PHILADELPHIA, PA (July 24, 2015) — Apple Leisure Group® subsidiary AMResorts® continues its aggressive growth in Mexico and the Caribbean with three new resorts deals in the region. One of the fastest growing luxury leisure travel companies in North America, the company has announced 12 new resort management deals so far this year, more than double the amount signed in 2014 and marking a company record.
With the opening of Breathless® Montego Bay Resort & Spa, the company will debut its adults-only Breathless Resorts & Spas brand in Jamaica and double its resort footprint on the island. In Mexico’s Riviera Maya region, AMResorts will increase its presence to 14 resorts upon the opening of Breathless Playa del Carmen Resort & Spa and Dreams® Villas Playa del Carmen.
“The impressive growth of our resort portfolio this year is a testament to hotel owners’ confidence in our unique, vertically integrated business model and reflects the high level of opportunity the market currently offers to investors seeking to enter the all-inclusive sector,” said Alex Zozaya, CEO of Apple Leisure Group.
Breathless Montego Bay Resort & Spa, scheduled to open in late 2016, will feature 150 rooms and suites offering privileged views of the Caribbean Sea and access to the longest stretch of private white sand beach in this popular vacation destination. The resort, located within a 15-minute drive of Sangster International Airport, will be situated next to sister properties Secrets® St. James Montego Bay and Secrets® Wild Orchid Montego Bay, as well as Sunscape® Montego Bay, which will officially rebrand as a Sunscape Resorts & Spas property on Dec. 23, 2015.
“In 2015, our focus has been on strategic growth at a rapid pace in destinations that are most appealing to North American travelers,” said Javier Coll, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of Apple Leisure Group. “With Playa del Carmen considered one of Mexico’s fastest growing cities* and visitor arrivals to Jamaica increasing by more than 45 percent in the last decade**, expanding our presence in these destinations makes good business sense.”
Slated to open in 2017, Breathless Playa del Carmen Resort & Spa will feature 500 rooms catering to guests seeking a vibrant, chic and modern adults-only experience, while Dreams Villas Playa del Carmen will offer 150 luxury villas and 50 junior suites in a sophisticated, family-friendly atmosphere. The resorts will sit adjacent to each other in the Grand Coral gated development, one of Playa del Carmen’s most exclusive private communities.
Guests of the resorts will enjoy access to Grand Coral’s world-class amenities, including an 18-hole golf course designed by Nick Price, an exclusive clubhouse and beach club, and the gourmet dining, shopping and nightlife found nearby on the renowned Quinta Avenida. The resorts are located within close proximity to several popular attractions, including Xcaret Ecological Park, the Playa del Carmen Center, Tulum ruins, and more.
“Montego Bay and Playa del Carmen are ideal destinations for our resort brands as they offer a combination of natural beauty, premier beaches and an overall welcoming atmosphere,” said Gonzalo del Peon, President of AMResorts. “Expanding our Breathless and Dreams Resorts & Spas brands enables us to broaden our appeal among travelers interested in these popular destinations, whether visiting with friends, family or significant others.”
Designed for sophisticated singles, couples and friends, Breathless Resorts & Spas will have five resorts located in Mexico and the Caribbean upon the opening of Breathless Playa del Carmen Resort & Spa. All Breathless Resorts & Spas properties feature the brand’s signature ultra-contemporary design, trendsetting restaurants and lounges, and access to pristine beaches.
Guests visiting Breathless Montego Bay, Breathless Playa del Carmen and Dreams Villas Playa del Carmen will experience all the benefits of the brands’ Unlimited-Luxury® vacation concept, where everything is included: premium accommodations, 24-hour room and concierge services, a limitless gourmet food and beverage program, daily entertainment, world class spa facilities and more
*Mexico Tourism Board
**Jamaica Tourist Board
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 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®, an elite benefits program for discerning travelers who expect the best in a vacation experience. For more information on Apple Leisure Group, visit www.appleleisuregroup.com.
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