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Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) Opens First Global Sales Office in Germany

FRANKFURT, GERMANY (November 2017) – Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI), the world’s leading independent Global Sales Organization serving the Meetings & Incentive marketplace, has opened its first Global Sales office in Germany. Located in the Frankfurt area, ALHI’s new sales operation assists meeting professionals, incentive specialists, association executives and business executives in GermanySwitzerland and Austria who are interested in conducting meetings, conventions and/or incentive programs at any of ALHI’s member hotels or resorts. ALHI’s distinguished portfolio features more than 250 luxury and upper-upscale hotels and resorts around the world, which are either independent or are with an independent hotel brand, and which specialize in serving meetings and incentive programs. This is ALHI’s second Global Sales office in Europe, following the opening of ALHI’s Global Sales office in London in March 2017. 

ALHI’s luxury portfolio includes more than 150 distinctive hotels and resorts in North America; 35 in Western Europe; 13 in Eastern Europe; 17 in the Bahamas, Bermuda and Caribbean region; 13 in the Middle East; 31 in Asia; 9 in Africa; and 4 in South America.

In announcing the opening of the new office in Germany, ALHI’s Chief Sales Officer Mark Sergot also announced that hospitality industry sales professional Becky Dimant has joined ALHI as Executive Director of Global Sales for GermanySwitzerland and Austria. Based in ALHI’s new sales office in the Frankfurt area, she assists meeting and incentive professionals in the three countries with coordinating programs at any of ALHI’s member hotels or resorts, and with ALHI’s “Alliance” partners, which includes 23 luxury cruise ships appropriate for meeting and incentive programs, and Destination Management Companies (DMCs) in 100-plus locations worldwide.

Prior to joining ALHI, Dimant served for 17 years as Director of Global Sales for Germany, Switzerland and Austria for Fairmont Raffles Hotels International (FRHI Hotels & Resorts), which is now part of AccorHotels. In that position she was responsible for account management for the meetings and incentive marketplace in Germany, Switzerland and Austria for FRHI’s global portfolio of 120 luxury hotels across the Fairmont, Raffles & Swissotel brands. Her extensive experience also includes serving as Director of Sales, Germany for Canadian Pacific Hotels & Resorts for nine years. She may be reached at bdimant@alhi.com and in the Frankfurt area at +49 69 660 56331 or +49 160 442 1091.

“With over 30 years of Global Sales service to the North American marketplace, plus our experience with our U.K. office which opened in the spring, we are very pleased to now expand our ALHI Global Sales services to Germany, Switzerland and Austria, in response to the many requests from planners and members,” said Sergot. “With the addition of Becky, meeting and incentive professionals in these three countries now have quick one-call access to ALHI’s portfolio of more than 250 exceptional luxury hotels and resorts in 63 countries.”

Mark Gorgon, ALHI’s Vice President, U.K. and Europe, added, “Becky is a dynamic and dedicated sales executive who brings extensive experience in the luxury meetings and incentive sectors, as well as tremendous market knowledge, to this newly created position. She has a wonderful passion for serving her accounts, and terrific client relationships, and she looks forward to serving planners in the region with ALHI’s Global Sales services.”

In addition to its member hotels and resorts, ALHI’s portfolio features 10 Luxury Brand Collections to make it easy for planners to identify properties that will suit their programs’ specific needs and unique desires. This includes the “Convention Collection,” featuring ALHI’s 31 member hotels and resorts that offer more than 500 rooms, have over 50,000 square feet of meeting space, and have at least one 20,000-square-foot ballroom. Other ALHI Luxury Brand Collections include: “Level 5 Collection,” consisting of 63 member hotels and resorts that have earned the industry’s highest recognitions; “City Solutions,” offering 100 city-center hotels; “Golf Collection,” featuring 72 resorts with championship golf; “Beach & Island Collection,” with 53 member options; “Elite Retreats,” consisting of 56 exclusive hotels and resorts with fewer than 200 rooms; “Mountain Collection,” with 26 choices providing inspiring mountain views; “Bahamas, Bermuda & Caribbean Collection,” offering 17 luxury-level tropical options; “Ocean Line Collection,” with the 23 ultra-luxurious “floating resorts”; and “DMC Solutions,” providing local expertise in more than 100 destinations worldwide.

For more information about ALHI and/or its member hotels and resorts, or Alliance partners, contact your nearest of the 22 ALHI Global Sales offices in the United States, Canada, London and now Frankfurt. In GermanyAustria or Switzerland, contact Becky Dimant in the Frankfurt area at +49 69 660 56331 or +49 160 442 1091 or bdimant@alhi.com , and visit alhi.com . In the U.K., contact Mark Gorgon or Peter Groom at +44 (0) 207-379-6793, email mgorgon@alhi.com or pgroom@alhi.com, and visit alhi.com .