Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) expands Team
Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) has expanded its Global Sales team with the addition of David Almond as Regional Vice President of Sales-Midwest U.S. & Canada. Based in ALHI’s Global Sales office in Chicago, Illinois, he now leads and oversees ALHI’s Global Sales teams located in Chicago; Kansas City, Missouri; Louisville, Kentucky; and Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ALHI Global Luxury Sales assists meeting professionals, association executives, incentive specialists and business executives who are interested in conducting meetings, conventions and/or incentive programs at any of ALHI’s 250+ luxury and upper-upscale member hotels and resorts worldwide, which are either independent or are with an independent hotel brand. The announcement of Almond’s appointment was made by ALHI’s Chief Sales Officer Mark Sergot.
Prior to joining ALHI, Almond served as the Director of Sales & Marketing for the 792-room InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile, a member of ALHI’s distinguished portfolio. Previous to that he served as Area Director of Sales and Marketing for Starwood Hotels of Downtown Chicago, with area responsibility for the Sheraton Chicago, Westin River North, Westin Michigan Avenue, W Chicago Lakeshore, W Chicago City Center and the Tremont Hotel. His extensive experience also includes serving as Director of Sales for Hiltons of Chicago, where he represented Hilton Chicago, Palmer House Hilton, Hilton O’Hare, Conrad Chicago, Drake and Embassy Suites Lakefront. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from The Pennsylvania State University, and may be reached at (630) 880-1175 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“We’ve had the privilege of working with David, as he comes to us from the outstanding InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile,” said Sergot. “So we know what an exceptional, dynamic and dedicated sales professional and leader he is, with a true passion for serving accounts and our valued member hotels and resorts. He is a terrific addition to our leadership team, and we are very proud to have him overseeing our talented Global Sales professionals in the Midwest.”
ALHI’s luxury portfolio includes more than 150 distinctive hotels and resorts in the USA and Canada; 38 in Western Europe; 13 in Eastern Europe; 33 in Asia; 13 in the Middle East; 9 in Africa; 17 in the Bahamas, Bermuda, Caribbean region and Mexico; and 4 in South America.
In addition to its member hotels and resorts, ALHI’s portfolio features 10 Luxury Brand Collections to make it easy for planners to identify properties that will suit their programs’ specific needs. This includes the “Convention Collection” with 30 member hotels and resorts; “Level 5 Collection” with 64 upper-upscale hotel and resort options; “City Solutions,” offering 102 city-center hotels; “Golf Collection,” featuring 77 resorts with championship golf; “Beach & Island Collection,” with 55 member options; “Elite Retreats,” consisting of 60 exclusive hotels and resorts with fewer than 200 rooms; “Mountain Collection,” with 26 choices providing inspiring mountain views; “Bahamas, Bermuda & Caribbean Collection,” offering 17 luxury-level tropical options; “Ocean Line Collection,” with the 23 ultra-luxurious “floating resorts”; and “DMC Solutions,” providing local expertise in more than 100 destinations worldwide. ALHI is also pleased to exclusively represent Kempinski Hotels & Resorts in North America. The Kempinski portfolio feature more than 70 “individual” and unique properties around the world.
For more information about ALHI and/or its member hotels and resorts, contact the nearest of the 24 ALHI Global Sales offices in the United States, Canada, London, and now Frankfurt, Germany. For specifics, go to alhi.com to identify the nearest “ALHI Team” Global Sales professionals in your area. Or, call the “ALHI Group Desk” toll-free in the U.S. at 866-303-ALHI (2544), and visit alhi.com.
About ALHI, with 250 Hotels & Resorts + 23 Cruise Ships and DMCs
ALHI, established in 1986, is the leading independent Global Sales Organization serving the meetings and incentive marketplace, providing one-call access for its distinguished membership. Hired and authorized by member properties, ALHI features a distinctive portfolio of exquisite resorts, luxurious city center business hotels, historic grand landmark hotels, lifestyle hotels, boutique hotels, luxury cruise ships, and Destination Management Companies (DMCs). ALHI’s 24 Global Sales offices in North America and Europe provide extensive Global Sales services, valuable expertise, local connectivity, market intelligence, and account advocacy for meetings and incentive programs of any size and scope worldwide. alhi.com