Updated ALHI Sales Guide Showcases 10 Million Sq. Ft. of Meeting Space

To help it market its members' meeting space, Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) has published a new hotel and resort directory with the theme "Art of Distinction," it announced last month.

Called the "2010-2011 ALHI National Sales Guide to Meeting Facilities," the annual directory features more than 100,000 guest rooms and over 10 million square feet of meeting space at more than 125 meetings hotels around the world.

"Since ALHI recognizes planners' talents and contributions to a meeting's success as an 'art,' and our ALHI portfolio features unique and distinctive meeting options, the directory is themed as the 'Art of Distinction,'" ALHI President and CEO David Gabri said in a statement. "Our comprehensive 162-page annual directory features over 100,000 rooms and over 10 million square feet of incredible meeting space options, providing ALHI the 'distinction' of literally the very best portfolio for meetings and conventions in the upper-tier and luxury set. Our guide is designed for planners and executives to work together with us to build a successful and distinctive event with ALHI's portfolio of more than 125 four- and five-diamond quality hotels and resorts worldwide."

Established in 1986, ALHI provides meetings and event sales services to hotels via 16 national sales offices across the country. Published every year, its sales directory features photos and facts about each of its member properties, which include small hotels, island destinations, golf resorts, historic and landmark properties, and spa resorts.

"Our annual guide has proven to be an extremely valuable and sought after resource for planners and organization executives," Gabri said. "It is a terrific tool to develop and consider options for large and small meetings, special incentive/recognition programs, annual conventions, and important executive retreats and board meetings."

New in this year's sales guide is a section on ALHI's newly defined specialty segments, including the "ALHI Level 5 Collection," consisting of 17 five-diamond and five-star hotels; the "ALHI Big Box 5-50 Collection," consisting 27 hotels with more than 500 rooms and over 50,000 square feet of meeting space; the "Mountain Resorts Collection," featuring hotels with mountain views; the "ALHI Historic Collection," which includes 36 landmark properties; and the "ALHI U-200 Gems Collection," consisting of ALHI member hotels with fewer than 200 guest rooms.

"This convention information sourcebook, combined with the expertise of our helpful ALHI National Sales team professionals, helps planners identify potential and often ideal solutions for their specific programs," Gabri concluded. "It is an idea book. It provides a comprehensive base of knowledge to help the planner review potential options for their next meeting, convention or incentive/recognition program, and share the concepts with colleagues."

For more information, or to request a free copy of the ALHI "Art of Distinction" sales guide, call 1-866-303-ALHI or visit www.alhi.com.