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ARCHIPELAGO INTERNATIONAL CONTINUES EXPANSION IN THE CARIBBEAN AND LATIN AMERICA WITH PLANNED NEW OPENINGS, MULTIPLE SIGNINGS AND NEW CORPORATE OFFICES IN PUNTA CANA

PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic, May 17, 2024 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Today, at an official launch event in Punta Cana, attended by the Vice Minister for Tourism and the Indonesian Ambassador, Archipelago International opened its first corporate office in the Dominican Republic and announced the signing of multiple management agreements in the Dominican Republic and Mexico.

Opening New Office at Punta Cana and New Signings

Indonesian headquartered Archipelago International, the largest privately owned hotel management group in Southeast Asia, today announced details of its expansion in the region and the roll out of its brands, management services and hospitality technology development company, Sentinel Tech, at the opening of its new corporate office in the Dominican Republic. In addition to senior representatives of the Indonesian and Dominican Republic governments, the opening ceremony was attended by leading investors and developers from the travel and tourism sector.

Speaking on behalf of the Board of Archipelago International, Mr. Gerard Byrne, Managing Director, outlined the 27- year history of the company, from humble beginnings in Jakarta, Indonesia to a current position of managing over 270 operating hotels (45,000 rooms) and a pipeline of over 80 hotels (16,000 rooms) across 15 countries and 5 continents. He explained how a strong group wide ethos of ensuring a seamless customer experience from booking to review, high-level Asian service standards, Kaizen philosophy (continuous improvement) and long-term investment in technology solutions are major reasons for both its domestic success and international growth. In explaining the success story of Archipelago’s international expansion strategy, he said “We are providing owners, developers and investors with proven alternative branding and operational solutions for their hospitality assets at a price point that is well below other global brands. We have developed technology solutions which are made by hoteliers for hoteliers. Our renowned Asian service standards, leading technology solutions and flexibility as an independent company is setting us apart from the competition. In addition, we have changed the paradigm when it comes to the owner and operator relationship, by constructing new partnership operating models that reward the owner in a more equitable way than the traditional double digit fee structures of the past“.

Speaking after Mr. Byrne, Jose Luis Leonardo, Vice President – The Americas, outlined details of their existing operations in the Americas. “Since opening our first resort in the region in 2019, Grand Aston Cayo Las Brujas Beach Resort & Spa, Cuba, we have grown to having five hotels (3,242 rooms) in operation today, all of them achieving No.1 positioning in their respective destinations. In the next twelve months, we will open one hotel in Cuba, four hotels and condotels in the Dominican Republic and two in Mexico. These are Aston Panorama Hotel, Havana (320 rooms), Reserva Real by Harper, Punta Cana (187 rooms), Aston Rubí City Suites, Santo Domingo (179 rooms), Grand Aston Punta Cana Beach Resort & Spa (170 rooms), Aston Bocettos City Suites, Santo Domingo (126 rooms), Aston Puebla Hotel, Puebla (105 rooms) and IIk Tulum by Aston Tulum (104 rooms)“.

In terms of major new signings for the Dominican Republic Mr. Leonardo announced, Grand Aston Larimar City Golf Hotel & Residences, Punta Cana (228 rooms), Grand Aston Cáicu Coral Golf Hotel & Residences, Punta Cana (669 rooms), Riviera Bay by Aston, Cana Bay (110 rooms), Harbor Bay by Aston, Cap Cana (186 rooms), Juanillo Hills by Aston, Cap Cana (60 rooms), Aston Piantini Boutique Hotel, Santo Domingo (144 rooms), Aston Towers Larimar City, Punta Cana (432 rooms), Paradise Tower by Harper, Punta Cana (144 rooms), Harper Paradise Punta Cana (135 rooms), Aston Arts Hotel & Residences, Punta Cana (368 rooms) and The Alana Experience Punta Cana (530 rooms).

New signings in Mexico include Grand Aston Tulum (153 rooms), Aston Naomi Boutique Hotel & Residences, Playa Del Carmen (246 rooms), Zonna Beach Resort & Residences, Playa Del Carmen (257 rooms) and The Alana Hotel & Residences, Playa Del Carmen (376 rooms). He further commented “Aston hotels have long been referred to as ‘trusted’ hotels by our customers in Southeast Asia and we are delighted that owners, investors and developers in Latin America are not only excited about Aston coming to the Dominican Republic and Mexico but also that we are introducing new brands, technology and business model solutions for their hotels, resorts, condotels and branded residences in all segments. The government of the Dominican Republic has demonstrated commendable dedication to fostering a favorable business and economic climate that encourages growth in the travel and tourism sector. This commitment greatly influenced our decision to establish our second regional corporate office in Punta Cana. Furthermore, to enhance our operational capabilities, we are planning new corporate offices in Santo Domingo and Playa Del Carmen“.

About Archipelago International

Archipelago International is Southeast Asia’s largest privately owned hotel management group, with over 45,000 rooms in 200+ locations across Southeast Asia, Oceania, the Middle East, Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America. It has a rapidly expanding portfolio in the Americas region with 5 operating hotels and resorts (3,242 rooms) and a development pipeline of 9,500+ rooms across 30+ upcoming projects. The company provides hospitality and advanced technology solutions for hotels, resorts and branded residences through its 12 award winning brands, Aston, Aston Collection, Huxley, Alana, Avanika, favehotel, Harper, Quest, Hotel Neo, Kamuela, Nordic and Powered by Archipelago. These brands are positioned in different market segments, from budget to luxury hotels, resorts and branded residences.

Its consistent technology and systems focus, flexibility and agility as an independent company and variety of hotel brands have been key factors in its success and expansion in the hotel industry.

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Jamaica’s Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism Attend Grand Opening Ceremony at Hideaway at Royalton Blue Waters

Hideaway at Royalton Blue Waters, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort – Adults Only
Jamaica’s Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism Attend Grand Opening Ceremony at Hideaway at Royalton Blue Waters

CARIBPR WIRE, MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica, Thurs. Dec. 14, 2023: Blue Diamond Resorts celebrated a momentous occasion on December 13, 2023, marking the official ribbon-cutting ceremony for its latest property, Hideaway at Royalton Blue Waters, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort – Adults Only, which opened its doors in mid-November in Montego Bay, Jamaica. The distinguished event was honored by the presence of the Prime Minister of Jamaica, Andrew Holness, and the Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, who graciously participated in the ceremony.

The day commenced with the Prime Minister’s arrival at Hideaway at Royalton Blue Waters, followed by a comprehensive walkthrough of the property, including visits to the property’s modern accommodations. The opening ceremony was presided over by the top executives of Blue Diamond Resorts, marking the most significant milestone for the company in the region since the opening of Royalton Negril in 2017.

Blue Diamond Resorts’ President, Jordi Pelfort, conveyed sentiments of gratitude and recognition for Jamaica’s pivotal role in the company’s journey. Pelfort emphasized that the island’s unique charm and vibrancy have played an integral part in Blue Diamond Resorts’ success. The president’s address underscored the commitment to the Jamaican people, extending beyond hospitality to encompass support and upliftment for the communities that have warmly embraced the resort.

Minister Edmund Bartlett echoed the sentiment with a speech affirming the importance of Hideaway at Royalton Blue Waters in contributing to Jamaica’s tourism landscape. The Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, also shared his thoughts, emphasizing the significance of such investments in boosting the local economy and fostering sustainable development.

The highlight of the ceremony was the official ribbon-cutting, symbolizing the beginning of a new chapter for Hideaway at Royalton Blue Waters. The celebration continued with a cocktail reception at the resort’s lobby, and the day concluded with an exclusive private lunch at Dorado restaurant, providing a fitting conclusion to a momentous occasion.

Blue Diamond Resorts expressed gratitude to the Prime Minister, Minister of Tourism, and all distinguished guests for their participation in this landmark event, marking a significant milestone in the company’s enduring commitment to Jamaica and its people.

About Blue Diamond Resorts

Blue Diamond Resorts encompasses over 60 properties, exceeding 18,000 rooms in eight countries located in the most popular holiday destinations in the Caribbean. Its nine leading hotel brands include the Award-winning, All-In Luxury® Royalton Luxury Resorts, where Everyone is Family. Whether guests come as friends, parents, kids, couples, weddings, corporate or incentive retreats, or solo travelers everyone is family in these properties that feature personalized services and signature amenities including All-In Connectivity™, DreamBed™, and the Sports Event Guarantee™.  To refocus on valued relationships and friendships, Hideaway at Royalton offers an adults-only experience with exclusive dining and preferred accommodations to enhance Togetherness among their guests. Party Your Way at Royalton CHIC Resorts, an adults-only vibrant and effervescent all-inclusive brand to revel in the unexpected. Mystique by Royalton is Miles from Ordinary, offering their visitors the chance to connect with their surroundings in a boutique-style resort collection full of endless beauty and hip vibes. In Jamaica, Grand Lido Negril offers guests over the age of 21, a unique and all-inclusive Au Naturel vacation along with a secluded shore for the utmost privacy. Memories Resorts & Spa offers a vacation designed whether you´re planning a family vacation, reuniting with friends, or just have a relaxing moment with your significant other, while Starfish Resorts provides amazing value, breathtaking surroundings, and rich culture and heritage. Planet Hollywood Hotels & 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 while you will Dodge the Paparazzi at Planet Hollywood Adult Scene where your adults-only vacation will be the center of fascination and attention with glam and exclusivity.

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

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El Primer Ministro y Ministro de Turismo de Jamaica Asisten a la Ceremonia de Gran Apertura en Hideaway at Royalton Blue Waters

Hideaway at Royalton Blue Waters, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort – Adults Only
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CARIBPR WIRE, MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica, Thurs. Dec. 14, 2023: Blue Diamond Resorts celebró una ocasión trascendental el 13 de diciembre de 2023, marcando la ceremonia oficial de corte de cinta para su última propiedad, Hideaway at Royalton Blue Waters, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort – Adults Only, que abrió sus puertas a mediados de noviembre en Montego Bay, Jamaica. El distinguido evento contó con la presencia del Primer Ministro de Jamaica, Andrew Holness, y el Ministro de Turismo, Edmund Bartlett, quienes participaron en la ceremonia.

El día comenzó con la llegada del Primer Ministro a Hideaway at Royalton Blue Waters, seguido de un recorrido completo por la propiedad, incluyendo visitas a las modernas instalaciones del resort. La ceremonia de apertura fue presidida por los altos ejecutivos de Blue Diamond Resorts, marcando el hito más significativo para la empresa en la región desde la apertura de Royalton Negril en 2017.

Jordi Pelfort, presidente de Blue Diamond Resorts, expresó su gratitud y reconocimiento por el papel fundamental de Jamaica en la trayectoria de la empresa. Pelfort enfatizó que el encanto único y la vitalidad de la isla han desempeñado un papel integral en el éxito de Blue Diamond Resorts. El discurso del presidente subrayó el compromiso con el pueblo jamaicano, extendiéndose más allá de la hospitalidad para abarcar el apoyo y el desarrollo de las comunidades que han acogido cálidamente el resort.

El Ministro Edmund Bartlett hizo eco del sentimiento con un discurso afirmando la importancia de Hideaway at Royalton Blue Waters en la contribución al panorama turístico de Jamaica. El Primer Ministro, Andrew Holness, también compartió sus pensamientos, enfatizando la importancia de tales inversiones para impulsar la economía local y fomentar el desarrollo sostenible.

El momento más destacado de la ceremonia fue el corte oficial de la cinta, simbolizando el inicio de un nuevo capítulo para Hideaway at Royalton Blue Waters. La celebración continuó con una recepción de cócteles en el lobby del resort, y el día concluyó con un almuerzo privado exclusivo en el restaurante Dorado, ofreciendo una conclusión apropiada para una ocasión trascendental.

Blue Diamond Resorts expresó su gratitud al Primer Ministro, al Ministro de Turismo y a todos los distinguidos invitados por su participación en este evento emblemático, marcando un hito significativo en el compromiso duradero de la empresa con Jamaica y su gente.

Acerca de Blue Diamond Resorts

Blue Diamond Resorts cuenta con un portafolio de más de 60 propiedades, que superan las 18,000 habitaciones en 8 países ubicados en los destinos vacacionales más populares del Caribe. Sus 9 marcas hoteleras líderes comprenden al galardonado All-In Luxury® Royalton Luxury Resorts, donde Todos son Familia. Sin importar si son vacaciones entre amigos, padres e hijos, parejas, bodas, retiros corporativos o de incentivos o viajeros solos, todos son familia en estas propiedades que ofrecen servicios personalizados y amenidades exclusivas, tales como All-In Connectivity™, DreamBed™ y Sports Event Guarantee™. Para reenfocarse en relaciones y amistades valiosas, Hideaway at Royalton ofrece una experiencia sólo para adultos que incluye una exclusiva gastronomía y alojamiento preferencial para reforzar estar unido bajo el concepto Togetherness entre sus huéspedes. Disfrute a su manera en Royalton CHIC Resorts, una marca todo incluido que bajo su concepto “Party Your Way” brinda una vibrante y efervescente experiencia sólo para adultos para deleitarse con lo inesperado. A Millas de lo OrdinarioMystique by Royalton ofrece a los viajeros la oportunidad de conectarse con su entorno en una moderna colección de resorts estilo boutique que muestran una vibrante belleza infinita. En Jamaica, Grand Lido Negril promete a huéspedes mayores de 21 años, unas vacaciones únicas Completamente al Natural con todo incluido y acceso a una costa exclusiva para máxima privacidad. Memories Resorts & Spa diseña las mejores experiencias para vacaciones familiares, reunión de amigos o simplemente para relajarse en pareja, mientras que Starfish Resorts ofrece un valor increíble, un entorno impresionante y una rica cultura y herencia. Planet Hollywood Hotels & Resorts invita a los huéspedes a vacacionar como las estrellas con Vacation Like a Star™, una experiencia atractiva e interactiva con elementos famosos de la cultura pop de películas, música y deportes icónicos, mientras Escape de los Paparazzi en Planet Hollywood Adult Scene donde sus vacaciones sólo para adultos serán el centro de la fascinación y la atención con glamour y exclusividad.

Para más información acerca de Blue Diamond Resorts, visite www.bluediamondresorts.com.

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Hideaway at Royalton in Montego Bay Officially Opens Its Doors

CARIBPR WIRE, MIAMI, FL. Weds. Nov. 15, 2023: Blue Diamond Resorts, the Caribbean’s fastest-growing hotel company, proudly announces the official opening of Hideaway at Royalton Blue Waters, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort – Adults Only, as it warmly welcomes its first guests. Situated in the heart of Montego Bay, Jamaica, this adults-only oceanfront resort features 352 modern accommodations, twelve diverse dining options, pristine pools, a private islet, and endless entertainment, further bolstering Blue Diamond Resorts’ presence in Jamaica with five distinct properties.

“As we strive to offer tailored experiences that cater to our guests’ unique preferences, we are thrilled to introduce a new ‘Togetherness’ option for adults in the renowned destination of Montego Bay,” stated Jordi Pelfort, President of Blue Diamond Resorts. “This new addition to our portfolio not only reinforces our position as leaders in the all-inclusive segment but also underscores our commitment to surpassing expectations in response to the growing demand for elevated and personalized all-inclusive experiences.”

Over time, Hideaway at Royalton Resorts has become synonymous of exceptional adults-only vacations under the concept “Stay at 1 – Play at 2”, making them an ideal choice for couples, adult friends, and seekers of relaxation and reconnection. The newly opened resort boasts 352 modern and elegant rooms and suites with terraces or balconies with spectacular views, thoughtfully designed with tasteful and modern accents. A standout is the Diamond Club™ Chairman Beach Walkout Suite, a unique offering within the adults-only section with direct beach access. All accommodations feature Royalton’s signature DreamBed™ mattress with high thread count sheets, a rain shower, free high-speed Wi-Fi resort-wide through All-In Connectivity™, 24/7 room service via phone or Smart TV, a daily restocked mini bar, and more exclusive amenities.

Hideaway at Royalton Blue Waters will offer two buildings with the exclusive Diamond Club™ room category, enhancing the all-inclusive experience with personalized butler service, enhanced in-room amenities, dedicated pool and beach areas, a private lounge, access to a private islet, and all elevated perks of this category.

Food & Beverages is not a small item for this recently opened resort, which features 11 bars and 12 restaurants venues, with a standout being the seafood and ceviche-focused Dorado restaurant, a first of its kind in Montego Bay and a signature of this adults-only resort brand. Culinary offerings encompass Jamaican, Italian, Japanese, Indian, Tex-Mex, and Caribbean flavors.

The Togetherness experience also extends to meetings, incentives, and corporate events with versatile venues, including conference and banquet facilities, as well as beach gazebos, and lush garden settings for luxury weddings and honeymoons.

“We are officially ready to welcome vacationers to our Caribbean paradise, where our dedicated team, both talented and passionate, is committed to providing exceptional service while contributing to regional growth,” added Pelfort.

The opening of this all-inclusive adults-only resort aligns seamlessly with Blue Diamond Resorts’ Black Friday sale, allowing luxury travelers to secure their next Jamaican paradise getaway while saving hundreds of dollars.

