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Royal Caribbean Group Enters Definitive Agreement to Sell its Azamara Brand to Sycamore Partners

MIAMI, Jan. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Royal Caribbean Group (NYSE: RCL) today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Azamara brand to Sycamore Partners, a private equity firm specializing in consumer, retail and distribution investments, in an all-cash carve-out transaction for $201 million, subject to certain adjustments and closing conditions. Sycamore Partners will acquire the entire Azamara brand, including its three-ship fleet and associated intellectual property. The transaction is subject to customary conditions and is expected to close in the first quarter of 2021.

Royal Caribbean Group noted the transaction allows it to focus on expanding its Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Silversea brands.

“Our strategy has evolved into placing more of our resources behind three global brands, Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Silversea, and working to grow them as we emerge from this unprecedented period,” said Richard D. Fain, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Royal Caribbean Group. “Even so, Azamara remains a strong brand with its own tremendous potential for growth, and Sycamore’s track record demonstrates that they will be good stewards of what the Azamara team has built over the past 13 years.”

“We are pleased that Royal Caribbean Group has entrusted Sycamore to support Azamara in its next phase of growth,” said Stefan Kaluzny, Managing Director of Sycamore Partners.  ”We are excited to partner with the Azamara team and build on their many years of success serving the brand’s loyal customers.  We believe Azamara will remain a top choice for discerning travelers as the cruising industry recovers over time.”

Azamara’s value proposition and operations will remain consistent under the new arrangement, and Royal Caribbean Group will work in close collaboration on a seamless transition for Azamara employees, customers and other stakeholders. In conjunction with the transaction, Azamara Chief Operating Officer Carol Cabezas has been appointed President of the brand.

The transaction will result in a one-time, non-cash impairment charge of approximately $170 million. The sale of Azamara is not expected to have a material impact on Royal Caribbean Group’s future financial results.

Perella Weinberg Partners LP served as financial advisor to Royal Caribbean Group and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP provided legal counsel. Kirkland & Ellis LLP provided legal advice to Sycamore Partners.

About Royal Caribbean Group
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., doing business as Royal Caribbean Group (NYSE: RCL), is a cruise vacation company that owns four global brands: Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity CruisesAzamara and Silversea.  Royal Caribbean Group is also a 50% owner of a joint venture that operates TUI Cruises and Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. Together, our brands operate 61 ships with an additional 15 on order as of December 21, 2021.  Learn more at www.rclcorporate.com or www.rclinvestor.com.

About Sycamore Partners
Sycamore Partners is a private equity firm based in New York. The firm specializes in consumer, distribution and retail-related investments and partners with management teams to improve the operating profitability and strategic value of their business. With approximately $10 billion in aggregate committed capital raised since its inception in 2011, Sycamore Partners’ investors include leading endowments, financial institutions, family offices, pension plans and sovereign wealth funds. For more information on Sycamore Partners, visit www.sycamorepartners.com.

Cautionary Statement Concerning Forward-Looking Statements
Certain statements in this release relating to, among other things, our future performance estimates, forecasts and projections constitute forward-looking statements under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  These statements include, but are not limited to: statements regarding revenues, costs and financial results for 2020 and beyond.  Words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “could,” “driving,” “estimate,” “expect,” “goal,” “intend,” “look into,” “may,” “plan,” “project,” “seek,” “should,” “will,” “would,” “considering”, and similar expressions are intended to help identify forward-looking statements.  Forward-looking statements reflect management’s current expectations, are based on judgments, are inherently uncertain and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, which could cause our actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from the future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied in those forward-looking statements.  Examples of these risks, uncertainties and other factors include, but are not limited to the following: the impact of the global incidence and spread of COVID-19, which has led to the temporary suspension of our operations and has had and will continue to have a material adverse impact on our business, liquidity and results of operations, or other contagious illnesses on economic conditions and the travel industry in general and the financial position and operating results of our Company in particular, such as: the current and potential additional governmental and self-imposed travel restrictions, the current and potential extension of the suspension of cruises and new additional suspensions, guest cancellations; our ability to obtain sufficient financing, capital or revenues to satisfy liquidity needs, capital expenditures, debt repayments and other financing needs; the effectiveness of the actions we have taken to improve and address our liquidity needs; the impact of the economic and geopolitical environment on key aspects of our business, such as the demand for cruises, passenger spending, and operating costs; incidents or adverse publicity concerning our ships, port facilities, land destinations and/or passengers or the cruise vacation industry in general; our ability to accurately estimate our monthly cash burn rate during the suspension of our operations; concerns over safety, health and security of guests and crew; any protocols we adopt across our fleet relating to COVID-19, such as those recommended by the Healthy Sail Panel, may be costly and less effective than we expect in reducing the risk of infection and spread of COVID-19 on our cruise ships; further impairments of our goodwill, long-lived assets, equity investments and notes receivable; an inability to source our crew or our provisions and supplies from certain places; the incurrence of COVID-19 and other contagious diseases on our ships and an increase in concern about the risk of illness on our ships or when traveling to or from our ships, all of which reduces demand; unavailability of ports of call; growing anti-tourism sentiments and environmental concerns; changes in US foreign travel policy; the uncertainties of conducting business internationally and expanding into new markets and new ventures; our ability to recruit, develop and retain high quality personnel; changes in operating and financing costs; our indebtedness, any additional indebtedness we may incur and restrictions in the agreements governing our indebtedness that limit our flexibility in operating our business, including the significant portion of assets that are collateral under these agreements; the impact of foreign currency exchange rates, interest rate and fuel price fluctuations; the settlement of conversions of our convertible notes, if any, in shares of our common stock or a combination of cash and shares of our common stock, which may result in substantial dilution for our existing shareholders; our expectation that we will not declare or pay dividends on our common stock for the near future; vacation industry competition and changes in industry capacity and overcapacity; the risks and costs associated with protecting our systems and maintaining integrity and security of our business information, as well as personal data of our guests, employees and others;  the impact of new or changing legislation and regulations or governmental orders on our business; pending or threatened litigation, investigations and enforcement actions; the effects of weather, natural disasters and seasonality on our business; emergency ship repairs, including the related lost revenue; the impact of issues at shipyards, including ship delivery delays, ship cancellations or ship construction cost increases; shipyard unavailability; the unavailability or cost of air service; and uncertainties of a foreign legal system as we are not incorporated in the United States.

In addition, many of these risks and uncertainties are currently heightened by and will continue to be heightened by, or in the future may be heightened by, the COVID-19 pandemic. It is not possible to predict or identify all such risks.

More information about factors that could affect our operating results is included under the caption “Risk Factors” in our most recent quarterly report on Form 10-Q, as well as our other filings with the SEC, and the captions “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” in our most recent annual report on Form 10-K, as updated by our Current Report on Form 8-K dated May 13, 2020, copies of which may be obtained by visiting our Investor Relations website at www.rclinvestor.com or the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements in this release, which are based on information available to us on the date hereof. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Cancun to Debut January 2021

CaribPR Wire, TORONTO, Dec. 15, 2020: Planet Hollywood Hotels and Resorts announced today that the highly anticipated Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Cancun will open its doors on January 29, 2021, in the exclusive resort enclave of Costa Mujeres, located just north of Cancun’s Hotel Zone.

As the all-inclusive Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Cancun nears completion and prepares to roll out the red carpet for its grand debut, guests can look forward to Vacationing Like a Star™ in one of Mexico’s newest and most sought-after beachfront locales, as well as experiencing the elevated and luxurious facilities included within their stay – from the 13 world-class dining options, 11 bars and café, four pools, a lazy river and Jurassic Splash Park, to A-lister amenities including Planet Play ($), PH Spa ($), PUMPED Fitness Center, Star Kids Club and much more.

Cancun’s hottest new beach resort, Planet Hollywood will boast curated entertainment-themed experiences and authentic Hollywood memorabilia from 40 cult classics, as well as a blockbuster list of activities and adventures for travelers of all ages. A range of exciting PH Experiences allow guests to discover the wonders of the famed Costa Mujeres while the resort’s PH Attractions are sure to set the stage for action-packed features on-site. Planet Hollywood Adult Scene Cancun, the hospitality brand’s first-ever adults-only ‘resort-within-a-resort’ concept, is also set to debut at this time allowing guests (18+) to enjoy exclusive pool and beach areas, specialty restaurants and preferred accommodations, in addition to full access to the amenities and facilities at the wider Planet Hollywood resort.

For more information or to book your all-inclusive vacation, visit www.planethollywoodhotels.com or contact your Travel Agent.

About Planet Hollywood Hotels & Resorts
Planet Hollywood Hotels & Resorts offer luxurious vacation settings where guests can get close to authentic Hollywood memorabilia, enjoy entertainment-themed facilities and Vacation Like A Star™ in some of the most sought-after locales – including Costa Rica’s Pura Vida paradise and coming soon, the beautiful beaches of Cancun and Sint Maarten. For those looking for the full A-list treatment, the Star Class™ upgrade provides members with a Personal Agent to maximize their experience, including access to the exclusive STAR Class™ Lounge, a rider to customize their in-room mini-bar, a pillow menu for the perfect night’s sleep and more. Planet Hollywood’s Adult Scene is a lavish haven for those 18+, offering uninterrupted cocktails and sunset views for a blockbuster vacation experience. Designed for those who want to be dazzled by the marvels of technology, Planet Hollywood Resorts are a step ahead, delivering guests superior luxury and innovation with the convenient Plugged In™ program, enabling a keyless and cashless environment for guests, unlimited WIFI and a PHTV channel to stay informed.

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Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Cancun abre sus puertas en enero de 2021

Junior Suite de Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Cancun
Junior Suite de Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Cancun, apertura el 29 de enero de 2021
Star Class™ Producer’s Suite de Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Cancun
Star Class™ Producer’s Suite de Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Cancun, apertura el 29 de enero de 2021
Star Class™ Producer’s Suite de Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Cancun
Star Class™ Producer’s Suite de Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Cancun, apertura el 29 de enero de 2021

CaribPR Wire, TORONTO, Dec. 15, 2020: Planet Hollywood Hotels and Resorts anunció hoy que el tan esperado Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Cancun abrirá sus puertas el 29 de enero de 2021, en el exclusivo enclave turístico de Costa Mujeres, ubicado al norte de la Zona Hotelera de Cancún.

A medida que el hotel todo incluido Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Cancun se acerca a la recta final y se prepara para desplegar la alfombra roja para su gran apertura, sus huéspedes comienzan a prepararse para disfrutar del concepto Vacation Like a Star™ en uno de los lugares frente al mar más nuevos y valorados de México, con el fin de experimentar desde las elevadas y lujosas instalaciones incluidas, las cuales incluyen 13 opciones gastronómicas de clase mundial, 11 bares y cafés, cuatro piscinas, un río lento y el Jurassic Splash Park; hasta instalaciones de primera clase, como Planet Play ($), PH Spa ($), PUMPED Fitness Center, Star Kids Club y mucho más.

Planet Hollywood, el nuevo resort de playa más popular de Cancún, contará con seleccionadas experiencias de entretenimiento y estará repleto de auténticos objetos provenientes de 40 clásicos de culto de Hollywood, así como una lista de exitosas actividades y aventuras para viajeros de todas las edades. Toda una variedad de emocionantes Experiencias PH permitirán a los huéspedes descubrir las maravillas de la famosa Costa Mujeres, mientras que las atracciones PH serán indudablemente el escenario ideal para crear divertidos e inolvidables momentos llenos de acción. Planet Hollywood Adult Scene Cancun, la primera propiedad con concepto de ‘resort dentro de un resort’ de la marca exclusiva para adultos, también hará su gran debut y permitirá a los huéspedes (mayores de 18 años) disfrutar de áreas exclusivas de piscina y playa, restaurantes de especialidades y alojamiento preferencial, además de un acceso exclusivo a las comodidades e instalaciones del extenso Planet Hollywood.

Para más información o para reservar sus vacaciones con todo incluido, visite www.planethollywoodhotels.com o comuníquese con su agente de viajes.

Acerca de Planet Hollywood Hotels & Resorts
Planet Hollywood Hotels & Resorts ofrece vacaciones de lujo en lugares donde los huéspedes pueden acercarse a auténticos objetos provenientes de las más famosas películas de Hollywood, mientras disfrutan de instalaciones con entretenimiento temático y el concepto Vacation Like A Star ™ en algunos de los destinos más solicitados, incluyendo el paraíso de la Pura Vida de Costa Rica y próximamente, Las hermosas playas de Cancún y Sint Maarten. Aquellos en busca de la auténtica experiencia de celebrity, pueden subir a la categoría Star Class ™, la cual ofrece a sus miembros un agente personal para maximizar su experiencia, acceso al exclusivo salón STAR Class ™, la opción de personalizar su mini-bar en la habitación, un menú de almohadas para una noche de sueño perfecta, entre muchos otros beneficios. El hotel Adult Scene de Planet Hollywood es un lujoso refugio para mayores de 18 años, que ofrece cócteles sin cesar y preciosos atardeceres para una experiencia vacacional de gran éxito. Diseñados para aquellos que desean deslumbrarse con las maravillas de la tecnología, los resorts de Planet Hollywood van un paso por delante, brindando a sus huéspedes un nivel superior de lujo e innovación con el práctico programa Plugged In ™, que permite un entorno sin llaves y sin efectivo para los huéspedes, WIFI ilimitado y un canal PHTV para mantenerse informado.

