• ALHI Hosts 12th Annual Executive Women in Leadership Conference

     
    POSTED July 24, 2017
     

From June 8-10, Associated Luxury Hotels International held its 12th Annual Executive Women in Leadership Conference at Hotel del Coronado in San Diego/Coronado California. ALHI is a leading independent Global Sales Organization in the Meetings & Incentive industry, from which they hosted 65 senior level women executives in the meetings and hospitalities industries. These women included hotel executives and meeting professionals. At the event was Victoria Hettleman, the ALHI senior vice president of sales (conference chairperson), Amber Voelker, the ALHI regional vice president for the West (conference co-chairperson), and Ashly Balding, the ALHI executive vice president. The conference was co-hosted by Hotel del Coronado and Delta Air Lines. The co-hosts had in attendance Cheryl Ferguson, director of sales at Hotel del Coronado; Gerry Kingston, the manager of meeting, events & incentive sales at Delta Air Lines, and Norma Dean, director of specialty sales at Delta Air Lines.

Hotel del Coronado is located across the bay from downtown San Diego, and is just 15 minutes away from the San Diego International Airport. The hotel provides panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, along with its various other amenities. Hotel del Coronado has 65,000 square feet of meeting space, 679 guest rooms and suites, a full service recreation department, nine restaurants and bars, a world class spa, and a 24 hour fitness center.

ALHI spans more than 250 luxury and upper upscale hotels and resorts as members, either independent or within independent hotel brands. In addition, ALHI also has a Global Luxury Alliance partnership that includes 23 luxury cruise ships, and destination management companies in more than 100 locations worldwide. ALHI gives expertise, market intelligence, account advocacy, Global Sales services, and local connectivity for meeting and incentive programs of all shapes and sizes at no cost to accounts.

After almost 20 years of vacancy, the Cook County Hospital in Chicago will be put to use once again. A $150 million adaptive reuse project restored the historic, 106-year-old hospital, which has become a combined Hyatt Place and Hyatt House hotel, as well as medical offices, a museum, a food hall and more. While the opening is multi-phased, the hotels are scheduled to open in late July.  

 

Jumpstarting tourism in cities across the country will be more complicated than simply opening doors again – especially in cities with large populations like Chicago. However, working together proves more effective, and in Chicago, more than 250 businesses are banding together to join Choose Chicago’s new initiative, Tourism & Hospitality Forward. It bolsters a safe reopening that encourages tourism as well as meetings and events in

 

Due to COVID-19, non-essential travel was, or has been, banned for months. Long anticipated trips and in-person gatherings were canceled and people have adjusted to the new normal: staying at home and meeting over Zoom. However, states have been slowly lifting restrictions, and non-essential travel will soon be happening across the country again. However, some may not be as comfortable with the thought of traveling as they were before the pandemic.