For further details and reservations, please visit www.hideawayatroyalton.com.

About Blue Diamond Resorts

Blue Diamond Resorts encompasses over 60 properties, exceeding 18,000 rooms in eight countries located in the most popular holiday destinations in the Caribbean. Its nine leading hotel brands include the Award-winning, All-In Luxury® Royalton Luxury Resorts, where Everyone is Family. Whether guests come as friends, parents, kids, couples, weddings, corporate or incentive retreats, or solo travelers everyone is family in these properties that feature personalized services and signature amenities including All-In Connectivity™, DreamBed™, and the Sports Event Guarantee™. To refocus on valued relationships and friendships, Hideaway at Royalton offers an adults-only experience with exclusive dining and preferred accommodations to enhance Togetherness among their guests. Party Your Way at Royalton CHIC Resorts, an adults-only vibrant and effervescent all-inclusive brand to revel in the unexpected. Mystique by Royalton is Miles from Ordinary, offering their visitors the chance to connect with their surroundings in a boutique-style resort collection full of endless beauty and hip vibes. In Jamaica, Grand Lido Negril offers guests over the age of 21, a unique and all-inclusive Au Naturel vacation along with a secluded shore for the utmost privacy. Memories Resorts & Spa offers a vacation designed whether you’re planning a family vacation, reuniting with friends, or just have a relaxing moment with your significant other, while Starfish Resorts provides amazing value, breathtaking surroundings, and rich culture and heritage. Planet Hollywood Hotels & 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 while you will Dodge the Paparazzi at Planet Hollywood Adult Scene where your adults-only vacation will be the center of fascination and attention with glam and exclusivity.

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

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Hideaway at Royalton en Montego Bay abre oficialmente sus puertas

Hideaway at Royalton Blue Waters, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort – Adults Only
Hideaway at Royalton Blue Waters, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort – Adults Only

CARIBPR WIRE, MIAMI, FL. Weds. Nov. 15, 2023: Blue Diamond Resorts, la empresa hotelera de más rápido crecimiento en el Caribe, se complace en anunciar oficialmente la apertura de Hideaway at Royalton Blue Waters, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort – Adults Only, mientras da una cálida bienvenida a sus primeros huéspedes. Ubicado en el corazón de Montego Bay, Jamaica, este resort frente al mar exclusivo para adultos cuenta con 352 habitaciones modernas, doce opciones gastronómicas diversas, piscinas impecables, un islote privado y entretenimiento sin fin, fortaleciendo aún más la presencia de Blue Diamond Resorts en Jamaica con cinco propiedades distintas.

“En nuestro compromiso por ofrecer experiencias personalizadas que se adapten a las preferencias únicas de nuestros huéspedes, nos complace presentar una nueva opción de ‘Togetherness‘ para adultos en el reconocido destino de Montego Bay”, comentó Jordi Pelfort, Presidente de Blue Diamond Resorts. “Esta nueva adición al portafolio no solo refuerza nuestra posición como líderes en el segmento todo incluido, sino que también subraya nuestra dedicación a superar las expectativas en respuesta a la creciente demanda de experiencias todo incluido elevadas y personalizadas”.

Con el tiempo, Hideaway at Royalton Resorts se ha convertido en sinónimo de vacaciones excepcionales solo para adultos bajo el concepto “Quedarse en 1 – Jugar en 2″, convirtiéndolos en la elección ideal para parejas, amigos adultos y viajeros en busca de relajación y reconexión. El recién inaugurado resort cuenta con 352 habitaciones y suites modernas y elegantes con terrazas o balcones con vistas espectaculares, diseñadas cuidadosamente con acentos modernos. Entre ellas destaca la exclusiva suite Diamond Club™ Chairman Beach Walkout, una oferta única en la sección exclusiva para adultos, que proporciona acceso directo a la playa. Todas las habitaciones cuentan con el lujoso colchón DreamBed™ de la marca Royalton, sábanas de alto hilo, una ducha de efecto lluvia, Wi-Fi gratuito de alta velocidad en todo el resort mediante All-In Connectivity™, servicio de habitaciones disponible las 24 horas a través de teléfono o Smart TV, un minibar diariamente reabastecido y otras amenidades exclusivas.

Hideaway at Royalton Blue Waters ofrecerá dos edificios con la exclusiva categoría de habitaciones Diamond Club™, mejorando la experiencia todo incluido con servicio de mayordomo personalizado, amenidades mejoradas en la habitación, áreas dedicadas de piscina y playa, un salón privado, acceso a un islote privado y todas las ventajas elevadas de esta categoría.

La gastronomía y las bebidas adquieren una importancia destacada en este resort recién inaugurado, que presume de 11 bares y 12 restaurantes, siendo el restaurante Dorado el protagonista, especializado en mariscos y ceviche, siendo el primero de su categoría en Montego Bay y una firma distintiva de esta marca de resorts para adultos. Las opciones culinarias abarcan una amplia gama de sabores que incluyen lo mejor de la cocina jamaicana, italiana, japonesa, india, tex-mex y caribeña.

La experiencia de “Togetherness” también se extiende a reuniones, incentivos y eventos corporativos con lugares versátiles, que incluyen instalaciones para conferencias y banquetes, así como gazebos en la playa y entornos exuberantes de jardín para bodas y lunas de miel de lujo.

“Estamos oficialmente listos para dar la bienvenida a los vacacionistas a nuestro paraíso caribeño, donde nuestro equipo dedicado, talentoso y apasionado, se compromete a brindar un servicio excepcional mientras contribuye al crecimiento regional”, agregó Pelfort.

La apertura de este resort solo para adultos todo incluido se alinea perfectamente con la venta del “Black Friday” de Blue Diamond Resorts, permitiendo a los viajeros de lujo asegurar su próxima escapada al paraíso jamaicano mientras ahorran cientos de dólares.

Para más detalles y reservas, por favor visite www.hideawayatroyalton.com

Acerca de Blue Diamond Resorts

Blue Diamond Resorts cuenta con un portafolio de más de 60 propiedades, que superan las 18,000 habitaciones en 8 países ubicados en los destinos vacacionales más populares del Caribe. Sus 9 marcas hoteleras líderes comprenden al galardonado All-In Luxury® Royalton Luxury Resorts, donde Todos son Familia. Sin importar si son vacaciones entre amigos, padres e hijos, parejas, bodas, retiros corporativos o de incentivos o viajeros solos, todos son familia en estas propiedades que ofrecen servicios personalizados y amenidades exclusivas, tales como All-In Connectivity™, DreamBed™ y Sports Event Guarantee™. Para reenfocarse en relaciones y amistades valiosas, Hideaway at Royalton ofrece una experiencia sólo para adultos que incluye una exclusiva gastronomía y alojamiento preferencial para reforzar estar unido bajo el concepto Togetherness entre sus huéspedes. Disfrute a su manera en Royalton CHIC Resorts, una marca todo incluido que bajo su concepto “Party Your Way” brinda una vibrante y efervescente experiencia sólo para adultos para deleitarse con lo inesperado. A Millas de lo OrdinarioMystique by Royalton ofrece a los viajeros la oportunidad de conectarse con su entorno en una moderna colección de resorts estilo boutique que muestran una vibrante belleza infinita. En Jamaica, Grand Lido Negril promete a huéspedes mayores de 21 años, unas vacaciones únicas Completamente al Natural con todo incluido y acceso a una costa exclusiva para máxima privacidad. Memories Resorts & Spa diseña las mejores experiencias para vacaciones familiares, reunión de amigos o simplemente para relajarse en pareja, mientras que Starfish Resorts ofrece un valor increíble, un entorno impresionante y una rica cultura y herencia. Planet Hollywood Hotels & Resorts invita a los huéspedes a vacacionar como las estrellas con Vacation Like a Star™, una experiencia atractiva e interactiva con elementos famosos de la cultura pop de películas, música y deportes icónicos, mientras Escape de los Paparazzi en Planet Hollywood Adult Scene donde sus vacaciones sólo para adultos serán el centro de la fascinación y la atención con glamour y exclusividad.

Para más información acerca de Blue Diamond Resorts, visite www.bluediamondresorts.com.

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NexusTours and Juniper Travel Technology Team Up to Change the Travel Industry

CANCUN, MexicoNov. 2, 2023 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — NexusTours, recognized as a premier Destination Management Company (DMC) across Latin America, the Caribbean, and North America proudly unveils its strategic partnership with Juniper Travel Technology, a pioneer in travel tech innovation. This formidable alliance aspires to transform the travel industry by merging state-of-the-art technology with unparalleled Travel Experiences and Mobility solutions.

Rubén Gutiérrez, the President of NexusTours, expressed, “The synergy between both companies has the potential to redefine the market,” asserts Rubén Gutiérrez, President of NexusTours. “At NexusTours, we’ve always had a clear vision of growth and innovation. I can’t imagine a better ally than Juniper to carry out this shared vision: our DNAs converge in dynamism, innovation, and a deep commitment to both growth and our clients. This collaboration, which we have solidified since 2017, is the manifestation of two companies ready to redefine experiences and mobility in the travel industry. This alliance is not just a step towards the future; it’s the foundation of a revolutionary model we aim to build together, for all our partners, DMCs, and experience and mobility providers.”

Over the years, NexusTours has emerged as a frontrunner in the realm of digital transformation within the travel industry, championing guest-centric, innovative solutions that resonate deeply with the world of DMC. With this collaboration, Juniper will take the helm, propelling these groundbreaking solutions further and making them accessible to an even broader DMC audience, setting new examples for how experiences and transfers are managed and marketed.

The collaboration between NexusTours and Juniper will revolve around three fundamental pillars that form the axis of the alliance: Firstly, the intention is to expand and make available to other like-minded companies in the sector the cutting-edge technological solutions that NexusTours has been developing in recent years, and that Juniper Travel Technology will further enhance. Concurrently, both aim to jointly orchestrate a global marketplace, serving as a bridge between providers and consumers, striving for a more comprehensive and nuanced travel experience. Ultimately, the goal is to weave a collaborative network of companies that resonate with the philosophies of both entities, driving joint growth in the industry through a robust partnership program.

Juan Mateos, Managing Director of Juniper, shared, “The introduction of Juniper Experiences by NexusTours into our corporate portfolio is a watershed moment in our growth journey. Collaborating with NexusTours amplifies our vision of building upon the monumental successes we’ve both garnered in the tourism domain. This partnership echoes our ambition to remain at the forefront of travel tech solutions and expands our product suite with the expertise of a specialized team deeply versed in destination services. This exciting merger represents a pivotal milestone for us, further strengthening our leadership in the travel tech space.”

Stay tuned for more updates on this partnership and the innovative initiatives that NexusTours and Juniper will be rolling out in the upcoming months.

For a deeper dive into Juniper Experiences by NexusTours, please visit https://junipertravelexperiences.com/en/

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Blue Diamond Resorts Takes Its Second Hotel Into the Metaverse

CARIBPR WIRE, MIAMI, FL, Thurs. Nov. 02, 2023: Blue Diamond Resorts proudly announces its latest innovation in the virtual reality universe with the introduction of immersive 3D scenarios for their newest property, Royalton Splash Riviera Cancun, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort. This pioneering technology marks the second property of the hotel management company to be completely mapped, offering 360º virtual tours with an easy-to-use interface.

The introduction of this cutting-edge functionality invites both travelers and professionals involved in Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Events (MICE) to delve into the resort’s detailed features. It offers an insider’s perspective on every nook and cranny, showcasing all the services tailored to meet the diverse needs of their guests. This immersive tool goes beyond enhancing the experience for travelers; it becomes an invaluable resource for MICE planners, providing a comprehensive view of all the venues ideally suited for events. Whether vacationers are planning a leisure trip or a business gathering, this experience empowers them to make informed decisions by immersing themselves in the resort’s ambiance before confirming their reservations.

“With the rising popularity of virtual experiences, we’re always finding new and refreshing ways to help travelers explore our properties and get a better idea of what they look like,” said Alejandro Rodriguez del Peon, Director of Marketing & PR for Blue Diamond Resorts. “Last year, we introduced this virtual tourism tool at our Planet Hollywood Beach Resorts in Cancun, which was the first in our portfolio to offer this experience. It proved irresistible to travelers and solidified our position as a pioneer in the all-inclusive segment.”

The resort’s website now features a captivating Virtual Tour option seamlessly integrated into the “Our Resort” section. This tour covers the entire property, from the expansive lobby and the exclusive Diamond Club™ lounge to the inviting pools, lazy rivers, and water park. Travelers can also virtually enter the resort to explore its modern rooms in various categories, restaurants, the GameUp Entertainment Center, Royalton FIT and spa facilities, as well as the convention center and its unique spaces for group events and luxury weddings.

3D renderings of Royalton Splash Riviera Cancun provide vacationers with an authentic feel for each vacation venue. The interactive features allow guests to experience their vacation before they even arrive. Whether travelers are seeking a family, romantic, or friends getaway, they will have access to all the amenities that await them at the resort, from relaxing in The Royal Spa to savoring delicious meals at the à la carte restaurants. For business travelers, there is a comprehensive walkthrough of the Meeting & Event spaces, featuring 25,000 square feet, including a ballroom and 12 breakout rooms that can be customized according to customer needs.

Blue Diamond Resorts continues to push the boundaries of technology, going beyond the traditional to showcase their modern and unique venues. The all-inclusive metaverse is now accessible at royaltonresorts.com

About Blue Diamond Resorts

Blue Diamond Resorts encompasses over 60 properties, exceeding 18,000 rooms in eight countries located in the most popular holiday destinations in the Caribbean. Its nine leading hotel brands include the Award-winning, All-In Luxury® Royalton Luxury Resorts, where Everyone is Family. Whether guests come as friends, parents, kids, couples, weddings, corporate or incentive retreats, or solo travelers everyone is family in these properties that feature personalized services and signature amenities including All-In Connectivity™, DreamBed™, and the Sports Event Guarantee™.  To refocus on valued relationships and friendships, Hideaway at Royalton offers an adults-only experience with exclusive dining and preferred accommodations to enhance Togetherness among their guests. Party Your Way at Royalton CHIC Resorts, an adults-only vibrant and effervescent all-inclusive brand to revel in the unexpected. Mystique by Royalton is Miles from Ordinary, offering their visitors the chance to connect with their surroundings in a boutique-style resort collection full of endless beauty and hip vibes. In Jamaica, Grand Lido Negril offers guests over the age of 21, a unique and all-inclusive Au Naturel vacation along with a secluded shore for the utmost privacy. Memories Resorts & Spa offers a vacation designed whether you´re planning a family vacation, reuniting with friends, or just have a relaxing moment with your significant other, while Starfish Resorts provides amazing value, breathtaking surroundings, and rich culture and heritage. Planet Hollywood Hotels & 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 while you will Dodge the Paparazzi at Planet Hollywood Adult Scene where your adults-only vacation will be the center of fascination and attention with glam and exclusivity.

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

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BLUE DIAMOND RESORTS LLEVA SU SEGUNDO HOTEL AL METAVERSO

CARIBPR WIRE, MIAMI, FL, Thurs. Nov. 02, 2023:

Blue Diamond Resorts se complace en anunciar su última innovación en el universo de la realidad virtual con la introducción de escenarios 3D inmersivos para su nueva propiedad, Royalton Splash Riviera Cancun, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort. Esta tecnología pionera marca la segunda propiedad de la compañía de gestión hotelera que se ha mapeado por completo, ofreciendo recorridos virtuales de 360º con una interfaz fácil de usar.

La introducción de esta funcionalidad de vanguardia invita tanto a viajeros como a profesionales involucrados en Reuniones, Incentivos, Conferencias y Eventos (MICE – por sus siglas en inglés) a sumergirse en los detalles del resort. Esta ofrece una perspectiva interna de cada rincón y lugar, mostrando todos los servicios diseñados para satisfacer las diversas necesidades de sus huéspedes. Esta herramienta inmersiva va más allá de mejorar la experiencia de los viajeros; se convierte en un recurso invaluable para los planificadores de MICE, brindando una vista completa de todos los lugares ideales para eventos. Ya sea que los vacacionistas estén planeando un viaje de ocio o una reunión de negocios, esta experiencia les permite tomar decisiones informadas al adentrarse en el ambiente del resort antes de confirmar sus reservas.

“A medida que aumenta la popularidad de las experiencias virtuales, siempre estamos buscando formas nuevas y refrescantes de ayudar a los viajeros a explorar nuestras propiedades y tener una mejor idea de cómo son”, comentó Alejandro Rodríguez del Peón, Director de Marketing y Relaciones Públicas de Blue Diamond Resorts. “El año pasado, presentamos esta herramienta de turismo virtual en nuestros Planet Hollywood Beach Resorts en Cancún, que fue el primero en nuestra cartera en ofrecer esta experiencia. Resultó irresistible para los viajeros y consolidó nuestra posición como pioneros en el segmento todo incluido”.

