• ALH Expands Current Portfolio

     
    POSTED March 8, 2017
     

Associated Luxury Hotels has expanded its global footprint, collection of member hotels and resorts, sales, marketing and hospitality service with the acquisition of Frankfurt, Germany-based Worldhotels. By adding World hotels, it grows  its current portfolio of Global Sales Organization and hospitality services. ALH already owns and operates Associated Luxury Hotels International, making the Worldhotels acquistion a real coup.

Worldhotels is a leading global group that consists of independent upper-scale and luxury-level hotels and resorts. It also includes independent hotel brands around the world. Their primary focus is on individual business traveler leisure and meeting solutions.

\]Both ALHI and Worldwide are planning to expand their market, talent pool, and geographic outreach which makes their partnership’s strategic outreach incredibly beneficial. For more information, visit alhi.com, worldhotels.com and alhworld.com.

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As with most facets of the meetings and events industry, the art of managing an event budget is a true balancing act. And while it’s easy to get wrapped up in the nitty-gritty, Eventbrite revealed a pleasant surprise in its 2018 Pulse Report (which surveyed 1,200 planners), finding that event budgets overall appear to be on the rise. But where exactly are those budget dollars going these days and how can planners best spend to craft memorable moments?

 

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