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Published on : Thursday, January 21, 2016
Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) has promoted Amber Voelker to Regional Vice President of Sales for the U.S. West Region. In her new position she is responsible for leading ALHI’s Global Sales team of 12 Global Sales professionals in the West region of the U.S., in serving meeting professionals, association executives, incentive travel specialists, business executives and convention specialists with ALHI’s Global Sales Organization (GSO) services and support for its distinctive portfolio of more than 250 luxury-level hotels and resorts worldwide and more. Voelker joined ALHI last year as Regional Director of Sales before her internal promotion, and is based in ALHI’s Global Sales office in Los Angeles, California. She reports to ALHI Division Vice President Chris Riccardi, who was ALHI’s first Regional Vice President for the West, since 2003. The announcement of her appointment was made jointly by Riccardi and ALHI President Jim Schultenover.
Prior to her promotion, Voelker served as Regional Director of Sales for ALHI’s West Region. She joined ALHI in early 2015 from the elegant The Langham Huntington in Pasadena, California, which is a long-time ALHI Member hotel, where she served that hotel for almost 12 years including the most recent four years as the Director of Group Sales. Prior to that, she was Senior Group Sales Manager, and served for five years in Sales (two of which were as Group Sales Manager) for The Ritz-Carlton, Huntington Hotel & Spa before it was converted to The Langham Huntington. Previous to that she was the Director of Sales for the Hollywood Hotel. She is a graduate of California State University-Northridge, and an active member of the MPI Southern California Chapter. She may be reached at email@example.com .
“We are very proud to announce this very well-deserved promotion of Amber to Regional Vice President for the West,” said Schultenover. “She is genuine and really does an outstanding job, with tremendous dedication, talent and great sales and leadership skills. Plus, she is a very valuable advocate for ALHI clients in the region, and for our distinguished worldwide portfolio of Member hotels, resorts and Alliance Members. This promotion also enables our Division Vice President Chris Riccardi to also lead our international strategy, to further address the needs of our valued clients.”
ALHI (alhi.com), the leading worldwide independent GSO serving the North American Meetings & Incentive marketplace, provides one-call local access for its distinguished membership of over 250 AAA Four- and Five-Diamond quality hotels and resorts around the world. ALHI’s portfolio now features more than 100 international hotel and resort options in 44 countries, Destination Management Companies (DMCs) in over 100 destinations, plus a variety of 23 luxury-level cruise ships (Norwegian Cruise Line, Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Oceania Cruises), to complement its extraordinary portfolio in the U.S., in order to best serve its Accounts with an impressive variety of solutions around the world. ALHI’s 170+ Four- and Five-Diamond/Star quality hotels and resorts in North America feature more than 115,000 rooms and 10 million square feet of function space.
ALHI is a member dues-funded Global Sales Organization, so there is no cost to the planning organization to access the ALHI GSO network with local professionals throughout the United States and Canada, providing valuable expertise, and ease of discussing viable options for programs.
Collectively ALHI is prepared to assist Accounts in the U.S. and Canada with their programs in the U.S.A. and over 90 other countries worldwide. ALHI provides a team of experienced and knowledgeable sales professionals for Account advocacy with full market one-call professional GSO sales assistance and access to their distinctive hotels, resorts, and venue resources for M&I programs of any size and scope worldwide. 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.