WASHINGTON, DC—Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) has expanded its global sales team with the addition of Elaine Morena as regional VP of sales for the Northeast U.S. region.
Based in ALHI’s global sales office in New York City, Morena is responsible for overseeing the company’s 12-person global sales team in the Northeast region, which assists meeting professionals, association executives, incentive specialists, business executives and convention specialists with ALHI Global Sales Organization (GSO) services and sales support for its portfolio of more than 250 luxury-level meeting and incentive focused hotels and resorts worldwide, plus “Alliance” members to assist planners.
Morena brings more than 20 years of extensive luxury hospitality sales experience to her new position at ALHI. Prior to joining ALHI, Morena was the director of sales & marketing for the past three years for The Surrey hotel in New York’s Upper East Side, which is the city’s only Relais & Chateaux property. Previous to that she served for seven years as director of sales with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, and for five years as national sales manager for The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company. In her new position at ALHI, she is responsible for serving the M.I.C.E. (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions/Conferences and Exhibitions/Events) marketplace in the Northeast U.S.
“Elaine is a terrific addition to our ALHI Global Sales team,” said Jim Schultenover, president, ALHI. “She is a dedicated and energetic sales professional and leader, with a passion for service and excellence. She brings outstanding experience, and will be a very valuable resource for meeting and incentive professionals throughout the Northeast. We are very proud she is now part of our ALHI team, there to serve our valued accounts and member hotels and resorts.”