NEWTON SQUARE, PA — Apple Leisure Group (ALG) has reported a strong start to 2019 after signing six resort management deals through its affiliated brand AMResorts.
The AMResorts collection of brands currently features 66 all-inclusive resorts in its portfolio with an additional 23 brand properties, representing nearly 9,000 rooms in various stages of development. Its development pipeline will increase AMResorts’ available room inventory by 40%.
The six previously-announced management contracts, which fall under four of its brands and are located in Mexico and the Caribbean, include: Breathless Cancun Resort & Spa (429 rooms, Cancun); Dreams Curacao Resort, Spa & Casino (286 rooms, Curacao); Dreams Macao Beach Punta Cana (500 rooms, Dominican Republic); Dreams Acapulco Resort & Spa (605 rooms, Acapulco); Now Emerald Cancun (427 rooms, Cancun); and Sunscape Akumal Beach Resort & Spa (360 rooms, Riviera Maya).
The new deals mark several major accomplishments for the company, including the first Dreams Resorts & Spas-branded properties in Macao Beach and Acapulco, as well as the first Sunscape-brand property in Riviera Maya.
“Mexico and the Caribbean remain the backbone of our portfolio. Both regions exhibit solid market fundamentals, with the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s latest arrival report showing that 20 Caribbean destinations have already reported considerable growth in 2019,” said Javier Coll, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of ALG. “These positive market conditions, combined with ALG’s unmatched network, give us great confidence in both the short- and long-term potential for the region.”
Moreover, following a record-breaking 2018, ALG is celebrating the grand opening of Secrets Mallorca Villamil Resort & Spa, AMResorts’ first Secrets-branded property in Spain.
The five-star, all-inclusive, adults-only property, which is located in Paguera, Mallorca, reemerged from a €3.5 million renovation with 162 rooms and suites, a renewed food and beverage program that includes four restaurants and five bars, a heated outdoor pool, a gym and a spa.
While the development team continues to sign new deals, progress on properties already under construction or renovation continues to move forward as planned. Out of the nearly 9,000 rooms in the development pipeline, AMResorts plans on delivering more than 2,500 rooms by the close of 2019.
This momentum will continue into 2020 with the openings of Secrets St. Martin Resort & Spa and Dreams Macao Beach Punta Cana, both scheduled for the first half of the year.