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Planet Hollywood Beach Resorts Announce Exclusive Black Friday Sale

CaribPR Wire, TORONTO, Nov. 26, 2020: Lights, camera, ACTION! Perfectly timed for the winter holiday and festive season, Planet Hollywood Beach Resorts invites travelers to book the blockbuster getaway they’ve been dreaming of with a web-exclusive Black Friday sale starting Nov. 27, 2020. Guests can escape on a four-night celeb-worthy getaway for the price of three nights, starting at $96 per person, per night*, and unwind on the breathtaking shores of Costa Rica’s Pura Vida paradise and the charming, pristine peninsula of Costa Mujeres, Mexico.

Black Friday Sale: Available for all customers.

  • The Deal: Pay for 3 Nights, Stay for 4 Nights
  • The Discount: 25% off best available rate
  • Booking Window: Nov. 27-29, 2020
  • Travel Window: Nov. 27, 2020 – Dec. 23, 2021

Cyber Monday Sale: Available for all customers.

  • The Deal: Pay for 3 Nights, Stay for 4 Nights
  • The Discount: 25% off best available rate
  • Booking Window: Nov. 30, 2020
  • Travel Window: Nov. 27, 2020 – Dec. 23, 2021

Located at the base of Peninsula Papagayo in the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica, Planet Hollywood Beach Resort offers an upscale all-inclusive vacation, surrounded by natural wonders, exotic jungles and only-here experiences to explore. The 294-luxury suite resort features seven globally-infused restaurants and six bars, PUMPED Fitness Center, PH Spa, two swimming pools and a splash zone. A curated list of excursions, PH Experiences allow guests to discover the wonders of the famed Papagayo Gulf, whether gliding through the canopy zip-line circuit or sailing and snorkeling in the Pacific Ocean’s clear blue waters.

Those who take advantage of this time-limited promotion could be among the first to experience the all-new Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Cancun. Situated just north of Cancun’s Hotel Zone in the exclusive resort enclave of Costa Mujeres, surrounded by aquamarine waters and mangroves sprawling with native flora and fauna, this new all-inclusive will feature 898 luxury suites, 11 world-class restaurants and modern wellness features, plus curated entertainment-themed experiences and authentic Hollywood memorabilia from 40 cult classics, including a ’95 Mitsubishi Eclipse from “The Fast and the Furious.” Planet Hollywood Cancun will also debut the first-ever Adult Scene – a new adults-only ‘resort-within-a-resort’ concept where guests (18+) can enjoy exclusive pool and beach areas, specialty restaurants and preferred accommodations, in addition to full access to the amenities and facilities at the wider Planet Hollywood resort.

Whether traveling with a co-star or the entire entourage, guests looking to Vacation Like A Star™ for less are encouraged to secure these incredible savings before the sale ends on Nov. 30, 2020.

*Prices vary by property and reflect a per person, per night rate. For a full list of pricing and resort details, see below.

Costa Rica

  • Rates start at $114 at Planet Hollywood Costa Rica with travel from Nov. 27, 2020 – Dec. 23, 2021

Mexico

  • Rates start at $96 at Planet Hollywood Cancun with travel from Feb. 1, 2021 – Dec. 23, 2021
  • Rates start at $102 at Planet Hollywood Adult Scene Cancun with travel from Feb. 1, 2021 – Dec. 23, 2021

To learn more or to book your all-inclusive vacation, visit www.planethollywoodhotels.com or contact your Travel Agent.

About Planet Hollywood Hotels & Resorts

Planet Hollywood Hotels & Resorts offer luxurious vacation settings where guests can get close to authentic Hollywood memorabilia, enjoy entertainment-themed facilities and Vacation Like A Star™ in some of the most sought-after locales – including Costa Rica’s Pura Vida paradise and coming soon, the beautiful beaches of Cancun and St. Maarten. For those looking for the full A-list treatment, the Star Class™ upgrade provides members with a Personal Agent to maximize their experience, including access to the exclusive STAR Class™ Lounge, a rider to customize their in-room mini-bar, a pillow menu for the perfect night’s sleep and more. Planet Hollywood’s Adult Scene is a lavish haven for those 18+, offering uninterrupted cocktails and sunset views for a blockbuster vacation experience. Designed for those who want to be dazzled by the marvels of technology, Planet Hollywood Resorts are a step ahead, delivering guests superior luxury and innovation with the convenient Plugged In™ program, enabling a keyless and cashless environment for guests, unlimited WIFI and a PHTV channel to stay informed.

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Planet Hollywood Beach Resorts anuncia oferta exclusiva para el “Viernes negro”

Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Costa Rica
Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Costa Rica

CaribPR Wire, TORONTO, Nov. 26, 2020: Luces, cámara, ACCIÓN! En un momento perfecto para las vacaciones de invierno y la temporada festiva, Planet Hollywood Beach Resorts invita a los viajeros a reservar la escapada de éxito con la que han estado soñando con una oferta exclusiva del “Viernes negro” a partir del 27 de noviembre de 2020. Los huéspedes pueden disfrutar de una escapada de cuatro noches, digna de un famoso, por el precio de tres noches, desde 114 USD por persona, por noche*, y relajarse en las impresionantes costas del paraíso Pura Vida de Costa Rica y la encantadora y prístina península de Costa Mujeres, en México.

Oferta de “Viernes negro”: Disponible para todos los clientes.

  • La oferta: Pague 3 noches, alójese 4 noches
  • El descuento: 25 % de descuento de la mejor tarifa disponible
  • Fechas de reserva: Del 27 al 29 de noviembre de 2020
  • Periodo de viaje: Del 27 de noviembre de 2020 al 23 de diciembre de 2021

Oferta del Lunes cibernético: Disponible para todos los clientes.

  • La oferta: Pague 3 noches, alójese 4 noches
  • El descuento: 25 % de descuento de la mejor tarifa disponible
  • Fechas de reserva: 30 de noviembre de 2020
  • Periodo de viaje: Del 27 de noviembre de 2020 al 23 de diciembre de 2021

Situado en la base de la Península de Papagayo en la región de Guanacaste de Costa Rica, Planet Hollywood Beach Resort ofrece unas vacaciones de lujo con todo incluido, rodeado de maravillas naturales, selvas exóticas y experiencias únicas para explorar. El complejo de 294 suites de lujo cuenta con siete restaurantes de comida internacional y seis bares, un centro de fitness PUMPED, un PH Spa, dos piscinas y una zona para jugar en el agua. PH Experiences, una lista de excursiones seleccionadas, permiten a los huéspedes descubrir las maravillas del famoso Golfo de Papagayo, ya sea deslizándose por el circuito de tirolesa en las copas de los árboles o navegando y practicando esnórquel en las cristalinas aguas azules del Océano Pacífico.

Quienes aprovechen esta promoción durante un tiempo limitado podrían estar entre los primeros en disfrutar del nuevo Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Cancun. Situado justo al norte de la Zona Hotelera de Cancún, en el exclusivo enclave turístico de Costa Mujeres, y rodeado de aguas de color aguamarina y manglares repletos de la flora y fauna nativa, este nuevo complejo con todo incluido contará con 898 suites de lujo, 11 restaurantes de primera clase mundial y modernas instalaciones de bienestar, además de selectas experiencias temáticas de entretenimiento y genuinos recuerdos de Hollywood de 40 clásicos de culto, entre ellos, un Mitsubishi Eclipse del 95 de “The Fast and the Furious”. Planet Hollywood Cancun también estrenará el primer Adult Scene de la historia, un nuevo concepto de “resort dentro de un resort” exclusivo para adultos, en el que los huéspedes (mayores de 18 años) pueden disfrutar de áreas de piscina y playa exclusivas, restaurantes especializados y alojamientos preferenciales, además de acceso total a las comodidades e instalaciones del resto del resort de Planet Hollywood.

Tanto si viajan con un coprotagonista o con todo el séquito, se anima a los huéspedes que buscan Vacation Like A Star™ para que consigan estos increíbles ahorros antes de que la oferta termine el 30 de noviembre de 2020.

*Los precios varían según la propiedad y reflejan una tarifa por persona y noche. Consulte más bajo una lista completa de precios y detalles de los centros turísticos.

Costa Rica

  • Las tarifas empiezan desde 114 USD en Planet Hollywood Costa Rica con viajes desde el 27 de noviembre de 2020 al 23 de diciembre de 2021.

México

  • Las tarifas empiezan desde 96 USD en Planet Hollywood Cancun con viajes desde el 01 de febrero al 23 de diciembre de 2021
  • Las tarifas empiezan desde 102 USD en Planet Hollywood Adult Scene Cancun con viajes desde el 01 de febrero al 23 de diciembre de 2021

Para obtener más información o reservar sus vacaciones con todo incluido, visite www.planethollywoodhotels.com o póngase en contacto con su agencia de viajes.

Acerca de Planet Hollywood Hotels & Resorts
Planet Hollywood Hotels & Resorts ofrece lugares de vacaciones de lujo en donde los huéspedes pueden acercarse a auténticos recuerdos de Hollywood, disfrutar de instalaciones con temática de entretenimiento y Vacation Like A Star™ en algunos de los lugares más buscados, entre ellos, el paraíso de Pura Vida de Costa Rica y, próximamente, las preciosas playas de Cancún y San Martín. Para quienes buscan el tratamiento elitista, la actualización a Star Class™ proporciona a los socios un Agente personal para maximizar su experiencia, e incluye acceso al exclusivo Salón STAR Class™, un carrito para personalizar su minibar en la habitación, un menú de almohadas para un sueño perfecto de noche y mucho más. Planet Hollywood’s Adult Scene es un refugio de lujo para mayores de 18 años, que ofrece cócteles ininterrumpidos y vistas de la puesta de sol para disfrutar de una experiencia vacacional de gran éxito. Diseñado para quienes quieren que se les deslumbre con las maravillas de la tecnología, Planet Hollywood Resorts va un paso por delante, y proporciona a los huéspedes un lujo y una innovación excelentes con el conveniente programa Plugged In™, que facilita un entorno sin llaves y sin dinero en efectivo para los huéspedes, wifi ilimitado y un canal de PHTV para mantenerse informado.

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Royalton Luxury Resorts Unveils Incredible Black Friday Savings

CaribPR Wire, TORONTO, Nov. 26, 2020: Just in time for the busiest shopping day of the year, Royalton Luxury Resorts is unveiling incredible Black Friday savings with rooms starting as low as $68 per person, per night* at select Royalton Luxury Resorts, Hideaway at Royalton Resorts and Mystique by Royalton Resorts located throughout the Caribbean. These unbelievable deals will start Nov. 27 and run through Nov. 30, 2020, offering multiple chances for travelers to book a four-night dream getaway at the price of only three.

Black Friday Sale: Available for all customers.

  • The Deal: Pay for 3 Nights, Stay for 4 Nights
  • The Discount: 25% off best available rate
  • Booking Window: Nov. 27-29, 2020
  • Travel Window: Nov. 27, 2020 – Dec. 23, 2021

Cyber Monday Sale: Available for all customers.

  • The Deal: Pay for 3 Nights, Stay for 4 Nights
  • The Discount: 25% off best available rate
  • Booking Window: Nov. 30, 2020
  • Travel Window: Nov. 27, 2020 – Dec. 23, 2021

Set in some of the most sought-after vacation destinations in Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Saint Lucia, Jamaica, Antigua and Grenada, Royalton Luxury Resorts offer something for every traveler. Guests can look forward to experiencing Royalton’s All-In Luxury® promise which boasts an array of world-class, all-inclusive features, including All-In Connectivity™ for free Wi-Fi resort-wide, modern Sports Event Guarantee™ playing the most important games and events, unlimited reservation-free luxury dining and lavish suites complete with the premium, handcrafted DreamBed.

Couples and friend groups seeking an adults only escape can choose from one of Royalton’s adults-only sub-brands – including Hideaway at Royalton and Royalton CHIC. Hideaway offers a ‘resort-within-a-resort’ style getaway at select Royalton properties, delivering exclusive pool and beach areas, specialty restaurants and preferred accommodations, in addition to full access to the amenities and facilities at the wider Royalton resort. Stylish lifestyle resorts situated on the beachfronts of Cancun and Punta Cana, Royalton CHIC offers guests aged 18+ Royalton’s All-In Luxury® features with a fresh twist, perfect for guests in search of an all-inclusive social-vacation experience.

Whether traveling with the whole family or treating that special someone to a romantic retreat for two, vacationers looking to enjoy a luxury getaway for less are encouraged to secure these incredible savings before the sale ends on Nov. 30, 2020.

*Prices vary by property and reflect a per person, per night rate. For a full list of pricing and resort details, see below.

