Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) expanded its Global Sales team with the addition of David Almond as regional vice president of sales – Midwest U.S. & Canada. Based in ALHI’s Global Sales office in Chicago, he now leads and oversees ALHI’s Global Sales teams located in Chicago; Kansas City, Mo.; Louisville, y,; and Toronto, Canada.

Prior to joining ALHI, Almond served as the director of sales & marketing for the 792-room InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile, a member of ALHI’s distinguished portfolio. Previous to that he served as area director of sales & marketing for Starwood Hotels of Downtown Chicago, with area responsibility for the Sheraton Chicago, Westin River North, Westin Michigan Avenue, W Chicago Lakeshore, W Chicago City Center and the Tremont Hotel.

His extensive experience also includes serving as director of sales for Hiltons of Chicago, where he represented Hilton Chicago, Palmer House Hilton, Hilton O’Hare, Conrad Chicago, Drake and Embassy Suites Lakefront.

“We’ve had the privilege of working with David, as he comes to us from the outstanding InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile,” said Mark Sergot, chief sales officer, ALHI. “So we know what an exceptional, dynamic and dedicated sales professional and leader he is, with a true passion for serving accounts and our valued member hotels and resorts. He is a terrific addition to our leadership team, and we are very proud to have him overseeing our talented Global Sales professionals in the Midwest.”