WASHINGTON, DC (December 2011) – If you are a meeting professional, incentive/ recognition specialist, association executive, or business executive who is interested in conducting a program or programs at a AAA Five-Diamond and/or Forbes (Mobil) Five-Star hotel or resort, you should consider making your first call to Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI). After all, ALHI now features 20 special properties in its “ALHI Level 5 Collection” specialty segment, which consists of ALHI’s hotels and resorts that have earned the highest and most celebrated recognitions including the prestigious AAA Five-Diamond rating, and/or the esteemed Forbes (Mobil) Five-Star rating. Additionally, if you are seeking the very best of the very best, you will be interested in ALHI’s three members which have just achieved the acclaimed Forbes Five-Star “Triple Crown” for 2012, as they received the prestigious Forbes Five-Star rating for their hotel, spa, and restaurant simultaneously.
ALHI’s members which have achieved the impressive “Triple Crown” are in the east, west and in between: The Broadmoor, offering 744 guest rooms and suites and 185,000 square feet of meeting space in Colorado Springs, Colorado; The Cloister at Sea Island, providing 175 luxurious rooms and suites, and 17,000 square feet of meeting space on Sea Island, Georgia; and The Grand Del Mar, featuring 249 lavishly appointed guest rooms and suites, and 20,000 square feet of meeting space in San Diego, California.
In addition to achieving the Forbes Five-Star rating in the hotel category, The Broadmoor achieved the Five-Star rating for its luxurious Spa at the Broadmoor, and for its Penrose Room restaurant, Colorado’s only Five-Star restaurant. The Cloister at Sea Island garnered the prestigious rating for the hotel, the spectacular 65,000-square-foot Cloister Spa, and for its elegant Georgian Room restaurant. Achieving the Forbes Five-Star rating in the hotel category for the first time, The Grand Del Mar also received the Five-Star rating for the exquisite The Spa at Grand Del Mar, and for its celebrated restaurant Addison.
Other ALHI members achieving the acclaimed Forbes Five-Star rating in the hotel category for 2012 are: the renowned The Greenbrier (White Sulphur Springs, West Virgina), offering 85,000 square feet of meeting space with more than 35 meeting rooms; the esteemed The Lodge at Sea Island Golf Club (St. Simons, Georgia), a 40-room hideaway for groups seeking privacy and classic luxury; the elegant The Peninsula Chicago (Chicago, Illinois), voted the #1 hotel in the United States by Condé Nast Traveler and Zagat Survey ; and the exclusive Skylofts at MGM Grand (Las Vegas, Nevada), perched on the top two floors of the MGM Grand, and providing sweeping city views from each of the 51 lofts. These properties are also members of the “ALHI Level 5 Collection” specialty segment.
Also achieving the Forbes Five-Star rating for 2012 in the Spa category, are ALHI members The Greenbrier (for the exceptional The Greenbrier Spa), and The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach in Southern California (for the 23,000-square-foot The Spa at Pelican Hill).
In the Restaurant category, the Forbes Five-Star rating for 2012 also went to the sophisticated Joel Robuchon restaurant at the impressive MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Other members of the “ALHI Level 5 Collection” which have earned the highest and most celebrated recognitions including the prestigious AAA Five-Diamond rating, include: the spectacular ARIA Resort & Casino in the heart of CityCenter on the Las Vegas Strip (Las Vegas, Nevada); the magnificent 3,933-room Bellagio (Las Vegas); the oceanfront The Breakers (Palm Beach, Florida), which recently completed a $250 million revitalization program; the acclaimed Fairmont Scottsdale Princess offering 72,000 square feet of meeting space (Scottsdale, Arizona); the 602-suite Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach Resort & Spa (Cancun, Mexico), providing breathtaking ocean views; the 775-room Grand America Hotel (Salt Lake City, Utah), offering spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains; and The Island Hotel Newport Beach (Newport Beach, California), offering 29,000 square feet of meeting space and beautiful Pacific Ocean views.
The “ALHI Level 5 Collection” also features: the 380-room The Langham Huntington (Pasadena, California), featuring 50,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space; the 220-acre historic Ojai Valley Inn & Spa (Ojai, California), offering 308 guest rooms and suites and 16,000 square feet of meeting space; the exquisite The Inn at Spanish Bay (Pebble Beach, California), providing 269 contemporary rooms and 15,083 square feet of meeting space; the renowned oceanfront The Lodge at Pebble Beach (Pebble Beach, California), offering world-class golf and recreation; and The Resort at Pelican Hill (Newport Beach, California), nestled on 504 acres with panoramic views of the Pacific.
100,000 Reasons To Contact ALHI
ALHI (www.alhi.com) is a prestigious dues-based National Sales Organization, which for 25 years has specifically provided dedicated and professional NSO services to meeting professionals, association executives, incentive specialists and business executives interested in conducting successful face-to-face programs, exclusively for its more than 130 Four- and Five-Diamond quality hotel and resort members. There is no cost to planners’ or executives’ organizations to utilize the NSO services, expertise, and account advocacy of ALHI, as its members’ dues fund the National Sales Organization to best serve planners with local professionals.
With a worldwide portfolio of over 100,000 rooms and suites and more than 10 million square feet of meeting space, ALHI provides planners and their organizations experienced National Sales services with diverse options among its outstanding worldwide member hotels and resorts which specialize in meetings and incentive programs.
Meeting professionals, association executives, and incentive specialists have utilized ALHI’s National Sales services for 25 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.
Member hotels include extraordinary Four- and Five-Diamond quality 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 world-class gaming and entertainment.
For a list of ALHI’s entire portfolio, visit www.alhi.com and preview details of ALHI’s membership, including easily useful information on several defined specialty segments within the ALHI portfolio, like the Level 5 Collection, that are best suited to serve distinctive meeting, convention and incentive travel programs.
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 16 professionally-staffed National Sales Offices to serve, with locations in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Kansas City, Louisville, New York City, Orange County (CA), Orlando, Philadelphia, Richmond, San Diego, Savannah, Toronto and Washington, DC. 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, and/or to acquire a free copy of ALHI’s new “2011-2012 ALHI National Sales Guide To Meeting Facilities,” contact your nearest ALHI National Sales Office, call the “ALHI Group Desk” toll-free at 866-303-ALHI (2544), and visit www.alhi.com.