Dominican Republic

  • Rates start at $68 at Royalton Punta Cana with travel from now – Dec. 23, 2021
  • Rates start at $68 at Royalton Splash Punta Cana with travel from now – Dec. 23, 2021
  • Rates start at $74 at Royalton Bavaro with travel from now – Dec. 23, 2021
  • Rates start at $79 at Hideaway at Royalton Punta Cana with travel from now – Dec. 23, 2021
  • Rates start at $86 at Royalton CHIC Punta Cana with travel from Jan. 29, 2021 – Dec. 23, 2021

Mexico

  • Rates start at $95 at Royalton Riviera Cancun with travel from now – Dec. 23, 2021
  • Rates start at $100 at Royalton CHIC Suites Cancun with travel from now – Dec. 23, 2021
  • Rates start at $100 at Hideaway at Royalton Riviera Cancun with travel from now – Dec. 23, 2021
  • Rates start at $154 at Mystique Holbox by Royalton with travel from now – Dec. 23, 2021

Grenada

  • Rates start at $147 at Royalton Grenada with travel from Jan. 29, 2021 – Dec. 23, 2021

Jamaica

  • Rates start at $84 at Royalton White Sands with travel from now – Dec. 23, 2021
  • Rates start at $95 at Royalton Negril with travel from now – Dec. 23, 2021
  • Rates start at $105 at Royalton Blue Waters with travel from now – Dec. 23, 2021
  • Rates start at $110 at Hideaway at Royalton Negril with travel from now – Dec. 23, 2021

St. Lucia

  • Rates start at $116 at Mystique St Lucia by Royalton with travel from Dec. 3, 2020 – Dec. 23, 2021
  • Rates start at $152 at Hideaway at Royalton Saint Lucia with travel from now – Dec. 23, 2021
  • Rates start at $147 at Royalton Saint Lucia with travel from now – Dec. 23, 2021

Antigua

  • Rates start at $152 at Royalton Antigua with travel from now – Dec. 23, 2021

To learn more or to book your all-inclusive vacation, visit www.royaltonresorts.com or contact your Travel Agent.

About Blue Diamond Resorts
Since its inception in 2011, Blue Diamond Resorts has curated an impressive portfolio encompassing 45 properties, exceeding 15,000 rooms in ten countries. Taking a proactive approach to differentiating brands under each market’s demands, the resort management company caters to a range of budgets and interests from adult-only elegant getaways to fun-filled family vacations. Award-winning, All-In Luxury® Royalton Luxury Resorts offers signature amenities including All-In Connectivity™, modern Sports Event Guarantee™ and in-suite wellness elements. Royalton Luxury Resorts’ adults-only sub-brands include Hideaway at Royalton, an adults-only experience with exclusive dining and preferred accommodations, plus the stylish lifestyle resorts, Royalton CHIC, located in the Caribbean’s best beachfront locales. In Jamaica, Grand Lido Negril provides those over 21 with an upscale and luxurious naturist vacation along with a secluded shore for the utmost privacy. Memories Resorts & Spa offers a vacation designed to impress the entire family, featuring a popular kids club with famous themed characters, Toopy & Binoo™, while Starfish Resorts provides amazing value for customers in convenient locations. Planet Hollywood Hotels and Resorts invites guests to Vacation Like A Star™ with an engaging and interactive experience, plus famous pop culture items from iconic movies, music and sports. Mystique by Royalton, a boutique-style resort collection, offers personalized vacations in strikingly beautiful locals full of endless adventures.

To learn more about Blue Diamond Resorts, please visit www.bluediamondresorts.com.

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Blue Diamond Resorts Celebrates a Decade of Success

CaribPR Wire, TORONTO, Nov. 02, 2020: Blue Diamond Resorts, the Caribbean’s fastest-growing resort management group, celebrates its tenth anniversary. Founded in 2010, the Canadian owned-and-operated hotel group has grown exponentially over the past decade, since opening its first property in 2011 to now managing 45 resorts in ten countries.

“Blue Diamond Resorts began as a small team with a big dream – to provide travelers with unparalleled vacations in paradisiac destinations,” shared Jordi Pelfort, President of Hotels and Resorts, Sunwing Travel Group, “Combining our passion for hospitality with our determination, I am proud and humbled by all that we have achieved in our first decade of business.”

With an impressive portfolio of hotels in the most sought-after Caribbean locales, the hotel chain continues to diversify by developing new brands and breaking ground in new destinations. Most recently, the hotel chain expanded Royalton Luxury Resorts by rebranding three of its existing properties, reopening as Royalton CHIC Punta Cana, Royalton CHIC Suites Cancun and Royalton Splash Punta Cana and integrating its boutique hotel chain Mystique by Royalton under the brand umbrella.

Despite the challenges that COVID-19 presented, Blue Diamond Resorts has remained steadfast in achieving its targets. Early in 2020 the hotel chain opened the stunning Royalton Grenada Resort & Spa as a result of the joint venture with Rex Hotels involving seven properties and 1,500 rooms in five islands in the Eastern Caribbean. Located on two white-sand beaches in Tamarind Bay, Royalton Grenada is the perfect vacation destination for discerning travelers in search of a luxurious beach getaway. Still to come in 2020, Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Cancun and Planet Hollywood Adult Scene Cancun will be making their grand debut on the stunning shores of Costa Mujeres on December 15, 2020.

To celebrate a decade of incredible getaways, the hotel manage group has extended its massive Royalton 10-Year Anniversary Sale until November 25, 2020. From family-friendly vacations to romantic couples’ retreats, Royalton Luxury Resorts offers guests of all ages an unforgettable vacation experience. With prices starting at $85 USD per person per night and up to $600 in resort recredits, there’s never been a better time to escape to paradise with Royalton Luxury Resorts. Travelers can head to paradise with confidence thanks to Blue Diamond Resorts’ All-In Medical Assistance and Safety-Assured Vacations commitment to uphold the highest international health and safety standards throughout its hotels.

About Blue Diamond Resorts

Since its inception in 2011, Blue Diamond Resorts has curated an impressive portfolio encompassing 45 properties, exceeding 15,500 rooms in ten countries. Taking a proactive approach to differentiating brands under each market’s demands, the resort management company caters to a range of budgets and interests from adult-only elegant getaways to fun-filled family vacations. Award-winning, All-In Luxury® Royalton Luxury Resorts offers signature amenities including All-In Connectivity™, modern Sports Event Guarantee™ and in-suite wellness elements. Royalton Luxury Resorts’ adults-only sub-brands include Hideaway at Royalton, an adults-only experience with exclusive dining and preferred accommodations, plus the stylish lifestyle resorts, Royalton CHIC, located in the Caribbean’s best beachfront locales. In Jamaica, Grand Lido Negril provides those over 21 with an upscale and luxurious naturist vacation along with a secluded shore for the utmost privacy. Memories Resorts & Spa offers a vacation designed to impress the entire family, featuring a popular kids club with famous themed characters, Toopy & Binoo™, while Starfish Resorts provides amazing value for customers in convenient locations. Planet Hollywood Hotels and Resorts invites guests to Vacation Like A Star™ with an engaging and interactive experience, plus famous pop culture items from iconic movies, music and sports. Mystique Resorts by Royalton, a boutique-style resort collection, offers personalized vacations in strikingly beautiful locals full of endless adventures.
To learn more about Blue Diamond Resorts, please visit www.bluediamondresorts.com.

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Blue Diamond Resorts celebra una década de éxito

CaribPR Wire, TORONTO, Nov. 02, 2020: Blue Diamond Resorts, el grupo de administración hotelera de más rápido crecimiento en el Caribe, celebra su décimo aniversario. Fundado en 2010, el grupo canadiense de propiedad y administración hotelera ha crecido exponencialmente durante la última década desde que abrió su primera propiedad, Memories Caribe, en 2011, administrando ahora 45 resorts en diez países.

“Blue Diamond Resorts comenzó con un pequeño equipo y un gran sueño: brindar a los viajeros unas vacaciones inigualables en destinos paradisíacos”, compartió Jordi Pelfort, presidente de Hoteles y Resorts, Sunwing Travel Group, “Combinando nuestra pasión por la hospitalidad con nuestra determinación, me siento orgulloso y honrado de todo lo que hemos logrado en nuestra primera década de actividad”.

Con una impresionante cartera de hoteles en los lugares más buscados del Caribe, la cadena hotelera continúa diversificándose mediante el desarrollo de nuevas marcas y la apertura de nuevos destinos. Más recientemente, la cadena hotelera expandió su marca Royalton Luxury Resorts cambiando el nombre de tres de sus existentes propiedades, las cuales reabrieron como Royalton CHIC Punta Cana, Royalton CHIC Suites Cancún y Royalton Splash Punta Cana, e integrando su cadena de hoteles boutique Mystique by Royalton bajo el paraguas de la marca.

A pesar de los desafíos que presentó COVID-19, Blue Diamond Resorts se ha mantenido firme en el logro de sus objetivos. A principios de 2020, la cadena hotelera abrió el impresionante Royalton Grenada Resort & Spa como resultado de la colaboración con Rex Hotels, la cual involucra siete propiedades y 1.500 habitaciones en cinco islas en el Caribe Oriental. Ubicado en dos playas de arena blanca en Tamarind Bay, Royalton Grenada es el destino de vacaciones perfecto para los viajeros exigentes en busca de una lujosa escapada a la playa. Aún por llegar en 2020, Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Cancún y Planet Hollywood Adult Scene Cancún harán su gran debut en las impresionantes playas de Costa Mujeres el 15 de diciembre de 2020.

Para celebrar una década de escapadas increíbles, el grupo de administración hotelera ha extendido su gran oferta de décimo aniversario hasta el 25 de noviembre de 2020. Desde vacaciones para familias hasta retiros románticos para parejas, Royalton Luxury Resorts ofrece a huéspedes de todas las edades inolvidables experiencias vacacionales. Con precios desde $ 85 USD por persona por noche y hasta $ 600 en cupones de resort, nunca ha habido un mejor momento para escapar al paraíso con Royalton Luxury Resorts. Los viajeros pueden viajar al paraíso con confianza gracias a los programas All-In Medical AssistanceVacaciones con Seguridad Garantizada de Blue Diamond Resorts, implementados con el fin de mantener los más altos estándares internacionales de salud y seguridad en todos sus hoteles.

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Desde su inauguración en 2010, Blue Diamond Resorts ha crecido exitosamente hasta convertirse en la empresa de gestión hotelera de más rápido crecimiento en el Caribe, con 45 propiedades que sobrepasan las 15,500 habitaciones en 10 países. Con un enfoque innovador para diferenciar marcas según las demandas específicas de cada mercado, la cartera de Blue Diamond Resorts incluye productos diferenciados según los presupuestos y los intereses de sus clientes, desde elegantes propiedades sólo para adultos, hasta resorts llenos de diversión para las familias. Los galardonados resorts de lujo Royalton Luxury Resorts rediseñan la experiencia todo incluido al ofrecer amenidades exclusivas que incluyen All-In Connectivity™, el moderno concepto de Sports Event Guarantee™ y elementos de bienestar en las habitaciones y suites. Las submarcas de Royalton solo para adultos incluyen Hideaway at Royalton, el cual ofrece gastronomía exclusiva y alojamiento preferencial con acceso a todos los servicios y comodidades de la zona Royalton; así como los modernos y elegantes resorts, Royalton CHIC, localizados en los mejores destinos de sol y playa del Caribe. En Jamaica, Grand Lido Negril brinda unas vacaciones naturistas lujosas y elegantes frente a una exclusiva cala para mayor privacidad. Memories Resorts & Spa brinda una experiencia que complace a toda la familia, incluyendo variedad de actividades y kids clubs con los famosos personajes Toopy & Binoo™, mientras que la marca Starfish Resorts ofrece un valor sin igual en ubicaciones exóticas con alojamiento cómodo. Planet Hollywood Hotels and Resorts invita a los huéspedes a vivir la experiencia Vacation Like A Star ™ durante sus vacaciones con una experiencia atractiva e interactiva, además de contener una colección de artículos famosos de la cultura cinematográfica, musical y deportiva. Mystique by Royalton, una colección de resort de estilo boutique, ofrece vacaciones personalizadas en lugares sorprendentemente hermosos y llenos de aventuras sin fin.

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Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Cancun to Debut December 2020

CaribPR Wire, TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Aug. 06, 2020: Planet Hollywood Hotels and Resorts is pleased to announce that the brand-new Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Cancun will be rolling out the red carpet for its first guests on December 15, 2020.

Located in the exclusive resort enclave of Costa Mujeres, a charming, pristine peninsula just north of Cancun’s Hotel Zone, guests will be able to Vacation Like a Star™ in one of Mexico’s most beautiful beachfront locations, surrounded by aquamarine waters and mangroves sprawling with native flora and fauna. This new all-inclusive resort will feature 898 luxury suites, 11 world-class restaurants and modern wellness features, plus curated entertainment-themed experiences and authentic Hollywood memorabilia from 40 cult classics, including a ’95 Mitsubishi Eclipse from “Fast and the Furious.”

Cancun’s hottest new beach resort, Planet Hollywood will boast an all-star line-up of activities and adventures for travelers of all ages looking to re-write the script on all-inclusive vacations. A range of exciting PH Experiences will allow guests to discover the wonders of the famed Costa Mujeres while the resort’s PH Attractions are sure to set the stage for action-packed features on-site – including four swimming pools, a lazy river, Shipwreck Cove and Jurassic Splash Park, FlowRider® surf simulator, Labyrinth, a mini-golf course and the first-of-its-kind Planet Play Adventure Park. Children can enjoy supervised activities at the Stars Kids Club™, a unique kids club program designed to spark the imagination of younger guests, teens can make new friends on their own schedule at the PH Teens Club and the whole family can catch a front row seat at the theater to watch fan-favorite movies and classic films playing throughout the day.

Introducing a new way to Vacation like a Star™, Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Cancun will also debut the first-ever Adult Scene – a new adults-only ‘resort-within-a-resort’ concept offering guests (18+) Planet Hollywood’s signature celebrity-inspired experience in an exclusive resort setting. This upscale oasis will feature 332 suites with A-lister amenities including hand-crafted Phabulous Beds™, ceiling-mounted rain showers and plush bathrobes and slippers, along with state-of-the-art technology such as  Plugged In™ to keep guests connected and Your Soundtrack™ to pick the theme music for their stay. Adult Scene will also benefit from its own private beachfront and pool area, complete with a swim-up bar and waiter service, in addition to two specialty restaurants reserved exclusively for Adult Scene guests: the Braza Grill & Churrascaria and Catch Seafood and Grill.

