NEWS ROOM

March 15, 2020

To our community:

Together we are navigating rapid changes in our world in a shared effort to control the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and protect our communities.

We know that these changes create uncertainty, concern and anxiety. As a travel organization comprised of multiple companies, we have seen, and will continue to see, significant impacts to our business.

Apple Leisure Group’s core values guide us, especially during times of uncertainty, and together we have been through challenging times before. Importantly, our commitment to our employees, guests and partners remains steadfast and unwavering.

Particularly now, it is important to us that you have clear, up-to-date information. Please know that:

  • We are actively monitoring announcements from government entities and health departments in the areas of the world in which we operate.

  • We are in consistent contact with our resort, destination and airline partners to understand their changing policies, procedures and operation...

February 5, 2020

The Group Continues to Bolster its Presence in the Country, with the First Dreams and Secrets-Branded Properties located in Miches

NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA – February 5, 2020 – Executives from AMResorts®, an Apple Leisure Group® (ALG) company, today celebrated the start of construction on two new all-inclusive resorts in Miches, a secluded area in the northeast coast of the Dominican Republic, during a groundbreaking ceremony attended by prominent government officials and local stakeholders. Two of the 18 management deals secured by ALG in 2019, Secrets® Playa Esmeralda Punta Cana and Dreams® Playa Esmeralda Punta Cana are the first AMResorts-branded properties in this region of the country, and bring total number of properties in the Caribbean to 20. During the last decade, AMResorts has increased its branded room inventory by nearly 300% and closed 2019 with over 24,000 rooms.

“These new deals underscore ALG’s unwavering commitment to the Dominican Republic and the goal of participating in u...

January 15, 2020

The leading North American hospitality group will be expanding its presence in Europe with seven new resort management deals, among other key milestones

NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA – January 13, 2020 - Apple Leisure Group® (ALG)—one of the world’s leading travel, leisure and hospitality management groups—is poised for a highly successful 2020, benefitting from a decade’s worth of industry-leading growth. Since 2010, the Group has increased its room inventory by almost 300%, closing 2019 with over 24,000 rooms operating under AMResorts’ eight award-winning brands in Mexico, the Caribbean and Europe.

Beyond its continued aggressive global expansion, ALG reached numerous other milestones in 2019. These accomplishments span across each of the Group’s various companies, and include the successful shepherding of several simultaneous new-build and brand conversion projects, with five properties set to open in the first half of 2020; the rapid adoption of its Unlimited Vacation Club loyalty platform; and...

December 10, 2019

Following an extensive renovation, Secrets Lanzarote Resort & Spa is the second Secrets-branded property in the Canary Islands

NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA – December 10, 2019 - AMResorts®, an Apple Leisure Group® (ALG) company, and Hesperia Hotels & Resorts, one of leading hotel groups in Spain, announced today the debut of the second Secrets® Resorts & Spas branded property in Europe with Secrets Lanzarote Resort & Spa. Following a €10 million renovation, the resort opened on December 9, and is located close to Lanzarote airport and alongside the beautiful marina of Puerto Calero. The property is owned and managed by Hesperia Resorts & Hotels.

“We are thrilled to debut this new property on the island of Lanzarote, which marks another successful milestone in Spain for ALG and the AMResorts collection,” said Javier Coll, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of ALG, who is responsible for the business operations in Europe. “With the acquisition of a majority stake in Alua...

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