El sitio web del resort ahora presenta una cautivadora opción de Tour Virtual integrada en la sección “Nuestro Resort”. Este recorrido cubre toda la propiedad, desde el amplio lobby y el exclusivo salón Diamond Club™ hasta las atractivas piscinas, ríos lentos y parque acuático. Los viajeros también pueden ingresar virtualmente al resort para explorar sus modernas habitaciones en varias categorías, restaurantes, el Centro de Entretenimiento GameUp, las instalaciones Royalton FIT y el spa, así como el centro de convenciones y sus espacios únicos para eventos grupales y bodas de lujo.

Las representaciones en 3D de Royalton Splash Riviera Cancun brindan a los vacacionistas una sensación auténtica de cada lugar de vacaciones. Las características interactivas permiten a los huéspedes experimentar sus vacaciones antes de llegar. Ya sea que busquen una escapada familiar, romántica o con amigos, tendrán acceso a todas las comodidades que les esperan en el resort, desde relajarse en The Royal Spa hasta disfrutar de deliciosas comidas en los restaurantes a la carta. Para los viajeros de negocios, hay un recorrido completo de los espacios para Reuniones y Eventos, con 25,000 pies cuadrados, que incluye un amplio salón principal y 12 salas de reuniones que se pueden personalizar según las necesidades del cliente.

Blue Diamond Resorts continúa expandiendo los límites de la tecnología, yendo más allá de lo tradicional para mostrar sus lugares modernos y únicos. El metaverso todo incluido ahora es accesible en royaltonresorts.com

Acerca de Blue Diamond Resorts

Blue Diamond Resorts cuenta con un portafolio de más de 60 propiedades, que superan las 18,000 habitaciones en 8 países ubicados en los destinos vacacionales más populares del Caribe. Sus 9 marcas hoteleras líderes comprenden al galardonado All-In Luxury® Royalton Luxury Resorts, donde Todos son Familia. Sin importar si son vacaciones entre amigos, padres e hijos, parejas, bodas, retiros corporativos o de incentivos o viajeros solos, todos son familia en estas propiedades que ofrecen servicios personalizados y amenidades exclusivas, tales como All-In Connectivity™, DreamBed™ y Sports Event Guarantee™. Para reenfocarse en relaciones y amistades valiosas, Hideaway at Royalton ofrece una experiencia sólo para adultos que incluye una exclusiva gastronomía y alojamiento preferencial para reforzar estar unido bajo el concepto Togetherness entre sus huéspedes. Disfrute a su manera en Royalton CHIC Resorts, una marca todo incluido que bajo su concepto “Party Your Way” brinda una vibrante y efervescente experiencia sólo para adultos para deleitarse con lo inesperado. A Millas de lo OrdinarioMystique by Royalton ofrece a los viajeros la oportunidad de conectarse con su entorno en una moderna colección de resorts estilo boutique que muestran una vibrante belleza infinita. En Jamaica, Grand Lido Negril promete a huéspedes mayores de 21 años, unas vacaciones únicas Completamente al Natural con todo incluido y acceso a una costa exclusiva para máxima privacidad. Memories Resorts & Spa diseña las mejores experiencias para vacaciones familiares, reunión de amigos o simplemente para relajarse en pareja, mientras que Starfish Resorts ofrece un valor increíble, un entorno impresionante y una rica cultura y herencia. Planet Hollywood Hotels & Resorts invita a los huéspedes a vacacionar como las estrellas con Vacation Like a Star™, una experiencia atractiva e interactiva con elementos famosos de la cultura pop de películas, música y deportes icónicos, mientras Escape de los Paparazzi en Planet Hollywood Adult Scene donde sus vacaciones sólo para adultos serán el centro de la fascinación y la atención con glamour y exclusividad.

Para más información acerca de Blue Diamond Resorts, visite www.bluediamondresorts.com

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Blue Diamond Resorts Introduces Innovative Website Technology to Attract New Generation of Travelers

CARIBPR WIRE, MIAMI, FL, Thurs. Oct. 26, 2023: Blue Diamond Resorts is thrilled to announce the inclusion of a new installment payment method for travelers who book through its website, specifically its dedicated brand websites. This innovative addition comes just in time for a very promising Black Friday of 2023, during which Blue Diamond Resorts is emphasizing that all-inclusive premium vacation experiences are meant for everyone. This advancement has been made possible through the latest innovations in travel payment solutions, ensuring a seamless and convenient booking experience for its guests.

“The inclusion of this technology on our website allows us to make our enhanced vacation experience more accessible to a new generation of travelers that desire to experience the ultimate all-inclusive vacation,” said Jurgen Stutz, SVP Sales, Marketing, Revenue Management, and Distribution, Blue Diamond Resorts. “This is one additional step that Blue Diamond Resorts takes to remain innovative in the latest technologies and vacation trends, understanding the traveler of today and tomorrow,” he added.

As part of their commitment to enhancing the guest experience, this new payment method aims to provide greater convenience and flexibility for travelers in the United States and Canada when securing their reservations.

The announcement follows the company’s latest news of the comprehensive enhancement of the experience on the upgraded room categories Diamond Club™ and Star Class™ for their Royalton Luxury Resorts and Planet Hollywood Beach Resorts portfolios, which include a personal butler throughout the entire experience, among an extensive list of perks and benefits. Blue Diamond Resorts is convinced that these services will allow more guests to experience vacations in these upgraded room categories.

This payment program encompasses the Royalton Luxury Resorts, Royalton CHIC Resorts, Hideaway at Royalton Resorts, Mystique by Royalton Resorts, and Planet Hollywood Beach Resorts brands, providing guests with a simplified and secure payment process, empowering them to book their dream vacations with ease.

Blue Diamond Resorts is transforming the all-inclusive hospitality segment across the Caribbean, Mexico, and Central America. They adapt to market demands, offer diverse offerings to discerning travelers, and invest in innovative solutions like the new installment payment method. Their dedication to setting new standards in luxury and shaping the future of the industry is evident in their commitment to enhancing the guest experience.

About Blue Diamond Resorts

Blue Diamond Resorts encompasses over 60 properties, exceeding 18,000 rooms in eight countries located in the most popular holiday destinations in the Caribbean. Its nine leading hotel brands include the Award-winning, All-In Luxury® Royalton Luxury Resorts, where Everyone is Family. Whether guests come as friends, parents, kids, couples, weddings, corporate or incentive retreats, or solo travelers everyone is family in these properties that feature personalized services and signature amenities including All-In Connectivity™, DreamBed™, and the Sports Event Guarantee™.  To refocus on valued relationships and friendships, Hideaway at Royalton offers an adults-only experience with exclusive dining and preferred accommodations to enhance Togetherness among their guests. Party Your Way at Royalton CHIC Resorts, an adults-only vibrant and effervescent all-inclusive brand to revel in the unexpected. Mystique by Royalton is Miles from Ordinary, offering their visitors the chance to connect with their surroundings in a boutique-style resort collection full of endless beauty and hip vibes. In Jamaica, Grand Lido Negril offers guests over the age of 21, a unique and all-inclusive Au Naturel vacation along with a secluded shore for the utmost privacy. Memories Resorts & Spa offers a vacation designed whether you´re planning a family vacation, reuniting with friends, or just have a relaxing moment with your significant other, while Starfish Resorts provides amazing value, breathtaking surroundings, and rich culture and heritage. Planet Hollywood Hotels & 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 while you will Dodge the Paparazzi at Planet Hollywood Adult Scene where your adults-only vacation will be the center of fascination and attention with glam and exclusivity.

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

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Blue Diamond Resorts Introduce Tecnología Innovadora En Su Sitio Web Para Atraer A Una Nueva Generación De Viajeros

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CARIBPR WIRE, MIAMI, FL, Thurs. Oct. 26, 2023: Blue Diamond Resorts se complace en anunciar la incorporación de un nuevo método de pago a plazos para los viajeros que reservan a través de sus sitios web exclusivos de cada marca. Esta innovadora adición llega justo a tiempo para el prometedor Black Friday de 2023, durante el cual Blue Diamond Resorts enfatiza que las experiencias de vacaciones todo incluido de alta calidad están diseñadas para todos. Este avance ha sido posible gracias a las últimas innovaciones en soluciones de pago para viajes, garantizando una experiencia de reserva fluida y conveniente para sus huéspedes.

“La inclusión de esta tecnología en nuestro sitio web nos permite hacer que nuestra experiencia vacacional mejorada sea más accesible para una nueva generación de viajeros que desean experimentar las vacaciones todo incluido definitivas”, afirmó Jurgen Stutz, Vicepresidente Senior de Ventas, Marketing, Revenue y Distribución de Blue Diamond Resorts. “Este es un paso adicional que Blue Diamond Resorts da para mantenerse innovador en las últimas tecnologías y tendencias de vacaciones, comprendiendo al viajero de hoy y mañana”, añadió.

Como parte de su compromiso de mejorar la experiencia de los huéspedes, este nuevo método de pago tiene como objetivo proporcionar mayor comodidad y flexibilidad a los viajeros en Estados Unidos y Canadá al asegurar sus reservas.

El anuncio sigue a las últimas noticias de la compañía sobre la mejora integral de la experiencia en las categorías de habitaciones Diamond Club™ y Star Class™ para sus carteras de Royalton Luxury Resorts y Planet Hollywood Beach Resorts, que incluyen un mayordomo personal durante toda la experiencia, entre una amplia lista de ventajas y beneficios. Blue Diamond Resorts está convencido de que estos servicios permitirán a más huéspedes experimentar vacaciones en estas categorías de habitaciones mejoradas.

Este programa de pago abarca las marcas Royalton Luxury Resorts, Royalton CHIC Resorts, Hideaway at Royalton Resorts, Mystique by Royalton Resorts y Planet Hollywood Beach Resorts, proporcionando a los huéspedes un proceso de pago simplificado y seguro que les permite reservar sus vacaciones soñadas con facilidad.

Blue Diamond Resorts está transformando el segmento de hospitalidad todo incluido en el Caribe, México y América Central. Se adaptan a las demandas del mercado, ofrecen diversas opciones a los viajeros exigentes e invierten en soluciones innovadoras como el nuevo método de pago a plazos. Su dedicación a establecer nuevos estándares de lujo y dar forma al futuro de la industria es evidente en su compromiso de mejorar la experiencia de los huéspedes.

Acerca de Blue Diamond Resorts

Blue Diamond Resorts cuenta con un portafolio de más de 60 propiedades, que superan las 18,000 habitaciones en 8 países ubicados en los destinos vacacionales más populares del Caribe. Sus 9 marcas hoteleras líderes comprenden al galardonado All-In Luxury® Royalton Luxury Resorts, donde Todos son Familia. Sin importar si son vacaciones entre amigos, padres e hijos, parejas, bodas, retiros corporativos o de incentivos o viajeros solos, todos son familia en estas propiedades que ofrecen servicios personalizados y amenidades exclusivas, tales como All-In Connectivity™, DreamBed™ y Sports Event Guarantee™. Para reenfocarse en relaciones y amistades valiosas, Hideaway at Royalton ofrece una experiencia sólo para adultos que incluye una exclusiva gastronomía y alojamiento preferencial para reforzar estar unido bajo el concepto Togetherness entre sus huéspedes. Disfrute a su manera en Royalton CHIC Resorts, una marca todo incluido que bajo su concepto “Party Your Way” brinda una vibrante y efervescente experiencia sólo para adultos para deleitarse con lo inesperado. A Millas de lo OrdinarioMystique by Royalton ofrece a los viajeros la oportunidad de conectarse con su entorno en una moderna colección de resorts estilo boutique que muestran una vibrante belleza infinita. En Jamaica, Grand Lido Negril promete a huéspedes mayores de 21 años, unas vacaciones únicas Completamente al Natural con todo incluido y acceso a una costa exclusiva para máxima privacidad. Memories Resorts & Spa diseña las mejores experiencias para vacaciones familiares, reunión de amigos o simplemente para relajarse en pareja, mientras que Starfish Resorts ofrece un valor increíble, un entorno impresionante y una rica cultura y herencia. Planet Hollywood Hotels & Resorts invita a los huéspedes a vacacionar como las estrellas con Vacation Like a Star™, una experiencia atractiva e interactiva con elementos famosos de la cultura pop de películas, música y deportes icónicos, mientras Escape de los Paparazzi en Planet Hollywood Adult Scene donde sus vacaciones sólo para adultos serán el centro de la fascinación y la atención con glamour y exclusividad.

Para más información acerca de Blue Diamond Resorts, visite www.bluediamondresorts.com

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All-Inclusive Fun: Blue Diamond Resorts Takes the Lead With Pickleball Courts

CARIBPR WIRE, MIAMI, FL., Sept. 27, 2023: Blue Diamond Resorts is showcasing its dedication to guest well-being with the introduction of Pickleball as a highlight in its innovative fitness programs, Royalton FIT and PUMPED. Having successfully launched this popular sport at its all-inclusive properties in Cancun, the hotel management company is now poised to extend this trend-setting entertainment option to its resorts in the Caribbean by the end of this year, further solidifying its commitment to providing guests with engaging activities.

This addition to their fitness portfolio is an integral part of the Royalton FIT and PUMPED programs, available at Royalton Luxury Resorts and Planet Hollywood Beach Resorts, respectively. These programs are comprehensive entertainment packages with a strong fitness focus, offering a diverse range of workout options to ensure that travelers can stay active and engaged with their fitness goals even while on vacation.

“The introduction of Pickleball courts to our resorts, along with modern facilities and state-of-the-art equipment and instructor-led activities, reflects our dedication to staying at the forefront of the industry, ensuring that our guests can both relax and maintain their workout routines during their getaway,” said Jurgen Stutz, Senior Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Distribution for Blue Diamond Resorts. “By having a dedicated space for this sport, which has rapidly gained popularity in the United States and Canada, we not only adhere to the latest trends but also meet our guests’ demand and exceed their expectations,” he added.

The hotel management company initially introduced this trendy sport at its newest resort, Royalton Splash Riviera Cancun, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort, and after the huge success on guests’ satisfaction, it was expanded to all other selected properties. The response from guests has been overwhelmingly positive, with a significant number of them eager to participate in this activity during the 13 hours the courts are open for service. Guests can also anticipate spirited matches at all-inclusive resorts in the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Antigua, Saint Lucia, and Grenada.

As part of the all-inclusive experience, guests are provided with all the necessary equipment for Pickleball, including paddles and balls, and can participate in sessions and classes by appointment.

Blue Diamond Resorts’ indoor and outdoor fitness program stands as one of the most comprehensive in the hotel industry. With Royalton FIT & PUMPED programs, they continually innovate, transcending traditional offerings to provide an extensive array of options tailored to diverse preferences and goals. The introduction of new activities like Pickleball further underscores their commitment to creating unforgettable vacation experiences.

For more information about Blue Diamond Resorts and its innovative offerings, please visit www.bluediamondresorts.com.

About Blue Diamond Resorts

Blue Diamond Resorts encompasses over 60 properties, exceeding 18,000 rooms in eight countries located in the most popular holiday destinations in the Caribbean. Its nine leading hotel brands include the Award-winning, All-In Luxury® Royalton Luxury Resorts, where Everyone is Family. Whether guests come as friends, parents, kids, couples, weddings, corporate or incentive retreats, or solo travelers everyone is family in these properties that feature personalized services and signature amenities including All-In Connectivity™, DreamBed™, and the Sports Event Guarantee™.  To refocus on valued relationships and friendships, Hideaway at Royalton offers an adults-only experience with exclusive dining and preferred accommodations to enhance Togetherness among their guests. Party Your Way at Royalton CHIC Resorts, an adults-only vibrant and effervescent all-inclusive brand to revel in the unexpected. Mystique by Royalton is Miles from Ordinary, offering their visitors the chance to connect with their surroundings in a boutique-style resort collection full of endless beauty and hip vibes. In Jamaica, Grand Lido Negril offers guests over the age of 21, a unique and all-inclusive Au Naturel vacation along with a secluded shore for the utmost privacy. Memories Resorts & Spa offers a vacation designed whether you´re planning a family vacation, reuniting with friends, or just have a relaxing moment with your significant other, while Starfish Resorts provides amazing value, breathtaking surroundings, and rich culture and heritage. Planet Hollywood Hotels & 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 while you will Dodge the Paparazzi at Planet Hollywood Adult Scene where your adults-only vacation will be the center of fascination and attention with glam and exclusivity.

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

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Diversión Todo Incluido: Blue Diamond Resorts Revoluciona Con Canchas de Pickleball

CARIBPR WIRE, MIAMI, FL., Sept. 27, 2023:

Blue Diamond Resorts demuestra su compromiso con el bienestar de sus huéspedes con la introducción del Pickleball como punto destacado en sus innovadores programas de fitness, Royalton FIT y PUMPED. Tras el exitoso lanzamiento de este deporte popular en sus propiedades todo incluido en Cancún, la compañía de gestión hotelera se prepara para ampliar esta opción de entretenimiento revolucionario a sus resorts en el Caribe a finales de este año, consolidando aún más su compromiso de brindar a los huéspedes actividades atractivas.