Book by September 30th to take advantage of Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Cancun’s introductory offer – “Lights, Camera, Cancun!” – featuring a $500 resort credit (Adult Scene and Main Resort) and up to two kids free on stays booked in the Entourage Suite and Star Class™ Entourage Suite categories.

For more information or to book your all-inclusive vacation, visit www.planethollywoodhotels.com or contact your Travel Agent.

About Planet Hollywood Hotels & Resorts

Planet Hollywood Hotels & Resorts offer luxurious vacation settings where guests can get close to authentic Hollywood memorabilia, enjoy entertainment-themed facilities and Vacation Like A Star™ in some of the most sought-after locales – including Costa Rica’s Pura Vida paradise and coming soon, the beautiful beaches of Cancun and Sint Maarten. For those looking for the full A-list treatment, the Star Class™ upgrade provides members with a Personal Agent to maximize their experience, including access to the exclusive STAR Class™ Lounge, a rider to customize their in-room mini-bar, a pillow menu for the perfect night’s sleep and more. Planet Hollywood’s Adult Scene is a lavish haven for those 18+, offering uninterrupted cocktails and sunset views for a blockbuster vacation experience. Designed for those who want to be dazzled by the marvels of technology, Planet Hollywood Resorts are a step ahead, delivering guests superior luxury and innovation with the convenient Plugged In™ program, enabling a keyless and cashless environment for guests, unlimited WIFI and a PHTV channel to stay informed.

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Royal Caribbean Group sets sail with updated corporate identity

MIAMI, July 30, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – When a company is known for raising the bar on design and innovation, nothing is exempt from the mantra of continuous improvement—not even the company’s own name.

That’s why Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. is now known by a new moniker: Royal Caribbean Group (NYSE: RCL).

“The name is simpler, fresher and more modern. It’s also more descriptive—Royal Caribbean Group sounds like a parent company name, reflective of our growth and evolution since we last updated our identity more than 20 years ago,” said Royal Caribbean Group chairman and CEO Richard Fain.

The company’s flagship cruise line brands – Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Silversea, Azamara, TUI Cruises and Hapag-Lloyd Cruises – are all now proud members of Royal Caribbean Group.

Royal Caribbean Group’s logo has also been updated. The company’s iconic crown and anchor emblem has been sharpened and made more symmetrical, and now resides inside a circle at all times.

The Royal Caribbean Group identity was designed by Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv.

About Royal Caribbean Group
Royal Caribbean Group (NYSE: RCL) is the operating business name for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Royal Caribbean Group is the owner of four global cruise vacation brands: Royal Caribbean InternationalCelebrity CruisesSilversea and Azamara. Royal Caribbean Group is also a 50% owner of a joint venture that operates TUI Cruises and Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. Together, our brands operate 63 ships with an additional 16 on order as of July 10, 2020. Learn more at www.rclcorporate.com or www.rclinvestor.com.

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Archipelago International Adds Two Hotels to Its Cuban Portfolio

JAKARTA, Indonesia, July 29, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – Archipelago International, Southeast Asia’s largest privately owned and independent hotel operator, today announced that it has been awarded the management contracts for a further two hotels in Cuba. The first of these is the iconic Panorama Hotel in Havana. To be rebranded as the ASTON Panorama Hotel, the property, which first opened its doors in 2002, comprises 320 rooms and is best known for its impressive architectural design and superb location, facing the sea in the city’s Miramar district.

Aston Panorama Hotel, Havana, Cuba

The second hotel is the Holguin Costa Verde Hotel, which will be rebranded as the ASTON Costa Verde Beach Resort. This resort is located in the Holguin region of Cuba on its northeastern coast and comprises 749 rooms, 4 pools, 9 restaurants and 7 bars offering a great selection of á la carte, buffet, beachside and poolside dining options.

Aston Costa Verde Beach Resort, Holguin, Cuba

Both hotels are due to open on 1st December 2020 and will join Archipelago’s growing portfolio in Cuba, which includes the GRAND ASTON Cayo Las Brujas Beach Resort & Spa and two upcoming hotels, GRAND ASTON Varadero Beach Resort and GRAND ASTON La Habana Hotel, both currently under construction and scheduled to open in 2021.

“We are delighted to be given the opportunity by Grupo de Turismo Gaviota S.A. to introduce our very successful ASTON brand to Havana and Holguin, particularly at such landmark hotels. Since its opening, GRAND ASTON Cayo Las Brujas has consistently ranked as the No.1 hotel in its region for guest satisfaction and quality audits. This operational excellence is now more important than ever and will continue to be post Covid-19, as guests will expect and demand higher standards of hygiene and safety practices from hotels. Cuba is best positioned to alleviate these concerns, as it is recognized as one of the safest destinations in the world, has an excellent healthcare system and is taking a holistic approach as a nation to ensure its tourism offerings meet new standards and expectations”, commented Gerard Byrne, Managing Director, Archipelago Overseas.

According to Archipelago’s President & CEO, John Flood “We will continue to invest in the resources needed to ensure that the hotels we manage and operate in Cuba perform above and beyond our guest’s expectations. There is no doubt that in the post pandemic travel context, Cuba will stand out as one of the world’s leading destinations for safe, healthy and environmentally friendly travel”.

About Archipelago International

Archipelago International is one of the most trusted names in Asian hospitality, operating over 150 hotels with a further 50+ currently under development across Southeast Asia, the Caribbean and the Middle East. With 20,000 rooms in more than 60 destinations, the Group’s brands include GRAND ASTON, ASTON, Collection by ASTON, The Alana, Huxley, Kamuela, Harper, Quest, NEO and favehotels.

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Royal Caribbean Group names Dr. Calvin Johnson Global Head, Public Health and Chief Medical Officer

Former Pennsylvania Secretary of Health to lead strategic planning and operation of global health program

MIAMI, July 28, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – Royal Caribbean Group has named Dr. Calvin Johnson as Global Head, Public Health and Chief Medical Officer. In this new role, Johnson will lead the Group’s global health and wellness policy, manage its public health and clinical practice, and determine the strategic plans and operations of its global healthcare organization. Johnson will also collaborate with the Healthy Sail Panel to ensure the company establishes and implements its protocols and recommendations.

“Calvin’s extensive experience in public health and clinical care will help us raise the bar on protecting the health of our guests, crew and the communities we serve,” said Richard Fain, chairman and CEO, Royal Caribbean Group. “Calvin will also work closely with the newly announced Healthy Sail Panel to ensure we establish and implement leading health protocols and procedures.”

Dr. Johnson has a strong background in protecting public health through service delivery innovation, policy development and analysis, and leadership training and development. He has successfully led significant response efforts during active infectious disease outbreaks and was responsible for ensuring all aspects of patient care while overseeing a clinical operation with 1,300 caregivers and more than 300,000 individuals.

“Royal Caribbean Group is committed to going beyond requirements to truly innovative solutions,” said Johnson. “I am excited to join the industry leader, who is clearly establishing the way forward in managing public health initiatives and protecting health and safety. The Healthy Sail Panel is doing critical work to help us develop enhanced standards, and achieve readiness for the return to service, and I am looking forward to being involved in that work.”

“Calvin will add critical expertise in our mission to elevate the quality of care,” said Jennifer Love, Royal Caribbean Group Senior Vice President, Safety, Security, Environment, Medical & Public Health. “His appointment is testament to our commitment to transforming healthcare for those we serve.”

Dr. Johnson, most recently Principal at Altre Strategic Solutions Group, is the former Chief Medical Officer for Corizon Health, then the largest provider of correctional health care in the United States, and for Temple University Health System. He served as Secretary of Health for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania from 2003-2008 and was Medical Director for the New York City Department of Health from 1998-1999. He earned his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, a Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, and a BS in Chemistry from Morehouse College.

About Royal Caribbean Group
Royal Caribbean Group (NYSE: RCL) is the new operating business name for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.   Royal Caribbean Group is the owner of four global cruise vacation brands:  Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Silversea. and  Azamara. Royal Caribbean Group is also a 50% owner of a joint venture that operates TUI Cruises and HapagLloyd Cruises. Together, our brands operate 63 ships with an additional 16 on order as of July 10, 2020.  Learn more at  www.rclcorporate.com or  www.rclinvestor.com.

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Six Blue Diamond Resorts Properties Now Open

CaribPR Wire, TALLAHASSEE, Fla., July 17, 2020: After a temporary three-month closure, six of Blue Diamond Resorts’ luxurious properties in Mexico and Jamaica are now open. Following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and local ministries of health, Royalton Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa, Hideaway at Royalton Riviera Cancun, Mystique Holbox by Royalton, Royalton Negril Resort & Spa, Hideaway at Royalton Negril and Grand Lido Negril were pleased to welcome back guests on July 15th.

In order to keep both guests and staff safe, Blue Diamond Resorts implemented an advanced safety program, approved by the Cristal International Safety Standards. The Safety-Assured Vacations protocols* include new physical distancing guidelines, advanced dining safety standards, amplified staff training programs and the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), a 360º Clean Approach to sanitizing all resort common areas and Diamond Clean Guest Rooms, where all touchpoints are thoroughly disinfected.

“We are excited to welcome back guests to our award-winning resorts in Cancun, Isla Holbox and Negril. During our temporary closure we worked tirelessly to implement enhanced safety protocols and cleaning measures to prepare our resorts for reopening and assure guests that their health and safety is our number one priority,” commented Jordi Pelfort, President of Hotels and Resorts at Sunwing Travel Group.

To see a video of the first guests arriving at Royalton Riviera Cancun, please click here.

Guests who book an All-In Luxury™ vacation to Royalton Riviera Cancun, Hideaway at Royalton Riviera Cancun, Royalton Negril or Hideaway at Royalton Negril by August 31st can take advantage of an exclusive Welcome Back Offer with prices starting at $119 per person per night, up to 2 Kids Stay Free deals at family-friendly resorts, a Flexible Booking Policy and more. Travelers looking for a unique vacation can enjoy an elevated experience at Mystique Holbox by Royalton with a Welcome Back Offer starting at $195 per room, per night, 1 Kid Stays Free deals, complimentary 30-minute kayak rentals, $150 in resort credits and more.

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About Blue Diamond Resorts
Since its inception in 2011, Blue Diamond Resorts has curated an impressive portfolio encompassing 47 properties, exceeding 15,500 rooms in ten countries. Taking a proactive approach to differentiating brands under each market’s demands, the resort management company caters to a range of budgets and interests from adult-only elegant getaways to fun-filled family vacations. Award-winning, All-In Luxury® Royalton Luxury Resorts offers signature amenities including All-In Connectivity™, modern Sports Event Guarantee™ and in-suite wellness elements. Royalton Luxury Resorts’ adults-only sub-brands include Hideaway at Royalton, an adults-only experience with exclusive dining and preferred accommodations, plus the stylish lifestyle resorts, Royalton CHIC, located in the Caribbean’s best beachfront locales. In Jamaica, Grand Lido Negril provides those over 21 with an upscale and luxurious naturist vacation along with a secluded shore for the utmost privacy. Memories Resorts & Spa offers a vacation designed to impress the entire family, featuring a popular kids club with famous themed characters, Toopy & Binoo™, while Starfish Resorts provides amazing value for customers in convenient locations. Planet Hollywood Hotels and Resorts invites guests to Vacation Like A Star™ with an engaging and interactive experience, plus famous pop culture items from iconic movies, music and sports. Mystique by Royalton, a boutique-style resort collection, offers personalized vacations in strikingly beautiful locals full of endless adventures.

To learn more about Blue Diamond Resorts, please visit www.bluediamondresorts.com.

About Royalton Luxury Resorts
Epitomizing modern elegance, award-winning Royalton Luxury Resorts offer All-In Luxury® vacations in some of the world’s most popular tropical destinations including Antigua, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, Saint Lucia, Mexico, Cuba and coming soon the spice island of the Caribbean, Grenada. Boasting an array of world-class all-inclusive features including the premium, handcrafted DreamBed™, unlimited reservation-free luxury dining, a Sports Event Guarantee™ and more. Many of the resorts cater equally to families and couples alike, with industry-leading supervised kids and teen activities offered at no additional cost combined with family-friendly accommodation and dining options.

To learn more about Royalton Luxury Resorts, please visit www.royaltonresorts.com/royalton.

About Mystique by Royalton
Mystique by Royalton is a boutique-style resort collection that offers personalized experiences in strikingly beautiful places. Contemporary, luxurious and exquisite, Mystique by Royalton are firmly rooted in some of the world’s most vibrant destinations and positioned to attract luxury travelers seeking to explore their surroundings. With two stunning resorts located on Mexico’s Isla Holbox Island and Saint Lucia’s beautiful Rodney Bay, Mystique Holbox by Royalton and Mystique St. Lucia by Royalton are ideal for both families and couples alike, with their upscale amenities, unparalleled service and unique beachfront settings.

To learn more about Mystique by Royalton, please visit www.mystiqueresorts.com.

