. . . ALHI Will Give Away ?Peabody Orlando Diamond” at ASAE Annual,
and the ?Chateau ?lan Diamond” at IncentiveWorks
WASHINGTON, DC (June 2009) ? Meeting professionals, association executives, and incentive specialists attending industry shows in August will have the chance to win two dazzling one-carat diamond solitaire necklaces being given away by Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI). ALHI will give away the impressive ?Peabody Orlando Diamond” to one lucky planner at ASAE & The Center For Association Leadership?s Annual Meeting & Exposition August 15-18, 2009, in Toronto, Canada. ALHI also will conduct a drawing for the beautiful one-carat ?Chateau ?lan Diamond” at IncentiveWorks 2009, being held a week later in Toronto, Canada, from August 24-26, 2009.
Planners simply need to stop by to register for the drawing at ALHI?s ?Luxury Lane” area at the tradeshow for the chance to win the dazzling one-carat diamond solitaire. Each diamond is named after a distinguished member of ALHI, which is a dedicated dues-based National Sales Organization that represents its membership of more than 125 Four- and Five-Diamond quality hotels and resorts worldwide to meeting professionals, association executives, and incentive specialists planning programs requiring from 10 to more than 5,000 rooms.
?We?re giving away these beautiful gems as a means to highlight our outstanding Four- and Five-Diamond portfolio of award-winning hotels and resorts to serve the meetings marketplace, like the exciting new Peabody Orlando and the incredible Chateau ?lan,” said David Gabri, president and CEO of ALHI, which features a diverse luxury portfolio of more than 90,000 rooms and suites and over 9 million square feet of meeting space.
Not resting on its laurels, the Mobil Four-Star, AAA Four-Diamond Peabody Orlando in Orlando, Florida, is undergoing an impressive $450 million expansion and renovation. The project includes the addition of 750 new guest rooms in a new 34-story tower, which will bring the new Peabody Orlando total offerings to 1,641 guest rooms and suites. The hotel also is adding 150,000 square feet of new flexible function space, which will bring its total meeting space to 210,000 square feet, including a new 55,000-square-foot Peabody Grand Ballroom, and a new 35,000-square-foot Windermere Ballroom, in addition to the existing 27,000-square-foot Plaza International Ballroom. The comprehensive project also includes the renovation of the original hotel, a 2,100-car parking garage, and the addition of a new Spa, and more. Upon the completion of the project, slated for November 2010, The Peabody Orlando will be the largest Four-Star hotel in North America, excluding casino properties.
The Mobil Four-Star, AAA Four-Diamond Chateau ?lan is an incredible 16th century-style French chateau, with a full-production working winery, lush vineyards, 275 deluxe guest rooms, and a 25,000-square-foot conference center with two grand ballrooms, 19 conference rooms, two boardrooms, and a stepped auditorium. Additional offerings at the 3,500-acre resort include the magnificent Chateau ?lan Spa, the Stan Smith Tennis Center, Equestrian show center, a corporate development and teambuilding center with 50-foot challenge tower, four pools, and seven restaurants. The resort is just 50 minutes via direct high-speed interstate from Atlanta?s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.
?The Peabody Orlando Diamond” and the ?Chateau ?lan Diamond” will be the fifth and sixth diamonds, respectively, given away in 2009 by ALHI as part of its ?2009 Diamond Tour.” The ?Resort at Squaw Creek Diamond” will be given away at MPI WEC (World Education Conference) in Salt Lake City, Utah July 11-14, 2009. Previous diamonds awarded in 2009 include: the ?Grand Wailea Resort Diamond,” which was awarded at ASAE & The Center?s Springtime Expo in April; the ?AQUA Diamond,” which was awarded at MPI?s MeetDifferent in February; and the ?Arizona Grand Diamond,” which was given away at ALHI?s Luxury Showcase in Washington, D.C. in February.
ALHI Member properties include extraordinary meeting and incentive resorts, incomparable city hotels, exclusive smaller hotels, golf resorts, historic and landmark properties, island destinations, resorts with spas, properties in international destinations, and hotels with gaming and entertainment.
Associated Luxury Hotels has 16 professionally-staffed National Sales Offices to serve, with locations in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Kansas City, Louisville, New York City, North Carolina, Orange County (CA), Orlando, Philadelphia, Richmond, San Diego, Toronto and Washington, DC. Go to www.alhi.com to identify the ALHI sales professional in your area.
For professional assistance and more information about Associated Luxury Hotels, and to inquire about a potential meeting at any of the ALHI member properties, contact your nearest Associated Luxury Hotels National Sales Office, call the ?ALHI Group Desk” toll-free at 866-303-ALHI (2544), and visit www.alhi.com .