… New Options In West, Midwest, and East Regions of USA
WASHINGTON, DC (April 2013) – The Inverness Hotel and Conference Center in Englewood (Denver), Colorado, the brand new Hotel Sorella Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri, and the historic The Homestead in Hot Springs, Virginia, have been accepted as the newest members of Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI). Immediately, the ALHI Global Sales Organization (GSO) sales force throughout North America will now provide authorized and dedicated GSO services and sales support to planners and organizations seeking distinctive venues for their meetings and programs.
The Inverness Hotel and Conference Center becomes ALHI’s third member in Colorado, joining the renowned The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, and the acclaimed Keystone Resort & Conference Center in Keystone. In addition to becoming a new offering in ALHI’s worldwide portfolio of 140+ Four- and Five-Diamond quality hotels and resorts, The Inverness Hotel and Conference Center expands the “ALHI Golf Collection” and the “ALHI Mountain Collection” specialty segments.
Located on a lush 18-hole championship golf course, with a breathtaking backdrop of Colorado’s majestic Rocky Mountains, The Inverness Hotel and Conference Center is a AAA Four-Diamond, contemporary suburban conference hotel with superb accommodations and amenities. The sophisticated hotel features 302 richly appointed guest rooms and suites, 60,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event and meeting space, a full-service spa and fitness center, indoor/outdoor swimming, tennis, and five restaurants and lounges. Conveniently located near the Denver Tech Center and world-class shopping and dining, the hotel is just 20 minutes from downtown Denver, and 35 minutes from Denver International Airport.
Hotel Sorella Country Club Plaza, which is slated to open in Kansas City, Missouri in November 2013, becomes ALHI’s only member hotel in Missouri, and newest offering in ALHI’s “U-200 Gems Collection” (consisting of ALHI’s member hotels and resorts that feature fewer than 200 rooms) and “City Solutions Collection” specialty segments.
The 132-room Hotel Sorella Country Club Plaza will blend timeless elements of classic design with Mediterranean influences. The new luxury hotel will be an ideal fit for Country Club Plaza, which was developed in 1922 and was inspired by the architecture and ambiance of Seville, Spain. Considered to be the country’s first automobile-oriented shopping center, it serves as a mixed-use collection of high-end retail, restaurants, residences and offices. The hotel is being developed with the intention of creating the premier hotel in the Kansas City market. The property will have approximately 7,000 square feet of interior meeting space, perfect for board meetings, large corporate meetings, and weddings. Property highlights will include 5,700 square feet of flexible meeting and pre-function space, high-tech amenities, a 1,000-square-foot pool terrace, and 4,000 square feet of sophisticated restaurant and bar offerings. Country Club Plaza features more than 150 shops, dozens of fine restaurants, and a year-round calendar of music and special events. The hotel will be just 30 minutes from Kansas City International Airport.
The Homestead, which is nearing completion of a multifaceted $25 million renovation and has reunited with ALHI as its GSO, becomes ALHI’s fourth Virginia member within the portfolio, joining the Colonial Williamsburg Hotels, and the luxurious Lansdowne Resort and the elegant Salamander Resort & Spa, opening in August 2013 in Middleburg, both in the suburban Washington, D.C. area. In addition to becoming a new offering in ALHI’s worldwide portfolio, The Homestead also becomes a new offering in the “ALHI Golf Collection,” the “ALHI Historic Collection,” and the “ALHI Mountain Collection” specialty segments.
Nestled in the Allegheny Mountains of western Virginia, The Homestead has been hosting successful meetings for more than 200 years. This incredible 3,000-acre retreat offers 483 luxuriously appointed guest rooms, which includes 88 suites. Among the unique accommodations are five Presidential Suites, which pay homage to the many U.S. presidents who have stayed at the resort. Featuring 72,000 square feet of flexible function space, the resort also offers two championship golf courses, a world-class spa, a two-acre pool complex with water slides and a lazy river, natural hot springs, a 48-stable Equestrian Center, a Shooting Club, the South’s first downhill ski area, fly fishing, canoeing, tennis, archery, hiking, winter sports, a variety of restaurants, and over 20 unique shops. The resort is within driving distance of many metropolitan centers throughout the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic, and is 20 minutes from Bath County Airport, and 90 minutes from Roanoke Regional Airport.
“The Inverness Hotel and Conference Center, Hotel Sorella Country Club Plaza, and The Homestead are outstanding additions to ALHI’s portfolio,” said ALHI President & CEO David Gabri. “The Inverness and The Homestead feature picturesque mountain settings, terrific golf, and first-class meeting facilities, and are both great choices for groups. Hotel Sorella will be a true gem, with a great location and exceptional facilities, in Kansas City. We are very proud to offer these newest members of our portfolio as distinctive choices in the East, Midwest and West, to planners for their upcoming programs.”
Meeting professionals have chosen ALHI (www.alhi.com) for nearly 30 years, for reliable one-call professional sales assistance and access to their distinctive hotels and resorts for meetings and incentive/recognition programs. There is no cost to planners’ organizations to utilize the ALHI GSO services, expertise, and account advocacy, as its members’ dues fund the Global Sales Organization to best serve planners with local professionals.
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 10 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 17 professionally-staffed Global Sales Offices to serve, with locations in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Kansas City, Louisville, New York City, Northern California, 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 any of the ALHI member properties, and/or to acquire a free copy of ALHI’s “2012-2013 Global Sales Guide To Meeting Facilities,” contact your nearest ALHI Global Sales Office, or call the “ALHI Group Desk” toll-free at 866-303-ALHI (2544), and visit www.alhi.com.