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ALHI Expands To Asia: Adds 6 New Members In China, Including 2 In Hong Kong, To It's New Associated Destinations Worldwide GSO Unit

ADW Is Associated Luxury Hotels International’s New Global Sales Team Serving Planners In North America As Outbound Specialist For International Group Programs

Associated Destinations Worldwide (ADW), the new Global Sales Organization (GSO) launched by Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) in October 2011, has expanded into Asia with the addition of six luxury hotels in China, including two exceptional hotels in Hong Kong. Joining ALHI’s membership are luxurious Langham Hospitality Group hotels in Beijing, Shenzhen, and two in Shanghai, as well as the two outstanding Langham Hospitality Group hotels in Hong Kong. Built upon ALHI’s more than 25 years of National Sales and service experience, ADW specifically provides local GSO services to the U.S. and Canadian meetings and incentive marketplace for its world-class member destinations, upper-tier hotels, and first-class convention facilities from around the world. These new additions are ALHI’s, and ADW’s, first member hotels or resorts in Asia, according to David Gabri, president and CEO of ALHI and ADW.

Associated Destinations Worldwide ( is a dedicated business unit of specialists that serves North American companies and associations by providing expertise, guidance, and local authorized sales services as an extension of their international members, and is an advocate to accounts on their outbound international group programs. ADW works in concert with the 16 ALHI National Sales Offices (NSO) and the NSO professionals providing incremental sales intelligence and assistance to the accounts they serve.

ALHI ( is a prestigious National Sales Organization (NSO), which for over 25 years has specifically provided dedicated and professional NSO services and sales support for its distinctive portfolio of more than 130 Four- and Five-Diamond quality hotels and resorts to the meetings and incentive marketplace. There is no cost to planners’ organizations to utilize the ALHI NSO or ADW GSO services, expertise, and account advocacy, as members’ dues fund the organization to best serve planners with local professionals.

The new ADW members in China are: Langham Place, Beijing Capital Airport (in Beijing); The Langham, Xintiandi, Shanghai (Shanghai); The Langham, Yangtze Boutique, Shanghai (Shanghai); The Langham, Shenzhen (opening in 2012 in Shenzhen); The Langham, Hong Kong (Hong Kong); and Langham Place, Mongkok, Hong Kong (Hong Kong).

“China is an exciting destination that is really growing in popularity in the North American meetings and incentive/recognition marketplace,” said ADW Executive Vice President Kevin Hinton, who oversees ADW day-to-day sales operations and services. “We saw the need to offer distinctive first-class venue options in Asia to meeting planners and incentive specialists in North America, and we are very proud to add these exceptional Langham Hospitality Group hotels to our membership. Now planners can easily learn more about these wonderful destinations and special hotels with one-call access to their nearest ADW global sales professional, and by asking their ALHI team currently serving them.”

Hinton added, “With ALHI’s 25-plus years of providing outstanding National Sales services for our exclusive portfolio of Four- and Five-Diamond quality hotels and resorts – along with the outstanding reputation of Langham Hospitality Group – planners can be assured that these are outstanding hotels in first-class destinations that know how to host and welcome meeting programs and incentive groups.”