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.

Participating properties range from the 48-room Casa Palmero in Pebble Beach, Calif., to the 250-room Manele Bay Hotel in Lana'i, Hawaii.

Associated Luxury Hotels ( is a sales network of more than 70 four- and five-star properties in North America, Bermuda, and the Caribbean.