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Blue Diamond Resorts reabre seis de sus propiedades de lujo

CaribPR Wire, TALLAHASSEE, Fla., July 17, 2020: Después del cierre temporal durante tres meses, seis de las lujosas propiedades de Blue Diamond Resorts en México y Jamaica reabren sus puertas. Siguiendo las pautas de los Centros para el Control de Enfermedades (CDC), la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) y los Ministerios de Salud locales y nacionales, Royalton Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa, Hideaway at Royalton Riviera Cancun, Mystique Holbox by Royalton, Royalton Negril Resort & Spa, Hideaway at Royalton Negril y Grand Lido Negril se complacen en dar la bienvenida nuevamente a nuestros huéspedes.

Para mantener seguros tanto a los huéspedes como al personal, Blue Diamond Resorts implementó un desarrollado programa de seguridad, aprobado por Cristal International Standards. Los protocolos de Vacaciones con Seguridad Garantizada* incluyen nuevas pautas de distanciamiento social, estándares de seguridad de alto nivel en restaurantes, programas de capacitación exhaustivos para empleados y de uso de equipo de protección personal (EPP), un programa de Limpieza 360º de desinfección de todas las áreas comunes de los resorts y Limpieza Diamond en habitaciones, donde todos los potenciales puntos de contacto serán rigurosamente desinfectados.

“Nos complace dar nuevamente la bienvenida a los huéspedes a nuestros galardonados resorts en Cancún, Isla Holbox y Negril. Durante nuestro cierre temporal, trabajamos incansablemente para implementar protocolos de seguridad mejorados y medidas de limpieza exhaustiva para preparar nuestros resorts para la reapertura y asegurar a los huéspedes que su salud y seguridad es nuestra prioridad número uno”, comentó Jordi Pelfort, Presidente de Hoteles & Resorts en Sunwing Travel Group.

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Los huéspedes que reserven unas vacaciones All-In Luxury ™ en Royalton Riviera Cancun, Hideaway at Royalton Riviera Cancun, Royalton Negril o Hideaway at Royalton Negril antes del 31 de agosto pueden aprovechar una exclusiva Oferta de Bienvenida con precios que comienzan en $ 119 por persona por noche, hasta 2 estancias gratuitas para niños en resorts familiares, una Política de Reserva Flexible y mucho más. Los viajeros que busquen unas vacaciones únicas pueden disfrutar de una experiencia superior en Mystique Holbox by Royalton con una Oferta de bienvenida a partir de $ 195 por habitación, por noche, una estancia gratuita para un niño, alquiler de kayak de 30 minutos de cortesía, $ 150 en créditos del resort y más.

Haga clic aquí para obtener los protocolos completos de Vacaciones con Seguridad Garantizada.

Acerca de Blue Diamond Resorts
Desde su fundación en 2011, Blue Diamond Resorts se ha caracterizado por una impresionante cartera que abarca 47 propiedades y que superan las 15.500 habitaciones en diez países. Adoptando un enfoque proactivo diferenciando marcas según las demandas de cada mercado, esta compañía de gestión hotelera ofrece a una amplia variedad de presupuestos e intereses, desde escapadas elegantes solo para adultos hasta vacaciones familiares llenas de diversión. La distinguida marca All-In Luxury® Royalton Luxury Resorts ofrece servicios exclusivos que incluyen All-In Connectivity™, Modern Sports Event Guarantee™ y elementos de bienestar en la suite. Entre la gama solo adultos de Royalton Luxury Resorts se encuentra Hideaway at Royalton, una experiencia solo para adultos con comidas exclusivas y alojamiento preferencial, además de los modernos y exclusivos resorts, Royalton CHIC, ubicados en los mejores escenarios frente al mar Caribe. En Jamaica, Grand Lido Negril ofrece a los mayores de 21 años unas vacaciones naturales de lujo junto a las aguas cristalinas totalmente apartadas y exclusivas para la máxima privacidad. Memories Resorts & Spa brinda unas vacaciones diseñadas para satisfacer a toda la familia, con un popular club infantil protagonizado por personajes temáticos famosos, Toopy & Binoo™, mientras que Starfish Resorts propone a unas vacaciones únicas a un valor increíble en ubicaciones convenientes. Planet Hollywood Hotels and Resorts invita a los huéspedes a la atractiva e interactiva experiencia Vacation Like A Star ™, inmersos en la cultura pop de películas, música y deportes icónicos. Nuestros resorts estilo boutique, Mystique by Royalton, ofrecen vacaciones personalizadas en lugareños sorprendentemente sublimes llenos de aventuras sin fin.

Para obtener más información sobre Blue Diamond Resorts, visite www.bluediamondresorts.com.

Acerca de Royalton Luxury Resorts
Íconos de la elegancia moderna, los galardonados Royalton Luxury Resorts ofrecen vacaciones All-In Luxury® en algunos de los destinos tropicales más populares del mundo, incluyendo Antigua, Jamaica, República Dominicana, Santa Lucía, México, Cuba y próximamente la isla caribeña, Granada. Royalton Luxury Resorts cuenta con una exclusiva variedad de amenidades y caracteristicas todo incluido de clase mundial, que incluyen camas artesanales DreamBed™ premium, cenas de lujo ilimitadas sin reservas, un Sports Event Guarantee ™ y más. Muchos de los resorts reciben por igual a familias y parejas, con actividades supervisadas para niños y adolescentes, sin costo adicional, combinadas con una amplia variedad de opciones de alojamiento y comidas para familias.

Para obtener más información sobre Royalton Luxury Resorts, visite www.royaltonresorts.com.

Mystique by Royalton
Mystique by Royalton es un contemporáneo, lujoso y exquisito complejo hotelero boutique frente al mar que ofrece experiencias personalizadas en lugares sorprendentemente hermosos. Mystique by Royalton está profundamente sumergido en algunos de los destinos más vibrantes del mundo y posicionado para atraer a viajeros de lujo que buscan explorar sus alrededores. Con dos impresionantes resorts ubicados en la Isla Holbox en México y la hermosa Rodney Bay de Santa Lucía, Mystique Holbox by Royalton y Mystique St. Lucia by Royalton son ideales tanto para familias como para parejas, con comodidades de primer nivel, un servicio incomparable y entornos únicos frente al mar.

Para obtener más información sobre Mystique by Royalton, visite www.mystiqueresorts.com.

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Blue Diamond Resorts brings Mystique Resorts under Royalton Luxury Resorts umbrella

CaribPR Wire, TALLAHASSEE, Fla., June 30, 2020: Blue Diamond Resorts has announced that Mystique Resorts will be re-branded under the Royalton Luxury Resorts umbrella as Mystique by Royalton. Effective immediately, Mystique Blue Boutique Suites and Mystique Royal St. Lucia will be re-branded as Mystique Holbox by Royalton and Mystique St. Lucia by Royalton. With picturesque properties in Isla Holbox, Saint Lucia, and more locations to come, these boutique resorts offer guests luxurious amenities, personalized service and the award-winning Royalton experience in a natural paradise.

In addition, Mystique Holbox by Royalton will be re-opening its doors on July 15, 2020 following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization and local ministries of health. Mystique Holbox by Royalton will be implementing Blue Diamond Resorts’ new Safety-Assured Vacations protocols to help safeguard both guests and employees.

“After a temporary three-month closure, we’re excited to welcome back guests at Mystique Holbox by Royalton, where they’ll be able to immerse themselves in the natural wonders of Isla Holbox,” said Jordi Pelfort, President of Hotels and Resorts at Sunwing Travel Group. “We are also thrilled to be bringing our boutique Mystique resorts collection under the much-loved Royalton Luxury Resorts brand.”

Located in the Yum Balam Nature Reserve, Mystique Holbox by Royalton is a contemporary beach resort influenced by the island’s lush natural landscapes. The property is home to 38 spectacular suites, each featuring luxurious amenities, and a traditional Mexican design which incorporates natural elements, with some suites offering ocean views and rooftop balconies. Guests can explore the island’s magnificent surroundings with a variety of activities and excursions including biking, kiteboarding or swimming with whale sharks. After spending the day exploring this exotic paradise, guests can dine at two on-site à la carte restaurants and enjoy dishes influenced by local cuisine like the Lobster Quesadilla and Tikinxic Style Shrimp or sip on delectable cocktails poolside, including the resort’s signature Mystique Sangria.

To protect the health and well-being of guests and employees, Mystique by Royalton has implemented Blue Diamond Resorts’ new Safety-Assured Vacations protocols. This includes physical distancing guidelines, advanced dining safety, increased staff training and the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), a 360° Clean Approach for all resort common areas and Diamond Clean Guest Rooms where every touchpoint is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected.

Mystique Holbox by Royalton is helping guests rediscover Isla Holbox for less with their Welcome Back Offer* with prices starting at $195 per room, per night, for travel between July 15, 2020, and December 21, 2020.

*For full offer details, visit https://www.mystiqueresorts.com/resort/mystique-blue/offers.

About Blue Diamond Resorts Since its inception in 2011, Blue Diamond Resorts has curated an impressive portfolio encompassing 47 properties, exceeding 15,500 rooms in ten countries. Taking a proactive approach to differentiating brands under each market’s demands, the resort management company caters to a range of budgets and interests from adult-only elegant getaways to fun-filled family vacations. Award-winning, All-In Luxury® Royalton Luxury Resorts offers signature amenities including All-In Connectivity™, modern Sports Event Guarantee™ and in-suite wellness elements. Royalton Luxury Resorts’ adults-only sub-brands include Hideaway at Royalton, an adults-only experience with exclusive dining and preferred accommodations, plus the stylish lifestyle resorts, Royalton CHIC, located in the Caribbean’s best beachfront locales. In Jamaica, Grand Lido Negril provides those over 21 with an upscale and luxurious naturist vacation along with a secluded shore for the utmost privacy. Memories Resorts & Spa offers a vacation designed to impress the entire family, featuring a popular kids club with famous themed characters, Toopy & Binoo™, while Starfish Resorts provides amazing value for customers in convenient locations. Planet Hollywood Hotels and Resorts invites guests to Vacation Like A Star™ with an engaging and interactive experience, plus famous pop culture items from iconic movies, music and sports. Mystique by Royalton, a boutique-style resort collection, offers personalized vacations in strikingly beautiful locals full of endless adventures.

To learn more about Blue Diamond Resorts, please visit www.bluediamondresorts.com.

About Mystique by Royalton

Mystique by Royalton is a boutique-style resort collection that offers personalized experiences in strikingly beautiful places. Contemporary, luxurious and exquisite, Mystique by Royalton are firmly rooted in some of the world’s most vibrant destinations and positioned to attract luxury travelers seeking to explore their surroundings. With two stunning resorts located on Mexico’s Isla Holbox Island and Saint Lucia’s beautiful Rodney Bay, Mystique Holbox by Royalton and Mystique St. Lucia by Royalton are ideal for both families and couples alike, with their upscale amenities, unparalleled service and unique beachfront settings.

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Blue Diamond Resorts posiciona la marca Mystique bajo el paraguas de Royalton Luxury Resorts

Mystique Holbox by Royalton
Mystique Blue Boutique Suites volverá a abrir a los huéspedes el 15 de julio de 2020, bajo su nuevo nombre Mystique Holbox by Royalton.

CaribPR Wire, TALLAHASSEE, Fla., June 30, 2020: Blue Diamond Resorts ha anunciado que su marca Mystique Resorts será renombrada y se incluirá bajo el paraguas de Royalton Luxury Resorts como Mystique by Royalton. A partir de ahora, Mystique Blue Boutique Suites y Mystique Royal St. Lucia pasarán a llamarse Mystique Holbox by Royalton y Mystique St. Lucia by Royalton. Con propiedades pintorescas en Isla Holbox, Santa Lucía y otros paraísos que están por venir, estos resorts boutique ofrecen a los huéspedes lujosas amenidades, servicio personalizado y la galardonada experiencia Royalton en un paraíso natural.

Por otro lado, Mystique Holbox by Royalton volverá a abrir sus puertas el 15 de julio de 2020 incorporando una serie de medidas que siguen tanto la guía de los Centros para el Control de Enfermedades (CDC), la Organización Mundial de la Salud, así como los ministerios nacionales de salud. Además, Mystique Holbox by Royalton implementará los nuevos protocolos de Vacaciones con Seguridad Garantizadas de Blue Diamond Resorts para ayudar a proteger tanto a los huéspedes como a los empleados.

“Después de un cierre temporal de tres meses, nos complace dar la bienvenida a los huéspedes a Mystique Holbox by Royalton, donde podrán sumergirse en las maravillas naturales de Isla Holbox”, comentó Jordi Pelfort, presidente de Sunwing Hotels & Resorts. “También estamos encantados de incorporar nuestra colección de hoteles boutique Mystique bajo el paraguas de la marca Royalton Luxury Resorts, la cual está muy valorada por la comunidad viajeros”.

Ubicado en la Reserva Natural de Yum Balam, Mystique Holbox by Royalton es un resort de playa contemporáneo con un diseño influenciado por los exuberantes paisajes naturales de la isla. La propiedad alberga 38 espectaculares suites, cada una con amenidades de lujo y un diseño tradicional mexicano que incorpora elementos naturales; mientras que algunas de ellas ofrecen vistas al océano y balcones en la azotea. Los huéspedes pueden explorar los magníficos alrededores de la isla con una variedad de actividades y excursiones incluyendo ciclismo, kiteboarding o incluso la increíble experiencia de nadar con tiburones ballena. Después de pasar el día explorando este paraíso exótico, los huéspedes pueden cenar en cualquiera de los dos restaurantes a la carta del hotel y disfrutar de platos influenciados por la cocina local como la quesadilla de langosta y los camarones al estilo Tikinxic; o disfrutar junto a la piscina de deliciosos cócteles, como por ejemplo la emblemática sangría Mystique.

