by Allen J. Sheinman | March 05, 2018

Associated Luxury Hotels International has added two resorts to its global portfolio, which will be part of the consortium's luxury Elite Retreats Collection. The Banyan Tree Mayakoba in Playa Del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico, and the Inn & Club at Harbour Town at the Sea Pines Resort on Hilton Head Island, S.C., are the newest members of ALHI's collection of some 250 luxury and upper-upscale hotels and resorts, cruise ships and destination management companies in more than 100 locations worldwide.

In an exclusive enclave of Mexico's Riviera Maya, along the pristine Caribbean coastline, Banyan Tree Mayakoba blends Asian culture with Mexican warmth. Featuring 123 luxury villas ranging in size from 3,000 square feet to more than 5,000 square feet, the resort also offers 14 indoor and outdoor function spaces, including beachside venues, ocean-facing terraces, and state-of-the-art ballrooms and meeting rooms. Also featured are the oceanfront El Camaleon PGA golf course, the Banyan Tree Spa, the Sands Beach Club, a fitness center, four tennis courts, a nature trail, an art gallery and a wide range of dining options. Nestled within the private gated development of Mayakoba, the resort is 30 miles from Cancun International Airport and 18 minutes from the town of Playa del Carmen. 

The Inn & Club at Harbour Town at the Sea Pines Resort in Hilton Head, S.C.
Spanning 5,000 oceanfront acres across the southern third of Hilton Head Island

, the Sea Pines Resort has 20,000 square feet of indoor meeting space, an array of outdoor venue options and three golf courses, along with the Sea Pines Racquet Club with 21 clay tennis courts, a full-service marina, five miles of pristine beach, a beach club and many dining options. The resort is just 15 minutes from Hilton Head Island Airport, and Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport is 45 minutes away in Savannah, Ga.

"We are very proud to add these outstanding resorts to our global portfolio, and to our Elite Retreats Collection, Golf Collection and Beach & Island luxury-brand collections," said ALHI's chief sales officer Mark Sergot. "Both resorts are exceptional choices for smaller meetings, board meetings and incentive-travel programs, as they each feature truly beautiful settings and so many terrific recreational options. We look forward to showcasing these resorts and their outstanding offerings to meeting professionals and incentive specialists in North America and Europe."

All ALHI member properties are independent properties or part of an independent hotel brand, and offering accommodations for meetings, conventions and /or incentive programs. The Elite Retreats Collection consists of some 60 member hotels and resorts that specialize in exclusive gatherings and have fewer than 200 rooms.