• 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.

 

The return of familiarization trips is one key sign that things are beginning to return to normal in our industry. In mid-June the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB) hosted more than 40 meeting and convention planners for a three-day familiarity tour. Their stay included a visit to the Franklin Institute and world premiere exhibit Harry Potter: The Exhibition, evening reception on the Rocky Steps, and a watch party as Philadelphia was announced as a host city for the FIFA World Cup 2026.

 

If you’ve hosted meetings at the Javits Center or other venues in Manhattan, you know that there’s more than enough to do in the borough to easily keep attendees busy for days.

 

Pittsburgh may be known as The Steel City, but it has plenty of greenery, too, and opportunities for groups attending meetings here to get out in nature. The Pittsburgh CVB, which has the tagline “Only in Pittsburgh,” has proudly shared the news that the Great Allegany Passage was named a winner in the 2022 USA Today “10Best Readers’ Choice” travel award contest for “best recreational trail.”