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AMResorts Launches First Sunscape Resorts & Spas Location In Dominican Republic

Hotel & Resort | AMResorts | February 18, 2016

AMResorts Launches First Sunscape Resorts & Spas Location In Dominican Republic

PHOTO: Brian de Jesús (director of sales), Antonio Madrid (projects manager), Angel Julio Peña (general manager), first guests Anelle and Franck Ballu with their children Brice, Sandrine and Tanguy, Javier Estelrich (regional VP of operations, Dominican Republic) and Guillermo Velázquez (Sunscape Resorts & Spas brand manager) celebrate the official opening of Sunscape Puerto Plata Dominican Republic. (Photo courtesy of AMResorts)

On February 15, AMResorts, an Apple Leisure Group subsidiary, opened Sunscape Puerto Plata Dominican Republic, the brand’s first resort in the destination.

Located on the island’s northern coastline, the 585-room, family-friendly resort treats guests to breathtaking beaches and the Sunscape Resorts & Spas brand signature Unlimited–Fun concept, promising an unforgettable experience.For a higher level of service, guests can upgrade to the Sun Club and receive accommodations in a premium location, daily hors d'oeuvres and exquisite desserts with fine liquors in the private lounge, kids' amenities and more.

“Consistently, the Dominican Republic tops travelers’ lists as a leisure destination of choice,” said Gonzalo del Peòn, president of AMResorts. “The Puerto Plata region is a perfect fit for the Sunscape Resorts & Spas portfolio. Its rich beauty, history and culture gives families the opportunity to explore, relax and enjoy an unforgettable vacation.”

Everything is included with 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.

“Expanding the Sunscape brand to the Dominican Republic offers a budget-friendly alternative in a prime destination that maximizes value for travelers,” said Alex Zozaya, CEO of Apple Leisure Group. “The Dominican Republic is easily accessible from major North American gateways, allowing families to vacation in a great beachside location.”

Sunscape Puerto Plata faces the Atlantic Ocean and is surrounded by a signature 18-hole golf course designed by the sought-after golf course architect, Robert Trent Jones. The resort offers guests a great choice of water sports like wind surfing, kayaking and snorkeling at several beaches. For the adventurous at heart, breathtaking excursions are located near 27 natural river pools and waterfalls— 27 Damajagua Cascades.

“Sunscape Puerto Plata introduces a highly desired destination to the brand’s portfolio and furthers our presence in the Dominican Republic,” said Javier Coll, executive vice president and chief strategy officer of Apple Leisure Group.

Puerto Plata embraces the Dominican Republic’s prosperous history. The lush tropical jungles provide families access to land activities, like hiking and cycling trails, cultural experiences and adventure tours in one of the most popular tourist destinations in the area.

For more information or to book at the new Sunscape Puerto Plata Dominican Republic, visit, call 1-866-SUNSCAPE or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter,& Instagram, Pinterest YouTube or the official brand blog.

SOURCE: AMResorts press release

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