You may not be on familiar terms with AIC Hotel Group but you certainly know the luxury, incentive quality hotels that make up its portfolio: Eden Roc Miami Beach, Nobu Hotel Miami Beach, and Nobu Hotel Chicago (set to open in fall 2019). AIC also has properties throughout Mexico and the Caribbean, including Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana (the world’s first all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotel), Hard Rock Hotel Cancun, Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta, Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, Hard Rock Hotel Los Cabos (set to open in summer 2019), Nobu Hotel Los Cabos, and UNICO 20 ̊87 ̊ Hotel Riviera Maya, the first of a new luxury all-inclusive concept.
AIC Hotel Group is the foundation sponsor for SITE’s hugely important Young Leaders’ Conference that takes place each year immediately before IMEX Americas. That might have something to do with Kevin Edmunds, Vice President, Meeting & Incentive, AIC Hotel Group, who has been a member of SITE since 2007, coming to the Association via the Young Leaders’ program.
“It was hugely formative for me both personally and professionally, connecting me with like-minded people at the beginning of careers in our industry. Most of our original YL group is still involved in the industry. We grew up together and 3 of us from those years now sit on the international board’, explained Edmunds.
Based on his own positive experience with the Young Leaders program, Edmunds pitched it to his employers at AIC Hotel Group.
“They came on board immediately and the support AIC Group has given to the Young Leaders Conference, and in fact, the next generation of professionals in the industry, has been nothing short of outstanding,” says Kevin. “AIC has been true partners with SITE and we cherish those relationships because we are able to enjoy and ride the good times, get through some tough ones, and grow together to change the status quo. Loyalty is something we often discuss; having a family owned company, we are loyal to the ones that show loyalty to us, and our number one goal is taking care of our people.”
SITE Young Leaders Conference takes place on 8 and 9 September at Park MGM, Las Vegas.