associated destinations worldwide

 Our Global Sales Specialists offer expert knowledge on international meetings and conventions, thus saving you time when assembling groups abroad.

Chris RiccardiChris Riccardi, Vice President of Global Sales
Associated Luxury Hotels International
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Headquartered in California, Chris Riccardi has been with ALHI for nearly nine years, serving as the Regional Vice President of Sales for the West. As Vice President of Global Sales, Chris leads the Global Sales Specialist team in their efforts to serve ALHI’s North American clients that book programs outside of the US. Prior to ALHI, he was a sales leader with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company for eight years. His diverse hotel career has taken him around the U.S. as well as having the opportunity to live offshore in the Caribbean and Hawaii.

Chris is a very active member with MPI Orange County having served on the board as the Director of Advisory Council and the Director of Community Outreach. Chris earned his Bachelor’s degree from Clemson University and Masters Degree in Hotel, Restaurant Tourism Administration from the University of South Carolina. Besides being an active volunteer in the hospitality industry, he has also been an active volunteer in Scouts, AYSO Soccer, Little League and NJB Basketball.

Jorge Garciadealba Jorge Garciadealba, Global Sales Specialist
New York, NY

As Global Sales Specialist, Jorge is responsible for providing meeting planners, association executives, incentive/recognition specialists and business executives in the Eastern United States with all the dedicated services of ADW as a Global Sales Organization.

Prior to joining ADW, Jorge’s career included positions on-property where we gained experience managing groups and conventions at urban boutique hotels as well as major resort destinations. He ventured into the hotel industry in Cancun in 1991, from the Front Office to developing international markets for Marriott CasaMagna Resorts.

Most recently, Jorge served as Regional Director of Sales NE for WorldHotels, representing more than 450 hotels in 65 countries. His diplomatic background and his fluency in 7 languages allow him to effectively navigate the international arena on behalf of our clients and member hotels alike.

Jorge holds a JD in Law and International Studies from the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo Leon.

Tatiana LotufoTatiana Lotufo, Global Sales Specialist
Associated Luxury Hotels International
San Diego, CA

Located in Southern California, Tatiana services the US Western Regions as our Global Sales Specialist promoting our international members and assisting meeting professionals with their meeting needs outside of North America.

Tatiana began her career in hospitality in her hometown of Sao Paulo, Brazil where she worked as an Event Manager for a local third party agency. In 2000, she joined the Hotel del Coronado team as a Conference Sales Manager in San Diego. She then served as Director of Conference Services at the Estancia La Jolla Hotel and Spa. In 2006 she moved to Milan, Italy to pursue a Master’s degree in Marketing for the Luxury Market, where shortly after graduation she was hired as Product Manager for Dolce & Gabbana. In 2008, Tatiana returned to the United States to join a leading destination management company based in California where she was ultimately promoted to Director of Business Development overseeing the US Southwest Region.

Tatiana’s favorite part of the hospitality industry is the ability to build long-lasting relationships with clients while being a true consultant – guiding them to find the most relevant and yet creative solution to their meeting needs.

Tatiana is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and English, and lives in sunny San Diego with her sister and their 2 golden retrievers Alegria and Soly. She enjoys practicing yoga, meditation and is a fan of the Fine Arts.

Estefani Aguirre Estefani Aguirre, Global Sales Associate
Chicago, IL

As a Global Sales Associate, Estefani is responsible for the administrative support of the organization's sales team. Estefani helps build and maintain exceptional relationships with ADW members and clients providing them with complete and timely responses to inquiries. A Mexico native, having previously worked in a hotel national sales role with hinton+grusich (acquired by ALHI in 2011), as well as an international medical association based in Chicago, she understands both sides of our business and has great appreciation of our multi-cultural market needs and global sales perspectives. Estefani was awarded the Association Forum Workforce Diversity Scholarship for her dedication during her time working in the association industry.

Estefani holds a Bachelor’s Degree (B.S.) in Marketing from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Ellie PembleEllie Pemble, Global Sales Associate
Denver, CO

As a Global Sales Associate, Ellie is responsible for the administrative support of the organization’s sales team, as well as supporting the goals for the Associated Luxury Hotels Global Sales Network. Ellie is an interface for ADW members and clients providing exceptional attention to detail and timely responses for every event. 

Ellie has over 15 years of experience in the Hotel/Restaurant/Hospitality industry. Prior to joining ADW, she managed a Victorian Bed & Breakfast in the heart of Denver. It was there that she was awarded the 2012 Employee of the Year by the CHLA “Stars of the Industry” Committee. Ellie’s industry passion grew during her career path as an Event Designer. She planned, managed and executed all events at one of the USA’s top-ranked botanic gardens, Denver Botanic Gardens. She has executed large scale corporate, private and non-profit events interacting with clients; locally, nationwide and overseas.

Ellie holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing/Management from Northwood University in Midland, MI.

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