. . . 400-Room Hotel To Open In Early 2015
WASHINGTON, DC (May 2014) – Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) has expanded its worldwide portfolio with the addition of the new Loews Chicago Hotel, slated to open in early 2015. ALHI now provides Global Sales Organization (GSO) support, expertise, and sales services for the spectacular new Chicago hotel to meeting professionals, association executives, incentive/recognition specialists, and business executives in North America interested in conducting meetings and/or programs at the hotel.
Located in the heart of Chicago, in a highly visible 52-story tower located just one block north of the Chicago River and two blocks east of North Michigan Avenue, Loews Chicago Hotel will offer 400 guest rooms and suites, which will provide stunning views of the city’s skyline and Lake Michigan. The hotel will offer 25,717 square feet of state-of-the-art meeting space and outdoor function venues, including 10 meeting rooms, a boardroom with video conferencing capabilities, an 8,591-square-foot ballroom, and a 4,740-square-foot junior ballroom. On-site leisure options will include a 75-foot indoor lap pool, a 24-hour fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment and spa treatment rooms, a new signature restaurant, retail shop, and a rooftop lounge with sweeping views of Chicago. The hotel, which will be owned and operated by Loews Hotels & Resorts, will be within walking distance of great shopping and entertainment, and will be 25 minutes from Chicago O’Hare International Airport, and 30 minutes from Chicago Midway International Airport.
“The brand new Loews Chicago Hotel will be a very welcomed addition to the amazing city of Chicago,” said ALHI CEO David Gabri. “Chicago continues to be one of the most highly sought-after destinations, and this will be an outstanding new hotel for meetings and programs. It complements our other exceptional Chicago hotel Members and provides needed new space in the marketplace.”
Loews Chicago Hotel becomes ALHI’s sixth Member in Chicago, joining: the exquisite The Peninsula Chicago, recently voted the #1 Large City Hotel in the U.S. and Canada by Travel + Leisure; the new The Langham, Chicago, which offers impressive views overlooking the Chicago River and is just steps from the renowned shopping on the Magnificent Mile; the AAA Four-Diamond Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park, which recently completed a dramatic $60 million transformation; the elegant InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile, a historic landmark offering 792 guest rooms and 42,000 square feet of meeting space; and the stylish 415-room Sofitel Chicago Water Tower, providing stunning views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline.
Loews Chicago Hotel also becomes the newest Member of the “ALHI City Solutions Collection,” consisting of 61 ALHI Four- and Five-Diamond quality Member hotels in the most distinctive metropolitan areas around the world.
ALHI’s 160+ Member hotels and resorts include exceptional Four- and Five-Diamond quality meeting, convention, and incentive resorts on land and sea, incomparable city hotels, exclusive smaller hotels, golf resorts, historic & landmark properties, island destinations, resorts with spas, properties in international destinations, and hotels with world-class gaming and entertainment.
With a worldwide portfolio of over 115,000 rooms and suites and nearly 10 million square feet of meeting space, ALHI provides planners and their organizations experienced Global Sales services with diverse options among its outstanding worldwide member hotels and resorts which specialize in meetings and incentive programs. ALHI provides reliable one-call professional sales assistance and access to their distinctive hotels, resorts, and venues for programs ranging from 10 to more than 6,500. 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.
For a list of ALHI’s portfolio, visit www.alhi.com, and preview details of ALHI’s Membership, including useful information on the 12 defined “specialty segments” within the portfolio, which are designed to make it easy for planners to identify properties, destinations, venues, and/or ships that will best suit their programs’ objectives, unique desires and specific needs.
On the ALHI 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 20 professionally-staffed Global Sales Offices to serve, with locations in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Kansas City, Louisville, New York City, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Richmond, Savannah, Southern California (3), 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 “2014 Global Sales Guide To Meeting Facilities” or the new ALHI app, 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.