ORLANDO, FL (January 2017) – 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 Five-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 ALHI’s 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 world’s 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.
announcement of the new parent company and strategic direction was made at
ALHI’s annual Global Sales meeting for the ALHI Global Sales team, conducted at
Georgia’s lush 3,500-acre Chateau Élan, a distinguished Atlanta area resort among
For more information on Associated Luxury Hotels, visit alhworld.com .
ALHI (alhi.com), the leading independent Global Sales Organization (GSO) serving the Meetings, Conventions & Incentive marketplace, provides authorized one-call local GSO access for its distinctive 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 membership-based, 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 offers extensive Global Sales Organization services to assist meeting professionals, association executives, incentive specialists, convention specialists and business executives in the United States and Canada with their meetings and incentive programs in more than 90 countries. ALHI currently has 20 Global Sales offices across North America staffed by 65 Global Sales professionals, with incremental offices planned for Europe and Asia-Pacific (APAC).
For more information about ALHI or Associated Luxury Hotels, 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 and alhworld.com .
# # #
PR Contact: Karen Lamonica at (407) 788-7070, ext. 208 or klamonica@78Madison.com
Note: High-resolution photos of the ALHI Member hotels and resorts, as well as a photo of David Gabri, are available by contacting Karen Lamonica.