Adds 76 Luxury Hotels in Europe, the Middle East & Asia
Associated Luxury Hotels International
(ALHI), the leading independent Global Sales Organization serving the North American meetings and incentive marketplace, has expanded its impressive portfolio with the addition of 76 magnificent luxury hotels and resorts located outside North America. The hotels and resorts, all owned and/or operated by Kempinski Hotels, are located in 31 countries outside of the United States, with 17 hotels in Western Europe, 13 hotels in Eastern Europe, 26 hotels in Asia, 10 hotels in Africa, and 10 hotels in the Middle East.
ConventionPlanit.com spoke with AHLI CEO Dave Gabri to learn more about this expansion and the market trends behind it.
CP: What is driving this latest expansion in the hotels and resorts represented by ALHI?
Gabri: This strategic addition helps ALHI address the growing demand for international meeting and incentive programs, as these hotels and resorts are now officially represented by ALHI for North American meeting professionals, incentive specialists, association executives and business executives interested in conducting meetings and/or incentive programs at any of the hotels or resorts. The addition of these beautiful hotels brings our portfolio to over 250 Four and Five-Diamond quality (U.S. standards) hotels and resorts worldwide, which all serve the meetings and incentive marketplace. ALHI’s portfolio now features more than 100 international options in 44 countries to complement our extraordinary hotel portfolio in the United States.
CP: Tell us more about Kempinski Hotels.
Gabri: Kempinski Hotels is Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group, and one of the most respected hotel companies in the world. Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, Kempinski is known for its luxurious and distinctive hotels and resorts, personal service, fascinating destinations, and reliability. The portfolio comprises historic grand landmark hotels, superb city hotels, and exquisite resorts and lifestyle hotels. Each property embraces the cultural traditions of its location.
CP: How can meeting professionals take advantage of the services ALHI offers?
Gabri: First, I want to emphasize there is no cost to the planning organization to utilize ALHI’s services.
For information about any of the ALHI member hotels and resorts and other resources, planners should contact their nearest of the 20 professionally-staffed ALHI Global Sales offices located 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 “ALHI Team” sales professionals in your state/area.
For more information about ALHI, to inquire about any of the ALHI portfolio properties, 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