We are extremely proud to announce that AMResorts has been recognized for the fifth consecutive year as one of Expansión magazine’s 2016 Súper Empresas (Top Companies).
Additionally, the company remained among the Top 10 Best Companies to Work For in Mexico.
Expansión, a leading business magazine in Mexico, publishes their annual ranking of companies to recognize businesses that apply unique tactics in fostering effective employee development. In addition, the distinction takes into account the current environment of Mexico’s corporate world by assessing an organization’s corporate culture.
The ranking, divided into three categories based on the total number of employees, included over 175 companies that operate in Mexico. Within the hospitality and tourism industry, AMResorts earned the top ranking among businesses with more than 3,000 employees. It also ranked sixth overall in the top 25 companies with more than 3,000 employees category. The selection process takes into account the creation and implementation of training platforms for supervisors and programs that serve to strengthen leadership, encourage achievement and showcase communication strategies.
“It is extremely gratifying for us to be recognized among our industry peers. We have a deep commitment to continuously improving our human resource practices, as well as strongly preserving the company’s goal in providing employees with better opportunities that allow them to develop both personally and professionally. It is the commitment and dedication of each member of our team that has allowed us to be ranked five consecutive years and be acknowledged as an industry leader in hospitality.” ~ Gonzalo del Peón, President of AMResorts
Over the past 10 years, this prestigious ranking has recognized companies that shine for their business practices in Mexico, following a thorough evaluation of their policies, practices, and procedures that improve leadership and communications. The study determined that the top businesses honored motivated their employees and focused on long-term goals to overcome challenges faced.
Join us in congratulating AMResorts on this well deserved honor!
The resort’s first guests, Trish Miller and Terry Paglioni from the United States, were greeted by staff, renowned DJ Olga Ryazanova and world-class acrobatic performers to join in on the official ribbon-cutting celebration.
The adults-only Breathless Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa is perfectly located between the Caribbean Sea and the Lagoon of Bahia Petempich. The resort’s 526 all-suite accommodations feature modern design in a chic environment divided among three unique areas, each with distinct character and appeal. The xhale club section is available for those Unlimited Vacation Club members seeking an elevated level of personal service and luxury; the energy center for those looking to mix & mingle; and the xcelerate Party Zone for those who live and breathe for the party.
Breathless Riviera Cancun‘s vibrant social atmosphere also creates the ultimate space for members to party, mix and mingle in an idyllic destination. The resort maintains a weekly party calendar with themed parties and events including the Breathless Rocks, Neon Night Lights, and Insomnia Pool parties, special guest DJ performances and more. Additionally, the resort offers monthly themed events including June’s Flower Power month and July’s All American Pie month.
Breathless Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa’s unique and exciting escape experience for adults is further complemented by the benefits of the signature Unlimited-Luxury® vacation concept, where everything is included. Amenity highlights enjoyed by every guest include:
Limitless access to gourmet à la carte dining with 10 chic dining venues
Unlimited top-shelf spirits served at 10 lively bars and lounges
24-hour room and concierge service
Daily refreshed mini-bar
Endless daytime activities and live nightly entertainment
Free Wi-Fi and free international calling to the U.S., Canada and Mexico with Unlimited Connectivity
Thrilling party calendar, theme parties, oceanfront bars, and entertainment venues
State-of-the-art x-ert Fitness Center and fitness classes like Pilates, Yoga, Zumba and more
Just in time to welcome summer birthdays, Breathless Resorts & Spas announced its new Breathless Birthday Bash package, offering an endless party in paradise. Unlimited Vacation Members can book now and enjoy activities such as bottle service at the After Dark nightclub, a group photo session right on the beach, sparkling wine, tapas and dessert party right in their room and more. Check out the Unlimited Vacation Club special offer section HERE for more details!
Book your next Unlimited Vacation Club getaway to Breathless Riviera Cancun HERE or by calling 1-877-923-2582 (US and Canada) and take advantage of our exclusive member-only rates!
Apple Leisure Group® subsidiary, AMResorts®, celebrates its 15th anniversary after closing 2015 with an unprecedented 17 new resort management contracts and adding seven new destinations to its portfolio.
“In the last 15 years, we have grown our portfolio in the markets where travelers want to be and that offer owners the best return on their investment. Our strong business model and established presence is what motivated respected investment firm Bain Capital to partner with us to aggressively expand AMResorts and meet the ever increasing demand for our product.” Alex Zozaya, CEO of Apple Leisure Group
Since the opening of its first resort in 2001, AMResorts has consistently reinvented the vacation experience by setting a new standard for the high-end, all-inclusive product.
