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ALHI adds six new members in China, including two in Hong Kong

ALHI expands to Asia

Associated Destinations Worldwide (ADW), the new Global Sales Organization (GSO) launched by Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) in October 2011, has expanded into Asia with the addition of six luxury hotels in China, including two exceptional hotels in Hong Kong. Joining ALHI’s membership are luxurious Langham Hospitality Group hotels in Beijing, Shenzhen, and two in Shanghai, as well as the two outstanding Langham Hospitality Group hotels in Hong Kong. Built upon ALHI’s more than 25 years of National Sales and service experience, ADW specifically provides local GSO services to the U.S. and Canadian meetings and incentive marketplace for its world-class member destinations, upper-tier hotels, and first-class convention facilities from around the world. These new additions are ALHI’s, and ADW’s, first member hotels or resorts in Asia, according to David Gabri, president and CEO of ALHI and ADW.

Associated Destinations Worldwide is a dedicated business unit of specialists that serves North American companies and associations by providing expertise, guidance, and local authorized sales services as an extension of their international members, and is an advocate to accounts on their outbound international group programs. ADW works in concert with the 16 ALHI National Sales Offices (NSO) and the NSO professionals providing incremental sales intelligence and assistance to the accounts they serve.

ALHI is a prestigious National Sales Organization (NSO), which for over 25 years has specifically provided dedicated and professional NSO services and sales support for its distinctive portfolio of more than 130 Four- and Five-Diamond quality hotels and resorts to the meetings and incentive marketplace. There is no cost to planners’ organizations to utilize the ALHI NSO or ADW GSO services, expertise, and account advocacy, as members’ dues fund the organization to best serve planners with local professionals.

The new ADW members in China are: Langham Place, Beijing Capital Airport (in Beijing); The Langham, Xintiandi, Shanghai (Shanghai); The Langham, Yangtze Boutique, Shanghai (Shanghai); The Langham, Shenzhen (opening in 2012 in Shenzhen); The Langham, Hong Kong (Hong Kong); and Langham Place, Mongkok, Hong Kong (Hong Kong).

“China is an exciting destination that is really growing in popularity in the North American meetings and incentive/recognition marketplace,” said ADW Executive Vice President Kevin Hinton, who oversees ADW day-to-day sales operations and services. “We saw the need to offer distinctive first-class venue options in Asia to meeting planners and incentive specialists in North America, and we are very proud to add these exceptional Langham Hospitality Group hotels to our membership. Now planners can easily learn more about these wonderful destinations and special hotels with one-call access to their nearest ADW global sales professional, and by asking their ALHI team currently serving them.”

Hinton added, “With ALHI’s 25-plus years of providing outstanding National Sales services for our exclusive portfolio of Four- and Five-Diamond quality hotels and resorts – along with the outstanding reputation of Langham Hospitality Group – planners can be assured that these are outstanding hotels in first-class destinations that know how to host and welcome meeting programs and incentive groups.”

Located right next to Beijing Capital International Airport’s iconic Terminal 3, the chic Langham Place, Beijing Capital Airport features 372 stylish guest rooms and suites, 22 meeting rooms providing a total of more than 29,000 square feet of meeting space, five innovative restaurants and bars, and a state-of-the-art Cardio Studio. The hotel is just minutes from the New China International Exhibition Centre, and the expansive Tianzhu Industrial Park. Downtown Beijing and world-renowned attractions such as the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, and the Temple of Heaven are all within easy reach with a variety of transportation options. 

Ideally located in the heart of vibrant Shanghai’s entertainment hub, The Langham, Xintiandi , Shanghai is also adjacent to the retail utopia of Huai Hai Road, known as the “Champs Elysees of the East.” The hotel features 357 elegant guest rooms and suites, 21,000 square feet of meeting space, Chuan Spa, a 24-hour health club, an indoor pool, and six restaurants and bars. Shanghai’s underground rail network is nearby, while foreign consulates, must-see museums and the key business district are all within close proximity. The Hongqiao International Airport is just 20 minutes from the hotel, while the Pudong International Airport is 45 minutes away.

