WASHINGTON, DC – Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) has expanded its portfolio offerings in the Northeast U.S. with the addition of The Langham Boston in Boston, Massachusetts; Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club on Cape Cod in Massachusetts; and MGM Grand at Foxwoods in Mashantucket, Connecticut. The hotels 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.
The Langham Boston and Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club become ALHI’s third and fourth member hotels in Massachusetts, joining: the AAA Four-Diamond, 424-room InterContinental Boston, overlooking picturesque Boston Harbor and conveniently located in downtown Boston; and the Seaport Hotel & Seaport World Trade Center, featuring over 180,000 square feet of flexible meeting and exhibition space, and offering impressive views of Boston and the waterfront.
MGM Grand at Foxwoods becomes ALHI’s second member hotel in Connecticut, joining the luxurious and popular Mohegan Sun, which offers 1,175 guest rooms and suites and 100,000 square feet of meeting space, and is situated on 240 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut. ALHI also serves the magnificent 312-room Stowe Mountain Lodge, the largest meeting venue in Vermont, with 56,000 square feet of meeting space. All seven ALHI member hotels in New England are very accessible and are extraordinary meeting and incentive destinations.
ALHI (www.alhi.com) is a prestigious dues-based National Sales Organization (NSO), which for over 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’ organizations to utilize the ALHI NSO services, expertise, and account advocacy, as its members’ dues fund the National Sales Organization to best serve planners with local professionals.
Ideally located in the heart of Boston’s financial district, The Langham Boston is a AAA Four-Diamond landmark that was once the nation’s Federal Reserve Bank. The sophisticated hotel features 318 luxuriously appointed guestrooms and suites, and more than 10,000 square feet of meeting space. Meeting offerings include 13 meeting and banquet rooms, which includes the 3,018-square-foot Wilson Ballroom that can accommodate 400 people for a reception. Additional offerings include the Chuan Body + Soul Spa, a fitness studio, an indoor lap pool, the glamorous BOND restaurant and lounge, Café Fleuri (which sits beneath a magnificent six-story glass atrium), and 24-hour concierge. The hotel is conveniently located within walking distance of the city’s renowned historic sites, cultural destinations, and shopping, such as Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Boston Common, the Freedom Trail, the Theater District, and the waterfront. The hotel is just three miles from Logan International Airport.
With their membership acceptance into ALHI’s exclusive worldwide portfolio, The Langham Boston also becomes ALHI’s newest offering within the “ALHI City Solutions Collection,” which features ALHI’s 51 Four- and Five-Diamond quality city center hotels which are specifically designed to serve meetings and programs. The hotel, a national architectural landmark, is also added to ALHI’s “Historic Collection,” consisting of 35 legendary meeting hotels and resorts with a rich heritage.
Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club is an elegant Cape Cod seaside retreat that is situated on 429 scenic acres in quaint and historic Brewster, Massachusetts. Located on a bluff overlooking Cape Cod Bay, the resort features the historic Victorian-style Nickerson Family Mansion and Carriage House, which was originally built in 1890 and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. In total, the resort features 336 guest accommodations, consisting of luxurious guest rooms and suites, and elegant one-, two- and three-bedroom villa accommodations. The resort’s 18 meeting rooms offer 37,111 square feet of meeting space, with the ability to accommodate gatherings for up to 500 people. Meeting offerings include the 4,500-square-foot Mansion Ballroom (Cape Cod’s largest luxury ballroom), and the Linx Pavilion overlooking the 18th hole of the resort’s golf course. In addition to featuring Cape Cod’s only Nicklaus Design golf course, the resort offers a private beach, five pools, nine tennis courts, a fitness center, spa services, three restaurants, and a 26-mile bike trail. The resort is a short 90-minute drive from Boston and Providence and a quick one-hour flight from New York.
With their membership acceptance into ALHI’s prestigious portfolio, Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club becomes the newest offering in ALHI’s “Historic Collection,” and in ALHI’s “Beach & Island Collection,” and is added to the “ALHI Golf Collection,” consisting of over 1,600 holes of championship golf at ALHI’s Four- and Five-Diamond golf resorts that cater to the meetings and incentive marketplaces.
Centrally located between New York and Boston, the AAA Four-Diamond MGM Grand at Foxwoods is situated in scenic Mashantucket, Connecticut. Together with Foxwoods Resort Casino it is one of the largest resort casino complexes in the world. Offerings at MGM Grand at Foxwoods include 825 guest rooms and suites, 160,000 total square feet of premium meeting space (including a 50,000-square-foot column-free ballroom), and the 4,000-seat MGM Grand Theater. Ideal for destination meetings, recreational options at Foxwoods include two championship golf courses, two extraordinary spas, six casinos with over 380 table games, a comedy club, live entertainment, a bowling alley, a lavish 5,500-square-foot pool, and an array of shops. There are also 38 dining experiences, and six lounges and clubs from which to choose. The resort is an easy trip from New York City and Boston, and is less than a one-hour drive from Providence, Rhode Island’s T.F. Green Airport and Hartford, Connecticut’s Bradley International Airport.
With their membership acceptance into ALHI, MGM Grand at Foxwoods becomes ALHI’s newest offering in the “ALHI Entertainment & Gaming Solutions Collection,” comprised of 29 Four- and Five-Diamond resorts and hotels in the U.S. and abroad that provide hallmark entertainment and/or gaming. The hotel is also the newest member of the “ALHI Golf Collection,” and is the 26th member of the “ALHI Big Box 5-50 Solutions Collection” for conventions, which features ALHI member hotels and resorts with at least 500 guest rooms and/or suites, a minimum of 50,000 square feet of meeting space, and at least one ballroom of 20,000 square feet or more.
“The Langham Boston, Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club and MGM Grand at Foxwoods are three tremendous meeting offerings in New England, which is so popular with planners and attendees from throughout America,” said David Gabri, president and CEO of ALHI. “We hope we can show everyone how very special they are.
“The Langham Boston features a great location in vibrant and historic Boston, with world-class facilities and service. The historic Ocean Edge Resort is a truly picturesque seaside resort with outstanding recreational offerings. MGM Grand at Foxwoods is an incredible facility with an array of entertainment options to appeal to any group, as well as a beautiful setting. All three are exceptional choices for meetings and incentive/recognition programs,” said Gabri.
With a worldwide portfolio of over 115,000 rooms and suites and more than 10.5 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 more than 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 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, Orlando, Philadelphia, Richmond, Savannah, Southern California, Toronto, Washington, D.C., and Washington (state). 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 “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.