The company introduced the lively Sunscape Resorts & Spas during its first year and followed it with the debut of the adults-only Secrets Resorts & Spas in 2002—a first of its kind in Mexico. Within three years of its inception, AMResorts introduced its third brand, Dreams Resorts & Spas, expanding the company’s family-friendly portfolio.
AMResorts continued to quickly grow its footprint, establishing a solid presence with 14 resorts throughout Mexico and the Caribbean by 2008. It was that year that the company launched its fourth brand, Zoëtry Wellness & Spa Resorts and the Endless Privileges® program. The innovative concept offered an ultra-luxurious experience combining elements of wellness, serenity, and social and environmental responsibility in a boutique setting. Designed for the most discerning traveler, signature program features include 24-hour concierge and laundry service, maid service three times daily, no check-in or check-out time, private in-suite dining, gourmet à la carte dining with organic selections, and more.
Two years later, AMResorts introduced its fifth brand, Now Resorts & Spas, to cater to guests looking for a more active and energetic setting ideal for living in the moment. The brand is perfect for families traveling with teens and tweens and the multigenerational travel experience. In 2012, the company further demonstrated its commitment to being innovators of the industry with the debut of the Unlimited Connectivity® app, allowing guests to send and receive local and international (U.S. and Canada) calls and send messages over the resorts’ Wi-Fi network at no charge.
AMResorts further enhanced its resort portfolio in 2013 with the addition of its second adults-only brand, Breathless Resorts & Spas, catering to singles, couples, and friends seeking a high-energy and social atmosphere focused on entertainment and events.
“AMResorts’ growth has been driven by our strategic approach to identifying new markets for entry, growing our footprint in tried and true destinations, and aligning with owners willing to challenge guests’ expectations with our reimagined take on the traditional all-inclusive experience. It’s this recipe for success that makes us the ideal partner for investors seeking the right sector to enter in today’s competitive hospitality market.” Javier Coll, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of Apple Leisure Group
That same year, the company secured an equity investment leading to the creation of Apple Leisure Group, a vertically integrated travel and hospitality company comprised of six subsidiaries including AMResorts®, Amstar DMC® and Unlimited Vacation Club®.
“AMResorts’ success can be attributed to how we have differentiated the product to appeal to consumers at every stage of their lives through our six distinct brands. Continuing to evolve to meet the ever-changing desires of our customers will allow us to stay at the forefront of the industry and top of mind for travelers seeking the ultimate all-inclusive experience.” Gonzalo del Peón, President of AMResorts
The most anticipated season is right around the corner! With warm weather well on its way, all of the Unlimited Vacation Club resorts have rounded up their favorite summer activities for our members to enjoy!
Pack your sunscreen, flip-flops, favorite bathing suit, board your plane and bring your appetite! This will sure be a summer to remember!
Happy Father’s Day! Celebrate a day dedicated to Dad during your Unlimited Vacation Club getaway! Enjoy a sparkling wine brunch and take part in Dad themed activities throughout the day! Sharpen up that swing, at participating resorts, you will have the chance to win a free round of golf and other great prizes! Go Dad!
Wake up hungry for a pancake breakfast and all day entertainment at our resorts in honor of Canada Day! Unlimited Vacation Club members and guests will enjoy a day filled with Canadian themed parades, a live concert for all to enjoy and festivals with delicious gourmet delights. Don’t forget your red and white face paint! We will be sporting red and white faces to honor Canada! Don’t miss out on the incredible firework show at participating resorts!!
Fourth of July
Happy Birthday America! Join us during your Unlimited Vacation Club getaway for a day filled with red, white & blue activities! Live American music will be heard throughout the resort while friends and family enjoy picnics, horseshoes, and beach activities! If you are staying at our family friendly resorts, swing by the Explorer’s Club with your kids (ages 3-12) for even more 4th of July fun! Our celebration will be capped off with an incredible beach BBQ under the stars with live Rock n’ Roll music, dancing and in participating resorts, fireworks!
What’s the best part about summer? BBQ’s on the beach with sand between your toes! For the entire month of July, Unlimited Vacation Club members will enjoy an exciting variety of BBQ dishes as part of their Unlimited-Luxury® stay! Prepare your taste buds for out of this world gourmet dining that you never thought you would experience!
