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Associated Luxury Hotels International expands in region

Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) has expanded its meetings and incentives offering in the Caribbean and The Bahamas and launched its new ALHI Caribbean Collection specialty segment. Pictured: The One&Only Ocean Club on Paradise Island (Photo via oneandonlyresorts.com). 

International Meetings Review
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Thursday, September 12, 2013

Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) has expanded its meetings and incentives offering in the Caribbean and launched its new ALHI Caribbean Collection specialty segment.

The ALHI Global Sales Organization (GSO) now has 22 luxury Caribbean meeting and incentive options in 11 countries and territories.

The newest Member additions to ALHI’s worldwide portfolio in the “Caribbean Collection” are the One&Only Ocean Club, onParadise Island, Bahamas, and the InterContinental Playa Bonita Resort & Spa in Panama City, Panama. The latter represents ALHI’s first member resort in Panama. These follow ALHI’s recent portfolio additions of nine new Member resorts for meetings and incentives in six different countries, specifically Sandals Resorts International’s “Luxury Meetings & Incentives Collection” resorts, with locations in The Bahamas, Jamaica, Turks & Caicos, Grenada, Antigua, and Saint Lucia.

“ALHI has become the big fish in the Luxury Caribbean Resorts picture by significantly expanding our luxury-level Members based in the Caribbean region,” said David Gabri, president and CEO of ALHI. “Caribbean meetings and incentives are definitely on the upswing, and ALHI is poised to assist planners with incredible meeting and incentive options. The new specialty segment was specifically created for planners wanting to explore Caribbean options for their programs, and we are anxious to help them find the best option for their objectives.”

One&Only Ocean Club on Paradise Island
Once a private estate, the beachfront resort offers 105 guestrooms, suites, and villas, each of which receive personal 24-hour butler service. The resort provides 13,858 square feet of meeting and event space that includes venues for themed dinners and teambuilding programs. One&Only Ocean Club recreational options include:  an extraordinary spa with eight Balinese-style treatment villas; the 18-hole, Tom Weiskopf-designed Ocean Club Golf Course with views of the Bahamian coast; a fitness center; two pools; six tennis courts; and an array of water sports including scuba diving. Guests also receive complimentary access and special privileges at the nearby Atlantis, Paradise Island facilities including its 141-acre waterpark, marine habitat, dolphin interaction program, dining, entertainment and gaming. Dining options at One&Only Ocean Club include the renowned Courtyard Terrace with an elegant garden setting, and Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Dune restaurant overlooking the sea. The resort is 40 minutes from Nassau Lynden Pindling International Airport (NAS), just a short plane ride from South Florida.

This is an excerpt from International Meetings Review as it appeared on September 12, 2013. For updates or to read the current version of this post in its entirety, please click here.

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