The group says the move was to “address the significant growth of its worldwide hotel and resort membership and its growing client base and demand for its global sales organisation (GSO) services”.
Schultenover, who will join ALHI on 15 October 2013, will be responsible for overseeing ALHI’s day-to-day operations, while Gabri will primarily focus his efforts on building ALHI’s future, global growth, and long-term plans.
ALHI’s executive team also features Mike Coutu, who remains Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer; Don Macumber, who remains another Executive Vice-President and also assumes the Global Division development responsibilities; plus two other Division VP appointments, including Ashly Balding and Chris Riccardi.
ALHI has a membership of 160 four- and five-diamond quality hotels and resorts worldwide offering 115,000 bedrooms and 900,000sqm of meeting space. Its GSO provides sales support to planners and organisations seeking meetings and incentive programmes at its member hotels and resorts.
Schultenover served as President of Krisam Group for the past nine years. Prior to that he served as Chief Marketing Officer for Ian Schrager Hotels, where he was responsible for overseeing the marketing, sales and growth of their hotels and resorts.
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