Located in Shanghai’s central business district, the glamorous Five-Star The Langham, Yangtze Boutique, Shanghai features 96 exquisitely appointed rooms and suites, the rejuvenating Chuan Spa, a column-free ballroom that can accommodate up to 180 guests for a banquet, a delightful function room, 9 private dining rooms, a sixth-floor outdoor terrace, and five restaurants. Featuring an elegant Art Deco style, the hotel is conveniently located just steps from the city centre of People’s Square, and is right next to the popular shopping hub of Nanjing Road. 

Opening in the second quarter of 2012, The Langham, Shenzhen is located in the heart of one of China’s most dynamic and fastest-growing cities:  Shenzhen, in southern China. Located in Futian, the city’s new business and commercial district, the hotel will feature 360 luxurious and spacious guest rooms and suites, an elegant 6,400-square-foot ballroom, and five additional meeting rooms. The hotel also will offer Chuan Spa, a state-of-the-art fitness center, an indoor pool, an outdoor pool, a Chinese restaurant, and the exquisite Palm Court offering international fare. The hotel is located just minutes from the Hong Kong border, and 30 minutes from the international airport. 

Featuring a sophisticated European style, five-star luxury, and an elegantly grand lobby, The Langham, Hong Kong is ideally located in the heart of Hong Kong’s bustling upscale Tsimshatsui, Kowloon shopping, commercial and tourism district. The hotel features 495 luxurious guest rooms and suites with hardwood floors and silk drapes, a 5,369-square-foot ballroom that can accommodate up to 400 people, a 720-square-foot Meeting Center, four additional meeting rooms, four restaurants, two bars, and a 24-hour fitness center. The hotel is a 5 minute walk to the historic Star Ferry, then a 10-minute harbor crossing to Hong Kong Island, the central business district, and the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre in Wanchai. The hotel is 40 minutes from Hong Kong International Airport.

Conveniently located in the heart of Kowloon Peninsula, the Five-Star Langham Place, Mongkok, Hong Kong is directly connected to over 300 shops and restaurants at Langham Place mall as well as the Mangkok subway system, allowing easy access to virtually any other part of the city. Rising 42 stories, the hotel comprises 665 spacious, contemporary hotel rooms and suites, all with floor-to-ceiling windows. Meeting options include a 6,738-square-foot ballroom, the magnificent Star Room offering superb views from the 42nd floor, three additional meeting rooms, and a 6,000-square-foot outdoor venue with a waterfall. The hotel also features four restaurants, Chuan Spa with 10 treatment rooms, a fitness center with panoramic city views, a heated rooftop swimming pool, and an inspiring collection of contemporary Chinese art. The hotel is within walking distance of famous street markets such as Ladies’ Market, Temple Street Market, and Jade Market, and is 35 minutes from Hong Kong International Airport.  

In addition to these new members, Associated Destinations Worldwide also features such other exceptional hotels and resorts in its portfolio as: The Grand Resorts at Cap Cana collection in Dominican Republic, which includes Fishing Lodge Cap Cana, Sanctuary Cap Cana, and Ocean Club Cap Cana. Plus, ADW features the popular Punta Cana Resorts in Dominican Republic with the Paradisus Palma Real Resort and Paradisus Punta Cana Resort. Elsewhere other outstanding ADW members include the luxurious Half Moon in Montego Bay, Jamaica, and the incredible Paradise Island, Bahamas ATLANTIS, including The Cove, The Reef, The Royal Towers, and more.

Offerings in Mexico include five unique resorts: the AAA Five-Diamond Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach Resort & Spa (Cancun); the chic Live Aqua (Cancun); in Playa del Carmen the brand new Paradisus Resorts with the Paradisus La Perla, and the Paradisus La Esmeralda; plus in Los Cabos the magnificent Fiesta Americana Grand Los Cabos Golf & Spa Resort. Canadian hotels include the Four-Diamond Loews Hotel Vogue Montreal and the exceptional Loews Hotel Le Concorde in Quebec in the east, and the sophisticated Pan Pacific Vancouver along the west coast.

ADW also features the famed Atlantis The Palm (Dubai, United Arab Emirates), and more.

ADW and its sales team are interactive and support ALHI’s respected and dedicated National Sales Organization which now features 16 National Sales Offices (NSO) located across North America, with its dedicated team of 50 sales professionals. The ADW GSO team and the ALHI professionals provide a combination of specialists to best serve accounts with expert insight, innovative solutions, and well-established/connected relationships to assure their programs’ success.

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