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Acquisition merges two of North America’s largest independent hotel national sales organizations

Associated Luxury Hotels International acquires Hinton + Grusich

Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) has acquired Hinton + Grusich (H + G), which merges two of the largest and most respected independent National Sales Organizations in North America which specifically serve the meeting, incentive/recognition, convention, and exhibition marketplaces exclusively for their hotel and resort members. Fully effective January 1, 2011, the acquisition will result in the significant expansion of ALHI’s National Sales team, to address the growing demand from corporate and association meeting professionals, incentive/recognition specialists, and business executives across North America. The merger will enable ALHI to be even more far reaching and effective in serving its impressive portfolio of more than 130 Four- and Five-Diamond quality member hotels and resorts worldwide, offering over 100,000 rooms and 10 million square feet of meeting space. The terms of the acquisition have not been disclosed.

“After 25 years of each organization successfully serving the meetings and incentive industry with National Sales responsibilities for their member hotels and resorts, it is a logical step for ALHI and the H + G teams to join forces,” said David Gabri, president and CEO of ALHI. “It is a ‘marriage,’ that will truly benefit our clients and our hotel members.”

With the H + G acquisition, Kevin Hinton has been named Executive Vice President of ALHI; Bill Grusich, CMP, Senior Vice President; Kathy Kozminske, Vice President; and the majority of the H + G staff will join ALHI, augmenting the current ALHI sales and leadership team throughout North America. With the addition of Hinton + Grusich, ALHI’s national sales staff expands (to nearly 50) and its market presence grows even larger nationally, particularly with gains in the Midwest region.

ALHI maintains its 16 professionally-staffed National Sales Offices, with locations in Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Kansas City, Louisville, New York City, North Carolina, Orange County (CA), Orlando, Philadelphia, Richmond, San Diego, and Toronto.

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