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Apple Leisure Group Grows Caribbean Portfolio with New Resort Deal in La Romana, Dominican Republic

Dreams Dominicus La Romana Expands ALG’s Footprint in Dominican Republic as Part of Company’s Aggressive Growth Plans

PHILADELPHIA, PA (Jan. 14, 2015) — Apple Leisure Group®’s subsidiary, AMResorts®, announced the signing of the company’s sixth deal for 2014. Set to open in time for the summer travel season, the newly built Dreams® Dominicus La Romana further expands the footprint of one of the fastest growing luxury leisure travel companies in the Americas, which also reported 20% growth in 2014.

“Adding a new resort in the Dominican Republic is a testament to Apple Leisure Group’s strong performance record in the destination,” said Alejandro Zozaya, CEO for Apple Leisure Group. “Our longtime presence in the region, demand and owner confidence continue to fuel our growth and support our position as one of the leaders in the competitive all-inclusive industry.”

This is the 15th property for the award-winning Dreams Resorts & Spas brand. AMResorts will have eight properties in the Dominican Republic under five of its award-winning brands upon the resort’s opening. Santo Domingo-based Mirage Group are the promoters of the resort.

“The addition of a new resort in La Romana is a direct response to demand from travelers for premium, all-inclusive options in the Dominican Republic,” said Javier Coll, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of Apple Leisure Group. “The destination continues to be a priority for Apple Leisure Group, as we expand our presence in existing markets while seeking new areas for growth.”

The family-friendly, five star Dreams Dominicus La Romana will have 478 rooms and suites and will be located in Bayahibe, only ten minutes away from La Romana. In addition to enjoying ocean views and beach access at the resort, guests will be able to visit the famed island of Saona, a government protected natural reserve, located just 30 minutes away.

The resort’s proximity to La Romana and the island of Saona allows guests to appreciate the natural beauty of the Dominican Republic, while enjoying the Dreams Resorts & Spas’ premium experience,” said Gonzalo del Peon, President of AMResorts. “As our second resort in the La Romana area, Dreams Dominicus La Romana reinforces our commitment to being in the destinations where our guests want to be.”

Guests visiting Dreams Dominicus La Romana will experience all the benefits of Dreams Resorts & Spas’ Unlimited-Luxury® vacation concept, where everything is included: premium accommodations, 24-hour room and concierge services, signature Explorer’s Club for kids with dedicated facilities, a limitless gourmet food and beverage program, daily entertainment, Dreams Spa by Pevonia and more.


About Apple Leisure Group

Philadelphia-based Apple Leisure Group is a leading hospitality company holding a unique niche in the U.S. travel industry. Its vertically integrated business model and robust infrastructure leverages the expertise of six innovative subsidiaries to deliver exceptional value to savvy travelers and strong performance to owners. ALG’s award-winning subsidiaries include: Apple Vacations®, the world’s largest tour operator to Mexico and the Dominican Republic; Travel Impressions®, a prominent U.S. wholesaler possessing an extensive global portfolio; CheapCaribbean.com®, a popular online travel agency specializing in luxury vacation packages and resort accommodations in Mexico and the Caribbean; AMResorts, provider of marketing and brand management services to six luxury resort brands; Amstar DMC®, a destination management company offering premium airport transfers, tours and excursions; and Unlimited Vacation Club®, an elite benefits program for discerning travelers who expect the best in a vacation experience. For more information on Apple Leisure Group, visit www.appleleisuregroup.com.

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