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Apple Leisure Group Bolsters Leadership Team to Drive Aggressive Hotel Development Growth Strategy

Company Announces New Vice President of Development, Federico Moreno-Nickerson

NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA (Sept. 13, 2017) – Apple Leisure Group® (ALG) has announced the addition of Vice President of Development Federico Moreno-Nickerson to the team as part of the company’s overarching strategy to grow its resort brand management portfolio through its subsidiary, AMResorts. Moreno-Nickerson will support the ALG Development team, which is hyper-focused on delivering unmatched hospitality expertise to hotel owners looking to invest in new assets or boost existing hotel property performance across Mexico, the Caribbean and Latin America.


Converting Your Hotel Brand Now Can Put You Ahead of the Competition

If you ask business leaders to describe what drives the most successful organizations around the globe, they will likely mention concepts such as market insight, organizational adaptability, new product development and customer service. While these ideas may seem to best define a resilient technology company, they are actually quite relevant for hotel owners and operators across nearly every segment of the industry.


Why All-Inclusive Resorts Are Delivering Powerful Results for Guests and Investors

Travel experts are in steady agreement about one key industry trend: All-inclusive resorts are growing in popularity – and in the diversity of experiences they offer. And while many trends are exactly what the word implies – temporary, market-driven surges or declines – the all-inclusive movement has already proven its lasting impact and economic resilience. Most importantly for resort operators and owners looking to improve their property’s performance, the all-inclusive approach has shown that it delivers consistently strong ROI.


Apple Leisure Group signs 10 New Resort Deals in 2016

Company’s Aggressive Growth Strategy puts it on Track to Sign 100th Resort by 2020

Philadelphia, PA (October 25, 2016) — Apple Leisure Group® reported today that it has signed 10 resort deals over the last 10 months, growing the company’s resort brand management portfolio by 15 percent in less than one year. This follows a record-breaking 2015 for the company, in which it reported an unprecedented number of signed deals for new resorts, which earned it recognition for being the hotel group with the largest growth in the Caribbean by the Excelencias Group. The announcement was made by Javier Coll, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of Apple Leisure Group.


Hotel Business Exclusive: Cuba and its Impact on Hospitality

Hotel Business Exclusive: Cuba and its Impact on Hospitality

Newtown Square, PA (October 7, 2016) — After several decades, the doors are now open to Cuba as the U.S. aims to build international relations with the island nation anew. The first U.S. flights to the country since 1961 have been cause for celebration. But, don’t light up those Cuban cigars just yet. There’s still much to consider: How will this impact the lodging industry?


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.


Apple Leisure Group Inks New Resort Management Deal for Boutique Property in Mexico

Company continues steady growth and expands footprint in Mexico with Zoëtry® Chamela Costalegre

PHILADELPHIA, PA (June 28, 2016) — AMResorts®, a subsidiary of Apple Leisure Group®,announces its latest resort brand management deal for 2016 with the signing of Zoëtry® Chamela Costalegre Mexico. Located just 90 miles south of Puerto Vallarta, the 120-room new-build will be the first resort under AMResorts’ brand management in the high-end vacation destination of Chamela Bay, Mexico.


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.


Apple Leisure Group Signs First Deal in Puerto Rico

Dreams® Puerto Rico Resort & Spa will be the Only Fully All-Inclusive Resort on the Island

PHILADELPHIA, PA (April 8, 2016) — Following a year of record-breaking growth in the Caribbean in 2015, Apple Leisure Group® subsidiary, AMResorts®, announces its first signed resort brand management deal for 2016, Dreams® Puerto Rico Resort & Spa. Located in the southwestern coastal town of Guánica, the 250-room, new-build property will be the only true all-inclusive resort in the island of Puerto Rico.


Apple Leisure Group Closes Milestone Year with 17 New Resort Deals, Increasing Brand Management Portfolio to 20,000 Rooms

Company Continues Growth of Sunscape® Resort & Spas Brand with Addition of Sunscape Dominican Beach Punta Cana and Sunscape Bávaro Beach Punta Cana

PHILADELPHIA, PA (Dec. 8, 2015) — Apple Leisure Group®’s subsidiary, AMResorts®, reported its best year ever with 17 new resort management contracts announced over the past 11 months. With the addition of Sunscape® Dominican Beach Punta Cana and Sunscape® Bávaro Beach Punta Cana, AMResorts will have nearly 60 resorts in 26 destinations and more than 20,000 rooms throughout Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America by the end of 2018.


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