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Apple Leisure Group Signs Deal for First Sunscape Resorts & Spas Property in the Dominican Republic

Company doubles Sunscape Resorts & Spas footprint with new resort

PHILADELPHIA, PA (Nov. 9, 2015) — Apple Leisure Group®’s subsidiary, AMResorts®, announces the addition of Sunscape® Puerto Plata to its resort management portfolio. Sunscape Puerto Plata is the latest resort signed in a record-breaking year for the leading hospitality company. Averaging one resort signing every two weeks, never before has a single hotel chain managed to incorporate in the Caribbean and Central America 17 hotels in less than 12 months. Based on signed contracts to-date, AMResorts will have 57 resorts in 26 destinations throughout eight different countries by the end of 2018


AMResorts Celebrates Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya Opening During Cancun Travel Mart

Hospitality Leader Continues Significant Growth in Key Markets Including Riviera Maya and Cancun

PHILADELPHIA, PA (Oct. 15, 2015) — On October 13, 2015, in tandem with the Cancun Travel Mart, AMResorts®, an Apple Leisure Group® subsidiary, hosted a special celebration to commemorate the upcoming opening of Secrets® Akumal Riviera Maya. The adults-only resort will welcome its first guest on November 1, 2015.


Dreams Los Cabos Suites Golf Resort & Spa Reopens in Time for Fall Travel Season

Guests receive a very special welcome to the sounds of mariachis at the reopened and revamped Dreams Los Cabos Suites Golf Resort & Spa

PHILADELPHIA, PA (Oct. 5, 2015) — Apple Leisure Group®’s subsidiary, AMResorts®, officially reopened Dreams® Los Cabos Suites Golf Resort & Spa on Oct. 1, 2015. The resort has undergone extensive renovations to come back better than ever, following the passing of Hurricane Odile through the destination.


AMResorts Earns Prestigious Recognition by Travel Industry for Excellence

Company Awarded 36 Apple Awards

PHILADELPHIA, PA (Sept. 24, 2015) — AMResorts, an Apple Leisure Group subsidiary, was recognized with 36 Apple Awards in the Crystal and Golden categories. The honors, which included “Best Hotel Chain” for adults-only brand Secrets Resorts & Spas and “Best Staff and Service” for Secrets The Vine, were accepted by company President Gonzalo del Peon and Vice President of Sales, Marketing & Revenue Management Colette Baruth.


Apple Leisure Group Continues Growth in the Caribbean with New Boutique Resort Deal in Jamaica

Company Introduces Zoëtry Wellness & Spa Resorts Brand in Montego Bay and Triples Footprint in the Destination

PHILADELPHIA, PA (Sept. 16, 2015) — Apple Leisure Group® subsidiary AMResorts® continues its rapid expansion in the Caribbean with the announcement of a new deal in the popular destination of Montego Bay. The 15th new resort deal announced by the company this year brings its luxury boutique brand Zoëtry® Wellness & Spa Resorts to Jamaica. By the end of 2018, AMResorts will have 56 resorts in 25 destinations, reaching the 20,000 room milestone.


Apple Leisure Group’s New Resort Management Deal Brings Sunscape Resorts & Spas Brand to Puerto Vallarta

Company Maintains Strong Foothold in Mexico with Continued Growth in Destination

PHILADELPHIA, PA (August 5, 2015) — Apple Leisure Group® subsidiary AMResorts® announces its family-friendly brand, Sunscape Resorts & Spas®, is coming to Puerto Vallarta this December. Sunscape Puerto Vallarta, the company’s 13th resort announced in 2015, will become AMResorts’ fourth property in the destination.


Apple Leisure Group Marks Company Record with 12th New Resort Deal in 2015

Company announces three new resorts: Breathless Montego Bay Resort & Spa, Breathless Playa del Carmen Resort & Spa, and Dreams Villas Playa del Carmen

PHILADELPHIA, PA (July 22, 2015) — Apple Leisure Group® subsidiary AMResorts® continues its aggressive growth in Mexico and the Caribbean with three new resorts deals in the region. One of the fastest growing luxury leisure travel companies in North America, the company has announced 12 new resort management deals so far this year, more than double the amount signed in 2014 and marking a company record.


AMResorts Breaks Ground on Now Onyx Punta Cana Resort Alongside the President of the Dominican Republic, Danilo Medina

Fast-Growing Resort Company Continues Strategic Expansion in the Caribbean

PHILADELPHIA, PA (June 11, 2015) — The President of the Dominican Republic, Danilo Medina, and other government officials joined AMResorts® and Apple Leisure Group® executives for Now® Onyx Punta Cana’s symbolic groundbreaking ceremony on June 3. Upon the resort’s opening later next year, AMResorts will have nine properties in the Dominican Republic under five of its brands. This will become the fifth resort for the award-winning Now Resorts & Spas brand. The company currently has 37 resorts in its quickly expanding portfolio with 11 additional hotels set to debut by 2018.


AMResorts Named Top Hospitality Company by CNN’s Expansión Magazine for Fourth Consecutive Year

PHILADELPHIA, PA (June 2, 2015) — AMResorts®, an Apple Leisure Group subsidiary, was recognized by leading business magazine, CNN’s Expansión, as one of the 2015 Súper Empresas for the fourth consecutive year. After an extensive evaluation process, AMResorts, the provider of sales, marketing and brand management services for six luxury resort brands, ranked as the number one company in the hospitality industry category. Additionally, AMResorts earned the fourth spot in the “leading companies with more than 3,000 employees” category (moving up one place from 2014). From a total of 577 companies evaluated, only 165 were recognized in the coveted ranking.


Apple Leisure Group Expands Presence in the Dominican Republic with New Resort Management Deal

Company grows resort portfolio by 30 percent since start of 2015

PHILADELPHIA, PA (May 19, 2015) — Apple Leisure Group®subsidiary, AMResorts®, will increase its presence in the Dominican Republic with Now® Onyx Punta Cana, the company’s third new resort management deal in the country in 2015. This will be the second resort from the family-friendly Now Resorts & Spas brand in the Punta Cana region, and marks a 30 percent growth in Apple Leisure Group’s resort product portfolio since the beginning of the year. The company currently has 37 open resorts with 10 additional hotels opening within the next three years.