Para proteger la salud y el bienestar tanto de los huéspedes como de los empleados, Mystique by Royalton ha implementado los nuevos protocolos de Vacaciones con Seguridad Garantizadas de Blue Diamond Resorts. Este nuevo protocolo incluye pautas de distanciamiento social, seguridad alimentaria avanzada, mayor capacitación del personal y uso de equipo de protección personal (EPP), un enfoque de limpieza de 360º para todas las áreas comunes del complejo y habitaciones Diamond Clean donde cada punto de contacto recibirá una limpieza y desinfección a fondo.

Mystique Holbox by Royalton está invitando a los huéspedes a redescubrir Isla Holbox por un precio competitivo con su Oferta de Bienvenida* con precios a partir de $195 por habitación, por noche, para viajar entre el 15 de julio de 2020 y el 21 de diciembre de 2020.

* Para obtener todos los detalles de la oferta, visite:

https://www.mystiqueresorts.com/es/resort/mystique-blue/ofertas

Acerca de Blue Diamond Resorts
Desde su inauguración en 2011, Blue Diamond Resorts ha crecido exitosamente hasta convertirse en la empresa de gestión hotelera de más rápido crecimiento en el Caribe, con 47 propiedades que sobrepasan las 15,500 habitaciones en 10 países. Con un enfoque innovador para diferenciar marcas según las demandas específicas de cada mercado, la cartera de Blue Diamond Resorts incluye productos diferenciados según los presupuestos y los intereses de sus clientes, desde elegantes propiedades sólo para adultos, hasta resorts llenos de diversión para las familias. Los galardonados resorts de lujo Royalton Luxury Resorts rediseñan la experiencia todo incluido al ofrecer amenidades exclusivas que incluyen All-In Connectivity™, el moderno concepto de Sports Event Guarantee™ y elementos de bienestar en las habitaciones y suites. Las submarcas de Royalton solo para adultos incluyen Hideaway at Royalton, el cual ofrece gastronomía exclusiva y alojamiento preferencial con acceso a todos los servicios y comodidades de la zona Royalton; así como los modernos y elegantes resorts, Royalton CHIC, localizados en los mejores destinos de sol y playa del Caribe. En Jamaica, Grand Lido Negril brinda unas vacaciones naturistas lujosas y elegantes frente a una exclusiva cala para mayor privacidad. Memories Resorts & Spa brinda una experiencia que complace a toda la familia, incluyendo variedad de actividades y kids clubs con los famosos personajes Toopy & Binoo™, mientras que la marca Starfish Resorts ofrece un valor sin igual en ubicaciones exóticas con alojamiento cómodo. Planet Hollywood Hotels and Resorts invita a los huéspedes a vivir la experiencia Vacation Like A Star ™ durante sus vacaciones con una experiencia atractiva e interactiva, además de contener una colección de artículos famosos de la cultura cinematográfica, musical y deportiva. Mystique by Royalton, una colección de resort de estilo boutique, ofrece vacaciones personalizadas en lugares sorprendentemente hermosos y llenos de aventuras sin fin.

Para conocer más sobre Blue Diamond Resorts, visite http://www.bluediamondresorts.com/es/.

Acerca de Mystique by Royalton
Mystique by Royalton es una colección de resorts de estilo boutique que ofrece experiencias personalizadas en lugares sorprendentemente hermosos. Contemporáneos, lujosos y exquisitos, los resorts de Mystique by Royalton están ubicados y vinculados conceptualmente con algunos de los destinos más emocionantes del mundo; además, están creados para atraer a viajeros de lujo en busca de aventura en un paraíso natural. Con dos impresionantes resorts ubicados en la Isla Holbox de México y en la hermosa bahía de Rodney Bay de Santa Lucía, Mystique Holbox by Royalton y Mystique St. Lucia by Royalton son ideales tanto para familias como para parejas, gracias a sus amenidades exclusivas, un servicio incomparable y sus entornos únicos frente al mar.

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Blue Diamond Resorts Implements New Safety-Assured Vacations Protocols

CaribPR Wire, TALLAHASSEE, Fla., May 13, 2020: Blue Diamond Resorts prepares to welcome guests back to its resorts with enhanced health, safety and cleanliness programs, brand-wide. The resort management group’s Safety-Assured Vacations protocols will be implemented at each of Blue Diamond’s 47 properties across the Caribbean, Central America and Mexico.

Advanced sanitation measures, new physical distancing guidelines, a 360º Clean Approach and an International Safety Assurance Team are in place to prioritize well-being across every area and touchpoint of Blue Diamond Resorts properties. To help protect both guests and staff members, the new and enhanced Safety-Assured Vacations protocols will adhere to the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), as well as the local and national Ministries of Health.

“As the countries which our resorts call home begin to re-open, we want to ensure our guests feel safe and cared for when choosing to stay at a Blue Diamond property,” said Jordi Pelfort, President of Hotels and Resorts at Sunwing Travel Group. “By heightening our industry-leading sanitation practices, we will continue to guarantee luxurious, relaxing and Safety-Assured Vacations for all of our valued guests.”

The Safety-Assured Vacations program includes:

  • Safe Vacation Assurance: In accordance with international health standards, including the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO) and local/ national Ministries of Health, a Safety-Assurance Team is in position to ensure the strict adherence of all guidelines and comprehensive implementation of sanitation, physical distancing and cleaning protocols to protect guests and employees alike.
  • 360º Clean Approach: All resort common areas including pools, beaches, restaurants, bars, entertainment facilities, lobbies, elevators, hallways and other shared spaces will be cleaned hourly. All high-touch surfaces, including general transportation units like golf carts and luggage trolleys, will continuously be sanitized throughout the day, plus fitness center equipment and spa facilities will be sanitized after each use. Blue Diamond is also increasing the daily frequency of cleaning and disinfection procedures for air-conditioning systems of both common areas and guest rooms.
  • Family-First Promise: A superior cleaning and disinfection program for kids and teens club’s facilities and equipment has been implemented, in addition to child-friendly signage and physical distancing measures to ensure a safe environment for little ones, tweens and teens.
  • Advanced Dining Safety: All restaurants have reduced capacity and implemented a one-step reservation system to ensure physical distancing guidelines are respected. Further changes include removal of unnecessary items on tables to avoid cross-contamination, elimination of physical menus, the introduction of digital screens to display menu information and physical distancing guidelines at pool bars.
  • Diamond Clean Guest Rooms: Each housekeeping team will thoroughly clean guest rooms from the inside out, with advanced-grade disinfection products to eliminate emerging viral pathogens. Each touchpoint in a guests’ room will be deep cleaned including remote controls, doorknobs, hairdryers, closet doors, thermostats, lamps, telephones, water faucets and toilet handles. All non-essential amenities will be removed and new in-room hygiene kits with personal-size hand sanitizers, masks, gloves and other safety essentials will be places in rooms. Room service procedures have been updated to ensure safe and distant delivery, as well as the process to replenish mini-fridges and other guest room items to limit additional entry.
  • Physical Distancing and Protection: To provide Safety-Assured Vacations, signage and informative messages will be displayed throughout the common areas and in-room TVs to reinforce the importance of following recommendations. To maintain physical distancing protocols, floor markers will be placed around the resort’s common areas, the furniture will be rearranged in common areas, including restaurants, theaters, pool areas, beaches and lobbies. All indoor guest facilities will reduce the capacity to maintain a safe and enjoyable environment for both guests and employees. In addition, hand sanitizer dispensers will be available throughout each resort to encourage guests to sanitize their hands regularly.
  • Staff Care, Training and Awareness: Blue Diamond upholds its employees to the highest standards of health and safety. All staff members are trained and empowered to keep safe, take care and be smart while delivering Safety-Assured Vacations. Strict hygiene protocols for resort staff will continue to be enforced, including a thorough cleaning and sanitation process at all staff entrances, the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), rigorous and frequent hand cleaning with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, daily health and temperature checks at the beginning of every shift and the practicing of physical distancing rules.
  • Clean Supplier Commitment: To safeguard their promise to guests, Blue Diamond has put into place agreements with various suppliers and partners to ensure they operate in accordance with the new regulations for the products or services which they provide.

For more information on Blue Diamond’s Safety-Assured Vacations, please visit www.bluediamondresorts.com/covid-19.

About Blue Diamond Resorts

Since its inception in 2011, Blue Diamond Resorts has curated an impressive portfolio encompassing 47 properties, exceeding 15,500 rooms in ten countries. Taking a proactive approach to differentiating brands under each market’s demands, the resort management company caters to a range of budgets and interests from adult-only elegant getaways to fun-filled family vacations. Award-winning, All-In Luxury® Royalton Luxury Resorts offers signature amenities including All-In Connectivity™, modern Sports Event Guarantee™ and in-suite wellness elements. Royalton Luxury Resorts’ adults-only sub-brands include Hideaway at Royalton, an adults-only experience with exclusive dining and preferred accommodations, plus the stylish All Exclusive™ CHIC by Royalton. In Jamaica, Grand Lido Negril provides those over 21 with an upscale and luxurious naturist vacation along with a secluded shore for the utmost privacy. Memories Resorts & Spa offers a vacation designed to impress the entire family, featuring on-site splash parks and a popular kids club with famous themed characters, Toopy & Binoo™, while Starfish Resorts provides amazing value for customers in convenient locations. Planet Hollywood Hotels and Resorts invites guests to Vacation Like A Star™ with an engaging and interactive experience, plus famous pop culture items from movies, music and sports. Mystique Resorts, a boutique-style resort collection, offers personalized vacations in strikingly beautiful locals full of endless adventures.

To learn more about Blue Diamond Resorts, please visit www.bluediamondresorts.com.

Blue Diamond Resorts implementa nuevos protocolos para unas Vacaciones con Seguridad Garantizada

CaribPR Wire, TALLAHASSEE, Fla., May 13, 2020:  Blue Diamond Resorts se prepara para dar la bienvenida a los huéspedes a sus resorts con nuevos y mejorados programas de salud, seguridad y limpieza en todas sus marcas. Los protocolos para unas Vacaciones con Seguridad Garantizada se implementarán en cada una de las 47 propiedades de Blue Diamond en el Caribe, América Central y México.

Se instaurarán medidas avanzadas de saneamiento, nuevas pautas de distanciamiento social, limpieza con enfoque de 360º y un equipo corporativo internacional que garantizará la seguridad para priorizar el bienestar en todas las áreas y puntos de contacto de las propiedades de Blue Diamond Resorts. Para ayudar a proteger tanto a los huéspedes como a los miembros del personal, los nuevos y mejorados protocolos de Vacaciones con Seguridad Garantizada se adherirán a las pautas de los Centros para el Control de Enfermedades (CDC) y la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS), así como a los Ministerios de Salud locales y nacionales.

“A medida que los países a los que nuestros resorts llaman hogar comiencen a reabrir sus fronteras, nos aseguraremos de que nuestros huéspedes se sientan seguros y atendidos al elegir hospedarse en una propiedad de Blue Diamond”, dijo Jordi Pelfort, Presidente de Hoteles y Resorts en Sunwing Travel Group. “Mejorando nuestras prácticas de saneamiento y limpieza seguiremos brindando a todos nuestros apreciados huéspedes unas vacaciones lujosas y relajantes con Seguridad Garantizada”.

