Apple Leisure Group Signs First Deal in Puerto Rico
PHILADELPHIA, PA (April 8, 2016) — Following a year of record-breaking growth in the Caribbean in 2015, Apple Leisure Group® subsidiary, AMResorts®, announces its first signed resort brand management deal for 2016, Dreams® Puerto Rico Resort & Spa. Located in the southwestern coastal town of Guánica, the 250-room, new-build property will be the only true all-inclusive resort in the island of Puerto Rico.
“Puerto Rico’s strong airlift, no passport requirements and rich natural beauty have consistently made the island a popular choice for U.S. travelers,” said Alex Zozaya, CEO of Apple Leisure Group. “We’re excited to enter a destination that has yet to discover the substantial benefits of the all-inclusive model.”
Zozaya added, “We are confident our innovative product and vacation concept will set itself apart.”
Dreams Puerto Rico will be the 15th resort for the award-winning Dreams Resorts & Spas brand. It is scheduled to open October 2018 and will bring the family-friendly brand's signature Unlimited–Luxury® concept, where everything is included, to the island. Signature program offerings include: limitless à la carte dining with no reservations required, 24-hour room and concierge service, complimentary mini-bars refreshed daily, an unlimited premium beverage program, comprehensive day and nighttime activities, and more—all without wristbands. Guests can also expect a blend of stylish simplicity with contemporary architectural design and customary amenities like the Dreams Spa by Pevonia®.
"AMResorts’ entry into Puerto Rico is a testament to the demand for the all-inclusive model,” said Javier Coll, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of Apple Leisure Group. “Our experience in entering, establishing and growing our brands in new destinations strengthens our position as the go-to partner for hotel owners wanting to diversify their investments within the hospitality sector.”
Dreams Puerto Rico will be located 5 minutes away from the Guánica Dry Forest, the largest dry coastal forest region in the world and a UNESCO-designated world biosphere reserve. The region is also known for its pristine and crystal-clear Caribbean waters, ideal for swimming, surfing, snorkeling and diving.
“Guánica is a hidden gem in Puerto Rico and one of the best places to experience the island’s diverse beauty, making it the perfect destination to expand our Caribbean presence,” said Gonzalo del Peon, President of AMResorts.
To learn more about Apple Leisure Group’s vertically integrated family of companies and the tremendous advantages they provide hotel owners and developers, visit www.appleleisuregroup.com.
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 resort 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®, AMResorts’ popular guest loyalty program for discerning travelers who expect the very best in a vacation experience. For more information on Apple Leisure Group, visit www.appleleisuregroup.com.