Apple Leisure Group Expands into the Dominican Republic


Sunscape® Puerto Plata is the most recent resort signed in a record-breaking year for Apple Leisure Group®’s subsidiary, AMResorts®. AMResorts has been averaging one resort signed every two weeks and has become incorporated in 17 hotels in the Caribbean and Central America in less than 12 month—something that has never been done before by a single hotel company. According to a press release put out by Apple Leisure Group, AMResorts will have 57 resorts in 26 destinations throughout eight different countries by the end of 2016.

The new Sunscape resort will open in early 2016 after substantial renovations have been done to bring the resort in Puerto Plata up to brand standards. The 585-room resort is located on the northern coast of Playa Dorada, with views of the Dominican Republic’s scenic Golden Beach. The newly renovated resort will feature eight restaurants and bars and is surrounded by an 18-hole Robert Trent Jones-designed golf course. It’s also a short drive from both local airports and downtown Puerto Plata.

“Our goal in revitalizing our Sunscape Resorts & Spas brand has been to offer a richer, family-friendly experience that also appeals to couples and groups of friends,” said Gonzalo del Peon, President of AMResorts. “Known for its beautiful mountainous backdrops, Puerto Plata brings a new and exciting location for guests to explore within our rapidly evolving list of destinations.”

Sunscape Puerto Plata will be the seventh new resort added to the Sunscape brand this year. Sunscape has also been busy expanding its brand, increasing its portfolio by 133 percent in 2015.