Los nuevos procedimientos implementados incluyen las siguientes áreas de acción:

  • Vacaciones con seguridad garantizada: Se instauró un equipo especial que se asegurará del estricto cumplimiento de todas las pautas establecidas y la exhaustiva implementación de protocolos de desinfección, distanciamiento social y limpieza para proteger a huéspedes y empleados por igual, conforme a las normas de salud dadas por instituciones internacionales incluyendo los Centros para el Control y Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC), la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) y los Ministerios de Salud locales y nacionales de cada uno de los países en los que Blue Diamond opera.
  • Limpieza 360°: Todas las zonas comunes de los resorts, incluyendo piscinas, playas, restaurantes, bares, instalaciones de entretenimiento, vestíbulos, ascensores, pasillos y otros espacios comunes alrededor del complejo se limpiarán cada hora. Todas las superficies de alto contacto incluyendo todas las unidades de transporte general, como carritos de golf y carritos para el transporte de maletas, serán desinfectadas continuamente a lo largo del día. Además, el equipamiento tanto en gimnasios como en el spa será desinfectado tras cada uso. Blue Diamond también ha aumentado la frecuencia diaria de limpieza y desinfección en los sistemas de aire acondicionado, tanto de las áreas comunes como de las habitaciones de los huéspedes.
  • Promesa “la familia es lo primero” : Se ha instaurado un programa superior de limpieza y desinfección para las instalaciones y equipamiento de los clubes de niños y adolescentes, además de la inclusión de nueva señalización adaptada a niños, incluyendo medidas de distanciamiento social para garantizar un ambiente limpio y seguro para niños pequeños, preadolescentes y adolescentes
  • Seguridad culinaria avanzada: se redujeron los aforos de los lugares de consumos y se implementó un sencillo sistema de reserva para garantizar que las normas de distanciamiento social se respeten adecuadamente. Otros cambios incluyen la eliminación de todos los elementos innecesarios en las mesas para evitar contaminación cruzada, eliminación de menús físicos e introducción de pantallas digitales para mostrar la información del menú y las pautas a seguir de distanciamiento social en los bares de piscina.
  • Limpieza Diamond en las habitaciones: Los equipos de ama de llaves limpiarán y desinfectarán cada rincón de las habitaciones, trabajando desde adentro hacia afuera, con productos altamente concentrados en desinfectantes que eliminan agentes patógenos víricos emergentes. Todos los potenciales puntos de contacto en las habitaciones de los clientes serán rigurosamente desinfectados incluyendo controles remotos, pomos de puertas, secadores de pelo, puertas de armarios y cajones, termostatos, lámparas, teléfonos, manijas de descarga de los inodoros y manijas de grifo de agua. Se eliminarán todos los elementos no esenciales de las habitaciones y se incluirán nuevos kits de higiene con gel desinfectante para las manos, mascarillas y guantes entre otros elementos esenciales de seguridad y sanidad. Se han mejorado los procesos de servicio de habitaciones para garantizar seguridad y distancia durante la entrega de productos, así como el proceso de reposición de minibares y otros artículos en las habitaciones para limitar las entradas adicionales a la habitación.
  • Distanciamiento social y protección: Con el fin de garantizar unas vacaciones seguras, se colocarán nueva señalética y mensajes informativos en las televisiones de las áreas comunes y habitaciones para reforzar la importancia de seguir las recomendaciones.  Para mantener las pautas de distanciamiento social, se colocarán marcadores en el suelo de los resorts, se reorganizarán los muebles en las zonas comunes, incluyendo restaurantes, teatros, áreas de piscinas, playas y vestíbulos. Las instalaciones interiores tendrán capacidades reducidas para mantener un ambiente seguro y agradable tanto para huéspedes como para empleados. Adicionalmente, se agregarán dispensadores de desinfectante para manos alrededor de los resorts para animar a los huéspedes a que se desinfecten las manos con regularidad.
  • Cuidado del personal, educación y conciencia: Los empleados de Blue Diamond mantienen los más altos estándares de salud y seguridad. Todos los miembros del personal están entrenados y capacitados para mantener la seguridad y el cuidado de los huéspedes mientras brindan unas experiencias vacacionales con seguridad garantizada. Se seguirán aplicando estrictos protocolos de higiene para el personal del resort, incluyendo la implementación de procesos de limpieza y saneamiento exhaustivos en la entrada del personal desinfectando desde manos hasta calzado, el uso de equipos de protección personal (EPP) como guantes y máscaras, lavado de manos de forma rigurosa y frecuente con desinfectante a base de alcohol, controles de salud diarios al inicio de cada turno, así como el cumplimiento de las reglas de distanciamiento social.
  • Proveedores comprometidos: Para mantener su promesa más allá de sus puertas, Blue Diamond ha establecido acuerdos con sus diversos proveedores y socios, asegurándose que operen siguiendo las nuevas regulaciones en su elaboración de productos o brindando sus servicios.

Para obtener más información sobre las Vacaciones con Seguridad Garantizadas de Blue Diamond, visite www.bluediamondresorts.com/covid-19.

Acerca de Blue Diamond Resorts

Desde su inauguración en 2011, Blue Diamond Resorts ha crecido exitosamente hasta convertirse en la empresa de complejos hoteleros de más rápido crecimiento en el Caribe, con 47 propiedades que sobrepasan las 15 500 habitaciones en 10 países. Con un enfoque innovador para diferenciar marcas según las demandas específicas de cada mercado, la cartera de Blue Diamond Resorts es más impresionante que nunca. Los galardonados resorts de lujo Royalton Luxury Resorts rediseñan la experiencia todo incluido al ofrecer comodidades exclusivas que incluyen All-In Connectivity™, el moderno concepto de Sports Event Guarantee™ y elementos de bienestar en la suite. Las submarcas de Royalton solo para adultos incluyen Hideaway at Royalton, el cual ofrece gastronomía exclusiva y alojamiento preferencial con acceso a todos los servicios y comodidades del cercano Royalton; y el elegante All-Exclusive™ CHIC by Royalton, una experiencia vacacional dinámica y social con comodidades de lujo y opciones gastronómicas de alta calidad. En Jamaica, se restauró el Grand Lido Negril para brindar unas vacaciones naturistas lujosas y elegantes a lo largo de una exclusiva playa y ser un refugio privado único. Memories Resorts & Spa brinda una experiencia que complace a toda la familia, y Starfish Resorts ofrece un valor increíble en ubicaciones exóticas con alojamiento cómodo. Planet Hollywood Hotels and Resorts invita a los huéspedes a Vacation Like A Star ™ con una experiencia atractiva e interactiva, además de artículos famosos de la cultura pop de películas, música y deportes. Mystique Resorts, una colección de resort de estilo boutique, ofrece vacaciones personalizadas en lugares sorprendentemente hermosos llenos de aventuras sin fin.

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Royal Caribbean Group Extends Cruise with Confidence Policy Through April 2022

Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Introduce New Booking Options

MIAMI, May 6, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – To provide peace of mind in vacation planning, Royal Caribbean Group is extending its ”Cruise with Confidence” cancellation policy to sailings through April 2022.

For new and existing bookings created by August 1, 2020, guests have the flexibility to cancel their cruise up to 48 hours prior to sailing and receive a full credit of the cruise fare for a future cruise through April 2022. The cruise company has also enhanced “Cruise with Confidence” with new rebooking options. The updates now available to travelers and their travel advisors include:

  • Best Price Guarantee”: Guests can choose to change the price and promotional offer on their reservation up to 48 hours before their cruise.
  • “Lift and Shift”: For ease and as close as 48 hours prior to sailing, travelers have the option to simply “lift and shift” their cruise to the same itinerary departing on a future date. The original price and promotional offer on the reservation will be protected, along with the length of the cruise and stateroom category.

“Guests are reacting positively to our Cruise with Confidence policy,” says RCL chairman and CEO Richard Fain, “because it enables them to make informed decisions and to better manage complicated travel plans during this unprecedented time of uncertainty.”

“Cruise with Confidence” applies to both existing cruise bookings and those made by August 1, 2020. In addition to easing concerns of booked guests, Fain says the policy enhances consumer confidence to schedule new bookings, knowing last-minute travel adjustments are allowed.

“We want our guests to feel they can safely keep their existing cruise bookings or schedule new sailings,” says Fain, “because this policy gives them more freedom and flexibility.”

The policy applies to all cruises with sailing dates on or before April 2022 and across the company’s global brands: Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara. For individual brand policy details, including information on Silversea’s policy, please visit the cruise lines’ websites: Azamara: www.azamara.com/cruise-with-confidence, Celebrity: www.celebritycruises.com/cruise-with-confidence, Royal Caribbean: www.loyaltoyoualways.com/service/cruisewithconfidence1/ and Silversea: www.silversea.com/temporary-amendment-to-cancellation-policy.html.

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE: RCL) is a global cruise vacation company that controls and operates four global brands: Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Azamara and Silversea Cruises. We are also a 50% joint venture owner of the German brand TUI Cruises and a 49% shareholder in the Spanish brand Pullmantur Cruceros. Together these brands operate a combined total of 61 ships with an additional 17 on order as of December 31, 2019. They operate diverse itineraries around the world that call on all seven continents. Additional information can be found on www.royalcaribbean.com, www.celebritycruises.com, www.azamara.com, www.silversea.com, www.tuicruises.com, www.pullmantur.es, or www.rclinvestor.com.

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Arne Wilhelmsen, a founder of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., dies at 90

MIAMI, April 11, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ Arne Wilhelmsen, a founder of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE: RCL) and a visionary strategist of the modern cruise industry, died Saturday, April 11, 2020, in Palma, Spain. He was 90. The entire Royal Caribbean family extends its heartfelt condolences to the Wilhelmsen family.

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Wilhelmsen was a constant influence on the company from its founding, serving more than three decades on the company’s board of directors. Together with the company’s first CEO, the late Edwin Stephan, Wilhelmsen saw possibilities for the nascent cruise industry that others did not.

“At a time when the rest of the world thought cruising was a niche use for old transatlantic liners, Arne was already seeing glimmers of the growth that was possible,” said Richard Fain, RCL’s chairman and CEO. “He had a vision of the modern cruise industry when the ‘industry’ might have been a dozen used ships, total.”

Their key insight: building new ships uniquely designed for cruising in warm weather. The industry did not grow from New York, the traditional transit hub; it came to Miami, helping the region itself grow as the public discovered an entirely new way to take a vacation.

Wilhelmsen saw the potential for cruising to become the fastest growing segment in a growing vacation industry.  A believer in economies of scale, he once recalled, “My initial challenge was to convince my partners and management in Miami to build bigger and more efficient ships in order to grow the company.”  True to his vision, the company now sails 61 ships calling on all seven continents and its fleet features the largest cruise ships in the world.

Born on June 15, 1929, in Oslo, Norway, Wilhelmsen earned his MBA at Harvard Business School and worked as a chartering assistant for Norway’s EB Lund & Co. and later as a shipbroker in New York. After joining the family business in 1954, he became its president in 1961. The scion of a leading Norwegian shipping concern – Anders Wilhelmsen & Co AS – he spent most of his life in the family business, including an early stint as a deckhand.

“Arne was a steady presence and source of wisdom on our board for decades,” Fain said. “And in 2003, when he was ready to step back, he was succeeded on the RCL board by his son, Alex, who has carried the involvement of the Wilhelmsen family in charting our company’s course into its sixth decade. Our high standards as a company, our insistence on excellence in operations and design, and our determination to persevere all owe a great deal to the long-term vision of Arne, Alex and the Wilhelmsen family. We salute our friend, and we will miss him dearly.”

About Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE: RCL) is a global cruise vacation company that controls and operates four global brands: Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Azamara and Silversea Cruises. We are also a 50% joint venture owner of the German brand TUI Cruises and a 49% shareholder in the Spanish brand Pullmantur Cruceros. Together these brands operate a combined total of 61 ships with an additional 17 on order as of December 31, 2019. They operate diverse itineraries around the world that call on all seven continents. Additional information can be found on www.royalcaribbean.comwww.celebritycruises.comwww.azamara.comwww.silversea.comwww.tuicruises.comwww.pullmantur.es, or www.rclinvestor.com.

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Royal Caribbean Announces Voluntary Suspension of Cruising

MIAMI, March 13, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – Today Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. announced that it is suspending cruising in the United States for 30 days.

We understand the gravity of the public health crisis confronting the country. And this is our part to play. So, beginning at midnight tonight, we are pausing the fleet’s US sailings for 30 days.

We are reaching out to our guests to help them work through this disruption to their vacations, and we are truly sorry for their inconvenience. We are also communicating with our crew to work out the issues this decision presents for them. We know this adds great stress to our guests, employees and crew, and we are working to minimize the disruption.

Cruises that depart U.S. ports before midnight tonight and international cruises will operate their scheduled itineraries. U.S. ships already at sea will finish their itineraries as planned.

Our business is providing great vacations and creating great memories. We look forward to getting back to work as soon as we can.

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Royal Caribbean Group adopts “Cruise With Confidence” policy, allowing cancellations up to 48 hours before sailing

MIAMI, March 6, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – With COVID-19 adding uncertainty to travel plans around the world, Royal Caribbean Group said it will give guests greater control over their vacation decisions, allowing guests to cancel cruises as late as two days before departure.

The “Cruise With Confidence” policy allows guests on Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Azamara and Silversea to cancel up to 48 hours before a sailing. Guests will receive a full credit for their fare, usable on any future sailing of the guest’s choice in 2020 or 2021. The policy applies to both new and existing cruise bookings.

“Our previous policy set earlier deadlines for guests to cancel their cruises, and that added unnecessary stress,” said Richard Fain, the company’s chairman and CEO. “Trying to guess a month or more in advance where areas of concern about coronavirus might be is challenging for medical experts, much less a family preparing for vacation.

“When circumstances are as fast-changing as they have been recently, it’s good to know you have the option to take a rain check,” Fain said. “We think putting more control in our guests’ hands helps them make informed decisions about whether to keep their existing vacation plans or trade out for a more convenient time or itinerary.”

In addition to easing concerns for booked guests, Fain said the policy would also give consumers more confidence in making new bookings, knowing that they could later adjust their plans without penalty.

The policy applies to all cruises with a sailing date on or before July 31, 2020, and will be offered by the company’s global brands: Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Azamara and Silversea. Full details of the “Cruise with Confidence” policy can be found at the respective brand websites.

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE: RCL) is a global cruise vacation company that controls and operates four global brands: Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Azamara and Silversea Cruises. We are also a 50% joint venture owner of the German brand TUI Cruises and a 49% shareholder in the Spanish brand Pullmantur Cruceros. Together these brands operate a combined total of 61 ships with an additional 17 on order as of December 31, 2019. They operate diverse itineraries around the world that call on all seven continents. Additional information can be found on www.royalcaribbean.com, www.celebritycruises.com, www.azamara.com, www.silversea.com, www.tuicruises.com, www.pullmantur.es, or www.rclinvestor.com.

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Jamaica, Tourist and Business Destination, Participates at the Routes Americas

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Feb. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico, operator of 12 airports in Mexico and the international airports of Norman Manley in Kingston and Sangster in Montego Bay, participated in a in the Routes Americas hemispheric meeting, which was held in Indianapolis, United States.

The main purpose for Jamaica’s participation in this forum was to attract new flights, air routes and airlines to this Caribbean Island. Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico supports the promotion of Jamaica as destination.

