Named President and CEO
At Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) in Washington - DC, USA
For the past seven years, Michael Dominguez has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Sales Officer for MGM Resorts International (MGMRI). Prior to his tenure at MGMRI, he directed sales development for Loews Hotels' growing portfolio as their Vice President of Global Sales. In both roles, Michael provided strategic leadership, innovative business development, hands-on sales oversight and implementation of effective sales strategies in the MICE and transient segments.
Michael is Past Chairman of the International Board of Directors for Meeting Professionals International (MPI). His other industry leadership involvement includes board positions with the U.S. Travel Association (USTA) Executive Committee and Board of Directors for ASAE. He has served as Co-Chair of the Meetings Mean Business Coalition as well as Co-Chair of the APEX Room Piracy Taskforce and the APEX Standards Committee. Michael served on the GBTA Foundation Board, the HSMAI Foundation Board and the FICP-Hospitality Professional Advisory Committee. In Las Vegas, he was member of the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce Board of Trustees. He was recruited and served in taskforce positions for PCMA, ASAE and CIC (Convention Industry Council).
Michael has been recognized in the industry for numerous honors: Successful Meetings' Top 25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016: Smart Meetings' 2015 Smartest Industry Leaders; HSMAI's 2014 Top Minds in Sales and Marketing; Meetings Focus' 2014 Trendsetter Award; MeetingsNet's 2014 Changemakers Award; and Hispanic Business' "50 Most Influential Hispanics in the U.S." He earned MPI's Industry Leadership Award in 2015, LV Hotel Association's 2016 Industry Leadership Award, The Lanyon's 2016 Industry Leadership Award and the Timothy S.Y. Lam Foundation's 2017 Leadership Award in Collaboration. He has become a much sought-after speaker to companies and associations within the MICE industry and beyond, and he has provided industry insights at several of ALHI's Executive Programs.
Becoming only the fourth CEO in ALHI's 33-year legacy, Michael will lead a comprehensive sales organization with whom he has worked for over two decades as a member.