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Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI), a resource for meeting planners, expanded its worldwide portfolio with the addition of the new Loews Chicago Hotel, slated to open in early 2015.

ALHI now provides Global Sales Organization (GSO) support, expertise and sales services for the spectacular new Chicago hotel to meeting professionals, association executives, incentive/recognition specialists, and business executives in North America interested in conducting meetings and/or programs at the hotel.

ECN 052014_MDW_ALHI_Loews Chicago Hotel (220x340)Located in the heart of Chicago, in a highly visible 52-story tower located just one block north of the Chicago River and two blocks east of North Michigan Ave., Loews Chicago Hotel will offer 400 guest rooms and suites, which will provide views of the city’s skyline and Lake Michigan.

The hotel will offer 25,717 square feet of state-of-the-art meeting space and outdoor function venues, including 10 meeting rooms, a boardroom with video conferencing capabilities, an 8,591-square-foot ballroom, and a 4,740-square-foot junior ballroom. On-site leisure options will include a 75-foot indoor lap pool, a 24-hour fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment and spa treatment rooms, a new signature restaurant, retail shop, and a rooftop lounge with sweeping views of Chicago. The hotel, which will be owned and operated by Loews Hotels & Resorts, will be within walking distance of great shopping and entertainment, and will be 25 minutes from Chicago O’Hare International Airport, and 30 minutes from Chicago Midway International Airport.

“The brand new Loews Chicago Hotel will be a very welcomed addition to the amazing city of Chicago,” said David Gabri, CEO, ALHI. “Chicago continues to be one of the most highly sought-after destinations, and this will be an outstanding new hotel for meetings and programs. It complements our other exceptional Chicago hotel members and provides needed new space in the marketplace.”

Loews Chicago Hotel becomes ALHI’s sixth member in Chicago, joining The Peninsula Chicago, recently voted the No. 1 Large City Hotel in the U.S. and Canada by Travel + Leisure; The Langham, Chicago; the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park, which recently completed a dramatic $60 million transformation; the InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile, a historic landmark offering 792 guest rooms and 42,000 square feet of meeting space; and the 415-room Sofitel Chicago Water Tower, providing views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline.

The hotel also becomes the newest member of the “ALHI City Solutions Collection,” consisting of 61 ALHI Four- and Five-Diamond quality member hotels in the most distinctive metropolitan areas around the world.

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.

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