Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI), a resource for meeting planners that offers member hotels and facilities specializing in meeting and incentive programs, expanded its portfolio with two hotels in Texas.
The AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, located by The University of Texas at Austin, and the Omni Dallas Hotel in Dallas, were accepted into ALHI’s worldwide portfolio, becoming ALHI’s seventh and eighth member hotels in Texas.
ALHI now provides Global Sales Organization (GSO) support, expertise, and sales services to meeting professionals, association executives, incentive/recognition specialists and business executives in North America interested in conducting meetings and/or programs at the hotels.
“Texas continues to be a very popular and convenient destination for meetings and conventions, and these two outstanding hotels handsomely augment our offerings and are two of the very best meeting hotels and facilities in the state,” said David Gabri, CEO, ALHI. “Each features an excellent location, exceptional meeting facilities, and first-class facilities and service. They are very welcome additions to our worldwide portfolio.”
AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, situated in downtown Austin, features 297 guest rooms and 40,000 square feet of meeting space. The hotel’s 37 different meeting spaces include a 300-seat tiered amphitheater, with a very large video wall and a sizable stage, multiple tiered classrooms, an 800-seat divisible ballroom, and 18 breakout rooms, ranging from 200 to 600 square feet. In addition, the hotel’s telepresence environment enables meeting participants to connect virtually with up to 48 locations, 24/7. Conveniently located just four blocks from the Texas State Capitol, the hotel also features complimentary high-speed Internet (wired and wireless), a 24-hour fitness center, a heated outdoor pool, the Carillon Restaurant, Gabriel’s Café and One Twenty 5 Café. The use of University of Texas campus recreational facilities and pools also may be arranged at the hotel. Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is just eight miles away.
The Omni Dallas Hotel, the recipient of many of the meetings industry’s highest honors, offers 110,000 square feet of meeting space, with 39 meeting rooms that includes the 31,733-square-foot Dallas Ballroom and the 15,418-square-foot Trinity Ballroom. Located in the center of the revitalized downtown Dallas, the hotel is connected via sky bridge to the Dallas Convention Center, providing convenient access to 2.1 million square feet of meeting space. Featuring a contemporary reflective glass exterior, the 23-story hotel offers 1,001 guest rooms, which includes 67 spacious suites and three presidential suites.
The hotel also features the full-service Mokara Spa, a rooftop terrace pool deck, a spacious state-of-the-art fitness center with stunning views of downtown, a heated infinity swimming pool, a sauna, the nationally renowned Bob’s Steak & Chop House restaurant, the farm-to-table restaurant Texas Spice, The Owner’s Box interactive sports bar, a gourmet coffee shop and a lobby lounge. The hotel is close to the area’s impressive array of restaurants, shops and entertainment options, including the historical West End District, just one-half mile away. The American Airlines Center (home to the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks) is just 1.4 miles away, and DFW International Airport is 19 miles from the hotel.
Other ALHI member hotels and resorts in Texas include the 244-room Hotel Sorella CITYCENTRE in Houston; the contemporary Hotel Valencia Riverwalk on the banks of San Antonio’s famed River Walk; the 528-room InterContinental Dallas in the heart of North Dallas in Addison; the highly decorated La Cantera Hill Country Resort in the breathtaking Texas Hill Country in San Antonio; the Dallas landmark The Adolphus; and the AAA Four-Diamond The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa in Houston’s dynamic Galleria area.
In addition to their membership in ALHI’s worldwide portfolio, the two hotels become the newest options in ALHI’s “City Solutions Collection” specialty segment, which now features 62 Four- and Five-Diamond quality hotels in distinctive metropolitan areas around the world. Omni Dallas Hotel also becomes a new addition to ALHI’s “Big Box Solutions Collection” specialty segment, consisting of 27 ALHI hotels with at least 500 guest rooms, a minimum of 50,000 square feet of meeting space and at least one ballroom of 20,000 square feet.