Esta inclusión en su oferta de fitness es una parte integral de los programas Royalton FIT y PUMPED, disponibles en los Royalton Luxury Resorts y Planet Hollywood Beach Resorts, respectivamente. Estos programas representan paquetes de entretenimiento completos con un enfoque sólido en la actividad física, ofreciendo una amplia variedad de opciones de entrenamiento para garantizar que los viajeros puedan mantenerse activos y comprometidos con sus metas de acondicionamiento incluso durante sus vacaciones.

“La incorporación de canchas de Pickleball en nuestros resorts, junto con instalaciones modernas, equipos de última generación y actividades dirigidas por instructores, refleja nuestra dedicación para mantenernos a la vanguardia de la industria, asegurando que nuestros huéspedes puedan relajarse y mantener sus rutinas de ejercicios durante sus vacaciones”, comentó Jurgen Stutz, Vicepresidente Senior de Ventas, Marketing y Distribución de Blue Diamond Resorts. “Al tener un espacio dedicado para este deporte, que ha ganado rápidamente popularidad en Estados Unidos y Canadá, no solo nos adherimos a las últimas tendencias, sino que también satisfacemos la demanda de nuestros huéspedes y superamos sus expectativas”, añadió.

La compañía de gestión hotelera introdujo inicialmente este deporte en su resort más nuevo, Royalton Splash Riviera Cancun, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort, y después del gran éxito en la satisfacción de los huéspedes, se expandió a todas las demás propiedades seleccionadas. La respuesta de los huéspedes ha sido abrumadoramente positiva, con un número significativo de ellos ansiosos por participar en esta actividad durante las 13 horas que las canchas están abiertas para el servicio. Los huéspedes también pueden anticipar partidos animados en resorts todo incluido en República Dominicana, Jamaica, Antigua, Santa Lucía y Granada.

Como parte de la experiencia todo incluido, a los huéspedes se les proporciona todo el equipo necesario para el Pickleball, incluyendo raquetas y pelotas, y pueden participar en sesiones y clases programadas.

El programa de fitness en interiores y exteriores de Blue Diamond Resorts se destaca como uno de los más completos en la industria hotelera. Con los programas Royalton FIT y PUMPED, continúan innovando, superando las ofertas tradicionales para proporcionar una amplia variedad de opciones adaptadas a preferencias y objetivos diversos. La introducción de nuevas actividades como el Pickleball resalta aún más su compromiso de crear experiencias vacacionales inolvidables.

Para más información sobre Blue Diamond Resorts y sus ofertas innovadoras, visite www.bluediamondresorts.com.

Acerca de Blue Diamond Resorts

Blue Diamond Resorts cuenta con un portafolio de más de 60 propiedades, que superan las 18,000 habitaciones en 8 países ubicados en los destinos vacacionales más populares del Caribe. Sus 9 marcas hoteleras líderes comprenden al galardonado All-In Luxury® Royalton Luxury Resorts, donde Todos son Familia. Sin importar si son vacaciones entre amigos, padres e hijos, parejas, bodas, retiros corporativos o de incentivos o viajeros solos, todos son familia en estas propiedades que ofrecen servicios personalizados y amenidades exclusivas, tales como All-In Connectivity™, DreamBed™ y Sports Event Guarantee™. Para reenfocarse en relaciones y amistades valiosas, Hideaway at Royalton ofrece una experiencia sólo para adultos que incluye una exclusiva gastronomía y alojamiento preferencial para reforzar estar unido bajo el concepto Togetherness entre sus huéspedes. Disfrute a su manera en Royalton CHIC Resorts, una marca todo incluido que bajo su concepto “Party Your Way” brinda una vibrante y efervescente experiencia sólo para adultos para deleitarse con lo inesperado. A Millas de lo OrdinarioMystique by Royalton ofrece a los viajeros la oportunidad de conectarse con su entorno en una moderna colección de resorts estilo boutique que muestran una vibrante belleza infinita. En Jamaica, Grand Lido Negril promete a huéspedes mayores de 21 años, unas vacaciones únicas Completamente al Natural con todo incluido y acceso a una costa exclusiva para máxima privacidad. Memories Resorts & Spa diseña las mejores experiencias para vacaciones familiares, reunión de amigos o simplemente para relajarse en pareja, mientras que Starfish Resorts ofrece un valor increíble, un entorno impresionante y una rica cultura y herencia. Planet Hollywood Hotels & Resorts invita a los huéspedes a vacacionar como las estrellas con Vacation Like a Star™, una experiencia atractiva e interactiva con elementos famosos de la cultura pop de películas, música y deportes icónicos, mientras Escape de los Paparazzi en Planet Hollywood Adult Scene donde sus vacaciones sólo para adultos serán el centro de la fascinación y la atención con glamour y exclusividad.

Para más información acerca de Blue Diamond Resorts, visite www.bluediamondresorts.com

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Blue Diamond Resorts Enhances All-Inclusive Offering With New Transfers Feature

CARIBPR WIRE, MIAMI, FL., Sept. 19, 2023: Blue Diamond Resorts continues to redefine the all-inclusive industry by going above and beyond with its inclusions, now offering complimentary roundtrip airport-to-hotel transfers integrated seamlessly into the reservation process. This groundbreaking advancement, powered by NexusTours, guarantees a stress-free journey for guests who choose to book directly through the hotel management company’s dedicated brand websites, starting on September 18th, 2023.

“We are committed to offering more and more tailored experiences to our guests, and including transfers as part of our all-inclusive package is just one of the many benefits travelers can enjoy,” said Alejandro Rodriguez del Peon, Director of Marketing & PR for Blue Diamond Resorts. “Navigating a foreign country can be daunting, but this new addition to our offerings represents another step in redefining the concept of ‘all-inclusive.’ Our ongoing goal is to consistently enhance the guest experience, both now and in the future,” he added.

Starting today, travelers booking stays of approximately 3 to 4 nights will have the remarkable opportunity to include a top-notch shared transfer service absolutely free. It’s as easy as a few simple clicks during the booking process, providing an added layer of value to their guests’ stay. Vacationers staying in a shorter length of stay will also be able to enjoy this benefit at an additional preferential cost.

This remarkable addition will be accessible across selected Blue Diamond Resorts’ all-inclusive properties when booking directly through their websites. These properties encompass renowned brands such as Royalton Luxury Resorts, Royalton CHIC Resorts, Hideaway at Royalton Resorts, Planet Hollywood Beach Resorts, Mystique by Royalton, Grand Lido Resorts, and Starfish Resorts. This new feature is available to guests booking in Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Costa Rica, Grenada, Antigua, and Saint Lucia via www.royaltonresorts.com or www.planethollywoodhotels.com.

Travelers are invited to explore Blue Diamond Resorts’ collection of luxury all-inclusive properties and indulge in unparalleled service and personalized experiences. For more information or to book your next vacation, please visit www.bluediamondresorts.com

About Blue Diamond Resorts

Blue Diamond Resorts encompasses over 60 properties, exceeding 18,000 rooms in eight countries located in the most popular holiday destinations in the Caribbean. Its nine leading hotel brands include the Award-winning, All-In Luxury® Royalton Luxury Resorts, where Everyone is Family. Whether guests come as friends, parents, kids, couples, weddings, corporate or incentive retreats, or solo travelers everyone is family in these properties that feature personalized services and signature amenities including All-In Connectivity™, DreamBed™, and the Sports Event Guarantee™.  To refocus on valued relationships and friendships, Hideaway at Royalton offers an adults-only experience with exclusive dining and preferred accommodations to enhance Togetherness among their guests. Party Your Way at Royalton CHIC Resorts, an adults-only vibrant and effervescent all-inclusive brand to revel in the unexpected. Mystique by Royalton is Miles from Ordinary, offering their visitors the chance to connect with their surroundings in a boutique-style resort collection full of endless beauty and hip vibes. In Jamaica, Grand Lido Negril offers guests over the age of 21, a unique and all-inclusive Au Naturel vacation along with a secluded shore for the utmost privacy. Memories Resorts & Spa offers a vacation designed whether you´re planning a family vacation, reuniting with friends, or just have a relaxing moment with your significant other, while Starfish Resorts provides amazing value, breathtaking surroundings, and rich culture and heritage. Planet Hollywood Hotels & 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 while you will Dodge the Paparazzi at Planet Hollywood Adult Scene where your adults-only vacation will be the center of fascination and attention with glam and exclusivity.

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

BLUE DIAMOND RESORTS MEJORA LA OFERTA TODO INCLUIDO CON UNA NUEVA FUNCIÓN DE TRASLADOS

CARIBPR WIRE, MIAMI, FL, Sept. 19, 2023: Blue Diamond Resorts sigue redefiniendo la industria de todo incluido al ir más allá con sus inclusiones, ofreciendo ahora traslados gratuitos de ida y vuelta desde el aeropuerto hasta el hotel, integrados de forma impecable en el proceso de reserva. Esta innovación, impulsada por NexusTours, garantiza una experiencia tranquila para los huéspedes que elijan reservar directamente a través de los sitios web exclusivos de la marca de la compañía de gestión hotelera, a partir del 18 de septiembre de 2023.

“Estamos comprometidos a ofrecer cada vez más experiencias personalizadas a nuestros huéspedes, e incluir traslados como parte de nuestro paquete todo incluido es solo uno de los muchos beneficios que los viajeros pueden disfrutar”, comentó Alejandro Rodríguez del Peón, Director de Marketing y Relaciones Públicas de Blue Diamond Resorts. “Explorar un país extranjero puede ser un desafío, pero esta adición a nuestra oferta marca otro avance en la redefinición del concepto de todo incluido. Nuestra misión constante es mejorar continuamente la experiencia de nuestros huéspedes, tanto en el presente como en el futuro”, añadió.

A partir de hoy, los viajeros que reserven estancias de aproximadamente 3 a 4 noches tendrán la extraordinaria oportunidad de incluir un servicio de traslado compartido de primer nivel totalmente gratuito. Es tan fácil como unos pocos clics durante el proceso de reserva, proporcionando un valor añadido a la estancia de sus huéspedes. Los vacacionistas con estadías más cortas también podrán disfrutar de este beneficio con un costo preferencial adicional.

Se podrá acceder a esta notable incorporación en las propiedades todo incluido seleccionadas de Blue Diamond Resorts al reservar directamente a través de sus sitios web. Estas propiedades abarcan marcas reconocidas como Royalton Luxury Resorts, Royalton CHIC Resorts, Hideaway at Royalton Resorts, Planet Hollywood Beach Resorts, Mystique by Royalton, Grand Lido Resorts y Starfish Resorts. Esta nueva característica está disponible para los huéspedes que reserven en México, República Dominicana, Jamaica, Costa Rica, Granada, Antigua y Santa Lucía a través de www.royaltonresorts.comwww.planethollywoodhotels.com.

Los viajeros están invitados a explorar el portafolio de propiedades de lujo todo incluido de Blue Diamond Resorts y disfrutar de un servicio incomparable y experiencias personalizadas. Para obtener más información o reservar sus próximas vacaciones, visite www.bluediamondresorts.com

Acerca de Blue Diamond Resorts

Blue Diamond Resorts cuenta con un portafolio de más de 60 propiedades, que superan las 18,000 habitaciones en 8 países ubicados en los destinos vacacionales más populares del Caribe. Sus 9 marcas hoteleras líderes comprenden al galardonado All-In Luxury® Royalton Luxury Resorts, donde Todos son Familia. Sin importar si son vacaciones entre amigos, padres e hijos, parejas, bodas, retiros corporativos o de incentivos o viajeros solos, todos son familia en estas propiedades que ofrecen servicios personalizados y amenidades exclusivas, tales como All-In Connectivity™, DreamBed™ y Sports Event Guarantee™. Para reenfocarse en relaciones y amistades valiosas, Hideaway at Royalton ofrece una experiencia sólo para adultos que incluye una exclusiva gastronomía y alojamiento preferencial para reforzar estar unido bajo el concepto Togetherness entre sus huéspedes. Disfrute a su manera en Royalton CHIC Resorts, una marca todo incluido que bajo su concepto “Party Your Way” brinda una vibrante y efervescente experiencia sólo para adultos para deleitarse con lo inesperado. A Millas de lo OrdinarioMystique by Royalton ofrece a los viajeros la oportunidad de conectarse con su entorno en una moderna colección de resorts estilo boutique que muestran una vibrante belleza infinita. En Jamaica, Grand Lido Negril promete a huéspedes mayores de 21 años, unas vacaciones únicas Completamente al Natural con todo incluido y acceso a una costa exclusiva para máxima privacidad. Memories Resorts & Spa diseña las mejores experiencias para vacaciones familiares, reunión de amigos o simplemente para relajarse en pareja, mientras que Starfish Resorts ofrece un valor increíble, un entorno impresionante y una rica cultura y herencia. Planet Hollywood Hotels & Resorts invita a los huéspedes a vacacionar como las estrellas con Vacation Like a Star™, una experiencia atractiva e interactiva con elementos famosos de la cultura pop de películas, música y deportes icónicos, mientras Escape de los Paparazzi en Planet Hollywood Adult Scene donde sus vacaciones sólo para adultos serán el centro de la fascinación y la atención con glamour y exclusividad.

Para más información acerca de Blue Diamond Resorts, visite www.bluediamondresorts.com

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Royalton CHIC Resorts Makes Its Antigua Debut Featuring an Overwater Restaurant

CARIBPR WIRE, MIAMI, FL, Weds. Sept. 13, 2023: With its recent addition to the prestigious Blue Diamond Resorts portfolio, Royalton CHIC Antigua is set to debut and welcome guests to the leeward island, where the Atlantic meets the Caribbean, in early April 2024. Coaxing spirited travelers with a vibrant and social all-inclusive vacation experience, designed exclusively for adults, the beachfront resort is set on the northwest coast of Antigua and is now available for bookings.

Located 20 minutes from VC Bird International Airport along idyllic Dickinson Bay Beach, Royalton CHIC Antigua will unfold as a tropical hotspot for vibrant couples, groups of friends and energetic solo travelers. The resort will invite visitors to break free from the everyday routine with an out-of-this-world getaway that bubbles with energy and vitality through Royalton CHIC’s exuberant Party Your Way concept, ensuring that everyone enjoys a lively atmosphere with something to celebrate every day.

“The upcoming opening of Royalton CHIC Antigua marks a significant milestone in the West Indies and for Blue Diamond Resorts. This unique concept of all-inclusive hospitality has proven to be a success, and introducing it to Antigua is a perfect match. This move enhances the destination’s positioning for international travelers seeking vibrant experiences,” said Jordi Pelfort, President, Blue Diamond Resorts. “As always, exceptional service and top-notch experiences are the pillars of rewarding hospitality, and we anticipate that guests will be able to embrace plenty of both at our newest Royalton CHIC Resort in Antigua.”

Situated along a sandy beachfront that shimmers in sun and starlight through the day, Royalton CHIC Antigua will feature 235 stylish rooms and suites, each with a balcony or terrace for breathtaking ocean and sunset views, and modern décor in keeping with sister Royalton CHIC Resorts in Punta Cana and Cancun. Lush details will include Royalton’s signature DreamBed™, rain shower and All-In Connectivity™ amenities; 24/7 room service featuring the picks from the menus of onsite dining outlets, creating the perfect setting for guests to linger in after active, energetic days.

Royalton CHIC Antigua will also offer guests a wide array of captivating experiences and activities, with something for everyone to enjoy throughout their stay. For passionate foodies, introducing the first Overwater Restaurant of its kind in the region, Pescari is driven by a Diningtainment concept that elevates dining and entertainment with awe-inspiring views of crystal clear waters. This exclusive restaurant will elevate dining experiences with breathtaking ocean views, incredible sunsets and a stylish atmosphere filled up with effervescent energy and unparalleled vibe. A wide variety of dining and drinking destinations will be available on terra firma as well, with seven restaurants, five bars, and an on-site rum shop conceived for the property including an authentic steakhouse, menus highlighted by Mediterranean and Italian cuisines, the mouthwatering flavors of the Caribbean, and assorted opportunities to indulge in cocktail pairing and special mixology.

Guests eager for an even more luxurious and exclusive resort experience will be able to elevate their stay at Royalton CHIC Antigua with the exclusive Diamond Club™ room category, offering everything from butler services to personalized check-in and check-out, private space to call their own by the pools and on the beach, and ultimate in-room amenities to take their downtime over the top.

Resort offerings will also include sparkling swimming pools, a picture-perfect beach club with a captivating view of the pristine shoreline and a bubbling ambiance, an entertainment plaza with a theater for live music and more; and an indulgent spa with wellness offerings for the body, mind, and spirit, including pampering treatments and a hydrotherapy circuit (at additional cost). To complement personal wellness journeys, a selection of modern equipment at the resort’s fitness center will offer a robust program of instructor-led activities to aid guests in maintaining and even surpassing their fitness goals including Paddle Board, Sunset Yoga, and Beach Bootcamp.

