• Associated Luxury Hotels International Reveals its 24th Hotel

     
    POSTED December 22, 2016
     

Associated Luxury Hotels International has officially added its 24th luxury hotel in Florida: the Four-Diamond Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate. The 769-room resort is surrounded by 36 holes of Greg Norman-designed championship golf, 15 acres of recreation and pools, a 10,000-square-foot Mokara Spa, the David Leadbetter Gold Academy and much more. Most importantly though, it offers 128,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space that include three ballrooms, 48 meeting rooms and 70,000 square feet of outdoor space.

 “This resort is now served by the ALHI Global Sales Organization to the North American Meetings & Incentives (M&I) marketplace,” says David Gabri, CEO, ALHI.

In 2017, the resort will undergo a $40 million expansion project that will add 93 guest rooms, more meetings and event space, another restaurant and a wave pool. Situated outside of central Florida, Omni Orlando Resort is a little under 30 minutes away from the Orlando airport and 6 miles from the Walt Disney Resort.

“Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate is a remarkable resort, with a truly lush setting and so much to offer to groups,” says Gabri. “Add in its convenient access to the Walt Disney World® Resort, and its impressive new offerings, and we are very proud to showcase this extraordinary resort to groups across North America.”

Due to COVID-19, non-essential travel was, or has been, banned for months. Long anticipated trips and in-person gatherings were canceled and people have adjusted to the new normal: staying at home and meeting over Zoom. However, states have been slowly lifting restrictions, and non-essential travel will soon be happening across the country again. However, some may not be as comfortable with the thought of traveling as they were before the pandemic.  

 

Portland will be home to the first Ritz-Carlton in the Pacific Northwest. Developer BPM Real Estate Group is bringing the brand to the city, with an anticipated opening in early 2023. Plans call for a 35-story tower with 251 hotel rooms and 138 residential units, including eight penthouses.

 

Even during a worldwide pandemic, the hospitality industry is working to make people feel at ease. Though many hotels can only open their doors to health care workers and first responders, they’re reaching out to their local communities with bright messages in clever, socially-distanced ways. Through the heart-shaped lighting of windows at night, hotels are serving as beacons of hope in cities across the country.