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TORONTO — AMResorts has announced two new resort brand management deals in Mexico that will see the Grand Oasis Sens in Cancun and Grand Oasis Tulum convert to two different AMResorts brands.
The deal is part of AMResorts’ partnership with Oasis Hotels & Resorts.
The deals expand AMResorts’ family-friendly resort portfolio in the country, growing the Now Resorts & Spas’ brand footprint in Cancun and introducing Sunscape Resorts & Spas in the beach destination of Akumal, in Mexico’s Riviera Maya.
The resorts will undergo renovations and re-open under AMResorts’ brands on June 1, 2019.
Grand Oasis Sens in Cancun will be rebranded as Now Emerald Cancun, with 427 rooms.
The second property, Grand Oasis Tulum, will reopen as the 360-room Sunscape Akumal Beach Resort & Spa, the first hotel for the brand in the area.
“Hotel investors, this is the right time to have a strong partner in Mexico. The team at Oasis Hotels & Resorts shares our vision for growth, and together we can tap into our collective expertise in the market to deliver an unparalleled experience for travelers,” said Javier Coll, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of ALG.
“As the market cycle continues to turn, now is the time for owners wanting to ensure future stability for their assets and capitalize on their investments to align with the right partner who can help them weather the cyclical nature of the hospitality industry.”
The AMResorts brands continue to expand in Mexico, with new properties slated to open beginning in late 2019 with Now Natura Riviera Cancun, and more properties scheduled to make their debut in 2020 and beyond.