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.
“The unprecedented pace Apple Leisure Group has set with the volume of transactions completed in 2015 confirms that our vertically integrated approach to providing comprehensive luxury leisure vacation experiences brings our owners success,” said Alex Zozaya, CEO of Apple Leisure Group. “Owners consistently share that the ROI we deliver is unsurpassed, solidifying our position as one of North America’s leading hospitality companies.”
In 2015, AMResorts and its six award-winning brands added seven destinations to its portfolio, breaking company and industry records for the most deals incorporated by a single hotel chain in the Caribbean and Central American region in under a year.
“By focusing on growth in established markets, with opportunistic expansion into new destinations, we have executed a growth strategy that has yielded significant returns not only for Apple Leisure Group but also for our resort owners,” said Javier Coll, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of Apple Leisure Group. “We will continue to deliver superior results by knowing where the opportunities are and how to maximize them for our partners,” he added.
Sunscape Resort & Spas Expansion
ExpansionSituated on the eastern coast of the Dominican Republic, Sunscape Dominican Beach Punta Cana and Sunscape Bávaro Beach Punta Cana are located within 30 minutes of Punta Cana International Airport and only 45 minutes away from the stunning destination of La Romana. Located on the breathtaking El Cortecito beach, Sunscape Dominican Beach Punta Cana will boast 297 rooms, and Sunscape Bávaro Beach Punta Cana will consist of 452 guest rooms. The resorts are expected to open in December 2016.
Resort guests will enjoy Sunscape Resorts & Spas’ signature Unlimited-Fun® vacation concept, where everything is included: accommodations catering to families with connecting rooms and in-room children’s amenities, a limitless food and beverage program including nine dining options and eight bars, an Explorer’s Club for kids with dedicated facilities, daily entertainment, world-class spa facilities, and more.
Additionally, guests staying at Sunscape Dominican Beach Punta Cana will receive the upgraded amenities of the Sun Club, including personalized check-in and check-out with concierge service, exclusive access to two restaurants and two bars, a private Sun Club Lounge with complimentary Wi-Fi, upgraded mini-bar refreshed daily, complimentary room service from 7 a.m. – 11 p.m., and additional amenities just for kids.
“Punta Cana is one of the Caribbean’s top destinations for family travel. The combination of beautiful beaches, exciting outdoor activities, rich history and culture is a natural fit for Sunscape Resorts & Spas’ fun-filled family-friendly leisure experiences,” said Gonzalo del Peón, President of AMResorts.
Sunscape Bávaro Beach Punta Cana and Sunscape Dominican Beach Punta Cana bring the brand portfolio to nine resorts, signifying a growth of more than 200 percent in 2015. Upon the opening of the new resorts, AMResorts will offer 14 properties through its six brands across the Dominican Republic.
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.