For more information or to book your next vacation visit www.royaltonchicresorts.com

About Blue Diamond Resorts

Blue Diamond Resorts encompasses over 60 properties, exceeding 18,000 rooms in eight countries located in the most popular holiday destinations in the Caribbean. Its nine leading hotel brands include the Award-winning, All-In Luxury® Royalton Luxury Resorts, where Everyone is Family. Whether guests come as friends, parents, kids, couples, weddings, corporate or incentive retreats, or solo travelers everyone is family in these properties that feature personalized services and signature amenities including All-In Connectivity™, DreamBed™, and the Sports Event Guarantee™.  To refocus on valued relationships and friendships, Hideaway at Royalton offers an adults-only experience with exclusive dining and preferred accommodations to enhance Togetherness among their guests. Party Your Way at Royalton CHIC Resorts, an adults-only vibrant and effervescent all-inclusive brand to revel in the unexpected. Mystique by Royalton is Miles from Ordinary, offering their visitors the chance to connect with their surroundings in a boutique-style resort collection full of endless beauty and hip vibes. In Jamaica, Grand Lido Negril offers guests over the age of 21, a unique and all-inclusive Au Naturel vacation along with a secluded shore for the utmost privacy. Memories Resorts & Spa offers a vacation designed whether you´re planning a family vacation, reuniting with friends, or just have a relaxing moment with your significant other, while Starfish Resorts provides amazing value, breathtaking surroundings, and rich culture and heritage. Planet Hollywood Hotels & 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 while you will Dodge the Paparazzi at Planet Hollywood Adult Scene where your adults-only vacation will be the center of fascination and attention with glam and exclusivity.

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

About Royalton CHIC Resorts

Royalton CHIC Resorts offers adults-only vibrant and effervescent all-inclusive experiences to Party Your Way and revel in the unexpected. Located in popular Caribbean destinations such as Punta Cana, Dominican Republic and Cancun, Mexico, this new adults-only generation of all-inclusive concept delivers unprecedented experiences in which luxury and fun meet in each idyllic location. Choose between relaxing and treating yourself or partying and having fun, party your way.

Ideal for couples, groups, singles or friends, including modern rooms and suites featuring All-In Luxury™, the premium DreamBed™, a variety of culinary offerings, All-In Connectivity™ and exclusivity through the Diamond Club™ category. Guests can choose between relaxing and treating themselves in the spa or enjoy the resort’s unique events and theme parties at signature locations.

For more information about Royalton CHIC Resorts, visit www.royaltonchicresorts.com

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Royalton CHIC resorts debuta en antigua presentando un exclusivo restaurante sobre el agua

Royalton CHIC Antigua
Party Your Way en Antigua

CARIBPR WIRE, MIAMI, FL, Weds. Sept. 13, 2023: Con su reciente incorporación al prestigioso portafolio de Blue Diamond Resorts, Royalton CHIC Antigua se prepara para su debut y dar la bienvenida a los huéspedes en la isla donde el Atlántico se encuentra con el Caribe, a principios de abril de 2024. Este resort frente a la playa está diseñado exclusivamente para adultos y ofrece una experiencia vacacional vibrante y social todo incluido, atrayendo a viajeros llenos de energía. Ya está disponible para hacer reservas.

Situado a 20 minutos del Aeropuerto Internacional VC Bird, a lo largo de la idílica playa de Dickinson Bay, Royalton CHIC Antigua se convertirá en un destino tropical para parejas vibrantes, grupos de amigos y personas que viajan solas. El resort invitará a los visitantes a romper con la rutina diaria y disfrutar de una escapada fuera de este mundo, llena de vitalidad, a través del concepto “Party Your Way” de Royalton CHIC Resorts. Esto asegurará que todos los huéspedes disfruten de un ambiente animado y enérgico, con algo para celebrar todos los días.

“La próxima apertura de Royalton CHIC Antigua marca un hito significativo en el Caribe Occidental y para Blue Diamond Resorts. Este concepto único de hospitalidad todo incluido ha demostrado ser un gran éxito, y presentarlo en Antigua representa una combinación perfecta. Esta iniciativa refuerza la posición del destino para los viajeros internacionales que buscan experiencias vibrantes”, comentó Jordi Pelfort, Presidente de Blue Diamond Resorts. “Como siempre, el servicio excepcional y las experiencias de primer nivel son los pilares de nuestra hospitalidad, y anticipamos que los huéspedes podrán disfrutar de ambos en nuestro nuevo Royalton CHIC Resort en Antigua”.

Ubicado a lo largo de una playa arenosa, Royalton CHIC Antigua contará con 235 elegantes habitaciones y suites, cada una con balcón o terraza para disfrutar de impresionantes vistas al océano y al atardecer. La decoración moderna está en línea con los resorts hermanos de Royalton CHIC en Punta Cana y Cancún. Los detalles lujosos incluyen la exclusiva cama DreamBed™ de Royalton, ducha tipo lluvia y All-In Connectivity™. Además, ofrecerá servicio a la habitación las 24 horas, con opciones seleccionadas de los menús de los restaurantes del resort, creando el escenario perfecto para que los huéspedes disfruten después de días activos y llenos de energía.

Royalton CHIC Antigua también ofrecerá una amplia gama de experiencias y actividades cautivadoras para que todos los huéspedes disfruten durante su estancia. Los amantes de la buena comida podrán deleitarse en Pescari, el primer restaurante sobre el agua de su tipo en la región, donde el entretenimiento y la gastronomía se fusionan para crear una experiencia fascinante. Este restaurante exclusivo brindará vistas impresionantes al océano, puestas de sol increíbles y un ambiente elegante lleno de vitalidad. Además, el resort contará con una variada selección de restaurantes y bares, con un total de siete restaurantes, cinco bares y una tienda de ron. Estos incluyen una auténtica steakhouse y menús destacados por las cocinas mediterránea e italiana. También se ofrecerán irresistibles sabores caribeños y múltiples oportunidades para disfrutar de una amplia gama de cócteles y mixología especializada.

Para aquellos huéspedes que buscan una experiencia aún más lujosa y exclusiva, podrán elevar su estancia en Royalton CHIC Antigua con la categoría de habitación Diamond Club™. Esta opción les brinda una amplia gama de servicios, que incluyen desde un mayordomo personal hasta un check-in y check-out personalizados. Además, podrán disfrutar de espacios privados en las piscinas y en la playa, así como comodidades en la habitación que maximizarán su tiempo de descanso.

Las ofertas del resort también incluirán relucientes piscinas, un club de playa con una vista cautivadora de la prístina costa y un ambiente burbujeante, una plaza de entretenimiento con un teatro para música en vivo y más; y un completo spa con ofertas de bienestar para el cuerpo, la mente y el espíritu, que incluyen tratamientos para mimarse y un circuito de hidroterapia (con costo adicional). Para complementar la experiencia de bienestar, el gimnasio del resort está equipado con una selección de equipos modernos y ofrece un sólido programa de actividades dirigidas por instructores. Los huéspedes podrán mantener e incluso superar sus metas de fitness con opciones como Paddle Board, Sunset Yoga y Beach Bootcamp.

Para más información o reservar sus próximas vacaciones, visite www.royaltonchicresorts.com

Acerca de Blue Diamond Resorts

Blue Diamond Resorts cuenta con un portafolio de más de 60 propiedades, que superan las 18,000 habitaciones en 8 países ubicados en los destinos vacacionales más populares del Caribe. Sus 9 marcas hoteleras líderes comprenden al galardonado All-In Luxury® Royalton Luxury Resorts, donde Todos son Familia. Sin importar si son vacaciones entre amigos, padres e hijos, parejas, bodas, retiros corporativos o de incentivos o viajeros solos, todos son familia en estas propiedades que ofrecen servicios personalizados y amenidades exclusivas, tales como All-In Connectivity™, DreamBed™ y Sports Event Guarantee™. Para reenfocarse en relaciones y amistades valiosas, Hideaway at Royalton ofrece una experiencia sólo para adultos que incluye una exclusiva gastronomía y alojamiento preferencial para reforzar estar unido bajo el concepto Togetherness entre sus huéspedes. Disfrute a su manera en Royalton CHIC Resorts, una marca todo incluido que bajo su concepto “Party Your Way” brinda una vibrante y efervescente experiencia sólo para adultos para deleitarse con lo inesperado. A Millas de lo OrdinarioMystique by Royalton ofrece a los viajeros la oportunidad de conectarse con su entorno en una moderna colección de resorts estilo boutique que muestran una vibrante belleza infinita. En Jamaica, Grand Lido Negril promete a huéspedes mayores de 21 años, unas vacaciones únicas Completamente al Natural con todo incluido y acceso a una costa exclusiva para máxima privacidad. Memories Resorts & Spa diseña las mejores experiencias para vacaciones familiares, reunión de amigos o simplemente para relajarse en pareja, mientras que Starfish Resorts ofrece un valor increíble, un entorno impresionante y una rica cultura y herencia. Planet Hollywood Hotels & Resorts invita a los huéspedes a vacacionar como las estrellas con Vacation Like a Star™, una experiencia atractiva e interactiva con elementos famosos de la cultura pop de películas, música y deportes icónicos, mientras Escape de los Paparazzi en Planet Hollywood Adult Scene donde sus vacaciones sólo para adultos serán el centro de la fascinación y la atención con glamour y exclusividad.

Para más información acerca de Blue Diamond Resorts, visite www.bluediamondresorts.com

Acerca de Royalton CHIC Resorts

Royalton CHIC Resorts ofrece experiencias vibrantes y efervescentes con todo incluido sólo para adultos para festejar a tu manera y deleitarte con lo inesperado. Ubicado en populares destinos del Caribe como Punta Cana, República Dominicana y Cancún, México, esta nueva generación de todo incluido sólo-adultos ofrece experiencias sin precedentes en las que el lujo y la diversión se encuentran en cada lugar idílico. Elija entre relajarse y darse un capricho o salir de fiesta y divertirse, festeje a su manera.

Ideal para parejas, grupos, solteros o amigos, incluyendo las modernas habitaciones y suites All-In Luxury™, la cama premium DreamBed™, una variedad de ofertas culinarias, All-In Connectivity™ y exclusividad a través de la categoría Diamond Club™. Sus huéspedes pueden elegir entre desconectarse por completo y relajarse en el spa o disfrutar de únicos eventos y fiestas temáticas del resort en cada lugar insignia del hotel.

Para más información sobre Royalton CHIC Resorts, visite www.royaltonchicresorts.com

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Sonesta Announces Larimar City & Resort, a New Luxury Development in the Dominican Republic

New Multi-use Development to Feature The Royal Sonesta and The James Brands as well as Residences

NEWTON, Mass., Sept. 12, 2023 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Sonesta International Hotels Corporation (Sonesta) today announced plans for Larimar City & Resort, a new multi-use development that marks the company’s entry in the Dominican Republic. Anchoring this development will be new Royal Sonesta and James hotels, two of Sonesta’s luxury and lifestyle brands.

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“This development leverages two of our premier brands, The Royal Sonesta and The James, to grow our footprint in Latin America and the Caribbean, which is a strategic priority for Sonesta,” said Brian Quinn, Sonesta’s Chief Development Officer. “Sonesta’s dedicated lodging development team and enhanced regional presence will allow us to capitalize on the demand for the Caribbean market, especially among luxury travelers, as an avenue for continued growth.”

Sonesta is partnering with real estate development firm CLERHP on both hotel properties and residences with completion of the first phase of Larimar City & Resort expected in late 2025 to early 2026. This development will include several entertainment venues including a retail mall, several dining options, a fitness center, spa, country club with 18-course golf course, outdoor sports facility and a kid-centric activity center.

Juan Andrés Romero, CEO of CLERHP, commented, ”Larimar City & Resort will be a destination designed with comfort, quality and luxury offering a unique living and travel experience and easy air access from major North American and European markets. The project has garnered support from international investors who view this mixed use development, the first of its kind in the Dominican Republic, as a compelling investment opportunity.”

The Dominican Republic saw an 11% increase in visitors in Q1 2023 vs. Q1 2019 according to the UNWTO World Tourism Barometer released in January 2023. The island is renowned for its varied terrain which features rainforest, savannah and highlands, including Pico Duarte, the Caribbean’s tallest mountain. Visitors to the island can visit spectacular beaches and waterfalls, go whale watching and explore the cultural attractions in Santo Domingo.

The Larimar development in the Dominican Republic will be the latest addition to Sonesta’s extensive portfolio of Latin American and Caribbean properties. Since entering the Latin American region with the establishment of Sonesta El Olivar in Lima, Peru, in 1998, Sonesta has expanded its network, adding hotels in Colombia, Ecuador and Chile. Through a master franchise agreement with GHL Hoteles in Colombia, Sonesta introduced the Sonesta Hotel Cali in April 2022 as its 14th property in Latin America and 8th in Colombia. Additionally, in the Caribbean, Sonesta’s presence includes two all-inclusive resorts in Sint Maarten: the family-friendly Sonesta Maho Beach Resort and the adults-only Sonesta Ocean Point Resort, along with the Royal Sonesta San Juan in Puerto Rico.

The James and The Royal Sonesta brands are new additions to the Sonesta Franchise portfolio in the U.S. and in Latin America, offering franchisees high-end lifestyle options in top urban and resort destination markets. Guests of both properties will be able to earn or redeem points as members of the award-winning Sonesta Travel Pass loyalty program.

About CLERHP
CLERHP, the Spanish listed multinational specializing in the promotion, design, engineering, and construction of large projects in Spain and Latin America, has commenced construction on Larimar City & Resort. CLERHP, with an extensive international record, operates in Latin America, including Paraguay, Bolivia and the Dominican Republic.

About Larimar City & Resort
Located 25 minutes from the Punta Cana airport and 15 minutes from the Bavaro beaches, on a cliff more than 100 meters above sea level and with a spectacular 180° breathtaking views, a garden city is being developed and is to be considered the first smart city in the Caribbean. This ambitious real estate project emphasizes renewable energy, reduced energy consumption and optimized water resources through technologies like AI, Big Data, and IoT. Larimar City & Resort anticipates a population of 35,000 to 55,000 residents and tourists, fostering socioeconomic growth in the region and revaluing investments. The project also prioritizes sports, nature, leisure and wellness experiences with amenities like a country club with golf course, healthcare clinics, wellness center and sports facilities.

About Sonesta
Sonesta is the 8th largest hotel company in the US according to Smith Travel Research (STR) with approximately 1,200 properties totaling 100,000 guest rooms across 17 brands. Sonesta owns, manages and/or franchises under The Royal SonestaThe James, Sonesta Hotels & ResortsSonesta Select; Sonesta Essential, Sonesta ES (Extended Stay) Suites, Sonesta Simply Suites and Sonesta Cruise Collection operating in Egypt, also; Sonesta Posadas del IncaHotel RLRed Lion HotelsRed Lion Inn & SuitesSignature InnGuestHouse Extended StayKnight’s Inn Americas Best Value Inn and Canadas Best Value Inn. For more information about Sonesta and its locations, visit franchise.sonesta.com or email [email protected].

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30 things you did not know about Dominica

CARIBPR WIRE, Roseau, Dominica, Fri. Sept. 08, 2023: The Commonwealth of Dominica is a small island located in the Caribbean between Martinique and Guadeloupe. Tourists marvel at the crystal blue ocean views and tropical humid climate, there is an abundance of discovery on the Nature Isle of the Caribbean.

Explore 30 interesting facts about the magical island of Dominica!

Cultural history

1. Dominica was named by Christopher Columbus

Prior to Christopher Columbus’ arrival on the island, the Caribbean settlers named it Watikbuli, meaning ‘Tall is her Body’. In 1493, Christopher arrived on the island and named it Domingo, which means Sunday, the day which he discovered the island.

2. Dominica has an interesting motto

The motto is French, ‘Après le Bon Dieu, c’est la Terre’, translated to English as ‘After God, the Earth’, Dominica eloquently displays its natural beauty.

3. Dominica is a republic in the Commonwealth

The Nature Isle gained its independence on 3 November 1978 and celebrates this day annually with vibrant national festivities. These include cultural markets, music festivals, and beauty pageants.

4. The National Anthem is titled ‘Isle of Beauty, Isle of Splendour’

Dominica’s national anthem was written by Wilfred Oscar Morgan, with the music composed by Lemuel McPherson Christian OBE, after receiving statehood in 1967.

5. Government system

As a parliamentary democratic republic nation, The Executive branch of government has a President and Prime Minister, whereby nominees are elected in consultation with the opposition leader. The two-party system, with the ruling Dominica Labour Party and the opposition party, the United Worker’s Party.

All Dominican adult citizens may cast their ballots every five years during the government elections.

6. Dominica’s President, His Excellency, the Honourable Charles Savarin

Elected as Dominica’s eighth president in October 2013, Honourable Charles Savarin is a member of the Dominica Labour Party. He received his nomination from Prime Minister, Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit, who has been the head of government since August 2004. Previously, His Excellency, Honourable Savarin was a teacher, trade unionist, parliamentarian, diplomat, and government minister.

7. English Common Law system

Dominica’s constitution includes the right to life, personal liberty, and freedom of expression, which follows one-third of the world’s English Common Law. The hierarchy of Dominica’s court starts from the Magistrate Court, High Court, Court of Appeal, and lastly The Court of Appeal the Privy Council.

8. Dominica’s small population of 72,412

The population of Dominica is currently sitting at 72,414, making it the 11th least-populated nation in the world.

