentic Cuban experience that explores the people, art, history and culture of the island, which are in compliance with OFAC regulations.For more information about ALHI, any of its member hotels and resorts or Global Luxury Alliance members worldwide, contact your nearest ALHI Global Sales Office. For specific contacts, go to alhi.com to identify the nearest "ALHI GSO Team" sales professionals in your area. In Europe, contact Peter Groom or Mark Gorgon in the U.K. at +44 (0) 207-379-6793, emailpgroom@alhi.com ormgorgon@alhi.com , and visit alhi.com.

ALHIs VP of Sales Jennifer Erney Named PCMAs 2017 Supplier of the Year

Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) - 11 May 2017
WASHINGTON, DC -- Jennifer Erney, who just joined Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) as Vice President of Sales for the Mid-Atlantic region, was named the 2017 Supplier of the Year by the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) at its 2017 PCMA Education Foundation Visionary Awards in Washington, D.C. on May 3, 2017. The 2017 Professional Excellence Awards winners were selected from PCMAs membership, which is made up of nearly 7,000 members. PCMA is the worlds largest network of business events strategists. Erney was one of only seven individuals honored with an award this year, and was recognized as the 2017 supplier of the ye ar. Our 2017 honorees and award winners accomplishments serve as inspiration to both industry veterans and novices alike, said PCMA President & CEO Deborah Sexton. Each an expert in their profession always endeavoring to lead the advancement of their organizations and the business events industry.Erney (center) is pictured here receiving the award from Susan Salem Euritt (left), Vice President Direct Sales and Business Development at Garrett Brands; and Chris Wehking, Chief Program Officer at American Society of Anesthesiologists. Euritt and Wehking serve on the 2017 PCMA Board of Trustees for the PCMA Education Foundation. Based in ALHIs Global Sales office in Washington, D.C., Erney assists meeting professionals, association executives and incentive specialists in the Mid-Atlantic region who are interested in conducting meetings, conventions and/or incentive programs at any of ALHIs 250+ luxury-level, mostly independent member hotels and resorts worldwide. A highly accomplished hospitality industry sales executive, Erney previously served as the Director of Global Accounts Meetings & Events for Fairmont Raffles Hotels International (FRHI Hotels & Resorts), which is now part of AccorHotels. In addition to being an active member of PCMA, she is a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP), Certified Association Sales Executive (CASE) by PCMA, and a Certified Hospitality Sales Executive (CHSE) by Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI). ALHIs Chief Sales Officer Mark Sergot said, We are very proud of Jennifers accomplishments and recognition as supplier of the year for PCMA. I have had the pleasure of knowing Jennifer for over 10 years and continue to be impressed with her dedication to our industry and the work of PCMA. We are thrilled to have her as part of the ALHI family.

Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) Presents The "2017 Chairman's Award" To The Broadmoor

Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) - 9 May 2017
SAN ANTONIO, TX -- Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI), the leading independent Global Sales Organization serving the meetings and incentive marketplace, presented Colorado's The Broadmoor with its prestigious "Chairman's Award" for 2017. The award is presented annually to the ALHI member hotel or resort that best displays exemplary leadership and commitment to performance in the preceding year, while epitomizing exceptional property-level teamwork and cohesion with ALHI's Global Sales team in serving the meetings industry. The award was presented at ALHI's prestigious Industry Advisory Council (IAC) Conference, recently held at the picturesque 550-acre La Cantera Resort & Spa in San Antonio, Texas, which brought together 250 senior leaders from many of ALHI's accounts, with general managers and senior marketing executives of ALHI's worldwide membership portfolio.Picturedat the award presentation are (from left): ALHI's Chief Sales Officer Mark Sergot, The Broadmoor's President & CEO Jack Damioli, The Broadmoor's Vice President of Sales & Marketing Barry Brown, and Josh Lesnick, President & CEO of ALHI's parent company Associated Luxury Hotels."The Broadmoor is truly deserving of this special recognition and award," said Sergot. "It is an exceptional Five-Star, Five-Diamond resort, with an extraordinary leadership team and staff, led by Jack and Barry. They work so well with our valued clients and our ALHI Global Sales team in serving the meetings and incentive marketplace. We are proud to recognize The Broadmoor with this honor."Situated at the gateway to the scenic Colorado Rocky Mountains in Colorado Springs, The Broadmoor encompasses 5,000 acres and offers 784 luxurious guest rooms and suites, 185,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, 54 holes of championship golf, a Forbes Five-Star spa, 20 unique dining offerings, and 26 specialty boutiques.ALHI provides one-call access for its distinguished membership of more than 250 luxury-level and upper-upscale hotels and resorts, which are either independent or are with an independent hotel brand. In addition to offering distinctive hotels and resorts worldwide, ALHI's portfolio features a Global Luxury Alliance partnership including 23 luxury cruise ships appropriate for meetings and incentive programs, and Destination Management Companies (DMCs) in 100-plus locations worldwide. ALHI provides extensive Global Sales services, valuable expertise, local connectivity, market intelligence, and account advocacy for meetings and incentive programs of any size and scope worldwide, at no cost to accounts.For more information, contact your nearest ALHI Global Sales Office, or call the "ALHI Group Desk" toll-free at 866-303-ALHI (2544), and visit alhi.com .

Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) Expands Global Portfolio with Addition of 45 Hotels & Resorts

Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) - 19 April 2017
ORLANDO, FL -- Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI), the leading independent Global Sales Organization (GSO) serving the Meetings & Incentive marketplace, has significantly expanded its global portfolio with theaddition of 45 independent luxury-level meeting & incentive-focused hotels and resorts located outside of North America. The new members were hand-selected from the membership of ALHI's sister company Worldhotels. Each hotel fits the ALHI quality requirements and specializes in hosting meetings, conventions and/or incentive programs, and are located in an attractive destination for meetings and incentive travel. The announcement of ALHI's newest member hotels and resorts was made by Associated Luxury Hotels' President and CEO Josh Lesnick.ALHI's newly expanded portfolio means that ALHI Global Sales professionals can be the advocate for planners to explore more than 120 Meeting & Incentive hotels and resorts in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Australia and South America, all luxury-level and upper-upscale, with one call to an ALHI Global Sales professional. This now includes 15 incremental choiceswithin Europe and 18 more exceptional hotels and resorts in the Asia Pacific region. Plus, ALHI now offers eight options inAustralia, and four great hotels in South America. Appealing new destinations in the ALHI portfolio include: Buenos Aires, Argentina; Sydney, Australia; Copenhagen, Denmark; New Delhi, India; Dublin, Ireland; Rome, Italy; Tokyo, Japan; Auckland, New Zealand; Madrid, Spain; Amsterdam, The Netherlands; and London, United Kingdom."We've added these 45 exceptional hotels and resorts to our distinguished portfolio in response to the demand we've been experiencing from meeting, convention and incentive professionals for more luxury-level hotels and resorts around the world," said Associated Luxury Hotels' Chief Sales Officer Mark Sergot. "ALHI now offers more than 250 outstanding hotel and resort options in 63 countries, with an impressive and diverse variety of destinations across North America as well as London, Tokyo, Sydney, Rome and Buenos Aires. We look forward to showcasing these terrific hotels and resorts, and their destinations, to the meetings and incentive marketplace."Sergot added, "ALHI has long been recognized as having the very best portfolio of meeting, incentive, and convention hotels and resorts in North America for years, bar none, so we have been busy augmenting our portfolio with fantastic options abroad. These new additions are helping us expand that reputation around the world. Further, we have also planted our newest ALHI GSO officein London, as our first in Europe, just last month."Among the exceptional new member hotels in ALHI's exclusive portfolio in Europe are the 679-room Tivoli Hotel in Copenhagen, Denmark; Grand Hotel Karel V Utrecht, offering 121 rooms in Utrecht, The Netherlands; and the 394-room Royal Garden Hotel in London, United Kingdom.New member hotels in Asia Pacific include Harbour Grand Kowloon, featuring 553 rooms in Hong Kong, China; and the 233-room Goodwood Park Hotel in Singapore, Singapore.New options in South America range from the 314-room Panamericano Buenos Aires in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to the 236-room Hotel Oro Verde Guayaquil in Guayaquil, Ecuador.For more information about these new members, and any of ALHI's 250+ luxury hotels and resorts, visit alhi.com.Meeting professionals, incentive specialists, association executives, convention/congress specialists, and business executives throughout Europe also may contact ALHI's Executive Director of Global Sales Peter Groom in ALHI's new Global Sales office in London, which opened in March. He may be reached at pgroom@alhi.com and in London at +44 (0)207 379 6793.

Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) Opens Its First Global Sales Office in Europe (in London) To Serve Worldwide Portfolio

Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) - 28 March 2017
LONDON, U.K. -- Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI), the leading independent Global Sales Organization (GSO) serving the North American Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions/Events (M.I.C.E.) marketplace for more than 30 years, has opened its first Global Sales office in Europe. ALHI's new sales operation, located in London, will serve meeting professionals, incentive specialists, association executives, convention/congress specialists, and business executives throughout Europe with ALHI's Global Sales services and professional sales support exclusively for its distinguished membership of more than 250 luxury-level and upper-upscale hotels and resorts worldwide, which specialize in serving M.I.C.E. business.In announcing the expansion plans into Europe, ALHI's Chief Sales Officer, Mark Sergot, also announced that hospitality industry sales professional Peter Groom has joined ALHI as Executive Director of Global Sales. Groom comes to ALHI from Fairmont Raffles Hotels International (FRHI) where he served for the past five years in London as the Director of Global Accounts. In the newly created position, Groom will focus on serving the M.I.C.E. marketplace in the United Kingdom, and in Europe, with a robust portfolio of over 250 luxury hotels and resorts worldwide. In the position, he will assist meeting and incentive professionals throughout Europe who are interested in conducting conventions, meetings and/or incentive travel programs at any of ALHI's distinctive luxury-level, mostly independentmember hotels and resorts around the world. He will be based in ALHI's new GSO office in London."With over 30 years of GSO service to the North American marketplace, we are very pleased to now expand our ALHI GSO services abroad, in response to the many requests from planners and Members," said Sergot. "With the addition of Peter, who brings tremendous global experience and a wonderful passion for serving clients and members, European meeting and incentive professionals now have quick one-call access to ALHI's portfolio of more than 250 exceptional hotels and resorts in 63 countries."Sergot added, "Plus, ALHI's portfolio also features a Global Luxury Alliance partnership that includes 23 luxury cruise ships appropriate for M&I programs, and Destination Management Companies in100-plus locations worldwide. Peter and our entire ALHI team look forward to serving the needs of planners in the United Kingdom and throughout Europe."In his previous position with FRHI, the highly accomplished Groom was responsible for the strategic account management for key global sales accounts in the U.K., the Netherlands and Scandinavia for FRHI's global portfolio of 120 luxury-level hotels across the Fairmont, Raffles & Swissotel brands. Prior to his tenure with FRHI, the 13-year hospitality industry veteran served as Regional Sales Manager for Morgans Hotel Group for its 12 luxury hotels worldwide, also based in London. Earlier, he served as Group Sales Executive - EMEA for Worldhotels, a company recently acquired by ALHI's parent company Associated Luxury Hotels. Groom serves on the Board of Directors for SITE Great Britain, and may be reached at pgroom@alhi.com and in London at +44 20 737 967 93.Groom said, "I am very proud to join such an outstanding organization as ALHI, and I look forward to serving meeting, convention and incentive professionals in Europe on behalf of ALHI's truly exceptional hotels and resorts around the world. It will be rewarding for me to bring Accounts across my marketplace so many outstanding hotels and destination options, knowing that they each specialize in providing extraordinary venues and services specifically for meetings and programs of all types." ALHI (alhi.com) features a distinguished portfolio of luxury-level city center business hotels, historic grand landmark hotels, lifestyle hotels, boutique hotels and exquisite resorts, which offer a total of138,500 rooms and more than 10 million square feet of meeting space. The membership-based, dues-funded ALHI offers extensive GSO sales services throughout the United States, Canada and now Europe, at no cost to the Accounts, providing valuable services, expertise, local connectivity, market intelligence, and account advocacy for M&I programs of any size and scope worldwide. Collectively ALHI is prepared to assist Accounts with their programs in more than 63 countries worldwide.For more information about ALHI, to inquire about any of the ALHI portfolio properties and Alliance partners, and/or to acquire a free copy of ALHI's "2017 Global Meeting Guide," contact your nearest of the 21 ALHI Global Sales offices in the U.S., Canada and now London. For specific contacts, go to alhi.com to identify the nearest "ALHI GSO Team" sales professionals in your area.

Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) Launches All-New Website With Many New Features

Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) - 17 February 2017
. . . ALHIs Enhanced Website features their Unique, Distinctive & Authentic Portfolio of 250+ Luxury-Level Hotels & Resorts Designed for Meetings, Conventions & Incentive Travel Programs Around the WorldORLANDO, FL (February 2017) Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI), the leading independent Global Sales Organization (GSO) serving the North American Meetings & Incentive marketplace, has just launched an all-new website, with enhanced Search abilities and many new features. According to ALHI CEO David Gabri, the new website is designed as a one-stop online resource to assist meeting professionals, convention specialists , association executives, incentive travel specialists and business executives in identifying luxury-level and upper-upscale hotels and resorts around the world which are specifically designed and operated for meetings, incentive/recognition programs, conventions, and exhibitions. ALHIs portfolio features more than 250 AAA Four- and Five-Diamond quality, mostly independent, member hotels and resorts worldwide, which offer a total of 138,5000 rooms and more than 10 million square feet of meeting space.Featuring the same alhi.com address, this new site was designed with valuable input from ALHIs Industry Advisory Council members; association executives and incentive specialists via focus groups; and with input from many of the ALHI Member hotels and resorts, valued accounts, and knowledgeable ALHI Global Sales professionals. The attractive new website is very mobile-friendly, and offers many more search functions and features that will be of great assistance in planning meetings, conventions and incentive travel programs. Among the many new features is an interactive world map showing all of ALHIs 250+ hotels and resorts in 45 countries. The search function includes the ability to search by: destination (city, state or country); the type of property (i.e. Big Box, Level 5, City Solutions, Beach and Island, Golf, Ocean Line, Resorts or Passport Collection); the number of guest rooms; and/or the amount of meeting space. Or, you can simply enter the name of a specific hotel or resort, and go directly to complete at-your-fingertips information on that property. In addition, the new website enables you to search the type of property or destination, and then filter the results down by the number of guest rooms, the number of meeting rooms, the size of the largest meeting room, and/or the total square feet of meeting space.Another function enables planners to compare properties being considered with an Add to Compare button. There also is a page for each of ALHIs 250+ distinguished member hotels and resorts. This includes a colorful printable Fact Sheet PDF, a printable Floor Plans PDF, a printable Capacity Chart PDF, and the Google Map location. Each hotels or resorts page also features useful Fast Facts information presented in a concise manner, which includes: the number of guest rooms; largest meeting room; 2nd largest meeting room; total meeting space; the number of meeting rooms; closest airport; meeting facilities description; a capacity chart (which can be viewed in feet or meters); accommodations overview; dining and recreational information; and a beautiful photo gallery. The new website features larger images and a cleaner home page, with the ability to scroll down on the home page for current news and ALHI Member Updates (such as renovation details or new offerings) at ALHIs distinguished hotels and resorts. The new website also features additional information on the ALHI Global Luxury Alliance members, which includes 23 luxury cruise ships appropriate for M&I programs, and Destination Management Companies (DMCs) in 100-plus locations worldwide. This new, user-friendly website is a very valuable resource for meeting and incentive professionals to do research online, but also is terrific for planners when talking and working with their ALHI Global Sales professional as they provide personal guidance and insight on why one or more ALHI member hotels or resorts might be the precise solution for a particular meeting or program, said Gabri. Added Gabri, So, for quick and easy access to luxury-level and upper-upscale hotels and resorts around the world which are specifically designed and operated for M.I.C.E. programs, planners should save as a Favorite this wonderful newly enhanced resource.The combination of the new website, our 2017 ALHI Global Meeting Guide, and the insight of our skilled ALHI Global Sales professionals has proven to be a very popular GSO combination with planners, said Gabri. This then leads to site visits to the specific hotels and resorts of interest, which ALHI coordinates. So whether your group is seeking city, resort, global, and/or incentive solutions, ALHI has the solution to suit your needs. ALHI (alhi.com) is a membership-based, dues-funded Global Sales Organization, providing extensive GSO sales services throughout the United States and Canada at no cost to the Accounts, while providing valuable services, expertise, local connectivity, market intelligence, and account advocacy. Collectively ALHI is prepared to assist Accounts in the U.S. and Canada with their programs in the U.S.A. and over 90 other countries worldwide. ALHI provides a team of experienced, proven and knowledgeable sales professionals for Account advocacy with full market one-call professional GSO sales assistance and access to their distinctive hotels, resorts, and venue resources for M&I programs of any size and scope worldwide. ALHI helps Accounts best achieve their objectives and budgets, with distinctive venues, vital insights, and responsible service to enhance the ease and success of their programs. For more information about ALHI, to inquire about any of the ALHI portfolio properties and Alliance partners, and/or to acquire a free copy of the ALHI 2017 Global Meeting Guide or the ALHI app, contact your nearest of the 20 ALHI Global Sales offices situated coast-to-coast in the United States and in Canada, or call the ALHI Group Desk toll-free at 866-303-ALHI (2544), and visit alhi.com . ALHI Global Sales offices are located in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Hartford (CT), Houston, Kansas City (MO), Los Angeles, Louisville, New York City, Orange County (CA), Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Richmond, San Diego, Spokane (WA), Toronto, and Washington, D.C. For specifics, go to alhi.com to identify the nearest ALHI GSO Team sales professionals in your state/area.

ALHI Announces the Creation of a New Parent Company

Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) - 25 January 2017
ORLANDO, FL -- Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI), established in 1986, has announced the creation of a new parent company named Associated Luxury Hotels, which will offer a comprehensive solution for luxury-level and upper-upscale independent hotels and resorts, and independent hotel brands, around the world through its current and future holdings. While ALHI will remain concentrated on serving the Meetings, Incentives, Conventions & Exhibitions (M.I.C.E.) marketplace for its distinguished Membership of more than 250 AAA Four- and F ive-Diamond quality hotels and resorts worldwide, Associated Luxury Hotels will deploy incremental talent and resources to develop and offer an expanded menu of services globally. These new services will help Members competitive market strategies including, yet beyond, the current North American M.I.C.E. market Global Sales Organization (GSO) services, according to ALHI CEO and Associated Luxury Hotels Chairman, David Gabri. Associated Luxury Hotels will consist of complementing Global Sales Organizations specializing in serving independently owned or operated hotels around the world, said Gabri. We are launching Associated Luxury Hotels as the parent company of ALHI now, in preparation, so that we can share insights and offer a broader range of market services beyond the North American meetings and incentive marketplace, which will include transient business travel, leisure travel, loyalty solutions and distribution. This next step in the evolution from ALHIs 30 years of dedicated group business is in response to the growing competitive needs of our distinguished Member hotels and resorts, and persistent inquiries from other luxury-level independent hotels and resorts worldwide. Associated Luxury Hotels is gearing up to provide not only robust group market sales services in North America and Europe, but additionally significant full-service soft-brand solutions on a global scope, with a focus on enabling our valued Member hotels and resorts to enjoy their independent identity while also effectively competing within the environment of the worlds biggest hospitality chains.Associated Luxury Hotels owns and operates ALHI, and plans to soon announce an expansion of its ALHI GSO sales team into Europe, exciting additions to its global portfolio, and new services and offerings to expand its geographic reach and market penetration.The announcement of the new parent company and strategic direction was made at ALHIs annual Global Sales meeting for the ALHI Global Sales team, conducted at Georgias lush 3,500-acre Chateau lan, a distinguished Atlanta area resort among ALHIs portfolio. For more information on Associated Luxury Hotels, visit alhworld.com .