Summer Olympics 2016
The long anticipated Olympics are back in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil! From August 5th through August 21st, more than 10,500 athletes from 206 National Olympic Committees will take part in this sporting event! Pack your favorite jersey and watch this event on big screen TVs during your Unlimited Vacation Club getaway! Partake in Olympic-themed events and activities and dive into gourmet dining!
We are excited to announce that AMResorts® is introducing an exciting 24 hour dining program across its six luxury resort brands that include 43 properties in 21 destinations.
As part of the new offering, members can now enjoy at least one 24 hour dining option included under the signature Endless Privileges®, Unlimited-Luxury® and Unlimited-Fun® vacation concepts.
The 24 hour dining restaurants and menus vary by resort and include à la carte and buffet offerings. Each property embraces local flavors and ingredients to showcase their destination and deliver delicious options all day and night.
“While on vacation, travelers want to forget about daily routines, relax and explore resort features on their own time – from dining to activities and entertainment; Adding even more around-the-clock F&B options represents yet another proof point of AMResorts’ ongoing commitment to exceeding guests’ expectations.”
The AMResorts Collection of brands has continuously reinvented the all-inclusive vacation model by providing world-class dining including AAA Four Diamond award-winning and renowned chef affiliated restaurants. AMResorts’ complimentary dining program, Sip, Savor & See, also gives members dining access at sister brand resorts in the destination they are visiting for an exciting experience. In addition to the new 24 hour dining across all brands, all Zoëtry® Wellness & Spa Resorts and Secrets®, Breathless®, Dreams® and Now® Resorts & Spas properties will continue to offer complimentary 24-hour room service. Sunscape Resorts & Spas, as part of the Unlimited-Fun vacation concept, will continue to provide guests with 24-hour access to food and snack options.
Ask your Unlimited Vacation Club member service executive about 24 hour dining during next getaway to any of our Amresort properties!
We are extremely proud and honored to announce that 21 of our resorts have been recognized with AAA Diamond Awards.
Two properties received the coveted AAA Five Diamond Award and 19 received the sought after AAA Four Diamond Award. Hotels selected as AAA Diamond Award winners are among the very best in the industry and we are honored to be included on this list.
Each year AAA reviews more than 28,000 hotels including resorts, historic inns, B&Bs and more. Competition is high, as just 0.4 percent make the AAA Five Diamond list and only 5.7 percent make the AAA Four Diamond list.
The prestigious Five Diamond Award is reserved only for the finest establishments. Our AAA Five Diamond Award Winners are:
Nadal was joined by family and friends, and was seen enjoying the picturesque beaches and gourmet dining of the Unlimited-Luxury® resort. While on property, the 14- time grand slam champion took time from his R&R to hit one of the resort’s courts for a practice session.
“I am lucky to be able to return to Cozumel year after year to watch some of the most beautiful sunsets I’ve ever seen. The destination’s outstanding fishing and snorkeling, combined with the weather and one of a kind beaches help me recharge,” said Nadal.
About Secrets Aura Cozumel
Every guest of the luxurious oceanfront property enjoys the benefits of the adults-only brand’s signature Unlimited-Luxury® vacation concept which offers limitless access to gourmet à la carte dining and top-shelf spirits, 24-hour room and concierge services, endless day and evening activities in spectacular settings. The 266 room resort offers enhanced room categories including Preferred Superior Junior Suite Ocean View and Rooftop suites with plunge pools and spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea.
The Sky Bar was recently expanded to accommodate up to 116 resort guests with refreshing new bright décor and a modern design. The Desires Music Lounge received upgraded equipment and modernized décor. Finally, the Gohan Sushi Bar and the Plaza Area were both upgraded with new furniture and a luxurious atmosphere offering guests an additional place to relax and enjoy.
About Sunscape Sabor Cozumel
The 218 room resort offers its guests the convenience of Unlimited-Fun® – where everything is included – paired with a vibrant atmosphere and friendly service. The worry-free environment without wristbands is enhanced by its signature family-friendly programming. The kid’s check-in experience with red carpet stairs, welcome treats and resort passports for kids are some of the signature touches the little ones can expect. Reservations are never required at specialty-themed restaurants, bars & lounges. Plus, spacious accommodations include private terraces, connecting rooms and kid’s amenities. All of this plus gorgeous beachfront settings offering an array of beach, land and watersport activities and the Explorer’s Club for Kids (ages 3 to 12) with Red Cross certified staff make it a vacation for everyone to enjoy.
