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...

December 4, 2019

SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - December 4, 2019. The Third Asonahores Tourism Investment Forum took place on December 2 at the Real Intercontinental Hotel in Santo Domingo, with an agenda focused on “Overview of the Dominican Tourism Industry: Challenges and Opportunities”. At the event, the president and vice president of the entity, Paola Rainieri de Díaz and Andrés Marranzini, respectively, recognized key representatives of the island’s tourism industry. Alex Zozaya received the highest award, “Dominican Tourism Champion”, for his unwavering support to strengthen the nation’s travel sector.

“The Dominican Republic has long been one of the great global destinations, and for many years has played a key part of Apple Leisure Group’s growth strategy,” said Zozaya. “Throughout my career I’ve witnessed the country’s tourism scene change, evolve and grow, which makes this honor all the more personal and fulfilling. I look forward to continue collaborating with Asonahores, and contribut...

November 13, 2019

The deal introduces the first Secrets-branded property in the destination

NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA – November 13, 2019 - AMResorts®, an Apple Leisure Group® (ALG) company, has locked in a new resort brand management deal in the island nation of Aruba. The agreement will bring the first Secrets® Resorts & Spa-branded property to the island, with the 600-key Secrets Baby Beach Aruba situated alongside Baby Beach, a popular white sand-lagoon in the Southern part of Aruba, close to San Nicolas. Completion is currently slated for the fourth quarter of 2021.

“The Caribbean region remains a main focus of expansion for ALG and we are thrilled to be adding the destination of Aruba to our growing branded portfolio,” said Javier Coll, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of ALG. “The island continues to be in high demand, with over one million yearly visitors and the recent emergence of a major luxury eco-tourism market. These factors, along with the Caribbean’s overall forward momentum, g...

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