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Published on : Thursday, November 21, 2013
Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) has significantly expanded its global sales team with the addition of five new Global Sales professionals. Joining ALHI, effective November 19, 2013, are:
These five announced appointments follow the recent additions of Staci Currie as Director of Sales for the U.S. South Region, based in ALHI’s new Global Sales Office in Houston, Texas; and Lisa Lewis as National Sales Manager for the U.S. West Region, based in ALHI’s new Global Sales Office in Phoenix, Arizona.
In their new positions, the GSO Sales professionals will be responsible for assisting meeting professionals, association executives, convention specialists, and business executives with ALHI Global Sales Organization (GSO) services and support for its distinctive and diverse portfolio of more than 160 Four- and Five-Diamond quality hotels and resorts worldwide. ALHI’s impressive portfolio features more than 115,000 rooms and suites, and nearly 10 million square feet of meeting space.
ALHI specifically serves the meetings, incentive, convention and exhibition marketplaces, exclusively for its Member portfolio, for programs requiring from 10 to over 6,500 rooms. The announcement of the appointments was made by David Gabri, CEO of ALHI (www.alhi.com).
“We are so proud to add the talent of Mary, Scott, Joe, Traci and Alexis to our ALHI Global Sales team,” said Gabri. “They – like Staci and Lisa who just recently joined us — are all highly respected sales professionals, with a proven commitment to performance, and account advocacy, with significant hotel/resort sales and experience. They will be a fantastic augmentation to our dedicated team as trusted resources for the planners in their respective regions, and for our valued Member hotels and resorts.”
Demand For Services Continues
Gabri added, “We’ve added these talented sales professionals to address the growing demand for ALHI’s Global Sales services, which has significantly increased over the last several years. These additions to our team will broaden the comprehensive Global Sales services to the marketplace and for our Members, and will augment our very busy GSO team to professionally address the specific needs of our expanding client base, and the growing business demand from planners and business executives across the U.S. and Canada.”
In her new position as Vice President of Sales in the U.S. Midwest Region, Mary Vogt will assist meeting planners, incentive specialists, and business executives in the region with ALHI Global Sales services, support, and Account advocacy. She comes to ALHI with nearly 20 years of extensive hotel sales and marketing experience, and established customer relationships. Prior to joining ALHI she served for 11 years as Vice President of Krisam Group and Global Event Partners, where she was responsible for overseeing all aspects of their Midwest office, situated in Chicago. Prior to that she was Regional Director of Marketing, Midwest and Canada, for InterContinental Hotel Group, where she directed the sales and marketing efforts for Hotel Inter-Continental Chicago, and managed sales improvement of seven other hotels in the U.S. and Canada. She is based in ALHI’s Global Sales Office in Chicago, and may be reached at email@example.com.
Scott White, who joins ALHI as Regional Director of Sales for the U.S. Mid-Atlantic Region, most recently served for three years as Executive Vice President of Krisam Group and Global Event Partners, based in Washington, D.C. In that position he was responsible for managing 900 of the company’s top event clients, and for expanding the company’s global membership of hotels and DMCs. Prior to that the 20-year hospitality industry veteran served for nine years as Director of Sales for Global Event Partners Washington, a destination management company in the Washington, D.C. metro region. His vast experience also includes serving as Director of Sales for Krisam Group, and Director of Southeast Sales for ALHI member Saddlebrook Resort in Tampa, Florida. He is based in ALHI’s Global Sales Office in Washington, D.C., and may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Joe Nahas, who will serve as Director of Sales for the U.S. Northeast Region, comes to ALHI from Krisam Group and Global Event Partners, where he was Director of Sales in the Northeast for seven years, based in New York City. In that position he was responsible for securing group business for the company’s 250 hotels and resorts and 70 destination management partners worldwide. His impressive experience also includes serving as National Sales Manager for Krisam Group and Global Event Partners; and as Senior Sales Manager/Groups for The Monarch Hotel in Washington, D.C. He is based in ALHI’s Global Sales Office in New York City, and may be reached at email@example.com.
Traci Baxter joins ALHI as Director of Sales for the U.S. South Region, based in Louisville, Kentucky. She comes to ALHI from Krisam Group and Global Event Partners, where she was Director of Sales for the past seven years, responsible for representing more than 250 independent hotels and Destination Management Companies in 92 locations. Previous to that she was Director of Business Development for Monumental Meetings; Senior Meeting Planner at Sources Unlimited, LLC; Director of Catering and Meeting Services at Wyndham Atlanta in Georgia; and Director of Catering & Convention Services at The Westin Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta. She is a board member for Site Southeast USA, was named Site Southeast USA “Volunteer of the Year” in 2012, and was recognized as “MPI Supplier of the Year” in 2009 by the Kentucky Bluegrass Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPI). She is an active member of MPI and Site. She may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alexis Matera will serve as Sales Associate for the U.S. Northeast Region, based in ALHI’s Global Sales Office in New York City. She will assist the ALHI Global Sales professionals in the region in serving corporate and association meeting professionals and incentive/recognition specialists with ALHI Global Sales services and support. Most recently she served as Group Sales Coordinator for Krisam Group and Global Event Partners, based in New York City. She may be reached at email@example.com.
Meeting professionals have chosen ALHI for nearly 30 years, for reliable one-call GSO 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.
115,000 Rooms and 10 Million Square Feet of Meeting Space
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.
For a list of ALHI’s entire portfolio, comprised of over 115,000 rooms and 10 million square feet of meeting space, visit ALHI’s website www.alhi.com, and preview details of ALHI’s membership, including easily useful information on 12 defined specialty segments within the ALHI portfolio. On the website, meeting professionals 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.
Contact any office for professional assistance and let ALHI help you identify distinctive opportunities to meet your objectives with your meetings, incentives, and conventions. For more information about ALHI, to inquire about any of the ALHI member properties, and/or to acquire a free copy of ALHI’s new “2014 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),