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Apple Leisure Group Reaches 60th Resort Milestone

Company Reinforces Status as Leading Provider of Luxury All-Inclusive Experiences to North American Travelers

PHILADELPHIA, PA (August 10, 2016) — Apple Leisure Group® subsidiary, AMResorts®, announced today that the company’s resort brand management portfolio now extends to 60 properties after signing multiple hotels over the past seven months. The new deals represent a 10 percent portfolio growth for AMResorts, and propels its brand presence past the 20,000-room benchmark – a goal that was originally set for 2018, but achieved two years ahead of time.


AMResorts Treats Top-Selling Agents to a Vacation Fit for a President

New competitive incentive program underscores company’s positionas one of the industry’s most robust agent programs

PHILADELPHIA, PA (July 21, 2016) — AMResorts®, a subsidiary of Apple Leisure Group, continues to raise the bar with exciting incentives for travel agents enrolled in AMRewards – the hotel company’s travel agent loyalty program. The travel agent in the U.S. and in Canada with the most room nights booked and entered into the AMRewards benefits platform through October 31, 2016 will each receive a three-night stay and the Presidential Treatment at Zoëtry® Paraiso de la Bonita Riviera Maya.


AMResorts Receives Top Honors, Named ‘Súper Empresa’ By Expansión Magazine

Prestigious recognition celebrates workplace and employee-driven culture

PHILADELPHIA, PA (June 15, 2016) — AMResorts®, an Apple Leisure Group subsidiary, has been recognized for the fifth consecutive year as one of Expansión magazine’s 2016 Súper Empresas (Top Companies). Additionally, the company remained among the Top 10 Best Companies to Work For in Mexico.


AMResorts Celebrates The Official Opening Of Sunscape Puerto Plata Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic welcomes this new property that represents a total investment of over $13 million

PHILADELPHIA, PA (June 13, 2016) — AMResorts®, a subsidiary of Apple Leisure Group®, inaugurated the official opening of Sunscape® Puerto Plata Dominican Republic with an event presided by the President of the Dominican Republic, Mr. Danilo Medina. President Medina performed the ribbon-cutting ceremony accompanied by Alex Zozaya, CEO of Apple Leisure Group, Gilberto Sandretto, CEO of Ampusk International and Tommaso Sandretto, Managing Director of Ampusk International. Also present were Francisco Javier García, Minister of Tourism; Enrique Ramírez, General Manager of BanReservas; José Ramón Peralta, Minister Administrative of the Presidency; Gustavo Montalvo, Minister of the Presidency; Gonzalo Castillo, Minister of Public Works; Jean Alain Rodríguez, Director of the Dominican Republic Export and Investment Center (CEI-RD) and Simón Lizardo, Minister of Finance. The inauguration of the hotel signifies a substantial impact on the region’s economic status, generating direct employment for more than 842 people.


AMResorts’ Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana General Manager Named Rising Star at 2016 Caribbean Hotel & Resort Investment Summit

PHILADELPHIA, PA (June 3, 2016) — The International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC) and Burba Hotel Network (BHN) recently presented Pedro Tomas, General Manager of AMResorts’ Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana, with the Rising Star Award at the 2016 Caribbean Hotel & Resort Investment Summit (CHRIS). In its sixth year, the Rising Star Award celebrates the excellence of emerging leaders 35 years of age and under in the Caribbean hospitality industry.


AMResorts Celebrates Opening of First Breathless Resorts & Spas in the Cancun, Mexico Region

Breathless Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa brings modern and chic accommodations to the Riviera Maya

PHILADELPHIA, PA (May 26, 2016) — The highly-anticipated Breathless Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa officially ignited the party in the Riviera Maya yesterday, opening the first resort of its kind in the destination. The resort’s first guests, Trish Miller and Terry Paglioni from the United States, were greeted by staff, renowned DJ Olga Ryazanova and world-class acrobatic performers to join in on the official ribbon-cutting celebration.


Breathless Resorts & Spas Takes Birthday Celebrations to the Next Level with the New Breathless Birthday Bash Package

PHILADELPHIA, PA (May 19, 2016) — Just in time to welcome summer birthdays, Breathless Resorts & Spas announced its new Breathless Birthday Bash package, offering an endless party in paradise with destinations in Mexico and the Caribbean. The offer was designed to meet a demand in the market, with more than half of U.S. travelers already hitting the road for a special occasion, and 25 percent agreeing birthday getaways are a must.*


Secrets Resorts & Spas First TV Campaign Bets on Mix of Luxury and Passion to Bolster its Position as the Top Choice for Romantic Getaways

PHILADELPHIA (May 11, 2016) — AAdults-only Secrets® Resorts & Spas announced the debut of its first TV campaign, titled “Make A Secret.” The ads were designed to highlight the perfect marriage of romance and luxury every couple enjoys at the brand’s more than 15 resorts. The two, 30-second spots will be strategically released in top regional markets throughout the month of May. A national launch, including integrations with some of the highest-rated shows in the U.S., will follow later in the year to support the winter holiday travel season.


AMResorts Celebrates 15th Anniversary as North America’s Fastest Growing Leisure Resort Company

Milestone Year Includes New Resort Openings and Entry Into New Destinations

PHILADELPHIA (April 26, 2016) — Apple Leisure Group® subsidiary, AMResorts®, celebrates its 15th anniversary after closing 2015 with an unprecedented 17 new resort management contracts and adding seven new destinations to its portfolio. The provider of sales, marketing and brand management services for Zoëtry® Wellness & Spa Resorts, and Secrets®, Breathless®, Dreams®, Now® and Sunscape® Resorts & Spas is positioned to have another year of aggressive growth, already opening Secrets Playa Bonita Panama Resort & Spa and Sunscape Puerto Plata Dominican Republic in the first quarter of 2016 with another eight openings planned for the remainder of the year.


Panama’s Minister of Tourism Meets with Apple Leisure Group and AMResorts Executives

PHILADELPHIA (April 14, 2016) — AMResorts®, Top-level executives from Apple Leisure Group® and its subsidiary, AMResorts®, met with Panama’s Minister of Tourism, Gustavo Him, at Secrets® Playa Bonita Panama on March 30, 2016. The topics discussed included the promising opportunities within Panama’s tourism sector and various methods of increasing the number of visitors each year.