9. The Dominican flag is one of only two national flags with the colour purple

Out of all the nations in the world, Dominica’s national flag is one of only two national flags to incorporate the colour purple. The other is the Nicaraguan national flag. The Dominican national flag features a Sisserou Parrot that has purple feathers on the underside and the crown.

Geographical landscape

10. The island is also known as the Nature Isle of the Caribbean

Dominica’s spectacular natural beauty is oftentimes affectionately known as “The Nature Isle of the Caribbean.” The vast amount of the island is covered in lush forests. Year-round visitors can experience wondrous waterfalls and mud ponds. Indigenous rainforest animals and insects such as parrots, iguanas and rare butterflies make up some of the phenomenal fauna.

11. The national flowers for Dominica

The Sabinea carinalis, warmly known as the ‘Bwa Kwaib’ or the Carib Wood. Is the indigenous wild xerophytic plant. In bloom, it exhibits bright scarlet flowers from its branches. It is said to represent the longevity of the Dominican youth.

12. The National Bird of Dominica is the Sisserou Parrot

The national bird of Dominica the Sisserou (Amazona Imperialis), “The Pride of Dominica” is found on the country’s emblems such as the Coat of Arms, the National Flag, the Public Seal, The Mace of the House of Assembly and Dominica’s Honours for Meritorious Service. The imperial parrot is endemic to Dominica’s dense mountainous rainforests. This shy and yet attractive indigenous bird has resided on the island for numerous thousands of years and can live over 70 years of age. The bird is an endangered species and is under preservation.

13. Dominica is the only country in the world where sperm whales reside year-round!

Sperm whales have called Dominica’s waters their home, and it is extremely likely to spot them swimming in pods, as whales and dolphins live close to shore throughout the year.

14. The Island is home to the Giant Ditch Frog known as the “mountain chicken”

Dominicans refer to the frog as the “mountain chicken” due to its legs imitating drumsticks. The frog used to be a delicacy as a national dish and is now under conservation to preserve the species.

15. Home to the Caribbean’s first long-distance hiking trail

The Waitukubuli National Trail (WNT) is the first long-distance hiking trail in the Caribbean. It is estimated to be 183 km long and is split into 14 sections. The trail was built between 2007 and 2012, the route crosses through Dominica and traverses some of the country’s most spectacular terrain. It will take a minimum of two weeks to complete the hiking trail.

16. Dominica is home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site

The Morne Trois Pitons National Park is the exclusive Heritage Site in Dominica and was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. This national park is situated in the southern half of the island and contains many of Dominica’s most spectacular attractions including the Titou Gorge, Boeri, Freshwater Lakes, the Boiling Lake, and the Middleham Falls. The Morne Trois Pitons National Park covers roughly 9 per cent of Dominica’s land area.

17. Dominica has practised herbal medicine for centuries

The original inhabitants of the island, the Caribs, and later Africans, brought with them thorough knowledge of plants and herbs. This knowledge has been passed down through generations and many herbs like Moringa, Basil and Dandelion are still used today for medicinal purposes, usually referred to as “bush medicine.”

Economic features of Dominica

18. Dominica’s main industries

The country’s main industries are agriculture, tourism and manufacturing. Over 20 per cent of the island’s land is arable and under cultivation, with bananas traditionally serving as Dominica’s largest export. Although Dominica has recently increased the production of other fruits, as well as vegetables and coffee beans.

Dominica’s tourism sector continues to steadily grow, with the alluring nature attracting an estimated 200,000 holidaymakers annually. The island’s manufacturing industry primarily depends on raw materials from the agricultural sector, where in-demand exports include coconut soap, ceramics and shoes.

19. Dominica’s official currency is the East Caribbean Dollar (XCD)

Dominica introduced the Eastern Caribbean Dollar (ECD) currency in 1965, which is used in another seven countries in the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS).

Foreign currencies including the euro and dollar are also accepted as tender. It is also pegged to the US dollar at a rate of US$1 to ECD (East Caribbean Dollar) $2.70. As Dominica is a member of the Commonwealth, all banknotes and coins feature an image of King Charles III.

20. The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Dominica

The World Bank recorded the island’s GDP had an outstanding US$612,048,148 in financial year 2022.

21. Investors can acquire Citizenship of Dominica by Investment

Investors in Dominica tend to seek citizenship through investment opportunities around the country. When visitors officially become Dominican citizens, they can develop businesses, work, relocate and extend their citizenship to their family members.

Dominica’s CBI Programme received first in the Citizenship by Investment (CBI) initiative for six consecutive years by the CBI Index.

22. English is Dominica’s official language

English is universally spoken in Dominica and UK English spelling is used. Dominican Creole (an Antillean Creole derived from French), and French Patois are spoken amongst the locals. This is because of the long history of French migration to the island as well as Dominica’s location between two French-speaking countries; Martinique and Guadeloupe.

23. Christian religious practices

Christianity is the most common religion in Dominica, practised by over 90 per cent of the population. However, religious freedom is enshrined in the Constitution of Dominica so inhabitants can follow alternative faiths if they so choose, such as Rastafarianism.

24. Cricket is the most popular sport in Dominica

Many Dominican cricketers play for the West Indies cricket team internationally. Shane Shillingford and Adam Sanford are two of the most notable cricketers from Dominica.

25. The capital city of Dominica is Roseau

The largest city in Dominica it is located on the Southwest coast of the country and is surrounded by the Caribbean Sea, the Morne Bruce Hill and the Roseau River. Filled with lively markets, 18th-century French architecture and famous landmarks like the Roseau Cathedral and the Morne Bruce Cross.

26. The Main Airport is Douglas-Charles Airport

Formerly known as Melville Hall Airport, Douglas–Charles Airport is Dominica’s largest of the country’s two airports. Douglas–Charles Airport operates both passenger and cargo planes to other destinations in the Eastern Caribbean region.

27. Dominica is on a quest to be the world’s first climate-resilient nation

The Government of Dominica has called on investors around the world to assist in the development of sustainable and robust industries and infrastructure. This is an exclusive opportunity to implement the latest technologies and developmental approaches. Dominica aims to be at the forefront of tackling climate change challenges.

28. Unique rivers for each day of the year

Apart from breathtaking beaches and volcanoes, Dominica has over 365 rivers! While some are cool and clear, others are cloudy and fast. All the rivers are surrounded by exotic plants and flowers. The Indian River is the widest on the island, and many visitors choose this river to explore the rivers for the first time.

29. There are nine active volcanoes in Dominica

Dominica has the highest concentration of volcanoes in the world, with approximately nine active volcanoes. Eruptions are very rare, and the last volcanic eruption was in 1997 and the one before that was in 1880.

The highest mountain and volcano are Morne Diablotins, and it is a magical sight. Adventurists can take a six-hour hike to reach the top where neighbouring islands, Martinique and Guadeloupe can be seen from the top.

30. Many of Dominica’s beaches are covered in black sand

The volcanoes in Dominica influence the colour of beautiful black-sand beaches. Some of the most famous black sand beaches in Dominica include the Number One Beach, Mero Beach, and Rosalie Bay Beach.

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Blue Diamond Resorts’ Innovative Digital Strategy Propels Remarkable Milestone

CARIBPR WIRE, TORONTO, Canada, Tues. July 18, 2023: In a momentous digital milestone, Blue Diamond Resorts has achieved an extraordinary feat, reaching an audience of over 1.5 million across its diverse social media channels. This outstanding accomplishment highlights the dedication, creativity, and strategic approach of the company’s team, who have played a pivotal role in engaging the audience.

With a strong presence on popular platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, and LinkedIn, Blue Diamond Resorts has successfully connected with travelers, partners, and travel professionals worldwide. Through captivating and inspirational content, the company showcases the beauty and luxury of its renowned brands, including Royalton Luxury Resorts, Royalton CHIC Resorts, Hideaway at Royalton Resorts, Planet Hollywood Beach Resorts, Mystique by Royalton, Grand Lido Resorts, Starfish Resorts, and Memories Resorts & Spa.

Notably, the hotel management company has embraced the latest digital marketing trends, expanding its reach on innovative platforms like TikTok (@RoyaltonResorts and @Planethollywoodresorts), where its videos have garnered up to an impressive 2 million views, capturing the attention of a global audience. By employing an innovative and authentic approach, the brand not only presents the extraordinary experiences that discerning travelers can anticipate in its sought-after destinations but also highlights the exceptional service and genuine atmosphere fostered by its dedicated staff. This distinguished approach has had a profound impact, engaging and inspiring the audience on a deeper level beyond numerical metrics.

These accomplishments follow one of the company’s most recent announcement about how they are upgrading the experience in their Diamond Club™ and Star Class™ rooms categories, where guests’ feedback was the main driver to enhance and revamp the experience.

As the company celebrates this significant milestone, Blue Diamond Resorts invites everyone to join them on this incredible journey, as they continue to connect with individuals across the globe. By being part of the vibrant community, followers can anticipate access to the latest updates, mesmerizing visuals, and captivating stories that showcase the company’s dedication to luxury and excellence.

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About Blue Diamond Resorts

Blue Diamond Resorts encompasses over 60 properties, exceeding 18,000 rooms in eight countries located in the most popular holiday destinations in the Caribbean. Its nine leading hotel brands include the Award-winning, All-In Luxury® Royalton Luxury Resorts, where Everyone is Family. Whether guests come as friends, parents, kids, couples, weddings, corporate or incentive retreats, or solo travelers everyone is family in these properties that feature personalized services and signature amenities including All-In Connectivity™, DreamBed™, and the Sports Event Guarantee™. To refocus on valued relationships and friendships, Hideaway at Royalton offers an adults-only experience with exclusive dining and preferred accommodations to enhance Togetherness among their guests. Party Your Way at Royalton CHIC Resorts, an adults-only vibrant and effervescent all-inclusive brand to revel in the unexpected. Mystique by Royalton is Miles from Ordinary, offering their visitors the chance to connect with their surroundings in a boutique-style resort collection full of endless beauty and hip vibes. In Jamaica, Grand Lido Negril offers guests over the age of 21, a unique and all-inclusive Au Naturel vacation along with a secluded shore for the utmost privacy. Memories Resorts & Spa offers a vacation designed whether you’re planning a family vacation, reuniting with friends, or just have a relaxing moment with your significant other, while Starfish Resorts provides amazing value, breathtaking surroundings, and rich culture and heritage. Planet Hollywood Hotels & 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 while you will Dodge the Paparazzi at Planet Hollywood Adult Scene where your adults-only vacation will be the center of fascination and attention with glam and exclusivity.

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

La innovadora estrategia digital de Blue Diamond Resorts impulsa un hito notable

CARIBPR WIRE, TORONTO, Canada, Tues.  July 18, 2023: En un hito digital trascendental, Blue Diamond Resorts ha alcanzado un logro extraordinario, llegando a una audiencia de más de 1.5 millones a través de sus diversos canales de redes sociales. Este logro destaca la dedicación, la creatividad y el enfoque estratégico del equipo de la empresa, que ha desempeñado un papel fundamental para atraer a su audiencia.

Con una sólida presencia en plataformas populares como Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok y LinkedIn, Blue Diamond Resorts ha conectado con éxito con viajeros, socios y profesionales del turismo en todo el mundo. A través de contenido cautivador e inspirador, la compañía muestra la belleza y el lujo de sus marcas reconocidas, que incluyen Royalton Luxury Resorts, Royalton CHIC Resorts, Hideaway at Royalton Resorts, Planet Hollywood Beach Resorts, Mystique by Royalton, Grand Lido Resorts, Starfish Resorts y Memories Resorts & Spa.

En particular, la empresa de gestión hotelera ha adoptado las últimas tendencias de marketing digital, ampliando su alcance en plataformas innovadoras como TikTok (@RoyaltonResorts@Planethollywoodresorts), donde sus videos han obtenido la impresionante cantidad de más de 2 millones de visitas, captando la atención de una audiencia global. Al emplear un enfoque innovador y auténtico, la marca no solo presenta las experiencias extraordinarias que los viajeros más exigentes pueden anticipar en sus destinos favoritos, sino que también resalta el servicio excepcional y la atmósfera genuina fomentada por su dedicado personal. Este enfoque distintivo ha tenido un impacto profundo, involucrando e inspirando a la audiencia a un nivel más profundo más allá de las métricas numéricas.

Estos logros siguen a uno de los anuncios más recientes de la compañía sobre cómo están mejorando la experiencia en sus categorías premium de habitaciones Diamond Club™ y Star Class™, donde los comentarios de los huéspedes fueron el principal impulsor para mejorar y renovar la experiencia.

Mientras la compañía celebra este importante hito, Blue Diamond Resorts invita a todos a unirse a ellos en este increíble viaje, mientras continúan conectando con personas de todo el mundo. Al ser parte de esta comunidad vibrante, los seguidores pueden anticipar el acceso a las últimas actualizaciones, imágenes fascinantes e historias cautivadoras que muestran la dedicación de la compañía al lujo y la excelencia.

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Acerca de Blue Diamond Resorts

Blue Diamond Resorts cuenta con un portafolio de más de 60 propiedades, que superan las 18,000 habitaciones en 8 países ubicados en los destinos vacacionales más populares del Caribe. Sus 9 marcas hoteleras líderes comprenden al galardonado All-In Luxury® Royalton Luxury Resorts, donde Todos son Familia. Sin importar si son vacaciones entre amigos, padres e hijos, parejas, bodas, retiros corporativos o de incentivos o viajeros solos, todos son familia en estas propiedades que ofrecen servicios personalizados y amenidades exclusivas, tales como All-In Connectivity™, DreamBed™ y Sports Event Guarantee™. Para reenfocarse en relaciones y amistades valiosas, Hideaway at Royalton ofrece una experiencia sólo para adultos que incluye una exclusiva gastronomía y alojamiento preferencial para reforzar estar unido bajo el concepto Togetherness entre sus huéspedes. Disfrute a su manera en Royalton CHIC Resorts, una marca todo incluido que bajo su concepto “Party Your Way” brinda una vibrante y efervescente experiencia sólo para adultos para deleitarse con lo inesperado. A Millas de lo OrdinarioMystique by Royalton ofrece a los viajeros la oportunidad de conectarse con su entorno en una moderna colección de resorts estilo boutique que muestran una vibrante belleza infinita. En Jamaica, Grand Lido Negril promete a huéspedes mayores de 21 años, unas vacaciones únicas Completamente al Natural con todo incluido y acceso a una costa exclusiva para máxima privacidad. Memories Resorts & Spa diseña las mejores experiencias para vacaciones familiares, reunión de amigos o simplemente para relajarse en pareja, mientras que Starfish Resorts ofrece un valor increíble, un entorno impresionante y una rica cultura y herencia. Planet Hollywood Hotels & Resorts invita a los huéspedes a vacacionar como las estrellas con Vacation Like a Star™, una experiencia atractiva e interactiva con elementos famosos de la cultura pop de películas, música y deportes icónicos, mientras Escape de los Paparazzi en Planet Hollywood Adult Scene donde sus vacaciones sólo para adultos serán el centro de la fascinación y la atención con glamour y exclusividad.

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Celebrity Cruises’ President and CEO Lisa Lutoff-Perlo Transitions to Vice Chair, External Affairs; Laura Hodges Bethge Named to Succeed Her

MIAMI, April 6, 2023 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Today, Royal Caribbean Group (NYSE: RCL) announced that after an illustrious tenure at the helm of Celebrity Cruises, Lisa Lutoff-Perlo will transition to Vice Chair, External Affairs for Royal Caribbean Group, effective May 1. In her new role, Lutoff-Perlo will continue reporting to Royal Caribbean Group President and CEO Jason Liberty. Laura Hodges Bethge, currently executive vice president, shared services operations, will become the next brand president of Celebrity Cruises.

Laura Hodges Bethge becomes the next brand president of Celebrity Cruises

“Lisa has been instrumental in transforming the Celebrity Cruises brand to what it is today,” said Jason Liberty, president and CEO, Royal Caribbean Group. “From helping us introduce the revolutionary Edge Series of ships to advancing the role of women in maritime careers, Lisa has had an incredible career during her time leading Celebrity Cruises, and multiple parts of our Royal Caribbean International brand. I have had the pleasure of working with Lisa for almost 18 years, and I know her expertise will be invaluable as she transitions to serve as my Vice Chair, External Affairs.”

“It has always been difficult for me to imagine leaving the incredible Celebrity brand, but the time is right for me to start an exciting new chapter and turn the helm over to a new leader,” said Lisa Lutoff-Perlo. “It has been my great honor to lead this brand and work alongside the phenomenal Celebrity shoreside team and crew. Together, our accomplishments have been extraordinary. I’m excited to now work closely with Jason on broader initiatives as we sail toward an even brighter future.”

Lutoff-Perlo’s remarkable career with Royal Caribbean Group began in 1985 with her first role as a district sales manager and she went on to trailblaze a legacy of firsts. Along the way, she also led Celebrity Cruises to record growth, revenue, and profit, and she championed the brand’s evolution into the incredible cruise line it is today. Under her leadership, Celebrity Cruises welcomed four new award-winning ships, and underwent the Celebrity Revolution, one of the largest fleet revitalization projects in the industry.