MGM National Harbor Opening This December on the Banks of the Potomac River

Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) - 8 November 2016
Marylands luxurious new MGM National Harbor, which will open this December, has been accepted as the newest member of Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI). Located just minutes from Washington, D.C., on the banks of the scenic Potomac River, the luxurious new $1.4 billion destination resort will be an amazing addition to the skyline of our Nations Capital. The resort is now served by the ALHI Global Sales Organization to the North American Meetings & Incentives marketplace, according to ALHI President Jim Schu ltenover.Featuring a contemporary and progressive design, the world-class MGM National Harbor will be like no other in the Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia region. Offering 308 elegant guest rooms and suites, the stunning resort will have 53,000 square feet of versatile meeting space, which includes the 16,137-square-foot MGM Grand Ballroom, boasting a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows with sweeping views of the Potomac River. Additional meeting and event options include the 4,300-square-foot Bellagio Ballroom, the Grand Ballroom Terrace, a state-of-the-art 3,000-seat theater, and picturesque Potomac Plaza (overlooking the harbor with breathtaking views of the Potomac and the nations capital). The well-appointed guest rooms and suites will have modern amenities, a 48-inch HD LCD TV, and high-speed Wi-Fi. In addition, the resort will offer a 125,000-square-foot casino, a 27,000-square-foot spa, celebrity chef restaurants, an authentic Pan Asian restaurant, a sports bar, patisserie, food market, and luxury retail shops. The resort is just seven miles from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), and 36 miles from both Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI) and Dulles International Airport (IAD).In addition to becoming a new Member in ALHIs worldwide portfolio, MGM National Harbor becomes the newest option in the ALHI Entertainment & Gaming Collection luxury brand segment. Featuring an incredible setting on the Potomac, just minutes from Washington, D.C., MGM National Harbor is an all-new, world-class meeting option for groups of all sizes, said Schultenover. We are proud and excited to showcase this outstanding new option to groups across North America.The resort is owned and operated by MGM Resorts International. The addition to ALHIs portfolio further expands the longstanding relationship ALHI has with providing its Global Sales Organization (GSO) sales services across America and Canada to the MGM Resorts International family of resorts over the past 15 years. In addition to MGM National Harbor, ALHIs distinguished portfolio also features such other exceptional MGM Resorts International hotels and resorts as Las Vegas spectacular 4,004-room ARIA Resort & Casino and the adjacent all-suite, non-gaming Vdara Hotel & Spa; the renowned AAA Five-Diamond Bellagio; the acclaimed 5,000-room MGM Grand Las Vegas; the exquisite Skylofts at MGM Grand, located on the top two floors of MGM Grand; the adjacent and luxurious all-suite, non-gaming The Signature at MGM Grand; the famed Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, featuring 3,220 newly remodeled rooms and 2 million square feet of meeting space; the stylish, and incorporated 1,117-suite Delano Las Vegas; the AAA Four-Diamond, 3,044-room The Mirage; and Monte Carlo Resort and Casino, featuring 2,992 well-appointed rooms and 30,446 square feet of meeting space. ALHIs distinctive membership also includes MGM Resorts Internationals extraordinary 1,740-room Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, the largest meeting resort or hotel in Mississippi; the AAA Four-Diamond MGM Grand Detroit, offering 30,000 square feet of meeting and event space; and the AAA Four-Diamond Borgata Hotel & Casino, featuring 2,800 guest rooms and 88,000 square feet of flexible meeting space in Atlantic City, New Jersey. ALHI, the leading independent Global Sales Organization serving the North American Meetings & Incentive (M&I) marketplace, provides one-call local access for its distinguished Membership of over 250 luxury-level hotels and resorts, plus an Alliance including 23 luxury cruise ships appropriate for M&I programs, and Destination Management Companies (DMCs) in over 100 locations worldwide.The member dues-funded ALHI GSO has been serving its clientele with an impressive variety of Meeting & Incentive solutions around the globe for over 30 years.ALHI (alhi.com) is a membership-based, dues-funded Global Sales Organization, providing extensive GSO sales services throughout the United States and Canada at no cost to the Accounts, while providing valuable services, expertise, local connectivity, market intelligence, and account advocacy. Collectively ALHI is prepared to assist Accounts in the U.S. and Canada with their programs in the U.S.A. and over 90 other countries worldwide. ALHI provides a team of experienced, proven and knowledgeable sales professionals for Account advocacy with full market one-call professional GSO sales assistance and access to their distinctive hotels, resorts, and venue resources for M&I programs of any size and scope worldwide. ALHI helps Accounts best achieve their objectives and budgets, with distinctive venues, vital insights, and responsible service to enhance the ease and success of their programs. For more information about ALHI, to inquire about any of the ALHI portfolio properties and Alliance partners, and/or to acquire a free copy of ALHIs new 2017 Meeting Facilities Guide or the ALHI app, contact your nearest of the 20 ALHI Global Sales offices situated coast-to-coast in the United States and in Canada, or call the ALHI Group Desk toll-free at 866-303-ALHI (2544), and visit alhi.com . ALHI Global Sales offices are located in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Connecticut, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Kansas City, Louisville, New York City, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Richmond, Southern California (3), Toronto, Washington, D.C., and Washington (state). For specifics, go to alhi.com to identify the nearest ALHI GSO Team sales professionals in your state/area.

Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) Welcomes The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in New Jersey

Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) - 28 October 2016
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (October 2016) Atlantic City, New Jerseys premier resort Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa has been accepted as the newest member of Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI). The AAA Four-Diamond resort is owned and operated by MGM Resorts International, which acquired the resort in August. The addition to ALHIs portfolio further expands the longstanding relationship ALHI has with providing its Global Sales Organization (GSO) sales services across America and Canada to the MGM Resorts International family of resorts over the past 15 years. The 2,800-room Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa resort is ALHIs first and only Member hotel in New Jersey. Located in the citys Marina District, the resort also includes the adjacent and luxurious The Water Club Hotel at Borgata. The resort is now served by the ALHI Global Sales Organization to the North American Meetings & Incentives marketplace, according to ALHI President Jim Schultenover. In addition to Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, ALHIs distinguished portfolio also features such other exceptional MGM Resorts International hotels and resorts as Las Vegas spectacular 4,004-room ARIA Resort & Casino, which is adding new meeting space to provide 500,000 total square feet for next year; along with the adjacent all-suite, non-gaming Vdara Hotel & Spa. The ALHI portfolio also features MGM Resorts Internationals renowned AAA Five-Diamond Bellagio; the acclaimed 5,000-room MGM Grand Las Vegas; the exquisite Skylofts at MGM Grand, located on the top two floors of MGM Grand; the adjacent and luxurious all-suite, non-gaming The Signature at MGM Grand; the famed Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, featuring 3,220 newly remodeled rooms and 2 million square feet of meeting space; the stylish, and incorporated 1,117-suite Delano Las Vegas; the AAA Four-Diamond, 3,044-room The Mirage; and Monte Carlo Resort and Casino, featuring 2,992 well-appointed rooms and 30,446 square feet of meeting space. ALHIs distinctive membership also includes MGM Resorts Internationals extraordinary 1,740-room Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, the largest meeting resort or hotel in Mississippi; and the AAA Four-Diamond MGM Grand Detroit, offering 30,000 square feet of meeting and event space. Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa and the cosmopolitan The Water Club at Borgata together feature 2,800 well-appointed guest rooms and suites, and 88,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space. Among the very appealing meeting options are The Event Center, a column-free space with full banquet and meeting functionality; and The Music Box, featuring a stage and stadium seating for up to 1,000 guests.In addition, the resort offers a 54,000-square-foot spa; another spa with floor-to-ceiling windows; five acclaimed fine-dining restaurants by such renowned chefs as Bobby Flay and Wolfgang Puck; 10 casual dining options; 161,000 square feet of gaming; a 20,000-square-foot indoor/outdoor pool and garden; a 32,000-square-foot outdoor pool; four additional heated indoor and outdoor pools; 10 retail boutiques; and four signature nightlife experiences. Situated just 120 miles south of New York City, 60 miles east of Philadelphia and 20 minutes from Atlantic City International Airport (ACY), Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa is easily accessible by airplane, train and car. In addition to becoming a new Member in ALHIs worldwide portfolio, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa becomes the latest new option in the ALHI Big Box Solutions Collection, for large and smaller programs; and ALHI Entertainment & Gaming Collection luxury brand segment, for programs seeking big time entertainment and/or gaming. ALHI, the leading independent Global Sales Organization serving the North American Meetings & Incentive (M&I) marketplace, provides one-call local access for its distinguished Membership of over 250 luxury-level hotels and resorts, plus an Alliance including 23 luxury cruise ships appropriate for M&I programs, and Destination Management Companies (DMCs) in over 100 locations worldwide. The member dues-funded ALHI GSO has been serving its clientele with an impressive variety of Meeting & Incentive solutions around the globe for over 30 years.ALHI (alhi.com) is a membership-based, dues-funded Global Sales Organization, providing extensive GSO sales services throughout the United States and Canada at no cost to the Accounts, while providing valuable services, expertise, local connectivity, market intelligence, and account advocacy. Collectively ALHI is prepared to assist Accounts in the U.S. and Canada with their programs in the U.S.A. and over 90 other countries worldwide. ALHI provides a team of experienced, proven and knowledgeable sales professionals for Account advocacy with full market one-call professional GSO sales assistance and access to their distinctive hotels, resorts, and venue resources for M&I programs of any size and scope worldwide. ALHI helps Accounts best achieve their objectives and budgets, with distinctive venues, vital insights, and responsible service to enhance the ease and success of their programs. For more information about ALHI, to inquire about any of the ALHI portfolio properties and Alliance partners, and/or to acquire a free copy of ALHIs 2017 Meeting Facilities Guide or the ALHI app, contact your nearest of the 20 ALHI Global Sales offices situated coast-to-coast in the United States and in Canada, or call the ALHI Group Desk toll-free at 866-303-ALHI (2544), and visit alhi.com . ALHI Global Sales offices are located in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Connecticut, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Kansas City, Louisville, New York City, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Richmond, Southern California (3), Toronto, Washington, D.C., and Washington (state). For specifics, go to alhi.com to identify the nearest ALHI GSO Team sales professionals in your state/area.

