Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) and Hosts Global, a strategic partner for meeting and event planners worldwide, have entered a strategic partnership designed to bring expanded destination service support to sought-after locations across the globe.

The alignment brings together two of the meeting and event industry’s most influential organizations: ALHI’s luxury global sales and marketing team representing more than 250 luxury properties worldwide and Hosts Global’s expertise in more than 300 destinations as a full-service destination management solutions company tasked with creating memorable guest experiences that showcase each destination.

“There was just such a natural symmetry within our two organizations in approach, culture and focus on the client journey,” said Michael Dominguez, President and CEO of ALHI. “We are excited to leverage the reach and strength of Hosts Global with current and new ALHI clients.”

Dominguez and Kurt Paben, CEO of Hosts Global, said the strategic partnership will allow for:

  • Integrated expertise: Backed by decades of experience, the partnership bridges a unique gap for both companies by offering best-in-class locations combined with boots-on-the-ground comprehensive DMC services.
  • Luxury location and service: Elevation of the client experience with unrivaled local knowledge showcasing the best of each unique destination.
  • Seamless experience onsite: With a focus on exceptional client service, the partnership creates a communication and planning pipeline for meeting and event planners with expert teams across the globe.

“We are delighted to become a member of the ALHI organization and offer ferociously creative destination management services to ALHI’s luxury clients,” Paben said. “Like ALHI, we believe in the power of face-to-face events and our Hosts Global Members are experts in creating exceptional experiences in the world’s most intriguing destinations.”

Hosts Global’s core services include such areas as event design, dining experiences, decor, site inspections, entertainment, transportation and logistics, staffing and convention services and other essentials critical to supporting meeting planners seeking ideal locations for business meetings and events.

With local experts, comprehensive service, established operations and a global reach, the partnership will enable both companies to streamline services for the meeting, event and hospitality industry.