Why not choose one of our Cozumel properties for your next Unlimited Vacation Club getaway and see for yourself why Rafael Nadal returns year after year?
Grupo Experiencias Xcaret opens its sixth park next summer, which will be called Xenses, focused on rediscovering the power of the senses and the mind through multiple sensory activities. Xenses will join the other 5 parks already operating in the Riviera Maya region of Mexico. The other parks within the Experiencias Xcaret group include: Xcaret, Xel-Ha, Xplor, Xoximilco and Xenotes.
Unique in its kind in the world, Xenses will challenge the power of the senses and the minds of all its visitors.
The description of the new attraction of Experiencias Xcaret notes that “Xenses is an incomparable park, a place as fun as it is magical, as amazing as it is enigmatic and as absurd as it is rational. Here you will be the protagonist of this experience, in a place with real and imaginary scenarios that will surround your senses and take you to a fantastic world where your perception will be challenged.”
Experience Xcaret celebrates 25 years of being a leader in sustainable tourism and recreation in Mexico and in promoting the diversification of activities for those who visit Cancun and Riviera Maya
The experience for visitors begins in the Pinwheel, a space where reality is perceived differently, or so it seems, because in Xenses reality goes beyond what it seems. Xenses’ attractions and activities will be located in two circuits, the first including Way of Dwarfs and Giants, Xensatorium, Underground Arteries, The Eden and Xítrico Garden.
At the same time, another circuit offers The Heartbeat, Townville, Recamara, The Breather, A Slip on a Slide, Flutterfly, Sludgerie, Riverlaxing, Rain, Cloud and Marblelous.
“Experience Xcaret celebrates 25 years of being a leader in sustainable tourism and recreation in Mexico and in promoting the diversification of activities for those who visit Cancun and Riviera Maya”, said Vice President Carlos Constandse, who pointed out that Xenses is a unique park in the world developed with local talent.
Xenses is scheduled to open this summer and will be another excellent choice for Unlimited Vacation Club members visiting our resorts in Cancun and the Riviera Maya. The half-day park will give you access to a fantastic world where perceptions will be challenged. Tickets can be booked online from April 1st at Xenses.com or purchased directly at the resort with your Amstar representative.
Book your next Unlimited Vacation Club getaway to the Riviera Maya HERE or by calling 1-877-923-2582 (US and Canada) and take advantage of our exclusive member-only rates!
We are excited to announce that Sunscape® Puerto Plata Dominican Republic officially opened its doors to the first guests on February 15th.
The Ballu family, Anelle, Franck and their children Brice, Sandrine and Tanguy from Blacé, France, were greeted by resort staff and participated in the resort’s official ribbon cutting ceremony.
Located on the island’s northern coastline, Sunscape Puerto Plata Dominican Republic is a 585-room, family-friendly resort treating members to breathtaking beaches and the Sunscape Resorts & Spas brand signature Unlimited–Fun® vacation concept, where everything is included. Unlimited Vacation Club members visiting the resort will enjoy seven bars, nine reservation-free dining options, live music and local entertainment.
Sunscape Puerto Plata faces the Atlantic Ocean and is located only 20 minutes from the Puerto Plata International Airport. The resort is surrounded by a signature 18-hole golf course designed by the sought after golf course architect, Robert Trent Jones and offers guests a great choice of water sports like wind surfing, kayaking and snorkeling at several beach locations.
Unlimited Vacation Club members staying at Sunscape Puerto Plata will also enjoy the resort’s signature Explorer’s Club for Kids (ages 3-12) and Core Zone Teens Club (ages 13-17) offering fun programming and dedicated facilities, ensuring the entire family will have the time of their lives. Unlimited–Fun® vacation experiences also include a special kid’s check-in with red carpet stairs including welcome treats and resort passports. Premium level Unlimited Vacation Club members can also upgrade to the Sun Club for a higher level of service including accommodations in a premium location, daily hors d’oeuvres, exquisite desserts and fine liquors in the private lounge, various special treats for the kids and more.
Book your next Unlimited Vacation Club getaway to Sunscape Puerto Plata Dominican Republic HERE or by calling 1-877-923-2582 (US and Canada) and take advantage of our exclusive member-only rates!