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August 1, 2017

Supplier News: New Members for ALHI, New Airport Hotel at LaGuardia

There have been a number of new hotel updates in this week’s meetings industry supplier news. Find out more. 

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ALHI Adds Four New Hotels to Convention Collection

Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI), an independent Global Sales Organization (GSO) serving the meetings and incentive marketplace, has expanded its worldwide portfolio and “ALHI Convention Collection” with the recent addition of four new member hotels. They are: the new InterContinental Washington D.C. – The Wharf, slated to open in October 2017 on the Potomac River in Washington, D.C.; the refurbished Omni Shoreham Hotel, offering 834 rooms in Washington, D.C.; the 1,059-room Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center; and the new 612-room Omni Louisville Hotel, opening in spring 2018 in downtown Louisville, Kentucky.

With the new additions, ALHI now offers 30 member hotels in its “ALHI Convention Collection.” ALHI’s worldwide portfolio has more than 250 hotels and resorts, which are either independent or are with an independent hotel brand, and which specialize in serving the MICE marketplace.

Expected to open in October 2017, InterContinental Washington D.C. – The Wharf is the newest addition to the reimagined Wharf neighborhood. The hotel will have 278 elegant guest rooms and suites with touch panel technology, more than 17,000 square feet of meeting and event space, and waterfront views of Washington, D.C.  The hotel will also have two on-site dining options, and will be near to D.C.’s famous attractions. The hotel is not far from major thoroughfares, transit stops, and four miles from Reagan National Airport.

Known for its indoor and outdoor spaces, the grand Omni Shoreham Hotel has been hosting groups and guests in Washington, DC, since its opening in 1930. Now completely refurbished and restored, the hotel has 834 guest rooms and several dining options, as well as 24 meeting rooms totaling over 100,000 square feet of meeting space, which includes seven ballrooms and scenic gardens for outdoor functions. The hotel is eight miles from Ronald Reagan National Airport, 34 miles from Baltimore/Washington International Airport, and 28 miles from Dulles International Airport.  

Ideally located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, the Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center is connected to the Georgia World Congress Center and is also the nearest hotel to the newly built Mercedes Benz Stadium. The hotel has 1,059 guest rooms and suites, which offer views of Atlanta’s downtown skyline, the CNN Center Atrium or Centennial Olympic Park. In addition, the hotel has 45 meeting rooms with more than 120,000 square feet of function space, which includes the 19,864-square-foot Grand Ballroom. Also providing three unique dining options, the hotel is just 12 miles from Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

Opening in spring 2018, the Omni Louisville Hotel will be located in downtown Louisville, Kentucky, and will have a unique design of intersecting towers that represent the crossroads of the past, present and future of Louisville. Inspired by the city’s history, the hotel will have 612 guest rooms and suites, and 65,000 square feet of meeting and event space. The latter will include the 20,000-square-foot Commonwealth Ballroom, the 10,000-square-foot Olmsted Ballroom, and 18 additional breakout rooms. Additionally, the hotel will have a full-service spa, fitness center, a rooftop café, and a speak-easy with bowling lanes. The hotel will be eight minutes from Louisville International Airport

InterContinental Washington D.C. – The Wharf and the Omni Shoreham Hotel become ALHI’s fifth and sixth member hotels in Washington, D.C., joining such hotels as: the Mandarin Oriental, Washington, D.C., with 397 newly renovated guest rooms; the recently renovated, boutique-style Washington Court Hotel on Capitol Hill; the centrally located The Watergate Hotel on the banks of the Potomac; and the Willard InterContinental, two blocks from the White House.

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center becomes ALHI’s third option in Atlanta, joining the 422-room InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta on Peachtree Road in the center of Buckhead, and the 414-room Loews Atlanta Hotel in the heart of Midtown.

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LaGuardia to Get AccorHotels’ First ibis Styles Hotel in U.S.

New York’s LaGuardia Airport is getting AccorHotels’ first ibis Styles hotel in the United Sates

The new ibis Styles New York LaGuardia Airport will serve as the flagship hotel for the brand in the country, and will be located at the former site of the LaGuardia Airport Hotel, just across Grand Central Parkway from the airport. 

The hotel, which underwent a major renovation, has 93 guestrooms with designs inspired by the New York City Subway. Design details range from whimsical in-wall lobby seating to throw pillows and artwork that take cues from the colorful emblems, stations and route maps.

Guest rooms will be inspired by different subway lines - green, yellow, red, blue - with 26-inch HD LED televisions, desk areas, walls decorated with subway maps, and the Sweet Bed by ibis Styles, with a fluffy topper, as well as a white duvet and large, light and airy microfiber pillows. For dining, guests can get street-inspired snacks served at the Metrocard Lounge. The hotel also offers NYC Subway card packages.

Ibis Styles is an international non-standardized brand. The price is always inclusive of buffet breakfast for every overnight guest, unlimited Wi-Fi, and extras such as hot drinks, gifts for the kids and more. Ibis Styles New York LaGuardia Airport caters to both business and leisure travelers with high-speed Internet and a convenient location close to the airport.

Ibis Styles is part of AccorHotels' ibis Brand family, which will open seven new ibis hotels in the region, specifically Mexico, in 2017 and 2018. For more information about ibis Styles, visit www.ibisstyles.com.

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