Associated Luxury Hotels International has launched a new website, with enhanced search abilities and many new features. According to ALHI CEO David Gabri, the new website is designed as a one-stop online resource to assist meeting professionals, convention specialists, association executives, incentive travel specialists and business executives in identifying luxury-level and upper-upscale hotels and resorts around the world which are specifically designed and operated for meetings, incentive/recognition programs, conventions, and exhibitions.
ALHI’s portfolio features more than 250 AAA four- and five-diamond quality, mostly independent, member hotels and resorts worldwide, which offer a total of 138,5000 rooms and more than 10 million square feet of meeting space.
Featuring the same alhi.com address, this new site was designed with input from ALHI’s industry advisory council members; association executives and incentive specialists via focus groups; and with input from many of the ALHI member hotels and resorts, valued accounts, and knowledgeable ALHI global sales professionals.
The attractive new website is very mobile-friendly, and offers many more search functions and features that will be of great assistance in planning meetings, conventions and incentive travel programs. Among the many new features is an interactive world map showing all of ALHI’s 250+ hotels and resorts in 45 countries.
The search function includes the ability to search by: destination (city, state or country); the type of property (i.e. big box, level 5, city solutions, beach and island, golf, ocean line, resorts or passport collection); the number of guest rooms; and/or the amount of meeting space. Or, you can simply enter the name of a specific hotel or resort, and go directly to complete at-your-fingertips information on that property.
In addition, the new website enables you to search the type of property or destination, and then filter the results down by the number of guest rooms, the number of meeting rooms, the size of the largest meeting room, and/or the total square feet of meeting space.
Another function enables planners to compare properties being considered with an “add to compare” button. There also is a page for each of ALHI’s 250+ distinguished member hotels and resorts. This includes a colorful printable fact sheet PDF, a printable floor plans PDF, a printable capacity chart PDF, and the Google Map location.
Each hotel’s or resort’s page also features useful “fast facts” information presented in a concise manner, which includes: the number of guest rooms; largest meeting room; 2nd largest meeting room; total meeting space; the number of meeting rooms; closest airport; meeting facilities description; a capacity chart (which can be viewed in feet or meters); accommodations overview; dining and recreational information; and a beautiful photo gallery.
The new website features larger images and a cleaner home page, with the ability to scroll down on the home page for current news and ALHI Member Updates (such as renovation details or new offerings) at ALHI’s distinguished hotels and resorts.
The new website also features additional information on the ALHI Global Luxury Alliance members, which includes 23 luxury cruise ships appropriate for M&I programs, and destination management companies (DMCs) in 100-plus locations worldwide.