In 2005, Lutoff-Perlo became Celebrity’s first female senior vice president of hotel operations. In 2012, she was named executive vice president of operations for Royal Caribbean International, the first woman in the industry to oversee both hotel and marine operations. Two short years later, she was the first woman appointed to president and CEO of one of Royal Caribbean Group’s brands.

“I would also like to congratulate Laura for her appointment as the next brand president of Celebrity Cruises,” Liberty added. “With her operational experience, business acumen and deep understanding of our company and the cruise industry, I know Laura is the right person to lead Celebrity Cruises to its next phases of growth.”

Most recently serving as executive vice president, shared services operations, Laura Hodges Bethge has been with the company more than 23 years and has held senior positions in many different areas including product development, hotel and marine operations, sales, marketing, product innovation, market development and investor relations.

Hodges Bethge is an exemplary leader with a long history of success at the company. Previously, she was senior vice president of product development for Royal Caribbean International, and led the teams conceptualizing their groundbreaking ships, private island destinations, and new experiences introduced throughout the award-winning fleet, including the first island in Royal Caribbean’s Perfect Day Island Collection – Perfect Day at CocoCay.

“Now 15 ships strong, this is an exciting time for Celebrity Cruises,” said Laura Hodges Bethge. “This year alone, we’ll be welcoming Celebrity Ascent, and reaching key construction milestones in the yet-to-be-named fifth ship in the revolutionary Edge Series. I look forward to building on the incredible achievements of Lisa and this world class team, as we continue to break boundaries and chart new courses in the industry.”

For more information on Royal Caribbean Group’s executive leadership, please visit https://www.royalcaribbeangroup.com/about/.

About Royal Caribbean Group
Royal Caribbean Group (NYSE: RCL) is one of the leading cruise companies in the world with a global fleet of 64 ships traveling to approximately 1,000 destinations around the world. Royal Caribbean Group is the owner and operator of three award-winning cruise brands: Royal Caribbean InternationalCelebrity Cruises, and Silversea Cruises, and it is also a 50% owner of a joint venture that operates TUI Cruises and Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. Together, the brands have an additional 10 ships on order as of December 31, 2022. Learn more at www.royalcaribbeangroup.com or www.rclinvestor.com.

About Celebrity Cruises
Celebrity Cruises’ iconic “X” is the mark of a fleet of 15 relaxed luxury resorts at sea taking guests to the world’s best places on the world’s best places. Celebrity revolutionized the industry with its cool, contemporary design and accommodation; dining, spa, and entertainment experiences for modern tastes; and culturally rich and diverse destination experiences, all complemented by warm, personalized service. Driven by wanderlust and a passion for opening the world, Celebrity journeys to all seven continents, visiting nearly 300 destinations in more than 70 countries. Celebrity Cruises is one of five cruise brands owned by global cruise company Royal Caribbean Group (NYSE: RCL). For more information about Celebrity Cruises, please visit www.celebrity.com.

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Amerijet opens new branch office in Port of Spain, Trinidad

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago, March 29, 2023 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Amerijet International Airlines, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Amerijet Caribbean Express Ltd., opened a new branch office in Port of Spain, Trinidad, on March 28, 2023. Amerijet Caribbean Express Ltd. has been successfully operating at the Piarco International Airport for over 22 years. Recent legislation passed by the government of the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago to encourage foreign direct investment will eventually allow for the establishment of special economic zones. In anticipation of the legislative change, Amerijet is moving forward with its expansion plans, focusing on hiring skilled and experienced labor in Trinidad & Tobago. Trinidad’s proximity to the United States, common language, and close time zone will allow the new Amerijet branch office to handle various financial and management functions and report directly to Miami’s headquarters.

Amerijet opens new branch office in Port of Spain, Trinidad

“Amerijet made a strategic and targeted investment. We see great opportunities to continue the growth of our Shared Services Center into the future. Since the start of our air cargo operation in 1991, we have provided Trinidad with uninterrupted service for the past 32 years using a third-party handling company prior to investing in our subsidiary Amerijet Caribbean Express in 1995. Our airline has grown from one B727-100 to a fleet of 23 B767 and B757 freighters. Today, we serve Trinidad with a minimum of four flights per week; we employ more than 20 people at the Piarco International Airport, and we have built amazing business and personal relationships over the years,” said Joe Mozzali, Amerijet’s CFO. “We appreciate our customers here in Trinidad, and we will continue supporting and investing in the region. We are here to stay and to grow with our customers; the sky is the limit.”

Amerijet’s Director of Revenue Accounting, John Hagan, will manage the Trinidad branch office. John joined Amerijet in mid-2021 and has been actively engaged in several areas of Amerijet’s Finance and Accounting Departments, in addition to implementing new systems and processes to streamline these functions and prepare for scalability. “Following a review of different locations, we identified Trinidad as the ideal location for a regionally located service center. We wish to grow our longstanding relationships with the local government, our loyal customers, and we see the potential of hiring skilled and committed people to build the solid foundations for the continued growth of Amerijet,” said John Hagan.

The Shared Services Center in Port of Spain consists of 54 individual workstations covering seven distinct departments, with four management offices and two conference rooms. Two independent internet service providers have been contracted to supply seamless connectivity between the Shared Services Center and Amerijet’s Miami headquarters.

The opening of the Shared Services Center is the latest example of Amerijet’s commitment to streamlining processes and creating best-in-class services for its customers. As Amerijet continues to pursue and execute its growth strategy in the region, the Shared Services Center will integrate and collaborate seamlessly with its worldwide offices.

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With almost 50 years of experience in the air cargo industry, Amerijet operates its dedicated fleet of freighters from its primary hub at the Miami International Airport to destinations throughout the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America, South America and Europe. Amerijet’s portfolio of worldwide scheduled, long–term and short–term ACMI and CMI charter services provide seamless and transparent transportation solutions for customers shipping time-sensitive, valuable, hazardous material, temperature-controlled, and other commodity types.

More information about Amerijet can be accessed at www.amerijet.com.

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Altree Developments introduces Vie L’Ven Resort and Residences: A luxurious condominium hotel resort that will elevate Sint Maarten’s tourism scene

A world-class team brings Vie L’Ven to Cay Bay, elevating it into a destination unlike any other

Altree Developments introduces Vie L’Ven Resort and Residences
A world-class team brings Vie L’Ven to Cay Bay, elevating it into a destination unlike any other

CARIBPR WIRE, TORONTO, Canada, March 14, 2023: Altree Developments announces a new luxury resort development comprising a five-star hotel and approximately 253 residential residences.

Vie L’Ven, is set to arrive soon on the shores of Cay Bay in Sint Maarten. With a prime location and unparalleled amenities, Vie L’Ven promises an experience unlike any other. Every detail of this development has been crafted to provide residents with the ultimate luxury living, from its lush coastal landscape to its pristine interiors.

The resort residences will consist of 253 fully furnished suites, available in a range of layouts, including one, two, and three-bedroom homes ranging from 600 sq. ft. to 6,000 sq. ft. Each suite is thoughtfully designed by Munge Studio with the option to add a private plunge pool.

Additionally, all residences can access top-notch amenities and services, including discounts on superb hotel facilities, amenities, and food services.

“In French, ‘Vie’ means ‘full of life,’ while in Dutch, ‘leven’ means ‘to live’ – this duality inspired the branding of our new development, Vie L’Ven. We aimed to infuse this energetic spirit into every aspect of the project, from the stunning architecture to the unmatched amenities,” says Zev Mandelbaum, founder and CEO of Altree Developments. “Vie L’Ven represents the start of our mission to create an unforgettable experience for our guests, and we can’t wait to share our vision with the world.”

Altree Developments has collaborated with world-class architects, interior designers, and hospitality industry experts to bring Vie L’Ven to life, including HKS Architects, one of the world’s most renowned hospitality architectural firms designing both the built structure and landscape design. Studio Munge is an internationally celebrated and award-winning interior designer whose talents will be brought to public spaces and interior finishes. The design team is supported by a team of local architects and engineers to tailor the resort to the Island’s unique style.

Vie L’Ven architecture and interior inspiration:

The architects and designers behind Vie L’Ven have drawn inspiration from the rich cultural heritage of Sint Maarten, which is steeped in both Dutch and French influences. This duality is reflected in the resort’s architecture and interior design, which seamlessly blend both styles to create a unique and captivating aesthetic.

“Every suite and amenity throughout the resort is infused with this signature style, from the elegantly appointed interiors to the stunning outdoor spaces,” says Alessandro Munge, founder and design director of Studio Munge. “The result is a harmonious and sophisticated retreat that celebrates the island’s history and culture, offering guests a modern and luxurious experience.”

Notable features include:

  • Exquisite five-star hotel
  • World-class restaurants
  • Numerous swimming pools
  • Beach bar
  • Private villas
  • Beautifully designed pier looking out into Cay Bay
  • Spa and fitness facilities
  • Concierge services

With its prime location on the island, Vie L’Ven is poised to become the premier condominium hotel resort in the Caribbean.

Site construction for the sales office is underway, and interested parties can register for more information about the development on the Vie L’Ven website.

For more information, visit vielven.com, or visit us on social @vie.lven.

About Altree Developments:

Altree Developments stems from a long lineage of multi-generational experience in the development field. Led by Zev Mandelbaum, Altree is a leading development company focused on acquiring and developing strategic residential and commercial lands in the Greater Toronto Area and the United States. With a diverse portfolio of mixed-use projects ranging from ultra-luxury condominiums to master-planned communities, major projects are located in sought-after communities such as Forest Hill, Highland Creek, and Jersey City, North Manhattan. Our vision is to deliver prime residential locations with long-term value and growth potential. For more information, visit www.altreedevelopments.com

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Altree Developments presenta Vie L’Ven Resort and Residences: Un lujoso complejo hotelero y condominio que engrandecerá el panorama turístico de Sint Maarten

Un equipo de talla mundial trae Vie L’Ven a Cay Bay, lo que lo convierte en un destino inigualable.

CARIBPR WIRE, TORONTO, Canada, March 14, 2023: Complejos Altree anuncia un nuevo complejo de lujo que comprende un hotel cinco estrellas y cerca de 253 residencias.

Vie L’Ven, está listo para llegar pronto a las costas de Cay Bay en Sint Maarten. Con una ubicación privilegiada e instalaciones incomparables, Vie L’Ven promete una experiencia como ninguna otra. Cada detalle de este complejo fue diseñado para ofrecer a los residentes la máxima experiencia de vida lujo, desde su exuberante paisaje costero hasta sus interiores inmaculados.

Las residencias del complejo consisten de 253 suites completamente amuebladas, disponibles en una variedad de diseños, que incluyen viviendas de uno, dos y tres dormitorios, que oscilan entre 600 y 6.000 pies cuadrados. Cada suite está cuidadosamente diseñada por Munge Studio con la opción de agregar una piscina privada.

Además, todas las residencias pueden acceder a servicios e instalaciones de nivel superior, incluyendo descuentos en excelentes instalaciones hoteleras, amenidades y servicios de comida.

En francés, ‘Vie’ significa ‘vida’, mientras que en holandés, ‘leven’ significa ‘vivir’; esta dualidad inspiró la marca de nuestro nuevo emprendimiento, Vie L’Ven. Con el objetivo de infundir este espíritu energético en todos los aspectos del proyecto, desde la impresionante arquitectura hasta las instalaciones sin precedentes”, afirma ZevMandelbaum, fundador y director ejecutivo de Altree Developments. “Vie L’Ven representa el inicio de nuestra misión de crear una experiencia inolvidable para nuestros huéspedes, y esperamos con ilusión compartir nuestra visión con el mundo”.

Altree Developments ha colaborado con arquitectos, diseñadores de interiores y expertos en el sector hotelero de primera categoría para hacer realidad Vie L’Ven, lo que incluye HKS Architects, una de las firmas de arquitectura hotelera más reconocidas del mundo que diseña tanto la estructura construida como el diseño del paisaje. Studio Munge es un diseñador de interiores galardonado e internacionalmente reconocido, cuyo talento se ve reflejado en espacios públicos y acabados interiores. El equipo de diseño cuenta con el apoyo de un equipo local de arquitectos e ingenieros para adaptar el complejo al estilo único de la isla.

Arquitectura e inspiración interior de Vie L’Ven:

Los arquitectos y diseñadores detrás de Vie L’Ven se inspiraron en el rico patrimonio cultural de Sint Maarten, impregnado de influencias holandesas y francesas. Esta dualidad se refleja en la arquitectura y el diseño interior del complejo, que combinan a la perfección ambos estilos para crear una estética única y cautivadora.

“Las suites e instalaciones en todo el complejo están impregnadas de este estilo exclusivo, desde los interiores elegantemente decorados hasta los impresionantes espacios exteriores”, señala Alessandro Munge, fundador y director de diseño de Studio Munge. “El resultado es un refugio armonioso y sofisticado que celebra la historia y la cultura de la isla, y ofrece a los huéspedes una experiencia moderna y lujosa”.

Características principales:

  • Espectacular hotel cinco estrellas
  • Restaurantes de talla mundial
  • Numerosas piscinas
  • Bar en la playa
  • Villas privadas
  • Muelle con hermoso diseño con vista a Cay Bay
  • Instalaciones de spa y fitness
  • Servicios de conserjería

Con su ubicación privilegiada en la isla, Vie L’Ven está posicionado para convertirse en el principal complejo hotelero de condominios en el Caribe.

La construcción del sitio para la oficina de ventas está en marcha, y las partes interesadas se pueden inscribir para más información acerca del complejo en el sitio web de Vie L’Ven.

Para más información, visite vielven.com, o visítenos en las redes sociales @vie.lven.

Acerca de Altree Developments:

Altree Developments viene de un largo linaje de experiencia multigeneracional en el campo de diseño y construcción de complejos. Liderada por Zev Mandelbaum, Altree es una empresa de diseño y construcción líder centrada en la adquisición y desarrollo de terrenos residenciales y comerciales estratégicos en la gran área metropolitana de Toronto y Estados Unidos. Con un portafolio diverso de proyectos de uso mixto que van desde condominios de ultra lujo hasta comunidades planificadas con un plan maestro, los principales proyectos están localizados en comunidades muy cotizadas como Forest Hill, Highland Creek y Jersey City, North Manhattan. Nuestra visión es ofrecer sitios residenciales de primer nivel con valor a largo plazo y potencial de crecimiento. Para más información, visite www.altreedevelopments.com

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CALLING UP-AND-COMING ARTISTS, ROYAL CARIBBEAN LAUNCHES ART PROGRAM TO DEBUT ON ICON OF THE SEAS

First Up in the “Artist Discovery Program” Will be a Spotlight on Local Caribbean Artists

MIAMI, March 10, 2023 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Royal Caribbean International has launched a search for iconic artistry to bring the Caribbean spirit to life on the iconic canvas that is the world’s best family vacation, Icon of the Seas. In the new “Artist Discovery Program,“ up-and-coming artists from destinations the cruise line visits can vie to put their work on display for millions of vacationers who will set sail for years to come. The program’s purpose is to infuse every region’s spirit and culture into the curated art collections on board ships, in order to highlight and celebrate the very destinations and their people at the heart of Royal Caribbean’s memorable vacations. Beginning in the Caribbean, local artists can send their submissions starting today and through April 4 here.

Royal Caribbean International launches the new “Artist Discovery Program,” beginning with a Caribbean edition that will debut on Icon of the Seas in January 2024. Up-and-coming artists in the destinations the cruise line visits can vie to spotlight their region’s culture and people with the opportunity to put their work on display for millions of vacationers on board Royal Caribbean ships.

“The Artist Discovery Program is a project close to our hearts at Royal Caribbean International because the destinations we visit are family. And it’s only fitting that we begin our search for up-and-coming artists who are in the Caribbean; it’s where we got our start more than 50 years ago,” said Michael Bayley, president and CEO, Royal Caribbean International. “Vacationers want to immerse themselves in the places they visit. This is a way to spotlight the beauty of the local cultures and people in the places they see and enjoy every day on their cruise, beginning with large-scale canvases on a first-of-its-kind adventure – Icon of the Seas.”

The first group of budding artists, making up the Artist Discovery Program: Caribbean Edition, will be commissioned to paint nine large-scale murals in three highly visible locations: the Royal Promenade neighborhood, the heartbeat of the new ship; among the first sights guests see at Icon’s main entrance; and within the Suite Neighborhood. Each piece will invoke the vibrancy of the Caribbean, joining the collection on board that will include an array of pieces created by Caribbean artists or inspired by the region.

Every artist will receive a grant from the cruise line, ranging from $20,000 to more than $100,000, to see their vision through. Later this year, as artists in residence, the winners will work closely with the Newbuilding team behind Royal Caribbean’s renowned ships to bring their concepts to life in Turku, Finland, where Icon is under construction.

To vie for a spot in the first edition of Artist Discovery Program, artists must submit the following:

  • Five samples of conceptual work: The work must be original and may not currently be published or on display.
  • A brief artist statement that helps explain their work, inspiration and other details regarding the pieces submitted.
  • A copy of their resume.

