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Published on : Thursday, November 7, 2013
Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) has added two new Members to its exclusive portfolio of Four- and Five-Diamond quality meeting, convention and incentive hotels and resorts with the addition of The Sebastian Vail in Vail, Colorado, and The Villas of Grand Cypress in Orlando, Florida. In addition to becoming the newest Members of ALHI’s worldwide portfolio, the two resorts become the newest additions to the “ALHI U-200 Gems Collection” specialty segment within ALHI’s portfolio, which now features 20 distinctive member hotels and resorts that offer under 200 rooms, and which are ideal for smaller groups, incentive programs, retreats, and meetings that require the utmost privacy. The ALHI Global Sales Organization (GSO) sales force throughout North America now provides authorized and dedicated GSO services and sales support to organizations interested in conducting meetings and/or incentive programs at these resorts.
The Sebastian Vail becomes ALHI’s only member in Vail, and fifth Member in Colorado, joining the acclaimed 1,200-room Keystone Resort & Conference Center, offering 100,000 square feet of meeting space in Keystone; the elegant Five-Star, Five-Diamond The Broadmoor, featuring 185,000 square feet of meeting space in Colorado Springs; The Broadmoor’s Ranch at Emerald Valley, a charming all-inclusive enclave in the midst of the Pike National Forest in Colorado Springs; and Englewood’s contemporary, AAA Four-Diamond The Inverness Hotel and Conference Center, providing a stunning backdrop of the majestic Rocky Mountains.
The Villas of Grand Cypress becomes ALHI’s 20th Florida Member, and fifth Member in the Orlando marketplace, joining the spectacular 750-room Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando®, reminiscent of a Mediterranean seaside village; the lush, tropical AAA Four-Diamond Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando®, providing 85,000 square feet of meeting space; the majestic 1,500-room, 230-acre Rosen Shingle Creek, offering 462,000 square feet of meeting space; and the 769-room Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate, surrounded by 36 holes of championship golf.
“ALHI is the one-stop resource for corporate and association meeting professionals, business executives, and incentive specialists who are seeking the ideal Four- or Five-Diamond quality hotels and/or resorts for their programs,” said David Gabri, CEO of ALHI. “This is also very true for planners who are in need of the perfect venue for their smaller programs. The Villas of Grand Cypress and The Sebastian Vail are two great new options within our portfolio, and in our ‘U-200 Gems Collection’ specialty segment, which are outstanding choices for programs that are smaller, or which require a high level of privacy. We are excited to assist planners in coordinating their upcoming programs at these exceptional resorts.”
The Sebastian Vail, A Timbers Resort®, is a hip and sophisticated boutique hotel situated in the heart of Vail Village in beautiful Vail, Colorado. Featuring 107 deluxe guest rooms and luxurious residential-style suites, the distinctive resort offers 10 meeting rooms with a total of 8,500 square feet of banquet and event space, which includes two ballrooms, a boardroom, and outdoor terraces with stunning views. Recently recognized as the top hotel in Colorado by the readers of Travel + Leisure magazine, The Sebastian Vail is known for its Five-Star service, beautiful setting, and impressive art collection displayed throughout the property. The hotel features the award-winning Bloom Spa, Leonora and Market restaurants, Frost Bar, The Library, a business center, a mountain-view pool, four hot tubs, and a fitness center. It is ideally located an easy walk to more than 100 boutiques, restaurants, clubs, and galleries. In winter The Sebastian Vail provides guests with ski-in/ski-out access through its Base Camp. In addition to skiing, recreational options at Vail Mountain include snowshoeing, hiking, biking, and horseback riding. In addition to its Membership in ALHI’s worldwide portfolio and the “U-200 Gems Collection” specialty segment, the resort becomes a new offering in the “ALHI Mountain Collection” specialty segment, which now features 28 exceptional and distinctive options that provide inspiring mountain views. The resort is located in the central Rocky Mountains, just 100 miles west of Denver, and is easily accessible via Denver International Airport or Eagle/Vail County Airport.
An investment of more than $15 million in its newly redesigned villas has ushered in a new era of comfort at The Villas of Grand Cypress in Orlando, Florida. Featuring an ideal location adjacent to the Walt Disney World® Resort, the lushly landscaped 1,500-acre resort is seemingly a world away with its appealing atmosphere of seclusion. The resort offers 146 luxury villas (offering one to four bedrooms), 8 soundproof meeting rooms with a total of 7,200 square feet of meeting space, a scenic outdoor atrium perfect for receptions, resort-wide shuttle service, and scheduled shuttle service to the theme parks and outlet mall. Recreational options at The Villas of Grand Cypress include 45 holes of Jack Nicklaus Signature-designed golf, the renowned Grand Cypress Academy of Golf, and a fitness center. Dining choices include the elegant Nine18 restaurant, which overlooks the North-South Course and which is a great location for viewing the nightly fireworks display at Epcot; and the casual Club Restaurant and Sports Bar. In addition to its Membership in ALHI’s worldwide portfolio and “U-200 Gems Collection” specialty segment, the resort becomes a new offering in the “ALHI Golf Collection,” which now features 58 outstanding options. The resort is conveniently located in the Lake Buena Vista area, close to all major Central Florida theme parks, and is just 35 minutes from Orlando International Airport.
Meeting professionals have chosen ALHI 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.
ALHI’s 160+ Member hotels and resorts include extraordinary Four- and Five-Diamond quality meeting, convention, and incentive resorts on land and sea, 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.
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.
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).
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