Routes Americas is the main meeting forum of airlines and airports in the American hemisphere, and it served as a platform to lay the grounds for the world meeting that will be held in Milan, Italy next September, where Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico will promote Jamaica more intensely as a tourist and investment destination. Given the global nature of the event, has the participation of airlines from Europe, Africa, Oceania and others, which, in general, would otherwise have no presence at Routes Americas.

Grupo Aeroportuario el Pacífico is committed to Jamaica and acknowledges it both as an extraordinary destination given its natural wonders and excellent tourist offering and as an attractive market for foreign investment that promotes the country’s sustainability, economic and social development.

Grupo Aeroportuario el Pacífico, S.A.B. de C.V. (GAP) (NYSE: PAC; BMV: GAP) is a Mexican corporation developing its activity in the airport sector. GAP operates 12 international airports in Mexico and two in Jamaica, servicing over 330 destinations through 35 airlines. Its stock is listed in the Mexico and New York Stock Exchanges. In 2018, GAP served 44.9 million passengers, 10.4% more than in 2017.

The airports managed by Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico are located in:

  • Guadalajara and Tijuana, serving the main metropolitan areas.
  • Mexicali, Hermosillo, Los Mochis, Aguascalientes, Guanajuato and Morelia, serving developing medium-sized cities.
  • La Paz, Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta, Manzanillo and Montego Bay, serving some of the most important tourist destinations in the country and the Caribbean.
  • On October 10, 2018, GAP signed a concession contract with the government of Jamaica in order to operate, modernize and expand the Norman Manley International Airport (”KIN”) located in the city of Kingston.

The airports managed by GAP in Mexico are owned by the Mexican government and have been allocated in a 50-year concession starting in 1998, as part of a domestic initiative to privatize and improve the quality and security of the country’s airport services.

In Jamaica, the government owns the Montego Bay Airport and the concession granted for its operation is for a 30-year period, which will conclude on April 2033. The Kingston Airport was granted for a 25-year concession. GAP took control of the operation and administration this past October 2019.

Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico believes in the value of each individual and seeks to trigger his or her potential through education. Better-educated Mexicans will raise their quality of life and contribute towards the country’s development. GAP, in line with its business model and through its Foundation, is committed to be a factor of change. We work on two strategic pillars: work with the community, through the GAP Schools, and on training the airport community, with Community Training Centers.

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Caribbean’s First Peer-to-Peer Car Rental Platform, Rent Yuh Ride™, Launched

Black Women Led; 22+ Million Travelers; Strong Market Growth Projected

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Feb. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The emerging peer-to-peer car rental sector is projected to grow at 10% annually, but despite the Caribbean being one of the world’s most attractive travel destinations; it has yet to be touched by this sector – until now. The Caribbean’s first peer-to-peer car rental platform, Rent Yuh Ride (RYR), launched this week and will connect thousands of travelers to private car owners to facilitate car renting in a way that “is efficient, affordable and safe.”  RYR promises a platform that will enable seamless transactions while also rewarding users with travel credits and incentivized bonuses.

Uniquely led by a team of black women, RYR’s operations will be out of Kingston, Jamaica. Eventually, operations will expand across the Caribbean – frequented by over 22M travelers annually. Further boosting its new platform, RYR will partner with the Insurance Company of The West Indies (ICWI), a leader in motor insurance across the Caribbean to provide private rental insurance to car owners at a discounted rate. In addition, RYR will use Jumio, a leader in online identity verification, to definitively authenticate users on the platform.

Rent Yuh Ride The What

The Rent Yuh Ride platform will be accessible online from anywhere, at any time. It’s a marketplace where car owners can sign up, upload their vehicle info (and documents) to be approved and listed on the site for free. Simultaneously, travelers can sign up, search through available vehicles in their desired destination, choose a pickup location, then book.

Once the vehicle has been picked up, the owner gets paid electronically. When it is returned, this will complete the transaction, and both parties are then able to leave each other a review. Everything is done online safely, affordably, efficiently.

Rent Yuh Ride The Why

Problems with Current Car Renting Process:

  • Car owner reputation is unknown; current web listings have very limited information — only thing you see is the car you’re renting.
  • 58% of cars in Jamaica are uninsured — lack of protection creates lack of trust.
  • Traditional car renting is costly; advanced booking doesn’t minimize wait time at pickup — “The deposit fees are astronomical.”

The Ideal Solution is a “Win-Win Situation”:

  • Traveler Benefits: 20%-50% cheaper than traditional renting; know the owner right away; book on-demand; pickup when & where you want; more variety of vehicles to choose from.
  • Car Owner Benefits: earn money hosting; free to list and no monthly fees; list once, market to many travelers.

“Travelers deserve a better way to rent cars, they need options and what’s available just doesn’t cut it,” explains RYR Founder & CEO Cherie Williams. “With the Rent Yuh Ride platform, you can choose from a wide range of vehicles that fit your style, a wide range of prices that fit your budget, and there’s absolutely no negotiating back and forth. Moreover, car owners have underutilized vehicles for months at a time and Rent Yuh Ride will provide new opportunities for them to earn additional income,” says a frequent traveler to the island.

“It’s a win-win situation on both sides: one person will make money and the other person will save money.”

Funding
Investment opportunity available on  Series One platform.

About Rent Yuh Ride
Rent Yuh Ride is the first peer-to-peer digital car rental platform in Jamaica with future expansion across the Caribbean. RYR will directly connect thousands of travelers to private car owners across the islands to facilitate car renting, in a way that’s efficient, affordable and safe.

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Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico Initiates Operations at Kingston Airport

GUADALAJARA, Mexico, Oct. 16, 2019 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico (”GAP”) initiates operations at the Norman Manley International Airport in the city of Kingston, Jamaica. This is the second airport that the Mexican airport group operates outside of its borders: the first one is Sangster Airport, in Montego Bay, also in Jamaica.

In accordance with the terms of the Contract signed on October 2018, 12 months were granted for the transition and 25 years for the concession. One of the Group’s commitments is to improve the infrastructure and the equipment of the airports it operates. Therefore, during the first 36 months, it expects to make an investment of US$ 60 million in extension and modernization works in the Norman Manley Airport.

At the formal presentation ceremony of the Airport’s operations, GAP’s Director General, Raúl Revuelta, reiterated Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico’s commitment to diversify its airport portfolio and affirmed that “to compete for the operation of Norman Manley Airport represents a strategic decision that will contribute towards GAP’s positioning and it will strengthen the development and growth of Jamaica’s main airports.”

Kingston Airport is the fourteenth airport operated by the Mexican airport group. At the end of 2018, this airport had assisted a total of 1.7 million passengers, and 1.4 million in the period comprised between January and September 2019. This represents an 8.4% growth compared to the same period on the previous year; in other words, practically 30% of the country’s total traffic.

Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico has developed a service-commitment culture in order to improve the flight experience. Additionally, it keeps close relationships with passengers, airlines, business developers, industry members and, particularly, authorities, in an attempt to contribute to the economic and social development of the communities where it operates.

Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico, S.A.B. de C.V. (”GAP”) is a Mexican company developing its activity in the airport sector. GAP operates in 12 international airports in Mexico and two in Jamaica, servicing over 330 destinations through 35 airlines. Its shares are listed both on the Mexico and the New York Stock Exchange.

In 2018, GAP serviced 44.9 million passengers, 10.4% more than in 2017.

The airports managed by Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico are located in:

  • Guadalajara and Tijuana, serving the main metropolitan areas.
  • Mexicali, Hermosillo, Los Mochis, Aguascalientes, Guanajuato and Morelia, serving developing medium-sized cities.
  • La Paz, Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta, Manzanillo and Montego Bay, serving some of the most important tourist destinations in the country and the Caribbean.
  • On October 10, 2018, GAP signed the concession contract with the government of Jamaica in order to operate, modernize and expand the Norman Manley International Airport (”KIN”) located in the city of Kingston.

The airports managed by GAP in Mexico are owned by the Mexican government and have been allocated in a 50-year concession starting in 1998, as part of a domestic initiative to privatize and improve the quality and security of the country’s airport services.

In Jamaica, the government owns the Montego Bay Airport and the concession granted for its operation is for a 30-year period, which will conclude on April 2033. The Kingston Airport was granted for a 25-year concession. GAP took control of the operation and administration this past October 2019.

Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico believes in the value of each individual and seeks to trigger his or her potential through education. Better-educated Mexicans will raise their quality of life and contribute towards the country’s development. GAP, in line with its business model and through its Foundation, is committed on being a factor of change. We work on two strategic pillars: work with the community, through GAP Schools, and on training the airport community, with Community Training Centers.

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The Cruise Industry Remains Committed to Both the Recovery of Grand Bahama and Abaco and Bringing More Guests to the Unaffected Majority of The Bahamas

MIRAMAR, Florida, Oct. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — While the world mourns the destruction of Abaco and Grand Bahama and seeks ways to help the destinations build back better, the cruise industry continues to prove its commitment. Just a month after the historic event, Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA), the trade association that represents the mutual interests between the cruise industry and Caribbean and Latin American destinations and stakeholders, and its Member Lines, which operate more than 95 percent of the global ocean cruising capacity, have already provided and/or raised $8 million in donation pledges, more than 10 million pounds of food and supplies, 20,000 meals a day, hundreds of millions of dollars in accelerated investment plans and hundreds of thousands of marketing dollars focused on educating that most of The Bahamas is open, including 14 of its most-visited islands that are welcoming guests every day, and the best way consumers can help is to visit.

“Though we still mourn for all those impacted in Abaco and Grand Bahama, it is humbling and heartwarming to see our Member Lines’ enormous effort to not only provide the necessary relief, but also work with those in the destination toward sustainable recovery,” said Michele Paige, president, FCCA. “On behalf of FCCA, we are honored to help support that recovery in any way we can, and currently one of the best things any of us can do is visit The Bahamas, as nearly half of its GDP relies on tourism, and broadcast the message that most of its islands are open and welcoming guests every day.”

FCCA Member Lines have already donated and/or raised $8 million in relief efforts for The Bahamas, while also launching efforts to collect and provide support, resulting in more than 10 million pounds of food and supplies – filling over 250 shipping containers – by Carnival Corporation; 20,000 meals per day, as well as water, medical supplies, generators, and a team of specially trained employees and volunteers to assist with logistics and food and beverage efforts by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.; 400 pallets of humanitarian aid – along with 300 qualified volunteer and 150 Bahamians – on a single relief mission by Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line; MSC Group using its cargo and cruise resources to help, with a focus on providing semi-permanent prefabricated modular housing; and Disney Cruise Line and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings are also using their cruise ships to deliver supplies and support.*

Additionally, FCCA Member Lines have sent high-level delegations to work directly toward both providing the most impactful relief and building toward sustainable recovery, while also reaffirming and accelerating investment projects that represent $455 million by Carnival Corporation and RCCL.

FCCA Member Lines also worked with the destination to relaunch cruise tourism and reinject its economic benefit as soon as possible, with cruise tourism calculated to have generated $405.75 million, in addition to 9,004 jobs paying $155.71 million in wage income, in The Bahamas during the 2017-18 cruise season and one average cruise call to the destination representing more than $650,000 in local economic benefits.

FCCA included The Bahamas in its award-winning, multi-faceted marketing campaign, Caribbean Is Open / Caribbean for Everyone, which began in September 2017 following Hurricanes Irma and Maria and generated more than 5.77 billion impressions, while showing a measurable improvement in Caribbean cruise bookings, between Oct. 2, 2017 – Oct. 28, 2018.

For initiatives tied to The Bahamas, focused on educating that most of The Bahamas is open, including 14 of its most-visited islands that are welcoming guests every day, and the best way consumers can help is to visit, as of Oct. 11, the efforts have already generated an audience of 78,656,435; 490 media placements; and promoted content with 13,873 clicks, 17,987 engagements and 150,527 video views with 59,357 minutes viewed, on track for more than 200,000 views by the end of October on social media alone – and other planned initiatives including the cover story in Travel & Cruise, the official magazine of the cruise industry, and sponsored e-mail content in partnership with Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA).

Additionally, FCCA has remained in constant contact with The Bahamas, while leveraging its resources throughout the industry to help the destination and its people in any way possible, including assisting to coordinate relief efforts and meetings, as well as providing numerous ways for Bahamian locals to further capitalize on the cruise industry’s economic potential.

Many of those opportunities and discussions will be engaged at the upcoming FCCA Cruise Conference & Trade Show, the largest and only official cruise conference and trade show in the Caribbean. With more than 150 high-level executives, including a record number of chairmen and above, from FCCA Member Lines on hand for the series of meetings, workshops and networking opportunities from Oct. 21-25, the #BahamasStrong delegation will have the chance to work directly with the cruise industry, and FCCA has coordinated specialized meetings and events for the delegation.

*For more information about individual FCCA Member Line relief efforts, please visit www.f-cca.com/relief.

About Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA)
Created in 1972, FCCA is a not-for-profit trade organization that provides a forum for discussion on tourism development, ports, safety, security, and other cruise industry issues and builds bilateral relationships with destinations’ private and public sectors. By fostering an understanding of the cruise industry and its operating practices, FCCA works with governments, ports and private sector representatives to maximize cruise passenger, crew and cruise line spending, as well as enhance the destination experience and increase the amount of cruise passengers returning as stay-over visitors. For more information, visit F-CCA.com and @FCCAupdates on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


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