ALHI expands portfolio with The Doyle Collection
Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) has expanded its worldwide portfolio and options in Europe with the addition of The Doyle Collection’s four luxury hotels in England and three luxury hotels in Ireland. Also joining ALHI’s membership portfolio is The Doyle Collection’s eighth hotel, which is located in Washington, D.C. ALHI now represents The Kensington (London, England), The Marylebone (London, England), The Bloomsbury (London, England), The Bristol (Bristol, England), The Westbury (Dublin, Ireland), The Croke Park(Dublin, Ireland), The River Lee (Cork, Ireland) and The Dupont Circle (Washington, D.C.) to the meetings and incentive marketplace in North America and Europe, according to ALHI’s Chief Sales Officer Mark Sergot.
ALHI Global Luxury Sales’ distinguished portfolio features more than 250 luxury and upper-upscale hotels and resorts, which are either independent or are with an independent hotel brand, and which specialize in hosting meetings, conventions and/or incentive programs.
“We are very proud to represent the eight exceptional hotels in The Doyle Collection to meeting planners, association executives, incentive specialists and business executives in North America and Europe,” said Sergot. “These truly distinctive hotels are each known for their wonderful locations, first-class facilities and warm service. We are excited to showcase these outstanding new members of our distinguished portfolio.”
Set in the heart of one of London’s most desirable neighborhoods, The Kensington occupies a prime location in the affluent 19th century district of South Kensington. With the feel of a lovingly restored London mansion, the Victorian-style hotel offers 150 elegant guest rooms, and three meeting rooms which includes the 1,420-square-foot Town House. In addition, the hotel features a gym, spa treatment room, business center, complimentary Wi-Fi, a restaurant and bar. The hotel is just a short walk to such cultural treasures as the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum, the Victoria & Albert Museum, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gardens, Harrods and Kensington Palace.
Situated in the exclusive and trendy London neighborhood of Marylebone Village, The Marylebone is just a short walk to the excitement of fashionable Oxford Street, the world-famous stores of Bond Street and Mayfair, and the lush green spaces of Regents Park and Hyde Park. Embracing art, design and culture, the hotel’s 257 guest rooms and suites are a celebration of contemporary and antique art and furnishings. The hotel also offers six flexible meeting rooms (including the chic Drawing Room), an indoor heated swimming pool, a health club, luxury spa, complimentary Wi-Fi, a restaurant and bar. Other area offerings include the Sherlock Holmes Museum, Madame Tussauds and the Royal Academy of Arts.
Featuring a prime location in central London’s vibrant and historic Bloomsbury district, just a 5-minute walk from The British Museum and Theatreland, the iconic The Bloomsbury is housed in a neo-Georgian building with a magnificent stone entrance. Inspired by the past yet also contemporary, the hotel offers 153 luxurious guest rooms and suites with Italian marble bathrooms, 13 meeting spaces(including the grand George V and Queen Mary Halls), a gym, business center, complimentary hotel Wi-Fi, the elegant Dalloway Terrace restaurant and The Bloomsbury Club Bar. Known as London’s “literary heartland,” the Bloomsbury district is home to galleries, charming cafés, traditional pubs and quaint bookshops. The hotel is also a short stroll to Covent Garden, Soho, Oxford Circus and the Royal Opera House.
Enjoying a picturesque waterfront location in the exciting city of Bristol, The Bristol blends a modernist facade with a contemporary interior. The hotel features 187 guest rooms and suites, many of which provide scenic harbor or city views, and a dedicated Meetings and Events Centre which offers nine elegantly appointed meeting spaces. Located in the heart of a thriving creative corner, the hotel provides ideal access to Bristol’s theatres, museums and galleries; shopping in Cabot Circus; and local attractions like the Clifton Suspension Bridge (over the Avon Gorge), and SS Great Britain. Additional offerings at the hotel include the River Grille and Shore Café Bar, a gym, business center, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Bath, Bristol Zoo Gardens and Clifton Village are within a 20-minute drive.
