AMR™ Collection’s luxury, family-friendly resort brand debuts first resort in South America, and in all-new Caribbean destination
NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA (January 3, 2022) — Apple Leisure Group® (“ALG”), a leading North American resort brand management, leisure travel and hospitality group, continues to expand with an ALG affiliate signing of Dreams® Karibana Cartagena Beach & Golf Resort.
Expected to open April 1, 2022, Dreams® Karibana Cartagena Beach & Golf Resort will feature 268 luxuriously appointed rooms, all with a private terrace, balcony or swim-out suites. As part of the brand’s signature Unlimited-Luxury® inclusions, the resort will offer five bars and lounges, three gourmet, à la carte dining choices, pool and beach service, unlimited international and domestic top-shelf spirits, 24-hour room and concierge services, daily activities and entertainment, nightly events and more.
“As travelers in the U.S. and beyond return to travel, they continue to seek out beautiful destinations in emerging markets that are conveniently located,” said Javier Coll, Group President of Global Business Development at Apple Leisure Group. “We are very eager to introduce Dreams® Karibana Cartagena Beach & Golf Resort, AMR™ Collection’s first property in South America, to deliver the Dreams® Resorts & Spas brand experience in one of Colombia’s top destinations.”
Guests of all ages staying at Dreams® Karibana Cartagena Beach & Golf Resort will have access to a private beach club and 18-hole golf course, designed by Nicklaus Design. Connecting rooms are available as a perfect option for families, weddings or a social group’s getaway. Scheduled to open in Colombia, the resort will become a haven for golf enthusiasts as well as groups and meeting planners, with more than 24,700 square feet of meeting and event space. Music themed parties and live entertainment will create the perfect family- friendly vacation for all to enjoy.
To further enhance guest safety and peace of mind, the brand offers AMR™ Collection’s CleanComplete Verification™. The 360-degree quality, safety and hygiene protocols take into account every aspect of resort operations, backed by the highest-level third-party certification.
To learn more about the Apple Leisure Group advantage, visit www.algdevelopment.com.
The term “ALG” and “group” are used in this release for convenience to refer to Apple Leisure Group, or one or more of the group affiliates, which collectively provide sales, marketing and brand management services to resort and hotel brands; hotel & resort membership program; leisure travel and destination management services, and technology solutions to travel agents and suppliers.
About Apple Leisure Group®
Apple Leisure Group® (ALG), part of Hyatt (hyatt.com), is a leading North American resort brand-management, leisure travel and hospitality group with a unique business model serving travelers and destinations worldwide. ALG, through its group of affiliated companies, is consistently focused on delivering exceptional value to travelers and strong performance to resort owners by strategically leveraging its portfolio of brands including: AMResorts LP, or one or more of its affiliates which collectively provide sales, marketing, and brand management services to resort and hotel brands under the AMR™ Collection including 5-star and 4-star luxury award-winning brands including Secrets® Resorts & Spas, Dreams® Resorts & Spas, Breathless® Resorts & Spas, Zoëtry® Wellness & Spa Resorts, Alua® Hotels & Resorts, and Sunscape® Resorts & Spas (stay tuned for details on how and when AMR™ Collection properties will participate in Hyatt’s World of Hyatt loyalty program); ALG Vacations®, one of the largest sellers of vacation packages and charter flights in the U.S. for travel to Mexico and the Caribbean, with well-established brands: Apple Vacations®, Funjet Vacations®, Travel Impressions®, CheapCaribbean.com®, BeachBound®, Blue Sky Tours®, Southwest Vacations®, and United Vacations®; the exclusive membership program Unlimited Vacation Club®; best-in-class destination management services provided by Amstar DMC; and the innovative technology solutions provider Trisept Solutions®. To learn more about the Apple Leisure Group advantage, visit www.appleleisuregroup.com.
About AMR™ Collection
As part of Hyatt’s portfolio of brands (hyatt.com), the AMR™ Collection is one of the largest portfolios of luxury all-inclusive resorts in the Americas and Spain and includes six distinct resort and hotel brands designed to celebrate every moment for every lifestyle and stage of life including Secrets® Resorts & Spas, Dreams® Resorts & Spas, Breathless® Resorts & Spas, Zoëtry® Wellness & Spa Resorts, Alua® Hotels & Resorts brand, and Sunscape® Resorts & Spas. Stay tuned for details on how and when AMR™ Collection properties will participate in Hyatt’s World of Hyatt loyalty program. The AMR™ Collection of brands is continuously raising the all-inclusive concept to a new level of luxury with its signature Endless Privileges®, Unlimited-Luxury®, and Unlimited-Fun® programs. Located throughout Mexico, Jamaica, Curacao, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Panama, St. Martin, St. Lucia, Spain, Greece, the approximately 100 award-winning properties under the AMR™ Collection treat every guest to premium accommodations, desirable locations, and extraordinary inclusions. Visit the AMR™ Collection of brands here: Secrets® Resorts & Spas, Dreams® Resorts & Spas, Breathless® Resorts & Spas, Zoëtry® Wellness & Spa Resorts, Alua® Hotels & Resorts and Sunscape® Resorts & Spas. Images, logos and informational material about the AMR™ Collection of brands and properties are available at amresorts.com/mediasite.
About Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company guided by its purpose – to care for people so they can be their best. As of September 30, 2021, Hyatt’s portfolio included more than 1,000 hotel and all-inclusive properties in 69 countries across six continents, and the acquisition of Apple Leisure Group added 96 properties in 10 countries as of November 1, 2021. Hyatt’s offerings include the Park Hyatt®, Miraval®, Grand Hyatt®, Alila®, Andaz®, The Unbound Collection by Hyatt®, Destination by Hyatt™, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt®, Hyatt Ziva™, Hyatt Zilara™, Thompson Hotels®, Hyatt Centric®, Caption by Hyatt, JdV by Hyatt™, Hyatt House®, Hyatt Place®, UrCove, and Hyatt Residence Club® brands, as well as resort and hotel brands under the AMR™ Collection, including Secrets® Resorts & Spas, Dreams® Resorts & Spas, Breathless® Resorts & Spas, Zoëtry® Wellness & Spa Resorts, Alua® Hotels & Resorts, and Sunscape® Resorts & Spas. Hyatt’s subsidiaries operate the World of Hyatt® loyalty program, ALG Vacations®, Unlimited Vacation Club®, Amstar DMC destination management services, and the Trisept Solutions® travel technology platform. For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com.
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