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Published on : Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) has expanded its Global Sales team with the addition of Elaine Morena as Regional Vice President of Sales for the Northeast U.S. region. Based in ALHI’s Global Sales office in New York City, she is responsible for overseeing ALHI’s 12-person Global Sales team in the Northeast region, which assists meeting professionals, association executives, incentive specialists, business executives and convention specialists with ALHI Global Sales Organization (GSO) services and professional sales support for its distinguished portfolio of more than 250 luxury-level Meeting & Incentive focused hotels and resorts worldwide, plus distinctive “Alliance” members to assist planners. The announcement of the appointment was made by ALHI President Jim Schultenover.
Morena brings more than 20 years of extensive luxury hospitality sales experience to her new position at ALHI. Prior to joining ALHI, Morena was the Director of Sales & Marketing for the past three years for the sophisticated The Surrey luxury hotel in New York’s Upper East Side, which is New York City’s only Relais & Chateaux hotel. Previous to that she served for seven years as Director of Sales with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, and for five years as National Sales Manager for The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company. In her new position at ALHI, she is responsible for serving the M.I.C.E. (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions/Conferences and Exhibitions/Events).
“Elaine is a terrific addition to our ALHI Global Sales team,” said Schultenover. “She is a dedicated and energetic sales professional and leader, with a passion for service and excellence. She brings outstanding experience, and will be a very valuable resource for meeting and incentive professionals throughout the Northeast. We are very proud she is now part of our ALHI team, there to serve our valued Accounts and Member hotels and resorts.”
Associated Luxury Hotels International (alhi.com) has established itself as the leading independent Global Sales Organization serving the North American Meetings & Incentive marketplace, encompassing 30 years of meeting, incentive and convention sales development exclusively for its distinguished Membership. Its distinctive portfolio features more than 250 luxury-level hotels and resorts around the world, plus “Alliance” members including 23 luxury cruise ships designed for serving meeting and incentive programs, and Destination Management Companies (DMCs) in over 100 locations worldwide.
ALHI serves with an impressive variety of Meeting & Incentive solutions around the globe. ALHI is an authorized membership-based, dues-funded Global Sales Organization, providing extensive GSO sales services throughout North America at no cost to the Accounts, while providing valuable services, expertise, local connectivity, market intelligence, and account advocacy.
To access the ALHI GSO sales network for local professionals, go to alhi.com to identify the nearest of 20 professionally-staffed ALHI Global Sales offices situated coast-to-coast in the United States and Canada. ALHI GSO offices are located in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Connecticut, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Kansas City, Louisville, New York City, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Richmond, Southern California (3), Toronto, Washington, D.C., and Washington (state). The ALHI GSO professionals are there to provide valuable sales assistance, expertise and market intelligence, with viable options for programs of all types. ALHI helps Accounts best achieve their objectives and budgets, with distinctive venues, vital insights, and responsible service to enhance the ease and success of their programs. Collectively ALHI assists Accounts in the U.S. and Canada with their programs in the U.S.A. and over 90 other countries worldwide.