Thirteen hotels, some of which have not offered buyout opportunities before, are participating in Associated Luxury Hotels’ "Elite Retreat Buyout," a new program that allows planners to take over the entire property for a meeting or incentive program.

Participating properties range from the 48-room Casa Palmero estate located along the first and second fairways of the Pebble Beach golf links in Pebble Beach, Calif, with 1,700 square feet of meeting space; to the 250-room Manele Bay Hotel in Lana’i, Hawaii, with 6,126 square feet of meeting space. Special pricing programs vary per hotel and region, says an ALH spokesperson.

Associated Luxury Hotels is a national sales network of more than 70 four- and five-star properties in the U.S., Canada, Bermuda, Mexico, and the Caribbean that cater to the meeting and incentive market. For more information, go to or call the group desk at (866) 303-2544.