Published on : Tuesday, August 19, 2014
The Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel has been added into Associated Luxury Hotels International’s exclusive Four- and Five-Diamond quality portfolio, along with Loews Minneapolis Hotel as its only Member in Minnesota.
The ALHI Global Sales Organization now represents the two luxury hotels to the meetings marketplace, providing support, expertise, and professional sales service to business executives, meeting professionals, association executives, and incentive specialists interested in conducting meetings, conventions, or incentive programs at the hotels.
Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel, conveniently located a five-minute complimentary shuttle ride from Chicago O’Hare International Airport, offers 556 luxurious guest rooms and suites, and over 53,000 square feet of meeting space.
Formerly known as the InterContinental Chicago O’Hare Hotel before its acquisition by Loews Hotels & Resorts in July 2014, the hotel is across the street from the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, and is adjacent to the newly opened Fashion Outlets of Chicago. Also, it is only a couple of blocks from the Rosemont Entertainment district, and just minutes from MB Financial Park and its vibrant mix of shopping and dining.
The contemporary hotel features its own art gallery, the terrific live music venue The Montrose Room, three exceptional on-site restaurants (The Capital Grille, the Mediterranean-style Fresco 21, and McCormick & Schmick’s), the fashionable Ice Bar, an on-site fitness center, a full-service business center, and free Wi-Fi in guest rooms and all public spaces. The hotel’s stylish and versatile meeting space, which includes four grand ballrooms and nine private boardrooms, is fully equipped with state-of-the-art technology such as LCD and digital projectors and Wi-Fi. In addition, private meeting and dining spaces also are available in the restaurants.
Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel becomes ALHI’s seventh Member in Illinois, joining the newly-renovated Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park; the landmark, 792-room InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile; the new 400-room Loews Chicago Hotel, opening in early 2015 near Navy Pier; the elegant Sofitel Chicago Water Tower, providing stunning Lake Michigan views; the sophisticated, 316-room The Langham, Chicago; and the elegant, Five-Star The Peninsula Chicago.
Loews Minneapolis Hotel, which is ALHI’s only Member hotel in the “Land of 10,000 Lakes,” features a prime location at the center of the business, theater, and entertainment districts in the heart of downtown Minneapolis. Conveniently located directly across the street from the Target Center and connected via the Skyway to some of Minnesota’s Fortune 500 companies, the 251-room hotel was formerly known as Graves 601 Hotel Wyndham Grand before its acquisition by Loews Hotels & Resorts in July 2014.
Known for its luxurious and chic facilities, the hotel features over 12,000 square feet of contemporary meeting and event space, which includes a spectacular ballroom with two glass-art walls. There are also additional meeting rooms, and 3,500 square feet of pre-function space. In addition, the hotel offers a recently-renovated full-service spa, two restaurants (Cask Cook House, and Cosmos), the sophisticated Relevé bar, and a fitness center. Area offerings include many beautiful lakes and parks, exceptional museums, the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, and acclaimed theaters. The hotel is just 20 minutes from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
In addition to their membership in ALHI’s worldwide portfolio, Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel and Loews Minneapolis Hotel become new additions to ALHI’s “City Solutions Collection” specialty segment, which now features 66 Four- and Five-Diamond quality hotels in distinctive metropolitan areas around the world which are excellent for meetings of all styles.
“Loews Hotels & Resorts are on the move. We are privileged to now serve the Loews Chicago O’Hare and Loews Minneapolis Hotel as very welcomed, and exceptional, additions to our ALHI global portfolio,” said ALHI CEO David Gabri. “The market’s demand for the Chicago area continues to grow, as Chicago is an extremely popular destination for meetings, conventions and programs.
The Loews Chicago O’Hare’s prime location, outstanding meeting facilities, and value are very appealing to groups. Minneapolis is a thriving city, with so much to offer groups, including incredible and picturesque outdoor venues. The Loews Minneapolis Hotel is a true gem and a great acquisition in a fabulous city for Loews. We’re very proud to present these very fine hotels to the North American meetings marketplace.”
ALHI’s 160+ Member hotels and resorts include exceptional Four- and Five-Diamond quality meeting, convention, and incentive resorts on land and sea, incomparable city hotels, exclusive smaller hotels, golf resorts, historic & landmark properties, island destinations, resorts with spas, properties in international destinations, and hotels with world-class gaming and entertainment.
With a worldwide portfolio of over 115,000 rooms and suites and 10 million square feet of meeting space, ALHI provides planners and their organizations experienced Global Sales services with diverse options among its outstanding worldwide member hotels and resorts which specialize in meetings and incentive programs. ALHI provides reliable one-call professional sales assistance and access to their distinctive hotels, resorts, and venues for programs ranging from 10 to more than 6,500. There is no cost to planners’ organizations to utilize the ALHI GSO services, expertise, and account advocacy, as its Members’ dues fund the Global Sales Organization to best serve planners with local professionals.
For a list of ALHI’s portfolio, visit www.alhi.com, and preview details of ALHI’s Membership, including useful information on the 12 defined “specialty segments” within the portfolio, which are designed to make it easy for planners to identify properties, destinations, venues, and/or ships that will best suit their programs’ objectives, unique desires and specific needs.
On the ALHI website, planners can quickly see details of the properties’ meeting, accommodation, recreational and dining offerings, as well as destination information and “Luxury on Sale” value opportunities. A photo gallery, meeting floor plans and specs, and a location map for each property are also easily available.
ALHI has 20 professionally-staffed Global Sales Offices to serve, with locations in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Connecticut, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Kansas City, Louisville, New York City, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Richmond, Southern California (3), Toronto, Washington, D.C., and Washington (state).