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Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) added two hotels to its portfolio: Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel and Loews Minneapolis Hotel.

The ALHI Global Sales Organization now represents the two luxury hotels to the meetings marketplace, providing support, expertise, and professional sales service to business executives, meeting professionals, association executives, and incentive specialists interested in conducting meetings, conventions or incentive programs at the hotels.

The foyer of Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel

The foyer of Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel

“Loews Hotels & Resorts are on the move. We are privileged to now serve the Loews Chicago O’Hare and Loews Minneapolis Hotel as very welcomed and exceptional additions to our ALHI global portfolio,” said David Gabri, CEO, ALHI.

Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel, conveniently located a five-minute complimentary shuttle ride from Chicago O’Hare International Airport, offers 556 luxurious guest rooms and suites and more than 53,000 square feet of meeting space. Formerly known as the InterContinental Chicago O’Hare Hotel before its acquisition by Loews Hotels & Resorts in July, the hotel is across the street from the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center and is adjacent to the newly opened Fashion Outlets of Chicago.

“The market’s demand for the Chicago area continues to grow as Chicago is an extremely popular destination for meetings, conventions and programs. The Loews Chicago O’Hare’s prime location, outstanding meeting facilities and value are very appealing to groups,” stated Gabri.

Also, the Chicago property is only a couple of blocks from the Rosemont Entertainment district and minutes from MB Financial Park and its vibrant mix of shopping and dining. The contemporary hotel features its own art gallery, the live music venue The Montrose Room, three exceptional on-site restaurants (The Capital Grille, the Mediterranean-style Fresco 21 and McCormick & Schmick’s), the fashionable Ice Bar, an on-site fitness center, a full-service business center, and free Wi-Fi in guest rooms and all public spaces. The hotel’s stylish and versatile meeting space, which includes four grand ballrooms and nine private boardrooms, is fully equipped with state-of-the-art technology, such as LCD and digital projectors and Wi-Fi. In addition, private meeting and dining spaces also are available in the restaurants.

The Cosmos dining room  inside Loews Minneapolis Hotel

The Cosmos dining room inside Loews Minneapolis Hotel

Loews Minneapolis Hotel, which is ALHI’s only member hotel in the “Land of 10,000 Lakes,” features a prime location at the center of the business, theater and entertainment districts in the heart of downtown Minneapolis. Conveniently located directly across the street from the Target Center and connected via the Skyway to some of Minnesota’s Fortune 500 companies, the 251-room hotel was formerly known as Graves 601 Hotel Wyndham Grand before its acquisition by Loews Hotels & Resorts in July.

“Minneapolis is a thriving city, with so much to offer groups, including incredible and picturesque outdoor venues. The Loews Minneapolis Hotel is a true gem and a great acquisition in a fabulous city for Loews. We’re very proud to present these very fine hotels to the North American meetings marketplace,” added Gabri.

Known for its luxurious and chic facilities, the hotel features over 12,000 square feet of contemporary meeting and event space, which includes a spectacular ballroom with two glass-art walls. There are also additional meeting rooms and 3,500 square feet of pre-function space. In addition, the hotel offers a recently renovated full-service spa, two restaurants (Cask Cook House, and Cosmos), the sophisticated Relevé bar and a fitness center. Area offerings include many beautiful lakes and parks, exceptional museums, the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden and acclaimed theaters. The hotel is just 20 minutes from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

In addition to their membership in ALHI’s worldwide portfolio, Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel and Loews Minneapolis Hotel became new additions to ALHI’s “City Solutions Collection” specialty segment, which now features 66 Four- and Five-Diamond quality hotels in distinctive metropolitan areas around the world. They are equipped for meetings of all styles.

ALHI’s 160-plus member hotels and resorts include exceptional Four- and Five-Diamond quality meeting, convention, and incentive resorts on land and sea, incomparable city hotels, exclusive smaller hotels, golf resorts, historic & landmark properties, island destinations, resorts with spas, properties in international destinations, and hotels with world-class gaming and entertainment.

For more information, visit www.alhi.com.

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