Free Guide Is Designed For Meeting Professionals, Association Executives & Incentive Specialists; Features 160+ Four- and Five-Diamond Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, With 10 Million Square Feet of Meeting Space Options
Washington, DC—Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) has just released its new “2015 ALHI Meeting Facilities Guide,” a very useful 190-page meeting planners resource guide from which to identify Four- and Five-Diamond quality hotels, resorts, and venues of distinction from around the world which are specifically designed and operated for meetings, incentive/recognition programs, conventions, and exhibitions. Meeting professionals, association executives, and incentive/recognition specialists can contact ALHI for a free copy of the colorful and descriptive resource guide.
The very helpful and informative guide features beautiful large photos, easy-to-find “at a glance” descriptions, overviews, and critical facts about ALHI’s 160+ Four- and Five-Diamond quality hotels, resorts, and venues around the world. This includes easy reference information about the property’s accommodations, meeting facilities, recreation, dining, unique attributes, points of distinction, and accessibility. The guide presents ALHI’s distinguished worldwide portfolio of extraordinary meeting, convention, and incentive resorts on land and sea. This includes incomparable city hotels, exclusive smaller hotels, golf resorts, historic and landmark properties, beach and island destinations, resorts with spas, mountainside resorts, properties in international destinations, and hotels with world-class gaming and entertainment.
“This comprehensive new 190-page guide is a very valuable resource for meeting professionals seeking distinctive Four- and Five-Diamond site solutions for their meetings and programs,” said ALHI CEO David Gabri. “Some planning professionals call the annual guide their ‘idea book.’ We are often told that our annual guide is a vital tool for meeting planners in helping them identify luxury-level and upper-upper tier venue options and concepts to discuss internally and with ALHI that could be ideal solutions for their meetings and programs. The directory showcases our entire portfolio of Four- and Five-Diamond quality hotels and resorts from around the world, offering more than 115,000 rooms and suites, and 10 million square feet of meeting space.”
“In addition,” Gabri said, “the guide also provides an easy-to-use, consolidated platform for our experienced ALHI Global Sales professionals to personally provide guidance and further insights to planners on why one or more ALHI Member hotels or resorts might be the ideal solution for a particular meeting or program. It is a tool that can assist in finding the most desirable, suitable, and effective solutions for the planner’s total program needs, and can even inspire ideas for future programs.”
Established in 1986, ALHI (www.alhi.com) is the prestigious dues-based Global Sales Organization (GSO) which is dedicated exclusively and approved specifically by the more than 160 Four- and Five-Diamond quality Member hotels and resorts on land and sea that it serves. Most of the Member hotels and resorts are independently owned or operated, or are part of emerging brands to the North American marketplace, with all in the upper-upper tier and luxury level. There is no cost to planners’ organizations to utilize the GSO services, expertise, and account advocacy of ALHI, as its Members’ dues fund the Global Sales Organization to serve planners with local professionals.
“We design the annual guide with the assistance of our ALHI Industry Advisory Council,” said Gabri. “It is a user-friendly, table-top format that is designed and intended to be a quick and easy-to-use resource that planners can reference when working with their ALHI GSO professional. So whether it is an annual convention, special incentive/recognition program, large or small meeting, important board meeting, or executive retreat that you are planning, the guide is very useful in helping to identify and then narrow the options for programs of all types.”
Gabri continued, “Planners also can get incremental information, photos, videos, destination details, and other information on www.alhi.com . The combination of the guide, website, and the insight of our skilled ALHI Global Sales professionals has proven to be very popular with planners. This then leads up to site visits to the specific properties of interest, which we coordinate. So whether you are seeking city, resort, global, and/or incentive solutions, ALHI has the solution to suit your needs.”
For even easier navigations, the guide also features a section on ALHI’s 12 distinctive Specialty Segments to make it easy for planners to identify properties that will suit their programs’ unique desires and specific needs. The ALHI Specialty Segments include: the “ALHI Big Box Solutions Collection,” featuring ALHI’s 24 Member hotels and resorts that offer more than 500 rooms, feature over 50,000 square feet of meeting space, and have at least one 20,000-square-foot ballroom; and the “ALHI Level 5 Collection,” consisting of ALHI’s 26 hotels and resorts that have earned the industry’s highest and most distinctive recognitions including the prestigious AAA Five-Diamond rating, and/or the esteemed Forbes (Mobil) Five-Star rating.
Other ALHI specialty segments include the “ALHI City Solutions Collection,” featuring ALHI’s 56 Four- and Five-Diamond quality city center hotels which are specifically designed to serve meetings and programs; the “ALHI Historic Collection,” consisting of 40 legendary hotels and resorts with more than 50 years of heritage; the “ALHI Mountain Collection,” with 26 options with inspiring mountain views; the “ALHI U-200 Gems Collection,” consisting of 18 ALHI Member hotels with 200 rooms or under, which specialize in serving meeting and incentive programs; the “ALHI Caribbean Collection,” with 22 resorts in 11 countries and territories, making it the largest and finest collection of Four- and Five-Diamond meeting and incentive resorts in the Caribbean; and the “ALHI Ocean Line Collection,” featuring 9 luxurious ships (i.e. “floating resorts”) that can accommodate groups nearly anywhere around the world.
Also available are: the “ALHI Golf Collection,” consisting of ALHI’s 57 Four- and Five-Diamond golf resorts that cater to the meetings and incentive marketplaces; the “ALHI Beach & Island Collection,” featuring 49 Four- and Five-Diamond beach and/or island resorts and hotels with distinction which are designed to serve meetings and programs; the “ALHI Entertainment & Gaming Solutions Collection,” consisting of 25 Four- and Five-Diamond resorts and hotels in the U.S. and abroad that provide hallmark entertainment and/or gaming; and the “ALHI Passport Collection,” featuring ALHI’s 26 Member resorts and hotels outside of the U.S. which provide unique opportunities and beautiful backdrops for meetings.
Meeting professionals, association executives, and incentive specialists have utilized ALHI’s Global Sales services for nearly 30 years, with reliable one-call professional sales assistance and access to their distinctive hotels and resorts for meetings and incentive/recognition programs ranging from 10 to more than 6,500 rooms.
For a list of ALHI’s entire portfolio, visit www.alhi.com, and preview details of ALHI’s membership, including easily useful information on the Specialty Segments. On the website, planners can quickly see details of the properties’ meeting, accommodation, recreational and dining offerings, as well as destination information and “Luxury on Sale” value opportunities. A photo gallery, meeting floor plans and specs, and a location map for each property are also easily available.
ALHI has 20 professionally-staffed Global Sales Offices to serve, 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). Go to www.alhi.com to identify the “ALHI Team” sales professionals in your state/area.
For more information about ALHI, to inquire about a future meeting at any of the ALHI member properties, or to acquire a free copy of the new “2015 ALHI Meeting Facilities Guide” or the ALHI app, contact your nearest ALHI Global Sales Office, call the “ALHI Group Desk” toll-free at 866-303-ALHI (2544), and visit www.alhi.com.