PHILADELPHIA, PA (June 20, 2016) — AMResorts®, a subsidiary of Apple Leisure Group®, inaugurated the official opening of Sunscape® Puerto Plata Dominican Republic with an event presided by the President of the Dominican Republic, Mr. Danilo Medina. President Medina performed the ribbon-cutting ceremony accompanied by Alex Zozaya, CEO of Apple Leisure Group, Gilberto Sandretto, CEO of Ampusk International and Tommaso Sandretto, Managing Director of Ampusk International. Also present were Francisco Javier García, Minister of Tourism; Enrique Ramírez, General Manager of BanReservas; José Ramón Peralta, Minister Administrative of the Presidency; Gustavo Montalvo, Minister of the Presidency; Gonzalo Castillo, Minister of Public Works; Jean Alain Rodríguez, Director of the Dominican Republic Export and Investment Center (CEI-RD) and Simón Lizardo, Minister of Finance. The inauguration of the hotel signifies a substantial impact on the region’s economic status, generating direct employment for more than 842 people.
“This new property reinforces our commitment to the Dominican Republic as one of the best travel destinations in the Caribbean. Expanding the Sunscape Resorts & Spas brand into this destination offers a budget-friendly option that maximizes value to our guests,” remarked Alex Zozaya, CEO of Apple Leisure Group. “The Dominican Republic’s geographical positioning makes it easily accessible to Americans, allowing families the opportunity to vacation in a great beachside location.”
Situated in the northern part of the island, the family-friendly hotel boasts 585 rooms and offers guests beautiful beaches and the benefits of the Unlimited-Fun® vacation concept – exclusive to the Sunscape Resorts & Spas brand. For an even higher standard of service, guests can upgrade to the Sun Club, an exclusive section that offers extra snacks, delectable desserts and fine beverages in a private lounge.
“The Dominican Republic has consistently been at the top of the list for tourists seeking a relaxing vacation,” commented Gonzalo del Peón, President of AMResorts. “Puerto Plata is the ideal place for Sunscape Resorts & Spas. Its richness, history and culture provide families the chance to explore, relax and enjoy an unforgettable vacation.”
Everything is included within the Unlimited–Fun® vacation concept at Sunscape Puerto Plata, starting with the resort’s Explorer’s Club for Kids (ages 3-12) and Core Zone Teens Club (ages 13-17). The clubs’ fun programming and dedicated facilities will ensure the entire family has the time of their lives. Signature experiences include a special kid’s check-in with red carpet stairs, welcome treats and resort passports. Guests will also enjoy seven bars, nine reservation-free dining options, live music, local entertainment and more.
“Sunscape Puerto Plata is leaving its mark on a very popular destination within the brand’s growing portfolio and reinforces our presence in the Dominican Republic,” remarked Javier Coll, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of Apple Leisure Group.
Sunscape Puerto Plata is surrounded by an 18-hole golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones and located along the Atlantic coastline, offering its guests a wide variety of water sports such as windsurfing, kayaking and scuba diving. For guests feeling a bit more adventurous, unforgettable excursions can be found near the 27 rivers and falls known as the 27 waterfalls of Damajagua.
The hotel inauguration was attended by representatives from the major tour operators and tourism companies in Santo Domingo and Santiago as well as local hotel executives from around the region, travel agents, diplomats and special guests.
For more information or to book at the new Sunscape Puerto Plata Dominican Republic, visit www.sunscaperesorts.com, call 1-866-SUNSCAPE or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube or the official brand blog.
AMResorts is the fast-growing provider of sales, marketing and brand management services to six individually unique resort brands. The Philadelphia-based company 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, St. Thomas, Dominican Republic and Costa Rica, AMResorts’ nearly 40 award-winning properties treat every guest to premium accommodations, desirable locations and extraordinary inclusions. The brands in the collection include: boutique Zoëtry® Wellness & Spa Resorts (www.zoetryresorts.com; 1-888-4-ZOËTRY); adults-only Secrets® Resorts & Spas (www.secretsresorts.com; 1-866-GO SECRETS); high-energy Breathless® Resorts & Spas (www.breathlessresorts.com; 1-855-65-BREATHE); family-friendly Dreams® Resorts & Spas (www.dreamsresorts.com; 1-866-2-DREAMS); vibrant Now® Resorts & Spas (www.nowresorts.com; 1-877-NOW-9953) and fun-filled Sunscape® Resorts & Spas (www.sunscaperesorts.com; 1-866-SUNSCAPE).
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