WASHINGTON, DC (January 2012) – Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) has expanded its portfolio offerings in Mexico with the addition of the brand new Paradisus Resorts in Playa del Carmen to its membership.
Located in the luxurious Riviera Maya area on Mexico’s east coast, the 394-suite Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Perla and the 510-suite Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmeralda (both of which opened in November 2011) present 904 new rooms and suites which will now receive dedicated National Sales Organization (NSO) services and support by ALHI and its established professional sales force throughout North America to serve the meetings and incentive marketplace.
With their membership acceptance into ALHI’s worldwide portfolio, the Paradisus Resorts in Playa del Carmen become the newest offering in the “ALHI Passport Collection,” which features ALHI’s distinctive member hotels and resorts which are located outside of the United States.
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.
Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Perla and Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmeralda are the newest additions to the impressive ALHI member collection of resorts in Mexico, joining the highly acclaimed AAA Five-Diamond Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach Resort & Spa (Cancun), the chic Live Aqua (Cancun), and the magnificent Fiesta Americana Grand Los Cabos Golf & Spa Resort (Los Cabos).
“Resorts in Mexico are again in high demand for quality, ease of access, and value. We are excited to add a new destination, in addition to Cancun and Los Cabos, within our portfolio by introducing these two amazing new resorts to meeting and incentive professionals in North America,” said David Gabri, president and CEO of ALHI. “Mexico continues to be a very appealing destination for groups of all sizes, and Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Perla and Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmeralda were specifically designed and tailored to accommodate to the needs of groups. The two resorts feature outstanding meeting facilities, exceptional accommodations, first-class service, and a truly breathtaking setting, making them wonderful choices for group programs.”
Located in a beautiful bay with views of the Caribbean and of Cozumel Island, the elegant Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Perla and the luxurious Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmeralda combine a prestigious setting with world-class facilities, a relaxing ambiance, and 25,000 square feet of flexible meeting space with state-of-the-art equipment. Meeting offerings consist of 14 meeting rooms, which include a theater and a beautiful ballroom. Featuring a Mayan ecological feeling and a lush setting surrounded by a tropical mangrove preserve, Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Perla features 394 elegantly-appointed suites, which includes 60 swim-up suites as well as signature Royal Service Suites with personal butler service. Also featuring elegant Mayan décor, Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmeralda offers 510 beautifully-appointed suites, which includes 56 swim-up suites and signature Family Concierge Suites.
Additional offerings include the luxurious 19,267-square-foot Yhi Spa, a full-service health club, 14 restaurants, 8 bars, and such unique group programs as sushi making, tango dance classes, and sensorial experiences. The Paradisus Resorts in Playa del Carmen are located just 45 minutes from Cancun International Airport, and are just steps from extraordinary white-sand beaches and attractions such as Playa del Carmen’s 5th Avenue, Xcaret, and Akumal. World-famous Mayan archeological sites such as Tulum, Chichén Itza, and Coba are also nearby.
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 ALHI’s newly redesigned website www.alhi.com , and preview details of ALHI’s membership, including easily useful information on several defined specialty segments within the ALHI portfolio to serve distinctive meeting, convention and incentive travel needs.
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.
Additionally, in October 2011 ALHI launched Associated Destinations Worldwide (ADW), a new Global Sales Organization (GSO) that is a dedicated business unit of ALHI to specifically promote the first-class member destinations, hotels, and convention facilities from outside of North America to U.S. and Canadian meeting professionals, association executives, incentive specialists, and business executives. ADW is ALHI’s new Global Sales arm, which serves North American companies and associations by developing outbound international group programs specifically for its members. ADW also will actively assist clients with these resorts in Mexico.
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 .