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ALHI adds its first hotel member in Maine

The dramatically transformed oceanfront Cliff House Maine, reopening on August 21, joins ALHI Worldwide Collection.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Cliff House Maine, which will reopen on August 21, 2016 following the completion of the first phase of an impressive $40 million transformation, has been accepted as the newest member of Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI). The newly chic 132-room oceanfront resort, which welcomed its first guests in 1872, is ALHI’s first and only Member hotel in Maine. Located in southern Maine, the year-round resort is only an hour’s drive north of Boston and a 40-minute drive from Portland, Maine as major gateways. The resort has now selected ALHI to provide Global Sales Organization (GSO) sales services to the North American M.I.C.E. (meetings, incentives, conferences/conventions, and exhibitions) marketplace, according to ALHI President Jim Schultenover. The resort is managed by Destination Hotels.

ALHI, the leading independent Global Sales Organization serving the North American Meetings & Incentive (M&I) marketplace, provides one-call local access for its distinguished Membership of over 250 luxury-level hotels and resorts, plus an Alliance including 23 luxury cruise ships appropriate for M&I programs, and Destination Management Companies (DMCs) in over 100 locations worldwide. The member dues-funded ALHI GSO has been serving its clientele with an impressive variety of Meeting & Incentive solutions around the globe for over 30 years.

Cliff House Maine becomes ALHI’s ninth Member in New England, joining the impressive 1,175-room Mohegan Sun, offering 100,000 square feet of meeting space in Uncasville, Connecticut; the 2,230-room Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut; downtown Boston’s elegant The Langham, Boston, blending historic charm and urban sophistication; the highly acclaimed 428-room Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center on Boston’s historic waterfront; and situated along Boston Harbor’s edge the contemporary 424-room InterContinental Boston. ALHI also provides GSO sales services for the AAA Four-Diamond Royal Sonesta Boston, located on the banks of the scenic Charles River; Cape Cod’s exceptional and stylish 429-acre Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club; and Vermont’s Stowe Mountain Lodge, located at the base of Mount Mansfield in the quintessential New England town of Stowe.

Nestled among 70 lush acres atop picturesque Bald Head Cliff on the southern coast of Maine, Cliff House Maine will reopen its doors on August 21, 2016 following the first phase of a large-scale $40 million revitalization. Featuring a magnificent setting, the luxurious year-round coastal resort will provide to groups and guests a completely new and enhanced experience. Providing breathtaking views, the resort will initially feature 132 stylish redesigned guest rooms and suites with glass terraces and ocean views, and 25,000 square feet of new and flexible function space. Groups can choose from a selection of 10 unique meeting spaces (including the expansive Atlantic Ballroom), many offering ocean views, that include complimentary Wi-Fi, and expert audiovisual services. Additional offerings at the resort include a 9,000-square-foot luxury spa (opening in September 2016); a 150-seat state-of-the-art amphitheater; an 18-hole semi-private golf course adjacent to the property; the signature restaurant The Tiller; and a classic Maine lobster shack (opening in September 2016). Tennis, hiking, biking, sea kayaking, fishing, paddle boarding, ice skating, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, and helicopter tours of the lighthouse and coastlines are among the many activities available to guests and groups.  

For the second phase of the transformation the resort will expand further with additional guest rooms and an adults-only pool. This phase, which will bring the total rooms to over 225 rooms and suites, is slated for completion in July 2017. Cliff House Maine, which overlooks Nubble Lighthouse, is located in Cape Neddick, Maine, just minutes from Ogunquit’s sandy beach, and is just over an hour north of Boston. Portland International Jetport (PWM) in Maine is 37 miles away, Manchester Airport (MHT) in New Hampshire is 62 miles away, and Boston’s Logan International Airport (BOS) is 70 miles south.

In addition to becoming a new Member in ALHI’s worldwide portfolio, Cliff House Maine becomes the newest option in the “ALHI U-200 Gems Collection,” “ALHI Historic Collection,” “ALHI Beach & Island Collection” and “ALHI Golf Collection” luxury brand segments.

ALHI ( is a membership-based, dues-funded Global Sales Organization, providing extensive GSO sales services throughout the United States and Canada at no cost to the Accounts, while providing valuable services, expertise, local connectivity, market intelligence, and account advocacy.

Collectively ALHI is prepared to assist Accounts in the U.S. and Canada with their programs in the U.S.A. and over 90 other countries worldwide. ALHI provides a team of experienced, proven and knowledgeable sales professionals for Account advocacy with full market one-call professional GSO sales assistance and access to their distinctive hotels, resorts, and venue resources for M&I programs of any size and scope worldwide. ALHI helps Accounts best achieve their objectives and budgets, with distinctive venues, vital insights, and responsible service to enhance the ease and success of their programs.

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