George Hutcheson has joined Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) as Director of Sales in the West Region. In his new position he is responsible for providing meeting professionals, association executives, convention specialists, and business executives with ALHI Global Sales Organization (GSO) services and support with its distinctive portfolio of more than 140 Four- and Five-Diamond quality hotels and resorts worldwide, which offer more than 100,000 rooms and suites and over 10 million square feet of meeting space. Hutcheson’s primary focus is on business development with strategic accounts, and those in Southern California, Nevada and New Mexico, a market area he has previously served for over a decade as the Director of Gaylord Hotels & Resorts’ Western Region National Sales Office (NSO). Hutcheson will report directly to Chris Riccardi, Regional Vice President of ALHI’s West Region GSO sales team. The announcement of Hutcheson’s appointment was made by ALHI President and CEO David Gabri.
ALHI (www.alhi.com) is a prestigious dues-based Global Sales Organization. For over 25 years ALHI has specifically provided dedicated and professional GSO services to the North American meetings and incentive marketplace, exclusively for its more than 140 Four- and Five-Diamond quality hotel and resort members worldwide. There is no cost to planners’ organizations to utilize the ALHI GSO services, expertise, and account advocacy, as its members’ dues fund the Global Sales Organization to best serve planners with local professionals.
Prior to joining ALHI, Hutcheson served as Director for Gaylord Hotels for the West U.S. Region for 11 years. In that position he received many awards, including “2011 Team of the Year” and “Territory Production Award Winner” for 2011. Prior to that, he served as Director of National Sales for Wyndham International, where he represented 130 hotels and resorts in the U.S. and the Caribbean to the West Region. His extensive experience also includes serving as Director of Sales – Western Region for Omni Hotels. He may be reached at 909-389-2440 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
“We are so pleased to add George, with his trusted NSO account experience, to our ALHI Global Sales team,” said Gabri. “We had the privilege of working with George when he was with Gaylord Hotels, and we know what an incredibly talented and dedicated sales executive he is. He will be a great resource for planners and executives in the West, but now with a far more extensive ALHI portfolio of exceptional member hotels and resorts, including many more meeting and incentive options for the variety of programs for the accounts he serves. This includes more ‘big box’ solutions than what he had in the past.”
ALHI member hotels include extraordinary Four- and Five-Diamond quality meeting and incentive resorts, incomparable city hotels, exclusive smaller hotels, golf resorts, historic and landmark properties, sland destinations, resorts with spas, properties in international destinations, and hotels with world-class gaming and entertainment.
For a list of ALHI’s entire portfolio, visit www.alhi.com, and preview details of ALHI’s membership, including easily useful information on several defined specialty segments within the ALHI portfolio to serve distinctive meeting, convention and incentive travel needs. On the website, planners can quickly see details of the properties’ meeting, accommodation, recreational and dining offerings, as well as destination information and “Luxury on Sale” value opportunities. A photo gallery, meeting floor plans and specs, and a location map for each property are also easily available.
ALHI has 16 professionally-staffed Global Sales Offices to serve, with locations in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Kansas City, Louisville, New York City, Orlando, Philadelphia, Richmond, Savannah, Southern California, Toronto, Washington, D.C., and Washington (state). Go to www.alhi.com to identify the “ALHI Team” sales professionals in your state/area.
For more information about ALHI, to inquire about a future meeting at any of the ALHI member properties, and/or to acquire a free copy of ALHI’s new “2012-2013 Global Sales Guide To Meeting Facilities,” contact your nearest ALHI Global Sales Office, call the “ALHI Group Desk” toll-free at 866-303-ALHI (2544), and visit www.alhi.com.