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AMResorts Hosts Special Opening Event for Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica

Company Expands Award-Winning Dreams Resorts & Spas Brand into Fifth Country with $130 Million Investment

PHILADELPHIA, PA (January 27, 2015) — On Jan. 22, 2015, AMResorts, an Apple Leisure Group subsidiary, officially inaugurated Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica during a special ceremony presided over by the President-in-Office of Costa Rica Ana Helena Chacón Echeverría, local dignitaries, business leaders and investors. The introduction of this flagship hotel represents the company’s first property in Costa Rica, which now has a portfolio of 36 award-winning properties.

The inauguration event and symbolic ribbon cutting ceremony at Dreams Las Mareas was hosted by CEO of Apple Leisure Group Alejandro Zozaya, President of AMResorts Gonzalo del Peon, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for AMResorts Colette Baruth, and General Director of Guanacaste Development Corp. Carlos Hernandez. The evening also brought together government officials, including the President-in-Office of Costa Rica Ana Helena Chacón Echeverría and Mayor of La Cruz Matías Gonzaga, along with prominent business leaders and property investors. A property tour, cocktail reception, dinner and lively entertainment rounded up the program.

During the ceremony, President-in-Office Chacón Echeverría stressed the significance of the property opening for Costa Rica’s tourism, development and economy.

"The destination of Costa Rica represents a tremendous opportunity for AMResorts, and is just the beginning of our entry into Central America as we look forward to tapping into the rich offerings of this diverse region,” said Alejandro Zozaya, CEO of Apple Leisure Group.

“AMResorts is focused on expanding into highly-desirable destinations that offer our guests something unique, and Costa Rica has been on the top of our list,” added AMResorts’ President Gonzalo del Peon. “We are honored to be a part of the destination’s explosive tourism and hospitality boom in order to offer even more vacation options to our guests.”

“Costa Rica offers the right mix of beauty and desirability for U.S. and Canada travelers – our largest guest population,” said Javier Coll, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of Apple Leisure Group. “That, combined with our powerful distribution network, is a recipe for success in this market.”

The President of Guanacaste Development Corp. Carlos Pellas added, “On behalf of the group of investors for Dreams Las Mareas, we are proud to celebrate the realization of our vision with our partners here today, and to be able to bring a product of this caliber to the area.”

About Dreams Las Mareas

Located on Playa El Jobo in the Northern Guanacaste region of Costa Rica, the 447-suite Dreams Las Mareas features a contemporary design, inviting couples and couples with children to enjoy all the benefits of the brand’s Unlimited-Luxury® experience, including:

  • Elegant suites featuring 24-hour room service, daily refreshed mini-bars and Jacuzzi tubs in every room
  • 24-hour concierge services
  • Eight gourmet restaurants, with five á la carte dining options, a buffet, a grill and a café
  • Seven bars and lounges serving international fare and top-shelf spirits
  • Complete day and evening activities program and adventures for every age and interest
  • Access to the signature Explorer’s Club for kids with supervised fun and a Core Zone Teens Club with activities and social events

Resort amenities also include the largest pool (44,000 sq. ft.) in the Guanacaste resort region, “La Cascada” water slide, kids’ pool and steaming whirlpool; non-motorized water sports; a state-of-the-art fitness center; and a daily activities center. The Dreams Spa by Pevonia offers a sublime atmosphere offering 10 therapy cabins for a variety of treatments, and a hydrotherapy circuit. The resort boasts a beautiful wedding gazebo and numerous reception spaces, making this an idyllic resort for destination weddings.

As a part of AMResorts’ commitment to maintaining sustainability, Dreams Las Mareas was built to achieve LEED certification, using recycled resources and will incorporate ecological practices on a daily basis. Additionally, the property offers Unlimited Connectivity to allow guests free app-to-app calling, access to event/activity schedules, directly contact resort staff and more.

For more information and booking, visit DreamsResorts.com/Las-Mareas, call 1-866-2DREAMS or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube or the official brand blog.

About AMResorts

AMResorts is a leading provider of sales, marketing and brand management services to six individually unique concept resort brands with 36 properties throughout Mexico, Jamaica, Curaçao, St. Thomas, the Dominican Republic and Costa Rica, where everything is included: luxurious and boutique Zoëtry® Wellness & Spa Resorts (www.zoetryresorts.com 1-888-4-ZOËTRY); adults-only Secrets® Resorts & Spas (www.secretsresorts.com; 1-866-GO SECRETS); recently launched Breathless Resorts & Spas (www.breathlessresorts.com; 1-855-65-BREATHE); family friendly Dreams® Resorts & Spas (www.dreamsresorts.com; 1-866-2-DREAMS); vibrant Now® Resorts & Spas (www.nowresorts.com; 1-877-NOW-9953) and fun-filled Sunscape® Resorts & Spas (www.sunscaperesorts.com; 1-866-SUNSCAPE).