Industry Update
Press Release 3 February 2016

Western Pennsylvanias Nemacolin Woodlands Resort and Its Five-Diamond/Five-Star Falling Rock Hotel Accepted Into Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI)

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FARMINGTON, PA -- The luxurious 2,000-acre Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Southwestern Pennsylvania has been accepted as the newest Member of Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI). Situated in the states picturesque Laurel Highlands, the resort offers 318 guest rooms and suites in distinct lodging options, which includes the AAA Five-Diamond/ Forbes Five-Star Falling Rock boutique hotel, the elegant and grand Chateau Lafayette, and the English Tudor-style The Lodge. The popular four-season mountain resort is now represented by ALHI to t he North American Meetings & Incentive marketplace.

Nemacolin Woodlands Resort is a remarkable destination resort, in a beautiful setting, with first-class luxury accommodations and meeting facilities, and an array of traditional resort amenities plus some other extraordinary and diverse recreational options that appeal to group planners and attendees, said ALHI President Jim Schultenover. We are very proud to represent this exceptional resort. This special addition to our portfolio will help us serve the demand weve been experiencing for more luxury-level M&I options for programs desiring to meet in the Northeast.

Situated on 2,000 scenic mountain acres in Farmington, just 70 miles southeast of Pittsburgh, the 318-room Nemacolin Woodlands Resort is a year-round resort that provides 35,000 square feet of meeting space as well as a very impressive array of amenities, recreational options, and dining facilities. Lodging options include the AAA Five-Diamond Falling Rock, which overlooks the 18th green of the acclaimed Mystic Rock championship golf course, and offers 42 exquisite guest rooms and suites and 24-hour butler service. Just steps from Falling Rock is the grand Horizon Point Conference Center, a 17,200-square-foot meeting and social venue featuring a ballroom, two meeting rooms, and outdoor terraces designed with the same Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired dcor of Falling Rock. The French Renaissance-style Chateau Lafayette has 124 elegant guest rooms and suites, each featuring a vaulted ceiling, crystal chandelier and jetted tub. The 97-room The Lodge, which offers the warmth of an English country inn, features the Executive Conference Center, which has a total of 25 meeting rooms, an exhibit area, a 200-seat lecture hall, a business center, and two ballrooms.

Among the many recreational options available at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort are 36 holes of championship golf, which includes the prestigious PGA Tour-tested Mystic Rock, situated high atop the Pennsylvania Allegheny Mountains. Featuring truly beautiful scenery and designed by the legendary Pete Dye, Mystic Rock has played host to some of the worlds top professional golfers. The resort also offers the tricky par-70 The Links Course, providing majestic views and featuring a traditional mountain design, and The Nemacolin Golf Academy.

Additional recreational offerings include: the 140-acre The Nemacolin Field Club (offering The Shooting Academy with 35 sporting clay stations, the Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Lodge, and archery); the internationally acclaimed Woodlands Spa and Healing Health Center (with 40 treatment rooms and offering nearly 100 services); a Wildlife Academy (with safari tours, dog sledding, and wildlife habitats); Mystic Mountain (with 7 skier-friendly trails and snow tubing); Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin; and many shops. Plus, the resort features the Adventure Center, which offers many exceptional teambuilding program options. The Adventure Center has an Olympic caliber gymnasium, hiking, a 50-foot climbing wall, ropes course, downhill mountain biking, an 18-hole miniature golf course, paintball, a canopy (zipline) tour, bowling, and four tennis courts.

The resort, which also features an extensive art collection, provides 15 restaurants and lounges, including the AAA Five-Diamond restaurant Lautrec (housing authentic lithographs of renowned artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec), and the stylish upscale steakhouse Aqueous. The resort is 10 minutes from the Nemacolin Regional Airport, 20 miles from Connellsville Airport, 45 miles from Morgantown Airport/Hartfield, and 85 miles from Pittsburgh International Airport.

Nemacolin Woodlands Resort joins as ALHIs only Member hotel in Southwestern Pennsylvania, and second Member hotel in Pennsylvania, joining the landmark Loews Philadelphia Hotel, which offers 581 newly restyled guest rooms and 47,000 square feet of flexible meeting space.

In addition to its Membership is ALHIs worldwide portfolio, the resort is a new option in the ALHI Golf Collection luxury brand segment, and Falling Rock is another fine option in the ALHI Level 5 Collection luxury brand segment.

ALHI (alhi.com), the leading worldwide independent Global Sales Organization serving the North American Meetings & Incentive marketplace, now provides one-call local access for its distinguished membership of over 250 luxury-level hotels and resorts around the world, including nearly 150 in the U.S. ALHIs portfolio now features more than 100 international hotel and resort options in 44 countries, Destination Management Companies (DMCs) in over 100 destinations, plus a variety of 23 luxury-level cruise ships (Norwegian Cruise Line, Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Oceania Cruises), to complement its extraordinary portfolio in the U.S., in order to best serve its Accounts with an impressive variety of solutions around the world. ALHIs worldwide portfolio features more than 115,000 rooms and 10 million square feet of function space.

ALHI is a member dues-funded Global Sales Organization, by the worldwide membership, with GSO sales services at no cost to the Accounts served. To access the ALHI GSO network with local professionals throughout the United States and Canada, go to alhi.com to identify the GSO office nearest you, which can provide valuable expertise and market intelligence, along with the ease of discussing viable options for programs.

Collectively ALHI is prepared to assist Accounts in the U.S. and Canada with their programs in the U.S.A. and over 90 other countries worldwide. ALHI provides a team of experienced and knowledgeable sales professionals for Account advocacy with full market one-call professional GSO sales assistance and access to their distinctive hotels, resorts, and venue resources for M&I programs of any size and scope worldwide. ALHI helps Accounts best achieve their objectives and budgets, with distinctive venues, vital insights, and responsible service to enhance the ease and success of their programs.

For information about any of ALHIs Members and resources, planners should contact their nearest of the 20 professionally-staffed ALHI Global Sales offices situated coast-to-coast in the United States and in Canada, with locations in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Connecticut, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Kansas City, Louisville, New York City, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Richmond, Southern California (3), Toronto, Washington, D.C., and Washington (state). For specifics, go to alhi.com to identify the nearest ALHI GSO Team sales professionals in your state/area.

For more information about ALHI, to inquire about any of the ALHI portfolio properties and Alliance partners, and/or to acquire a free copy of ALHIs 2016 Meeting Facilities Guide or the ALHI app, contact your nearest ALHI Global Sales Office, or call the ALHI Group Desk toll-free at 866-303-ALHI (2544), and visit alhi.com .

About ALHI, with 250 Hotels & Resorts + Alliance Members

ALHI, established in 1986, is the leading independent Global Sales Organization serving the meetings and incentive marketplace, providing one-call access for its distinguished membership. Hired and authorized by member properties, ALHI features a distinctive portfolio of exquisite resorts, luxurious city center business hotels, historic grand landmark hotels, lifestyle hotels, boutique hotels, 23 luxury cruise ships, and Destination Management Companies (DMCs) in more than 100 locations worldwide. ALHI's 24 Global Sales offices in North America and Europe provide extensive Global Sales services, valuable expertise, local connectivity, market intelligence, and account advocacy for meetings and incentive programs of any size and scope worldwide. alhi.com

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