Associated Luxury Hotels International Celebrates The Recent Opening of Pasea Hotel & Spa; Presents The Hotels ALHI Member Plaque

Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) - 27 September 2016
In celebration of the recent opening of the brand new Pasea Hotel & Spa in Huntington Beach, California, Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) presented the hotel with its ALHI Member Plaque. ALHI Executive Vice President Chris Riccardi (right) is seen here presenting the plaque to Scott Blakeslee, General Manager of the new Pasea Hotel & Spa. Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI), the leading independent Global Sales Organization serving the North American Meetings & Incentive marketplace, provides one-call local access for its distinguished Membership of over 250 luxury-level hotels and resorts worldwide.Pasea Hotel & Spa, which celebrated its grand opening on June 14, 2016, provides spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean. Situated just steps from the Huntington Beach Pier in Southern California, the luxurious hotel features 250 guest rooms, which all have balconies, most of which provide stunning views of the Pacific. The modern hotel also offers more than 34,000 square feet of flexible indoor and outdoor event space, which includes the 8,400-square-foot Sapphire Ballroom, and the breathtaking Ocean Lawn & Terrace. In addition, the dynamic hotel features the Balinese-inspired Aarna Spa, a boutique salon, fitness center, an outdoor garden, the signature restaurant Tanner's, and a rooftop lounge. The hotel is just steps from the beach, upscale shopping, restaurants, recreation and nightlife. A member of the Meritage Collection, the hotel is 11 miles from John Wayne Airport (SNA), 18 miles from Long Beach Airport (LGB), and 37 miles from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). In addition to the 250 luxury-level Member hotels and resorts, ALHI's distinguished portfolio includes 23 luxury cruise ships appropriate for Meetings & Incentive programs, and Destination Management Companies (DMCs) in over 100 locations worldwide as "Alliance" members to help planners. Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2016, ALHI serves its clientele with an impressive variety of meeting, convention and incentive program solutions around the globe.For more information about ALHI, to inquire about any of the ALHI portfolio properties and Alliance partners, and/or to acquire a free copy of ALHI's "2017 Meeting Facilities Guide" or the ALHI app, contact your nearest ALHI Global Sales Office, or call the "ALHI Group Desk" toll-free at 866-303-ALHI (2544), and visit alhi.com.

Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) Adds Its First Hotel Member In Maine

Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) - 18 August 2016
Cliff House Maine, which will reopen on August 21, 2016 following the completion of the first phase of an impressive $40 million transformation, has been accepted as the newest member of Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI). The newly chic 132-room oceanfront resort, which welcomed its first guests in 1872, is ALHIs first and only Member hotel in Maine. Located in southern Maine, the year-round resort is only an hours drive north of Boston and a 40-minute drive from Portland, Ma ine as major gateways. The resort has now selected ALHI to provide Global Sales Organization (GSO) sales services to the North American M.I.C.E. (meetings, incentives, conferences/conventions, and exhibitions) marketplace, according to ALHI President Jim Schultenover. The resort is managed by Destination Hotels. ALHI, the leading independent Global Sales Organization serving the North American Meetings & Incentive (M&I) marketplace, provides one-call local access for its distinguished Membership of over 250 luxury-level hotels and resorts, plus an Alliance including 23 luxury cruise ships appropriate for M&I programs, and Destination Management Companies (DMCs) in over 100 locations worldwide.The member dues-funded ALHI GSO has been serving its clientele with an impressive variety of Meeting & Incentive solutions around the globe for over 30 years.Cliff House Maine becomes ALHIs ninth Member in New England, joining the impressive 1,175-room Mohegan Sun, offering 100,000 square feet of meeting space in Uncasville, Connecticut; the 2,230-room Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut; downtown Bostons elegant The Langham, Boston, blending historic charm and urban sophistication; the highly acclaimed 428-room Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center on Bostons historic waterfront; and situated along Boston Harbors edge the contemporary 424-room InterContinental Boston. ALHI also provides GSO sales services for the AAA Four-Diamond Royal Sonesta Boston, located on the banks of the scenic Charles River; Cape Cods exceptional and stylish 429-acre Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club; and Vermonts Stowe Mountain Lodge, located at the base of Mount Mansfield in the quintessential New England town of Stowe. Nestled among 70 lush acres atop picturesque Bald Head Cliff on the southern coast of Maine, Cliff House Maine will reopen its doors this month following the first phase of a large-scale $40 million revitalization. Featuring a magnificent setting, the luxurious year-round coastal resort will provide to groups and guests a completely new and enhanced experience. Providing breathtaking views, the resort will initially feature 132 stylish redesigned guest rooms and suites with glass terraces and ocean views, and 25,000 square feet of new and flexible function space. Groups can choose from a selection of 10 unique meeting spaces (including the expansive Atlantic Ballroom), many offering ocean views, that include complimentary Wi-Fi, and expert audiovisual services. Additional offerings at the resort include a 9,000-square-foot luxury spa (opening in September 2016); a 150-seat state-of-the-art amphitheater; an 18-hole semi-private golf course adjacent to the property; the signature restaurant The Tiller; and a classic Maine lobster shack (opening in September 2016). Tennis, hiking, biking, sea kayaking, fishing, paddle boarding, ice skating, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, and helicopter tours of the lighthouse and coastlines are among the many activities available to guests and groups. For the second phase of the transformation the resort will expand further with additional guest rooms and an adults-only pool. This phase, which will bring the total rooms to over 225 rooms and suites, is slated for completion in July 2017. Cliff House Maine, which overlooks Nubble Lighthouse, is located in Cape Neddick, Maine, just minutes from Ogunquits sandy beach, and is just over an hour north of Boston. Portland International Jetport (PWM) in Maine is 37 miles away, Manchester Airport (MHT) in New Hampshire is 62 miles away, and Bostons Logan International Airport (BOS) is 70 miles south.In addition to becoming a new Member in ALHIs worldwide portfolio, Cliff House Maine becomes the newest option in the ALHI U-200 Gems Collection, ALHI Historic Collection, ALHI Beach & Island Collection and ALHI Golf Collection luxury brand segments. ALHI (alhi.com) is a membership-based, dues-funded Global Sales Organization, providing extensive GSO sales services throughout the United States and Canada at no cost to the Accounts, while providing valuable services, expertise, local connectivity, market intelligence, and account advocacy.Collectively ALHI is prepared to assist Accounts in the U.S. and Canada with their programs in the U.S.A. and over 90 other countries worldwide. ALHI provides a team of experienced, proven and knowledgeable sales professionals for Account advocacy with full market one-call professional GSO sales assistance and access to their distinctive hotels, resorts, and venue resources for M&I programs of any size and scope worldwide. ALHI helps Accounts best achieve their objectives and budgets, with distinctive venues, vital insights, and responsible service to enhance the ease and success of their programs. For more information about ALHI, to inquire about any of the ALHI portfolio properties and Alliance partners, and/or to acquire a free copy of ALHIs 2016 Meeting Facilities Guide or the ALHI app, contact your nearest of the 20 ALHI Global Sales offices situated coast-to-coast in the United States and in Canada, or call the ALHI Group Desk toll-free at 866-303-ALHI (2544), and visit alhi.com . ALHI Global Sales offices are located in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Connecticut, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Kansas City, Louisville, New York City, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Richmond, Southern California (3), Toronto, Washington, D.C., and Washington (state). For specifics, go to alhi.com to identify the nearest ALHI GSO Team sales professionals in your state/area.

Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) Augments Portfolio in Atlanta, Georgia: InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta Joins Collection

Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) - 2 August 2016
InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta has been accepted into the distinguished portfolio of Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI). Located in the heart of the prestigious Buckhead neighborhood, the sophisticated AAA Four-Diamond hotel features 422 elegant guest rooms and suites, and more than 31,000 square feet of meeting and event space. This exceptional Meetings & Incentive hotel is now represented by ALHI to the North American Meetings & Incentive marketplace, according to ALHI President Jim Schultenover. InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta becomes A LHIs fifth Member hotel in Georgia, and the second in Atlanta within the two most popular areas of the city, by joining the luxurious 414-room Loews Atlanta Hotel in Atlantas fashionable Midtown district. ALHIs portfolio also features Braselton, Georgias award-winning and recently expanded Chateau lan in the picturesque North Georgia foothills, just outside of Atlantas beltway. While along the Georgia coast of Sea Island is the Forbes Five-Star The Cloister at Sea Island, plus the acclaimed, AAA Five-Diamond The Lodge at Sea Island Golf Club; all outstanding venues for meetings of all types. 442 Rooms & 31,000 Sq. Ft. of Meeting Space AddedIdeally located just steps from the world-class dining and shopping of Buckhead, InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta offers access to signature-area offerings such as the upscale Phipps Plaza, Lenox Square, Turner Field, Centennial Olympic Park, the Georgia Aquarium, the World of Coca-Cola, the CNN Studio Tour, Georgia Dome, and Philips Arena. The hotels 31,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space includes the extraordinary 12,000-square-foot Windsor Ballroom, which features lavish dcor and versatile space, and which can accommodate up to 850 for a sit-down dinner or 1,500 theatre-style. The lush Venetian Ballroom Terrace is another appealing option. Additional offerings at the 422-room contemporary hotel include the full-service SPA InterContinental, the award-winning Southern Art restaurant by celebrity chef Art Smith, a complimentary state-of-the-art 24/7 fitness center overlooking famed Peachtree Road, a heated saltwater outdoor pool, a grand lobby, and the popular Bourbon Bar. The hotel is just 14 miles from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. We are very pleased to expand our ALHI options in Atlanta to serve the incredible demand for meetings and conventions that we receive for the city, said Schultenover. In addition to its terrific location in upscale Buckhead, this hotel is widely acclaimed for consistently providing a high level of service, and for its very friendly Southern hospitality. It is another great venue in Atlanta for the accounts we serve. In addition to becoming a new Member in ALHIs worldwide portfolio, InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta becomes the newest option in the ALHI City Solutions Collection luxury brand segment, which now features 56 of the best and brightest luxury-level city hotels in distinctive metropolitan areas around the world. ALHI (alhi.com), the leading independent Global Sales Organization serving the North American Meetings & Incentive (M&I) marketplace, provides one-call local access for its distinguished Membership of over 250 luxury-level hotels and resorts, plus an Alliance including 23 luxury cruise ships appropriate for M&I programs, and Destination Management Companies (DMCs) in over 100 locations worldwide.ALHI serves its clientele with an impressive variety of Meeting & Incentive solutions around the globe.ALHI is a membership-based, dues-funded Global Sales Organization, providing extensive GSO sales services throughout the United States and Canada at no cost to the Accounts, while providing valuable services, expertise, local connectivity, market intelligence, and account advocacy.Collectively ALHI is prepared to assist Accounts in the U.S. and Canada with their programs in the U.S.A. and over 90 other countries worldwide. ALHI provides a team of experienced, proven and knowledgeable sales professionals for Account advocacy with full market one-call professional GSO sales assistance and access to their distinctive hotels, resorts, and venue resources for M&I programs of any size and scope worldwide. ALHI helps Accounts best achieve their objectives and budgets, with distinctive venues, vital insights, and responsible service to enhance the ease and success of their programs. For more information about ALHI, to inquire about any of the ALHI portfolio properties and Alliance partners, and/or to acquire a free copy of ALHIs 2016 Meeting Facilities Guide or the ALHI app, contact your nearest of the 20 ALHI Global Sales offices situated coast-to-coast in the United States and in Canada, or call the ALHI Group Desk toll-free at 866-303-ALHI (2544), and visit alhi.com . ALHI Global Sales offices are located in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Connecticut, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Kansas City, Louisville, New York City, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Richmond, Southern California (3), Toronto, Washington, D.C., and Washington (state). For specifics, go to alhi.com to identify the nearest ALHI GSO Team sales professionals in your state/area.

Monarch Beach Resort Accepted Into Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI)

Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) - 10 May 2016
Formerly Known as The St. Regis Monarch Beach, the Newly Independently Branded Beachfront Resort Will Complete An Impressive & Comprehensive $40 Million Resort-Wide Renovation This JuneWASHINGTON, D.C. (May 2016) Southern Californias newly independently branded Monarch Beach Resort, which is slated to complete a comprehensive year-long $40 million renovation this June, has been accepted as the newest Member of Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI). Formerly known as The St. Regis Monarch Beach, the luxurious AAA Five-Diamond beachfront resort is widely recognized among the be st in the world. Nestled along the coast in Dana Point in Orange County, California, the resort is now represented by ALHI to the North American Meetings & Incentive marketplace, according to ALHI President Jim Schultenover. Providing panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, along with a vast array of indoor and outdoor function space options, the independent resort is now managed by KSL Resorts, which also manages such other ALHI Member resorts as San Diegos renowned Hotel del Coronado and the exclusive Beach Village at the Del.We are very proud to represent the incredible, and newly independent, Monarch Beach Resort to the North American M.I.C.E. marketplace, said Schultenover. While it already was a AAA Five-Diamond resort, the dramatic $40 million transformation has taken the resort to an even higher level of service and product excellence, which groups will absolutely enjoy. In addition to becoming a wonderful new option in ALHIs worldwide and California portfolio, Monarch Beach Resort also helps us expand our very popular ALHI Level 5 Collection, consisting of remarkable hotels and resorts that have earned the industrys highest and most celebrated honors such as the AAA Five-Diamond and/or Forbes (Mobil) Five-Star rating. With Monarch Beach Resort, we now have 43 exceptional and diverse Level 5 options around the world for those most special programs.Schultenover added, As ALHI is the longest established and leading worldwide independent Global Sales Organization specifically serving the North American M&I marketplace, we are very proud that ALHI is the GSO of choice for newly independent, luxury-level, meeting-focused hotels and resorts in North America. We look forward to working with the Monarch Beach Resort team to reach and serve the meeting and incentive market throughout North America.Maximizing incredible views of the Pacific Ocean, Monarch Beach Resort offers 400 exquisitely appointed guest rooms and suites, and more than 30,000 square feet of indoor meeting space. In addition, the resort offers 60,000 square feet of outdoor event space, which includes a truly beautiful botanical garden, lush and spacious lawns, and ocean view terraces ultimately providing multiple options and experiences in one location. Additional resort offerings include the challenging, 18-hole beachfront Robert Trent Jones-designed Monarch Beach Golf Links, and access to one of the most exclusive beaches in Southern California.Monarch Beach Resorts comprehensive $40 million renovation included the addition of the new Miraval Life in Balance Spa, which just opened in April 2016. Featuring 24 treatment rooms and tranquility zones, the new spa offers more than 70 signature treatments. The extensive renovation also included an impressive new arrival experience, which debuted in January 2016, with a transformed lobby that now boasts panoramic windows to showcase unobstructed ocean views. Plus, an expansive new pool complex will debut in June 2016 with an infinity-edge Ocean Pool, an outdoor fire pit, and a multi-level design with a second tier dedicated to sunning and lounging. In addition to award-winning Chef Michael Minas Stonehill Tavern (which continues as the resorts signature restaurant), Monarch Beach Resort has such new culinary options as: the Mediterranean restaurant and bar AVEO Table + Bar (opened in March 2016); 33oNorth, a contemporary bar that opened in January 2016; the indoor-outdoor dining concept Westwind Terrace; and the Mexi-Cali poolside cantina Sombra (opening this June). Located in between Los Angeles and San Diego, Monarch Beach Resort is conveniently situated within close proximity to four airports. The resort is just 21 miles from John Wayne Orange County Airport (SNA); 41 miles from Long Beach Airport (LGB); 60 miles from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX); and 68 miles from San Diego International Airport (Lindbergh Field SAN). Monarch Beach Resort becomes ALHIs first and only Member hotel in Dana Point. The resort also becomes the seventh California member in the exclusive ALHI Level 5 Collection, joining: Pebble Beachs exquisite The Inn at Spanish Bay, featuring some of the most breathtaking shoreline in the world; Orange Countys luxurious 292-room Island Hotel Newport Beach, offering magnificent coastal and city views; the elegant 380-room The Langham Huntington, located at the base of the picturesque San Gabriel Mountains in Pasadena; the renowned The Lodge at Pebble Beach, featuring world-class golf, spa, recreation, accommodations, and meeting facilities; the iconic Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, widely recognized as one of the worlds greatest resorts; and Newport Coasts inspiring The Resort at Pelican Hill, providing spectacular panoramic views of the Pacific. ALHI (alhi.com), the leading independent Global Sales Organization serving the North American Meetings & Incentive marketplace, provides one-call local access for its distinguished Membership of over 250 luxury-level hotels and resorts, plus an Alliance including 23 luxury cruise ships and Destination Management Companies (DMCs) in over 100 locations worldwide.ALHI serves its clientele with an impressive variety of Meeting & Incentive solutions around the globe.ALHI is a member dues-funded Global Sales Organization, by the worldwide membership, with GSO sales services at no cost to the Accounts served. To access the ALHI GSO network with local professionals throughout the United States and Canada, go to alhi.com to identify the GSO office nearest you, which can provide valuable expertise and market intelligence, along with the ease of discussing viable options for programs.Collectively ALHI is prepared to assist Accounts in the U.S. and Canada with their programs in the U.S.A. and over 90 other countries worldwide. ALHI provides a team of experienced and knowledgeable sales professionals for Account advocacy with full market one-call professional GSO sales assistance and access to their distinctive hotels, resorts, and venue resources for M&I programs of any size and scope worldwide. ALHI helps Accounts best achieve their objectives and budgets, with distinctive venues, vital insights, and responsible service to enhance the ease and success of their programs. For information about any of ALHIs Members and resources, planners should contact their nearest of the 20 professionally-staffed ALHI Global Sales offices situated coast-to-coast in the United States and in Canada, with locations in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Connecticut, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Kansas City, Louisville, New York City, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Richmond, Southern California (3), Toronto, Washington, D.C., and Washington (state). For specifics, go to alhi.com to identify the nearest ALHI GSO Team sales professionals in your state/area.For more information about ALHI, to inquire about any of the ALHI portfolio properties and Alliance partners, and/or to acquire a free copy of ALHIs 2016 Meeting Facilities Guide or the ALHI app, contact your nearest ALHI Global Sales Office, or call the ALHI Group Desk toll-free at 866-303-ALHI (2544), and visit alhi.com .