The Westbury (Dublin, Ireland) The Gallery
Dublin’s iconic and luxurious The Westbury occupies a terrific location between Trinity College and St Stephen’s Green, perfectly situated to enjoy the exciting city. Located on Grafton Street, renowned for its upscale shopping and street artists, the sophisticated hotel is also within a short walk to the city’s top theatres, museums, art galleries, and to lively restaurants and bars. In addition to offering 205 guest rooms and suites, The Westbury features a magnificent art collection, 11 meeting spaces equipped with the latest technology, a vibrant all-day brasserie and bar, a business center, and complimentary Wi-Fi. The hotel is just a 10-minute walk to National Gallery, National Museum and Gaiety Theatre, and only a 30-minute drive to Dublin International Airport.
Nestled close to Dublin city center, The Croke Park is just steps from the historic and world-famous Croke Park Stadium, the spiritual home of Ireland’s native Gaelic games and one of the city’s leading venues for international conferences and headline concerts. Offering 232 contemporary guest rooms and suites with marble bathrooms, the hotel also has 12 meeting spaces, a fitness center, a charming outdoor terrace, and The Sideline Bistro & Bar. The hotel also provides complimentary shuttle service to the East Point Business Park and The Irish Financial Services Center, and is just a 10-minute drive to the 3Arena, National Botanical Gardens, Dublin Zoo and Guinness Storehouse.
The River Lee (Cork, Ireland) exterior
Set on a scenic bend in the river, The River Lee is just a short stroll to the city center of charismatic and historic Cork. A lively cultural hub, Cork is known for its opera house, art galleries, museums, theatres, vibrant nightlife and fun festivals. The River Lee offers 182 stylish guest rooms, many of which provide views of the city’s iconic sights, and eight meeting rooms which includes the distinct The Lookout. Additionally, the hotel has a health club, day spa, swimming pool, complimentary Wi-Fi, restaurant and bar. The hotel is just a 5-minute walk to the famous English Market, Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral, and Fitzgerald’s Park, and is ideally situated for visits to Blarney Castle (where you can kiss the legendary Blarney Stone) and to enjoy Ireland’s beautiful southern coastline. Cork International Airport is only 15 minutes away.
With an ideal location on Dupont Circle in the heart of Washington, D.C., The Dupont Circle is just moments from the National Mall, the Smithsonian Museums, Embassy Row, Georgetown, quaint boutiques, an array of cafés, and the capital’s many historic sites. Featuring a modern design, vibrant décor and original artworks, the hotel has 327 chic and spacious guest rooms and over 10,000 square feet of meeting space. A landmark it itself, the hotel also offers the Level Nine executive floor (featuring 15 magnificent suites with floor-to-ceiling windows), the popular Café Dupont, a fitness center, complimentary Wi-Fi, Bar Dupont, and a business center. Ronald Reagan National Airport is a brief 15-minute drive.
With the additions, ALHI’s portfolio now features six hotels in England, five hotels in Ireland, eight hotels in Washington, D.C., and four additional hotels in the Washington, D.C. area.
For more information about ALHI and/or its member hotels and resorts, contact your nearest of the 24 ALHI Global Sales offices in the United States, Canada, London and now Frankfurt, Germany. For specifics, go to alhi.com to identify the nearest “ALHI Team” Global Sales professionals in your area. Or, call the “ALHI Group Desk” toll-free in the U.S. at 866-303-ALHI (2544), and visit alhi.com
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ALHI, established in 1986, is the leading independent Global Sales Organization serving the meetings and incentive marketplace, providing one-call access for its distinguished membership. Hired and authorized by member properties, ALHI features a distinctive portfolio of exquisite resorts, luxurious city center business hotels, historic grand landmark hotels, lifestyle hotels, boutique hotels, 23 luxury cruise ships, and Destination Management Companies (DMCs) in more than 100 locations worldwide. ALHI’s 24 Global Sales offices in North America and Europe provide extensive Global Sales services, valuable expertise, local connectivity, market intelligence, and account advocacy for meetings and incentive programs of any size and scope worldwide. alhi.com
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