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ALHI Opening 5 Hotels Serving Meetings Market

WASHINGTON, DC — Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) has five hotels which have either just opened or will soon open, it was announced this month.


Loews Sapphire Falls Resort, Orlando, Fla.

Among ALHI’s membership of 250-plus member hotels and resorts serving the North American meetings and incentive marketplace are these newly opened or soon-to-open properties:

San Clemente Palace Kempinski Venice reopened in Venice, Italy, in March. Located on the 17-acre private island of San Clemente, the hotel features 190 guestrooms and suites, many with views of the lagoon. The property also offers 9,000 square feet of meeting space, historic monastery buildings and an historic church dating to the 12th century.

Pasea Hotel & Spa opened May 30 in Huntington Beach, Calif., facing the ocean near Huntington Beach Pier. The property features 250 guestrooms and suites, all providing ocean views. Other amenities include 34,600 square feet of meeting space and an event lawn.

The Watergate Hotel opened June 1 in Washington, D.C., after completion of a $125 million repositioning. Featuring 337 luxury guestrooms overlooking the Potomac River, the hotel offers 27,000 sqaure feet of meeting space, including a new 7,000-square-foot ballroom and 10,000 square feet of outdoor event space, luxury spa, fitness centre and indoor pool.

Opening this July in Orlando, Fla., the Caribbean-inspired Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando will offer 1,000 guestrooms and 115,000 square feet of meeting space. This will include a 41,000-square-foot ballroom divisible into 12 sections; a 31,000-square-foot hall; 16 breakout rooms; 27,000 square feet of pre-function space and 11,000 square feet of outdoor space.

The Henderson, slated to open Nov. 1 in picturesque Destin, in Northwest Florida, is adjacent to almost 1.5 miles of beach. The 170-room resort hotel will offer 40,000 square feet of meeting and event space, which will include a 5,221-square-foot ballroom, 1,000-square-foot hospitality suite and a private dining room exclusively for group functions. The nearly 20,000 square feet of outdoor options will include beachfront lawns, pool decks, grand lawn and private beach events.

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