Associated Luxury Hotels International Conducts The ALHI 2016 Insurance & Financial Leadership Exchange At Virginias Elegant Salamander Resort & Spa

Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) - 4 May 2016
Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI), which serves the North American Meetings & Incentive marketplace with its membership of more than 250 luxury-level M&I-focused hotels and resorts worldwide, recently held the ALHI 2016 Insurance & Financial Leadership Exchange conference. Conducted from April 20-22, 2016 at Virginias stunning 340-acre Salamander Resort & Spa, this annual conference brought together 20 senior-level insurance & financial professionals with 20 senior-level hotel executives from ALHIs distinguished Member hotels & reso rts. The conference included a peer-to-peer exchange to share solutions and best practices on such issues as Meetings and Performance Metrics, Trends in Incentives, and Risk Management in Todays Global Business Environment. Guest speakers addressed topics ranging from leadership to global trends and forecasts. In addition, the IFLE conference featured a welcome address by noted Entrepreneur and Philanthropist Sheila C. Johnson, CEO of Salamander Hotels and Resorts, co-founder of the BET (Black Entertainment Television) network, and, among her holdings, ownership in three professional sports teams (the NBAs Washington Wizards, the WNBAs Washington Mystics, and the NHLs Washington Capitals).Pictured (from left) are members of the IFLE conferences planning committee: Johnny So, Managing Director of The Watergate Hotel (in Washington, D.C.); ALHI Vice President of Sales in the Midwest Kathy Kozminske; ALHI President Jim Schultenover; ALHI Director of Sales in the Northeast Region Lisa Kaplan; Scott Harrison, Director, Co-Head Event-Based Marketing at BMO Financial Group; Amy Ewing, Head of Meetings & Events, SVP at Wells Fargo Corporation; Salamander Resort & Spa Director of Sales & Marketing Jim Perrin; Stephen Longbottom, Director of Group Sales for The Watergate Hotel; and ALHI Division Vice President Ashly Balding. Salamander Resort & Spa, a distinguished Member of ALHIs portfolio, is one of the most unique meeting and leisure destinations in the United States. Located in historic Middleburg, the resort is situated in the scenic foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains amid Virginias picturesque horse and wine country. Offering 168 elegant guest rooms and suites, 12,000 square feet of indoor meeting space, and many beautiful outdoor venues, the resort is owned by Sheila C. Johnson. The resort features a 5,000-square-foot Grand Ballroom, 100-year-old Stallion Barn, expansive lawns, The Culinary Garden & Cooking Studio, a 23,000-square-foot spa, outdoor and indoor pools, miles of hiking and riding trails, equestrian program, falconry, tree top zip tours, and many other outdoor activities. The resort is just 30 minutes from Dulles International Airport and just one hour from downtown Washington, D.C.ALHI (alhi.com), the leading independent Global Sales Organization serving the North American Meetings & Incentive marketplace, provides one-call local access for its distinguished Membership of over 250 luxury-level hotels and resorts, plus an Alliance including 23 luxury cruise ships and Destination Management Companies (DMCs) in over 100 locations worldwide. Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2016,ALHI serves its clientele with an impressive variety of Meeting & Incentive solutions around the globe.For more information about ALHI, to inquire about any of the ALHI portfolio properties and Alliance partners, and/or to acquire a free copy of ALHIs 2016 Meeting Facilities Guide or the ALHI app, contact your nearest ALHI Global Sales Office, or call the ALHI Group Desk toll-free at 866-303-ALHI FREE(2544), and visit alhi.com .

Southern Californias Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa Accepted Into Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI)

Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) - 9 March 2016
The luxurious Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, situated on 10 lush acres in beautiful La Jolla in northern San Diego, has been accepted as the newest Member of Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI). The AAA Four-Diamond hotel is now represented by ALHI to the North American Meetings & Incentive marketplace, according to ALHI President Jim Schultenover. The popular Southern California hotel is part of Pacific Hospitality Groups Meritage Collection, joining sister properties The Meritage Resort & Spa (Napa, California), Bacara Resort & Spa (Santa Barbara, California), and P asa Hotel & Spa (opening soon in Huntington Beach, California), which are already Members in ALHIs prestigious worldwide portfolio. Located within a 5-minute drive to the renowned Torrey Pines Golf Course (which sits on the coastal cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean) and to the premier beaches of La Jolla and Del Mar, Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa becomes ALHIs first and only Member hotel in La Jolla. It joins such other luxurious San Diego area hotels and resorts in ALHIs distinguished portfolio as: the acclaimed 679-room Hotel del Coronado; the stylish 78-cottage Beach Village at The Del; the newly renovated, 15-acre Loews Coronado Bay; the AAA Four-Diamond, 420-room Hard Rock Hotel San Diego; the impressive 249-room Fairmont Grand Del Mar; the lush 287-room Rancho Bernardo Inn; and the 167-room Surf & Sand Resort (Laguna Beach) along the Pacific Ocean. Located in the affluent hilly seaside community of La Jolla, Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa offers 210 elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites, and more than 47,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space (including 22,190 square feet of sophisticated conference space). Featuring beautiful rancho-style architecture, the hotel also has a world-class, 7,000-square-foot spa (with nine treatment rooms); magnificent courtyards and fountains; three distinct restaurants and bars; a heated saltwater pool and whirlpool with poolside cabanas; picturesque botanical gardens; a full fitness center; high-speed and wireless internet; and advanced networking and AV technology. In addition to its close proximity less than one mile to the acclaimed Torrey Pines Golf Course, the hotel is conveniently located next to the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), and is within an easy drive to San Diegos Golden Triangle, the Village of La Jolla, and many of San Diegos world-famous attractions, like SeaWorld San Diego and the San Diego Zoo. Additional appealing recreational options include hiking through Torrey Pines State Reserve (providing stunning views of the Pacific Ocean), and venturing to La Jolla Cove to see aquatic wildlife and breathtaking sunsets. The hotel is just 14 miles from San Diego International Airport.We are very pleased to represent the fabulous Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa to North American meeting and incentive professionals, said Schultenover. It is a wonderful hotel in a fantastic location, with beautiful on-site meeting and event venues, and many nearby and diverse recreational options available for groups. This will help address the high demand we are experiencing for meetings and incentive travel programs to the San Diego area. ALHI (alhi.com), the leading independent Global Sales Organization serving the North American Meetings & Incentive marketplace, provides one-call local access for its distinguished Membership of over 250 luxury-level hotels and resorts, plus an Alliance including 23 luxury cruise ships and Destination Management Companies (DMCs) in over 100 locations worldwide. ALHI serves its clientele with an impressive variety of Meeting & Incentive solutions around the globe.ALHI is a member dues-funded Global Sales Organization, by the worldwide membership, with GSO sales services at no cost to the Accounts served. To access the ALHI GSO network with local professionals throughout the United States and Canada, go to alhi.com to identify the GSO office nearest you, which can provide valuable expertise and market intelligence, along with the ease of discussing viable options for programs.Collectively ALHI is prepared to assist Accounts in the U.S. and Canada with their programs in the U.S.A. and over 90 other countries worldwide. ALHI provides a team of experienced and knowledgeable sales professionals for Account advocacy with full market one-call professional GSO sales assistance and access to their distinctive hotels, resorts, and venue resources for M&I programs of any size and scope worldwide. ALHI helps Accounts best achieve their objectives and budgets, with distinctive venues, vital insights, and responsible service to enhance the ease and success of their programs. For information about any of ALHIs Members and resources, planners should contact their nearest of the 20 professionally-staffed ALHI Global Sales offices situated coast-to-coast in the United States and in Canada, with locations in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Connecticut, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Kansas City, Louisville, New York City, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Richmond, Southern California (3), Toronto, Washington, D.C., and Washington (state). For specifics, go to alhi.com to identify the nearest ALHI GSO Team sales professionals in your state/area.For more information about ALHI, to inquire about any of the ALHI portfolio properties and Alliance partners, and/or to acquire a free copy of ALHIs 2016 Meeting Facilities Guide or the ALHI app, contact your nearest ALHI Global Sales Office, or call the ALHI Group Desk toll-free at 866-303-ALHI (2544), and visit alhi.com .

Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) Expands Its Worldwide Portfolio With Two Luxury Hotels in Paris

Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) - 12 February 2016
Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) has expanded its worldwide portfolio and European options with the addition of two luxury-level hotels in Paris. The popular and meetings-focused the Hotel du Collectionneur Arc de Triomphe, Paris and the elegant boutique hotel Les Jardins du Marais, Paris have been accepted as the newest Members of ALHIs luxury portfolio. Both hotels are part of The Gate Collection, joining sister property The Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C. (scheduled for opening in March 2016) , which is already a Member in ALHIs portfolio. With Membership the two hotels have authorized ALHI to represent them to the North American M.I.C.E. (meetings, incentives, conferences/conventions, and exhibitions) marketplace. The announcement was made by Jim Schultenover, president of ALHI. Excellent Time to Support Paris with M&I ProgramsWe are very pleased to expand our relationship with The Gate Collection team, and very proud to now represent these outstanding Parisian hotels to the North American Meetings & Incentive marketplace, said Schultenover. There couldnt be a better time to support the incredible city of Paris. The City of Light is a tremendous destination, with enormous appeal for groups and attendees, and it is very important that the American market rallies and supports Paris now, just like we supported New York City and New Orleans, with our meetings, conventions and incentive travel programs following their impactful incidents. Additionally, considering currency changes over the past two years compared to the U.S. dollar, Paris is on sale by over 20%! We look forward to showcasing these very fine hotels and their truly vibrant and sophisticated city of Paris to the M.I.C.E. marketplace. Featuring a prime location facing the chic Parc Monceau, just minutes from the Arc de Triomphe, the Five-Star the Hotel du Collectionneur Arc de Triomphe, Paris also is just a short walk to the renowned Avenue des Champs Elyses and the prestigious boutiques and art galleries of Rue du Faubourg Saint Honor. Situated in a prominent historic neighborhood known for its mansions, art and architecture, the elegant hotel features 478 luxurious guest rooms and suites, and 18,300 square feet of meeting space (which can accommodate events for up to 650 people). An authentic tribute to the elegance of the 1930s, Hotel du Collectionneur features stylish Art Deco dcor, a majestic staircase, lush gardens, and exquisite sculptures. Unique meeting and event spaces include the beautifully landscaped Andalusian-style garden and patio. The hotel also features the upscale Le Saffron Restaurant, The Mosaic Spa, The Purple Bar, and a business center. The hotel is just 30 minutes from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport and Paris Orly Airport. Situated in the historic and glamorous Marais district, on a picturesque cobbled street, the Four-Star Les Jardins du Marais, Paris provides an extraordinary residential haven in the heart of Paris. Built around scenic private Mediterranean-style gardens, the charming hotel features 263 rooms and suites (beautifully renovated in 2009), and more than 10,000 square feet of meeting space (consisting of 11 meeting rooms, which can accommodate up to 450 guests). Plus, the hotel offers an additional 16,000 square feet of event space in the large garden (one of the largest open-air hotel gardens in Paris). Featuring a chic lobby with marble floors and a glass roof, the hotel also has the La Table des Jardins restaurant, a spa, fitness center, bar, business center, 24-hour concierge, room service, complimentary wireless internet throughout, limousine service, and a private parking garage. Situated between Place des Vosges and Opera Bastille, the hotel is just 20 minutes from Orly Airport and 30 minutes from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport. The hotels become ALHIs 17th and 18th Member hotels in Western Europe. ALHI also features hotel options in such countries as Germany, Switzerland, Spain and Austria. In addition to their Membership in ALHIs worldwide portfolio, the two hotels become the newest options in ALHIs Passport Portfolio luxury brand segment. The ALHI Global Sales Organization (alhi.com) now provides one-call local access to the North American meetings & incentive (M&I) marketplace to over 250 luxury-level hotels and resorts around the world. ALHIs portfolio now features more than 100 international hotel and resort options in 45 countries, Destination Management Companies (DMCs) in over 100 destinations, plus a variety of 23 luxury-level cruise ships (Norwegian Cruise Line, Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Oceania Cruises), to complement its extraordinary portfolio in the U.S., in order to best serve its Accounts with an impressive variety of solutions around the world. ALHIs portfolio features 140+ Four- and Five-Diamond/Star quality hotels and resorts in the U.S., and the worldwide portfolio features more than 115,000 rooms and 10 million square feet of function space. ALHI is a member dues-funded Global Sales Organization, so there is no cost to the planning organization to access the ALHI GSO network with local professionals throughout the United States and Canada, providing valuable expertise, and ease of discussing viable options for programs. Collectively ALHI is prepared to assist Accounts in the U.S. and Canada with their programs in the U.S.A. and over 90 other countries worldwide. ALHI provides a team of experienced and knowledgeable sales professionals for Account advocacy with full market one-call professional GSO sales assistance and access to their distinctive hotels, resorts, and venue resources for M&I programs of any size and scope worldwide. ALHI helps Accounts best achieve their objectives and budgets, with distinctive venues, vital insights, and responsible service to enhance the ease and success of their programs. For information about any of ALHIs Members and resources, planners should contact their nearest of the 20 professionally-staffed ALHI Global Sales offices situated coast-to-coast in the United States and in Canada, with locations in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Connecticut, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Kansas City, Louisville, New York City, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Richmond, Southern California (3), Toronto, Washington, D.C., and Washington (state). For specifics, go to alhi.com to identify the nearest ALHI GSO Team sales professionals in your state/area.For more information about ALHI, to inquire about any of the ALHI portfolio properties and Alliance partners, and/or to acquire a free copy of ALHIs 2016 Meeting Facilities Guide or the ALHI app, contact your nearest ALHI Global Sales Office, or call the ALHI Group Desk toll-free at 866-303-ALHI (2544), and visit alhi.com .

Western Pennsylvanias Nemacolin Woodlands Resort and Its Five-Diamond/Five-Star Falling Rock Hotel Accepted Into Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI)

Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) - 3 February 2016
The luxurious 2,000-acre Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Southwestern Pennsylvania has been accepted as the newest Member of Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI). Situated in the states picturesque Laurel Highlands, the resort offers 318 guest rooms and suites in distinct lodging options, which includes the AAA Five-Diamond/ Forbes Five-Star Falling Rock boutique hotel, the elegant and grand Chateau Lafayette, and the English Tudor-style The Lodge. The popular four-season mountain resort is now represented by ALHI to t he North American Meetings & Incentive marketplace.Nemacolin Woodlands Resort is a remarkable destination resort, in a beautiful setting, with first-class luxury accommodations and meeting facilities, and an array of traditional resort amenities plus some other extraordinary and diverse recreational options that appeal to group planners and attendees, said ALHI President Jim Schultenover. We are very proud to represent this exceptional resort. This special addition to our portfolio will help us serve the demand weve been experiencing for more luxury-level M&I options for programs desiring to meet in the Northeast. Situated on 2,000 scenic mountain acres in Farmington, just 70 miles southeast of Pittsburgh, the 318-room Nemacolin Woodlands Resort is a year-round resort that provides 35,000 square feet of meeting space as well as a very impressive array of amenities, recreational options, and dining facilities. Lodging options include the AAA Five-Diamond Falling Rock, which overlooks the 18th green of the acclaimed Mystic Rock championship golf course, and offers 42 exquisite guest rooms and suites and 24-hour butler service. Just steps from Falling Rock is the grand Horizon Point Conference Center, a 17,200-square-foot meeting and social venue featuring a ballroom, two meeting rooms, and outdoor terraces designed with the same Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired dcor of Falling Rock. The French Renaissance-style Chateau Lafayette has 124 elegant guest rooms and suites, each featuring a vaulted ceiling, crystal chandelier and jetted tub. The 97-room The Lodge, which offers the warmth of an English country inn, features the Executive Conference Center, which has a total of 25 meeting rooms, an exhibit area, a 200-seat lecture hall, a business center, and two ballrooms.Among the many recreational options available at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort are 36 holes of championship golf, which includes the prestigious PGA Tour-tested Mystic Rock, situated high atop the Pennsylvania Allegheny Mountains. Featuring truly beautiful scenery and designed by the legendary Pete Dye, Mystic Rock has played host to some of the worlds top professional golfers. The resort also offers the tricky par-70 The Links Course, providing majestic views and featuring a traditional mountain design, and The Nemacolin Golf Academy.Additional recreational offerings include: the 140-acre The Nemacolin Field Club (offering The Shooting Academy with 35 sporting clay stations, the Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Lodge, and archery); the internationally acclaimed Woodlands Spa and Healing Health Center (with 40 treatment rooms and offering nearly 100 services); a Wildlife Academy (with safari tours, dog sledding, and wildlife habitats); Mystic Mountain (with 7 skier-friendly trails and snow tubing); Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin; and many shops. Plus, the resort features the Adventure Center, which offers many exceptional teambuilding program options. The Adventure Center has an Olympic caliber gymnasium, hiking, a 50-foot climbing wall, ropes course, downhill mountain biking, an 18-hole miniature golf course, paintball, a canopy (zipline) tour, bowling, and four tennis courts.The resort, which also features an extensive art collection, provides 15 restaurants and lounges, including the AAA Five-Diamond restaurant Lautrec (housing authentic lithographs of renowned artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec), and the stylish upscale steakhouse Aqueous. The resort is 10 minutes from the Nemacolin Regional Airport, 20 miles from Connellsville Airport, 45 miles from Morgantown Airport/Hartfield, and 85 miles from Pittsburgh International Airport.Nemacolin Woodlands Resort joins as ALHIs only Member hotel in Southwestern Pennsylvania, and second Member hotel in Pennsylvania, joining the landmark Loews Philadelphia Hotel, which offers 581 newly restyled guest rooms and 47,000 square feet of flexible meeting space.In addition to its Membership is ALHIs worldwide portfolio, the resort is a new option in the ALHI Golf Collection luxury brand segment, and Falling Rock is another fine option in the ALHI Level 5 Collection luxury brand segment. ALHI (alhi.com), the leading worldwide independent Global Sales Organization serving the North American Meetings & Incentive marketplace, now provides one-call local access for its distinguished membership of over 250 luxury-level hotels and resorts around the world, including nearly 150 in the U.S. ALHIs portfolio now features more than 100 international hotel and resort options in 44 countries, Destination Management Companies (DMCs) in over 100 destinations, plus a variety of 23 luxury-level cruise ships (Norwegian Cruise Line, Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Oceania Cruises), to complement its extraordinary portfolio in the U.S., in order to best serve its Accounts with an impressive variety of solutions around the world. ALHIs worldwide portfolio features more than 115,000 rooms and 10 million square feet of function space. ALHI is a member dues-funded Global Sales Organization, by the worldwide membership, with GSO sales services at no cost to the Accounts served. To access the ALHI GSO network with local professionals throughout the United States and Canada, go to alhi.com to identify the GSO office nearest you, which can provide valuable expertise and market intelligence, along with the ease of discussing viable options for programs.Collectively ALHI is prepared to assist Accounts in the U.S. and Canada with their programs in the U.S.A. and over 90 other countries worldwide. ALHI provides a team of experienced and knowledgeable sales professionals for Account advocacy with full market one-call professional GSO sales assistance and access to their distinctive hotels, resorts, and venue resources for M&I programs of any size and scope worldwide. ALHI helps Accounts best achieve their objectives and budgets, with distinctive venues, vital insights, and responsible service to enhance the ease and success of their programs. For information about any of ALHIs Members and resources, planners should contact their nearest of the 20 professionally-staffed ALHI Global Sales offices situated coast-to-coast in the United States and in Canada, with locations in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Connecticut, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Kansas City, Louisville, New York City, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Richmond, Southern California (3), Toronto, Washington, D.C., and Washington (state). For specifics, go to alhi.com to identify the nearest ALHI GSO Team sales professionals in your state/area.For more information about ALHI, to inquire about any of the ALHI portfolio properties and Alliance partners, and/or to acquire a free copy of ALHIs 2016 Meeting Facilities Guide or the ALHI app, contact your nearest ALHI Global Sales Office, or call the ALHI Group Desk toll-free at 866-303-ALHI (2544), and visit alhi.com .

Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) Expands Worldwide Portfolio With An Exceptional Resort In Panama

Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) - 19 November 2015
Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI), the leading worldwide independent Global Sales Organization (GSO) serving the North American Meetings and Incentive (M&I) marketplace, recently expanded its global portfolio with Bern Hotels & Resorts Panama's exceptional The Westin Playa Bonita Panama in Panama City, Panama. The addition helps ALHI address the growing demand for M&I programs in Central America, and specifically Panama, according to ALHI President Jim Schultenover. ALHI now represents the resort to North American meeting professionals and executives interested in conducting meetings, conventions and/or incentive programs."Panama is a key hub between North, Central and South America, with very good access, and great appeal to Meeting & Incentive groups," said Schultenover. "History has shown that our valued Accounts desire a luxury-level solution in this market, and the resort is an outstanding venue for Meeting & Incentive group programs of all sizes. Offering a stunning setting and a wealth and range of recreational options of tremendous appeal, it is a great addition to present to our Accounts. We added this resort because of our strong existing relationship with the established ownership group Bern Hotels & Resorts Panama, and because of the resort's excellent management team, impressive dedication to serving group business, and the resort's unique features and location. We look forward to sharing the details about this outstanding resort to our loyal Accounts in the Meetings and Incentive marketplace in North America."Located in beautiful and lush Panama, situated between Costa Rica and Columbia, The Westin Playa Bonita Panama is ALHI's only Member in Panama. The luxurious beachfront oasis overlooks the tranquil blue waters of the Pacific Ocean and provides extraordinary views of the impressive nearby Panama Canal. Surrounded by lush tropical rainforests and offering one mile of private golden sand beach, the resort has 611 beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites. In addition, the resort offers 22 multi-purpose areas spanning over 65,000 square feet of sophisticated meeting and event space, which includes a beautiful 12,788-square-foot ballroom. All spaces offer high-speed Internet access, and the resort features a dedicated event team to oversee everything from custom menu creation and catering to state-of-the-art communications, entertainment and presentation systems.In addition, the resort also features five restaurants, four bars, four beachfront pools, Sensory Spa by Clarins (with 16 treatment rooms), and a large fitness center. Area recreational options include exploring Punta Bruja Nature Reserve, fishing off of the islands of Las Perlas, visiting the ruins of Panama La Vieja, enjoying the vibrant urban hotspot of Casco Viejo, and watching whales out in the Pacific. The resort is just 20 minutes from downtown Panama City, and 22 miles to Tocumen International Airport (PTY).The ALHI Global Sales Organization (alhi.com) now provides one-call local access to the North American meetings & incentive (M&I) marketplace to over 250 luxury-level hotels and resorts around the world. ALHI's portfolio now features more than 100 international hotel and resort options in 44 countries (including Panama), plus an Alliance with worldwide Destination Management Companies (DMCs) in over 100 destinations, and a variety of 23 luxury-level cruise ships (Norwegian Cruise Line, Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Oceania Cruises), to complement its extraordinary portfolio in the U.S., in order to best serve its Accounts with an impressive variety of solutions around the world. ALHI's 170+ Four- and Five-Diamond/Star quality hotels and resorts in North America feature more than 115,000 rooms and 10 million square feet of function space.ALHI is a member dues-funded Global Sales Organization, so there is no cost to the planning organization to access the ALHI GSO network with local professionals throughout the United States and Canada, providing valuable expertise, and ease of discussing viable options for programs.Collectively ALHI is prepared to assist Accounts in the U.S. and Canada with their programs in the U.S.A. and over 90 other countries worldwide. ALHI provides a team of experienced and knowledgeable sales professionals for Account advocacy with full market one-call professional GSO sales assistance and access to their distinctive hotels, resorts, and venue resources for M&I programs of any size and scope worldwide.ALHI helps Accounts best achieve their objectives and budgets, with distinctive venues, vital insights, and responsible service to enhance the ease and success of their programs.For information about any of ALHI's Members and resources, planners should contact their nearest of the 20 professionally-staffed ALHI Global Sales offices situated coast-to-coast in the United States and in Canada, with locations in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Connecticut, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Kansas City, Louisville, New York City, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Richmond, Southern California (3), Toronto, Washington, D.C., and Washington (state). For specifics, go to alhi.com to identify the nearest "ALHI GSO Team" sales professionals in your state/area.For more information about ALHI, to inquire about any of the ALHI portfolio properties and Alliance partners, and/or to acquire a free copy of ALHI's new "2016 Meeting Facilities Guide" or the ALHI app, contact your nearest ALHI Global Sales Office, or call the "ALHI Group Desk" toll-free at 866-303-ALHI (2544), and visit alhi.com .

ALHI Expands Luxury Portfolio In Mexico: The Brand-New Grand Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta Accepted Into Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI)

Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) - 11 November 2015
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico's brand-new resort Grand Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta - All Inclusive Adults Only, which just opened in September 2015, has been accepted into the prestigious Membership portfolio of Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI). The elegant beachfront resort, which is a superb venue for meetings and incentive/recognition programs, is surrounded by the picturesque Sierra Madre Mountains and overlooks the deep blue Pacific. It becomes ALHI's first Member resort in Puerto Vallarta, located on Mexico's West Coast, and ALHI's sixth luxury resort in Mexico. The ALHI Global Sales Organization (GSO) now represents the exceptional new resort to North American meeting professionals, association executives, business executives, and incentive specialists. The announcement was made by ALHI President Jim Schultenover.Situated on a stunning stretch of Pacific coastline just west of the tropical rainforests of the Sierra Madre Mountains, the chic new Grand Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta features 443 spacious and modern suites, which offer incredible Pacific Ocean views and private balconies. The resort's 10 meeting rooms can hold up to 1,300 people, with a total of 12,787 square feet of meeting space. Additional resort offerings include a spa, fitness center, seven restaurants, five bars (including the stylish "Divina" sky bar that features a DJ), and four themed lounges. The resort is just five minutes from the Historical Downtown district (which features charming cobblestone streets), and from the famous "Malecon" boardwalk, which boasts an impressive array of shops, restaurants and galleries. Area recreational options include visits to the rocky arch formation known as "Arcos de Vallarta," rainforest hikes, rappelling, and zip-lining through the jungle. Puerto Vallarta International Airport (PVR) is just 20 minutes from the resort.Grand Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta joins as ALHI's sixth Member resort in Mexico. Among ALHI's other distinctive Member resorts in Mexico are its sister resorts, the acclaimed 602-suite Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun (in Cancun) and the contemporary and majestic Grand Fiesta Americana Los Cabos (in Los Cabos). ALHI's distinguished portfolio also features the sophisticated 371-room LIVE Aqua Cancun (in Cancun), the stunning beachfront Paradisus Playa Del Carmen La Esmeralda (in Playa del Carmen), and the splendid all-suite Paradisus Playa Del Carmen La Perla (in Playa del Carmen).In addition to its Membership in ALHI's global portfolio, Grand Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta becomes a new option in ALHI's "Beach & Island Collection" and "Passport Collection" luxury brand segments which now offer, respectively, 61 and 108 outstanding luxury hotel and resort options, which specifically serve meeting and incentive programs."Grand Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta is truly a tropical paradise that attendees will absolutely love," said Schultenover. "This incredible brand-new resort offers something for everyone - first-class facilities and amenities, a gorgeous setting with the beach and lush rainforest, magnificent sunsets, and appealing local sites. We are very proud to have the resort in our ALHI Membership portfolio, and look forward to letting the North American meeting professionals and incentive specialists know about this marvelous new option."The ALHI Global Sales Organization (alhi.com) now provides one-call local access to the North American meetings & incentive (M&I) marketplace to over 250 luxury-level hotels and resorts around the world. ALHI's portfolio now features more than 100 international hotel and resort options in 44 countries, Destination Management Companies (DMCs) in over 100 destinations, plus a variety of 23 luxury-level cruise ships (Norwegian Cruise Line, Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Oceania Cruises), to complement its extraordinary portfolio in the U.S., in order to best serve its Accounts with an impressive variety of solutions around the world. ALHI's 170+ Four- and Five-Diamond/Star quality hotels and resorts in North America feature more than 115,000 rooms and 10 million square feet of function space.ALHI is a member dues-funded Global Sales Organization, so there is no cost to the planning organization to access the ALHI GSO network with local professionals throughout the United States and Canada, providing valuable expertise, and ease of discussing viable options for programs.Collectively ALHI is prepared to assist Accounts in the U.S. and Canada with their programs in the U.S.A. and over 90 other countries worldwide. ALHI provides a team of experienced and knowledgeable sales professionals for Account advocacy with full market one-call professional GSO sales assistance and access to their distinctive hotels, resorts, and venue resources for M&I programs of any size and scope worldwide. ALHI helps Accounts best achieve their objectives and budgets, with distinctive venues, vital insights, and responsible service to enhance the ease and success of their programs.For information about any of ALHI's Members and resources, planners should contact their nearest of the 20 professionally-staffed ALHI Global Sales offices situated coast-to-coast in the United States and in Canada, with locations in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Connecticut, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Kansas City, Louisville, New York City, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Richmond, Southern California (3), Toronto, Washington, D.C., and Washington (state). For specifics, go to alhi.com to identify the nearest "ALHI GSO Team" sales professionals in your state/area.For more information about ALHI, to inquire about any of the ALHI portfolio properties and Alliance partners, and/or to acquire a free copy of ALHI's new "2016 Meeting Facilities Guide" or the ALHI app, contact your nearest ALHI Global Sales Office, or call the "ALHI Group Desk" toll-free at 866-303-ALHI (2544), and visit alhi.com .

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