ALHI expands Global Luxury Sales Team
Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) has expanded its Global Sales team in the U.S. Midwest with the addition of Michelle Russell as Global Sales Manager. Based in ALHI’s new Global Sales office in Minnesota, she assists meeting professionals, association executives, incentive specialists and business executives across the United States who are interested in conducting meetings, conventions and/or incentive programs at any of ALHI’s member hotels and resorts. ALHI Global Luxury Sales’ distinguished portfolio features more than 250 luxury and upper-upscale hotels and resorts around the world, which are either independent or are with an independent hotel brand, and which specialize in serving meetings and incentive programs. The announcement was made by ALHI’s Chief Sales Officer Mark Sergot.
A highly accomplished hospitality industry sales executive, Russell brings more than 25 years of experience in the luxury meetings and incentive sector to her new position. Prior to joining ALHI she was Vice President, Global Accounts for HPN Global. Previous to that, she was with Hyatt Hotels Corporation, which includes serving Hyatt Global Sales for three years as Director, Strategic Accounts and for seven years as Director, Account Development. Her tenure with the company also includes serving as Director of National Sales for Hyatt’s Western Global Sales team, and as Sales Manager for Hyatt Regency Cambridge in Massachusetts. Among the many honors bestowed on her was being named Hyatt Hotels’ “National Sales Manager of the Year.” She may be reached at (218) 328-3136 firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Michelle has a tremendous level of experience and deep customer relationships. She is a terrific addition to our growing ALHI Global Sales team,” said Sergot. “Michelle will serve as a resource for planners across the United States who are interested in conducting meetings, conventions and/or incentive programs at any of our member hotels or resorts, or the 23 luxury cruise ships in our portfolio.”
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; 16 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,” featuring ALHI’s 31 hotels and resorts that offer 500+ rooms, more than 50,000 square feet of meeting space, and have at least one 20,000-square-foot ballroom.
Other ALHI Luxury Brand Collections include: “Level 5 Collection,” consisting of 65 member hotels and resorts that have earned the industry’s highest recognitions; “City Solutions,” offering 100 city-center hotels; “Golf Collection,” featuring 72 resorts with championship golf; “Beach & Island Collection,” with 55 member options; “Elite Retreats,” consisting of 57 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.
For more information about ALHI and/or its member hotels and resorts, or Alliance partners, contact your 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 state/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 + Alliance Members
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 of more than250 luxury hotels and resorts, which are either independent or are with an independent hotel brand. 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, and boutique hotels. ALHI’s portfolio also features a Global Luxury Alliance partnership including 23 luxury cruise ships appropriate for meetings and incentive programs, and Destination Management Companies (DMCs) in 100-plus locations worldwide. ALHI offers 24 Global Sales offices in the U.S., Canada, London, and now Frankfurt, Germany, providing extensive Global Sales services, valuable expertise, local connectivity, market intelligence, and account advocacy for meetings and incentive programs of any size and scope worldwide, at no cost to accounts. alhi.com