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Colorado’s Gateway Canyons Resort Joins Associated Luxury Hotels International

Increases ALHI's "U-200 Gems" Meeting Options.

Friday, January 03, 2014
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The Gateway Canyons Resort in western Colorado has been accepted as the newest member of Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI), which now provides authorized and dedicated Global Sales Organization (GSO) services and sales support for companies and organizations interested in conducting meetings and/or incentive programs at the AAA Four-Diamond resort. Gateway Canyons Resort becomes ALHI’s only Member in western Colorado, as well as the newest addition to ALHI’s “U-200 Gems” specialty segment, which now consists of 21 exclusive meeting solutions with fewer than 200 guest rooms.

Gateway Canyons Resort becomes ALHI’s sixth Colorado Member, joining the Five-Star, Five-Diamond The Broadmoor, featuring 185,000 square feet of meeting space in Colorado Springs; The Broadmoor’s Ranch at Emerald Valley, a charming all-inclusive enclave in the midst of the Pike National Forest in Colorado Springs; the acclaimed 1,200-room Keystone Resort & Conference Center, offering 100,000 square feet of meeting space in Keystone; suburban Denver’s contemporary, AAA Four-Diamond The Inverness Hotel and Conference Center in Englewood; and the sophisticated boutique resort hotel The Sebastian Vail, offering 8,500 square feet of banquet and event space nestled in Vail Village.

“Located in the spectacular red rock canyons of western Colorado, Gateway Canyons Resort is a wonderful addition to ALHI’s exclusive Membership and to our ‘U-200 Gems’ specialty segment,” said David Gabri, CEO of ALHI. “Featuring an incredible natural setting and experience, it is a true ‘gem’ of a resort that is an outstanding choice for smaller meetings and incentive programs, as well as for meetings that require a high degree of privacy. We are very excited to be working with this exceptional resort, and to sharing its amazing attributes and activities with planners.”

Gateway Canyons Resort, which was recently recognized as “Best Luxury Hideaway Resort In The Americas” in the 2013 World Luxury Hotel Awards, is a world-class resort designed and owned by John Hendricks, founder and chairman of The Discovery Channel. Set against one of the most spectacular natural landscapes in the world, the retreat is known for its luxurious accommodations and amenities, breathtaking views, and impeccable service. Opened in 2008, the resort recently underwent a multi-million dollar renovation, which included the renovation and expansion of its accommodations, which includes the Kiva Lodge, Kayenta Lodge, and in the Palisade Casitas of Gateway Canyons Resort. Named for the small town of Gateway, which has served as a “gateway” from Utah to Colorado since 1904, the resort features more than 12,000 square feet of meeting space, with such diverse venue options as the new Kayenta Conference Center, the Palisade Event Center, the 56-seat Discovery HD Theater, and the Mission Bell Amphitheater. Providing an array of teambuilding options for groups, the resort has an on-site Adventure Center and a world-class Equestrian Center, and offers such unique experiences as exploring dinosaur tracks, touring the area in a helicopter, and off-road expeditions. In addition, the resort features a signature spa, a fitness center, a salon, three restaurants, and the Gateway Auto Museum. Part of the Noble House Hotels & Resorts collection, the resort is located just minutes from the renowned Moab Desert of Utah, and one hour southwest of the Grand Junction (Colorado) Regional Airport.

Meeting professionals have chosen ALHI for nearly 30 years, for reliable one-call professional sales assistance and access to their distinctive hotels and resorts for meetings and incentive/recognition programs. 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.

ALHI’s 160+ Member hotels and resorts include extraordinary Four- and Five-Diamond quality meeting, convention, and incentive resorts on land and sea, incomparable city hotels, exclusive smaller hotels, golf resorts, historic and landmark properties, island destinations, resorts with spas, properties in international destinations, and hotels with world-class gaming and entertainment. With a worldwide portfolio of over 115,000 rooms and suites and nearly 10 million square feet of meeting space, ALHI provides planners and their organizations experienced Global Sales services with diverse options among its outstanding worldwide member hotels and resorts which specialize in meetings and incentive programs. ALHI provides reliable one-call professional sales assistance and access to their distinctive hotels, resorts, and venues for programs ranging from 10 to more than 6,500.

For a list of ALHI’s portfolio, visit www.alhi.com, and preview details of ALHI’s Membership, including useful information on the 12 defined specialty segments within the portfolio, which are designed to make it easy for planners to identify properties, destinations, venues, and/or ships that will best suit their programs’ objectives, unique desires and specific needs.

On the ALHI 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 20 professionally-staffed Global Sales Offices to serve, with locations in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Kansas City, Louisville, New York City, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Richmond, Savannah, Southern California (3), Toronto, Washington, D.C., and Washington (state). Go to www.alhi.com to identify the “ALHI Team” sales professionals in your state/area.

Contact any office for professional assistance and let ALHI help you identify distinctive opportunities to meet your objectives with your meetings, incentives, and conventions. For more information about ALHI, to inquire about any of the ALHI member properties, and/or to acquire a free copy of ALHI’s new “2014 Global Sales Guide To Meeting Facilities,” contact your nearest ALHI Global Sales Office, or call the “ALHI Group Desk” toll-free at 866-303-ALHI (2544), and visit www.alhi.com

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