Icon is the first-of-its-kind combination of the best of every vacation. From the beach retreat to the resort escape and the theme park adventure, the brand-new getaway delivers every kind of family and vacationers their version of the ultimate family adventure. In store is an all-encompassing lineup of firsts and next-level favorites across eight neighborhoods. Between the adrenaline-pumping thrills at the new Thrill Island neighborhood and unrivaled ways to chill at neighborhoods like the new Chill Island and the luxurious four-level Suite Neighborhood, adventurers bonding with their families or getting away with friends will have all the ways to stay and play their way.

The first Icon Class ship will sail year-round, 7-night Eastern and Western Caribbean vacations from Miami. Every cruise will visit Royal Caribbean’s top-rated private island destination, Perfect Day at CocoCay in The Bahamas, and a mix of destinations like Cozumel, Mexico; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; and Basseterre, St. Kitts. More details about Icon are available at www.RoyalCaribbean.com/Icon.

Future editions of the Artist Discovery Program will be announced at a future date. Additional information on the program can be found here.

About Royal Caribbean International
Royal Caribbean International, owned by Royal Caribbean Group (NYSE: RCL), has been delivering innovation at sea for more than 50 years. Each successive class of ships is an architectural marvel that features the latest technology and guest experiences for today’s adventurous traveler. The cruise line continues to revolutionize vacations with itineraries to 240 destinations in 61 countries on six continents, including Royal Caribbean’s private island destination in The Bahamas, Perfect Day at CocoCay, the first in the Perfect Day Island Collection. Royal Caribbean has also been voted “Best Cruise Line Overall” for 20 consecutive years in the Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards.

Media can stay up to date by following @RoyalCaribPR on Twitter and visiting RoyalCaribbeanPressCenter.com. For additional information or to make reservations, vacationers can call their travel advisor; visit RoyalCaribbean.com; or call (800) ROYAL-CARIBBEAN.

Royal Caribbean International’s new Artist Discovery Program offers up-and-coming artists a chance to display their work to millions of vacationers. Beginning with the Caribbean destinations the cruise line visits and on the highly anticipated Icon of the Seas, local artists can vie to spotlight their cultures and people by applying online through April 4, 2023. Winners will create nine large-scale murals in three highly visible locations on board.
Royal Caribbean International’s new Artist Discovery Program offers up-and-coming artists a chance to display their work to millions of vacationers. Beginning with the Caribbean destinations the cruise line visits and on the highly anticipated Icon of the Seas, local artists can vie to spotlight their cultures and people by applying online through April 4, 2023. Winners will create nine large-scale murals in three highly visible locations on board.
Royal Caribbean International’s new Artist Discovery Program offers up-and-coming artists a chance to display their work to millions of vacationers. Beginning with the Caribbean destinations the cruise line visits and on the highly anticipated Icon of the Seas, local artists can vie to spotlight their cultures and people by applying online through April 4, 2023. Winners will create nine large-scale murals in three highly visible locations on board.

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Costa Group and Proman join forces towards decarbonisation of the cruise industry

GENOA, Italy and WOLLERAU, Switzerland, Feb. 16, 2023 /PRNewswire/ – Costa Group, part of Carnival Corporation and Europe’s leading cruise operator with its two brands Costa Cruises and AIDA Cruises, and the leading methanol producer, Proman, have signed an MOU to drive further the implementation of methanol as a marine fuel for the cruise industry.

Costa Group and Proman’s agreement aims to accelerate the decarbonisation of the cruise industry.

The partnership aims to accelerate the energy transition and decarbonisation of the existing fleet by enhancing the supply of sustainable methanol, paving the way for the retrofitting of existing vessels to operate on clean fuel, as well as investment in further methanol-fueled new builds.

Today’s MOU reaffirms methanol’s potential to play a key role in the ongoing reduction of GHG emissions of the cruise sector and other shipping segments. It is a cleaner-burning fuel which virtually eliminates airborne pollutants such as particulate matter and sulphur oxides and is widely available and increasingly produced via lower-carbon, biogenic or hydrogen-based pathways. When used in fuel cells, methanol has the potential to allow for lifecycle zero emissions in the near future.

Methanol is emerging as a leading alternative fuel to meet GHG reduction goals due to its easy-to-handle properties, making it attractive for both new builds and for refitting existing ships. As one of the most widely traded chemical commodities, the infrastructure for ship supply could be adapted from existing infrastructure. All forms of methanol, whether natural-gas based, low-carbon or renewable, can be blended regardless of production pathways. It therefore enables a reliable transition pathway from today to fully GHG neutral cruise ships in near future.

“The technology to retrofit a vessel to accept methanol as a fuel is available today.  Our methanol products can facilitate the transition to low carbon intensity fuels. Methanol-powered vessels have a proven track record of reducing and eliminating major greenhouse gas emissions, delivering immediate air quality improvements around major ports and shipping lanes. We are excited to bring our expertise along the full methanol value chain to help deliver on Costa Group’s bold ambitions” – said Tim Cornelius, Proman’s Managing Director of Corporate Development.

Over the years, Costa Group has been leading sustainable innovation in the global cruise industry by steadily pioneering advanced technologies on board its new and existing ships. The company was the first to introduce liquefied natural gas (LNG) propulsion for emission reduction with four ships already in service in the Costa Group fleet. The majority of Costa Group ships are equipped with shore power capabilities to be zero emissions in ports where the technology is available, and the Company has also performed the first tests on biofuels. By this and the likes of today’s partnership with Proman, Costa Group has proven that fuel transition in the marine industry is possible by strong industry collaboration and shared visions for a sustainable future.

“We are reducing the carbon footprint of our fleet while at port and at sea, investing in advanced environmental technologies and partnering with companies such as Proman who share a passion for sustainable energy transition. By enabling cruise ships to use methanol as a propulsion fuel, Costa follows the ambition to take the next big step towards GHG neutral operations of our fleet by 2050″ – said Dr. Christoph Schladoer, VP Decarbonisation Costa Group.

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About Proman:

Proman is an integrated energy company and the world’s second largest methanol producer.

Headquartered in Switzerland, with assets in the United States, Trinidad and Oman, and ongoing expansion into Mexico, Canada and the UAE, Proman is a global leader in methanol, fertilizer and other products such as melamine. We have extensive experience in project management, petrochemical plant construction and operations, marketing and logistics, and shipping.

Proman is committed to developing lower-carbon and sustainable methanol and ammonia as cleaner alternatives to fossil fuels, offering a pathway to drastically cutting emissions in a range of sectors including transport and heavy industry. www.proman.org

About Costa Group:

The Costa Group is the leading cruise company in Europe, headquartered in Genoa (Italy). Part of the Carnival Corporation & plc Group, listed on the London and New York stock exchanges and world leader in the sector, the Costa Group includes the Costa Cruises and the AIDA Cruises brands. Its fleet can count on a total of 23 ships, all flying the Italian flag. The company has a global workforce about 29,000 employees working onboard and in its offices.

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Royal Caribbean Group Names Palle Laursen Executive Vice President, Head of Marine

MIAMI, Feb. 8, 2023 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Today, Royal Caribbean Group (NYSE: RCL) named Palle Laursen as executive vice president, head of marine, effective May 1, 2023. Laursen will report to Royal Caribbean Group’s President and CEO Jason Liberty and will join the company’s Executive Committee.

Royal Caribbean Group Names Palle Laursen Executive Vice President, Head of Marine

With this newly created position, the company will centralize its global and brand marine operations functions under Laursen. He will oversee all marine operations for the company’s entire fleet, as well as strategic oversight of marine operations of its TUI Cruises and Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, of which it’s a 50% joint-venture owner.

“It is with great pleasure that we welcome Palle Laursen to the Royal Caribbean Group,” said Jason Liberty, president and CEO, Royal Caribbean Group. “Palle has had a long and distinguished career with Maersk and is a recognized leader in the maritime industry. With more than 25 years of experience, his direct technical and operational knowledge will serve our company well, especially as we continually work to decarbonize our business.”

Most recently, Laursen served as chief fleet and technical officer at A.P. Moller – Maersk and was responsible for its entire fleet of more than 750 container vessels, 400 chartered vessels and 350 owned vessels as well as chartering, technical management, crew management, safety and compliance, newbuilding activities and engineering services. He also led Maersk’s effort to have the entire fleet operating fully carbon neutral by 2040.

Having joined the Maersk Group in early 1998, Laursen has spent his entire professional career at the Danish shipping company. Previously, he was vice president and head of Ship Management and also held several other roles with increasing responsibilities, including head of technical services, ship engineering and technical vessel operations.

“This is an exciting time for the Royal Caribbean Group, and I very much look forward to helping the company deliver the best vacations in the world, responsibly,” said Palle Laursen. “I look forward to joining the most innovative team in the industry at Royal Caribbean Group and lead the marine team alongside a team committed to operational excellence, and environmental stewardship.”

Laursen graduated from the Svendborg International Maritime Academy in Denmark as a marine engineer and has since completed several executive and leadership development programs.

About Royal Caribbean Group

Royal Caribbean Group (NYSE: RCL) is one of the leading cruise companies in the world with a global fleet of 64 ships traveling to approximately 1,000 destinations around the world. Royal Caribbean Group is the owner and operator of three award winning cruise brands: Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, and Silversea Cruises and it is also a 50% owner of a joint venture that operates TUI Cruises and Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. Together, the brands have an additional 10 ships on order as of December 31, 2022. Learn more at www.royalcaribbeangroup.com or www.rclinvestor.com.

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Archipelago named ‘Tourism Company of 2022′ at the 18th Excelencias Awards Ceremony at FITUR 2023

JAKARTA, Indonesia, Jan. 23, 2023 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Archipelago International, Southeast Asia’s largest privately owned and independent hotel management group, was today presented with the prestigious Caribbean News Digital: Tourism Company of 2022 award at the 18th Edition of the Excelencias Awards, which were hosted at the FITUR International Trade Fair in Madrid, Spain.

The Excelencias Awards were created 18 years ago by the Excelencias Group, a Spanish Company specializing in communications in Ibero-America. The awards promote excellence in different fields related to tourism, gastronomy and culture in Ibero-America and have become a benchmark in these sectors.

The Tourism Company of 2022 Award recognizes the expansion of Archipelago’s ASTON Hotels brand into the Caribbean in recent years and its contribution to the growth of the tourism sector in that region.

Receiving the award on behalf of Archipelago, its Managing Director, Gerard Byrne stated “I am honored to receive this award on behalf of our Group. It recognizes the hard work and dedication of our Americas and Indonesian corporate teams, who, under extraordinary circumstances over the last two years, have opened and are operating hotels in the region which deliver our ethos of world-renowned Asian service standards, operational excellence and unique F&B experiences. This award inspires us to continue to both invest in our regional growth strategy and promote the Caribbean and Latin America to our global network of customers and partners”.

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About Archipelago:

Southeast Asia’s largest privately owned hotel management group, operating more than 200 hotels, with a further 150 hotels under development across Southeast Asia, the Middle East and the Caribbean. A trusted hotel company with a long track record and more than 40,000 rooms operating or under development in over 70 destinations with award winning brands including ASTON, Collection by ASTON, Alana, Huxley, Kamuela, Harper, Quest, Neo, fave, Nordic and Powered by Archipelago.

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Royal Caribbean Group Forms a Strategic Partnership with iCON Infrastructure to Launch New Chapter of Destination Development

MIAMI, Dec. 19, 2022 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Royal Caribbean Group (NYSE: RCL) announced today that it has entered into a new partnership with iCON Infrastructure Partners VI, L.P. (”iCON VI”)1, a fund advised by iCON Infrastructure LLP (”iCON Infrastructure” or “iCON”) to develop strategic cruise port infrastructure in support of Royal Caribbean Group’s robust growth plans.

Access to destinations continues to be of strategic importance to Royal Caribbean Group’s core business. The proposed partnership will own, develop, and manage cruise terminal facilities and infrastructure in home ports and key ports of call. The partnership, which will be owned 90% by iCON VI and 10% by Royal Caribbean Group, will be managed by an independent management team with strategic support from Royal Caribbean Group. Both parties have committed to provide funding for future expansion in accordance with their percentage interest.

“Our partnership with iCON is a unique opportunity to catapult us into the coming decades of port investments, build further financial strength, and provide exceptional cruising experiences, responsibly, to our guests at the best destinations in the world,” said Jason Liberty, president and CEO, Royal Caribbean Group. “Over the last few years, we have developed more destinations than any other cruise company and this new partnership will allow us to implement a capital-light investment framework to accelerate the development of strategic destinations around the world. We selected iCON because of our shared strategic priorities – delivering the best experiences in the world, responsibly – and our shared commitment to sustainability, being a committed partner in each of the destinations we visit and exploring the very best locations around the world.”

iCON is a leading independent investment group with a focus on investing in high-quality infrastructure assets located predominantly in North America and Europe, with extensive experience investing in ports and port-related infrastructure.

The new partnership will initially include PortMiami Terminal A, and several development projects in Italy, Spain, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The partnership will also pursue additional port infrastructure developments based on the robust pipeline of projects as part of Royal Caribbean Group’s destination development strategy. At closing (anticipated for the first quarter of 2023), Royal Caribbean Group expects to receive net cash proceeds of approximately $210 million. The partnership is expected to be accretive to earnings, ROIC, and leverage metrics and will allow Royal Caribbean Group to continue investing in the development of strategic infrastructure while supporting the goals of its Trifecta program.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Royal Caribbean Group to develop, own and manage a portfolio of cruise terminals in key strategic markets,” said Iain Macleod, Managing Partner at iCON. “Through this partnership, we will provide world class cruise terminal infrastructure, offering cruise guests more opportunities to see and experience the world in partnership with the Royal Caribbean Group, a world class operator. In the years to come, we look forward to delivering new high-quality terminals, working closely with key destination communities and with a strong focus on sustainability.”

BofA Securities is serving as exclusive financial advisor to Royal Caribbean Group.

About Royal Caribbean Group:

Royal Caribbean Group (NYSE: RCL) is one of the leading cruise companies in the world with a global fleet of 64 ships traveling to approximately 1,000 destinations around the world. Royal Caribbean Group is the owner and operator of three award-winning cruise brands: Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, and Silversea Cruises, and it is also a 50% owner of a joint venture that operates TUI Cruises and Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. Together, the brands have an additional 10 ships on order as of September 30, 2022. Learn more at www.royalcaribbeangroup.com or www.rclinvestor.com.

About iCON:

iCON is the exclusive advisor to funds with cumulative commitments in excess of $8bn. iCON VI, iCON’s latest flagship fund, closed fundraising in June 2022 with $3.6bn of capital committed from over 50  investors. Investors in iCON’s funds comprise globally recognized corporate and public pension funds, asset managers, insurance companies and sovereign wealth funds.

iCON is a long-term investor with an extensive track record of partnering alongside strategic counterparties that share a similar focus on growth, operational excellence and sustainability. iCON advised funds invest across a range of infrastructure sectors including ports, transport, telecommunications, healthcare, water, energy generation, distribution and storage. Learn more at www.iconinfrastructure.com.

Cautionary Statement Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this press 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 the impact of the Partnership on our financial performance, projections and balance sheet. Words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “could,” “driving,” “estimate,” “expect,” “goal,” “intend,” “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 continued spread of COVID-19, which has had and may 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: governmental and self-imposed travel restrictions and 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 including the conflict between Ukraine and Russia, 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; concerns over safety, health and security of guests and crew; our COVID-19 protocols and any other health protocols we may develop in response to infectious diseases may be costly and less effective than we expect in reducing the risk of infection and spread of such disease 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; an increase in concern about the risk of illness on our ships or when travelling to or from our ships, all of which reduces demand; unavailability of ports of call; growing anti-tourism sentiments and environmental concerns; changes in U.S. 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; the impact of foreign currency exchange rates, the impact of higher interest rate and fuel prices; 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 related to cyber security attacks, data breaches, 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 (including environmental 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; 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.

More information about factors that could affect our operating results is included under the caption “Risk Factors” in our most recent current report on Form 10-Q, as well as our other filings with the SEC, 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.

Selected Definitions

Trifecta refers to the multi-year Adjusted EBITDA per APCD, Adjusted EPS and ROIC goals we publicly announced in November 2022 and are seeking to achieve by the end of 2025. We designed this program to help us better execute and achieve our business goals by clearly articulating longer-term financial objectives. Under the Trifecta Program, we are targeting Adjusted EBITDA per APCD of at least $100, Adjusted EPS of at least $10, and ROIC of 13% or higher by the end of 2025.

Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP measure that represents EBITDA (as defined below) excluding certain items that we believe adjusting for is meaningful when assessing our profitability on a comparative basis. Refer to Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations within Item 2 of our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2022 for a discussion of items adjusted to arrive at Adjusted EBITDA.

Adjusted Earnings (Loss) per Share (”Adjusted EPS”) is a non-GAAP measure that represents Adjusted Net Income (Loss) (as defined below) divided by weighted average shares outstanding or by diluted weighted average shares outstanding, as applicable. We believe that this non-GAAP measure is meaningful when assessing our performance on a comparative basis.

Adjusted Net Income (Loss) is a non-GAAP measure that represents net income (loss) excluding certain items that we believe adjusting for is meaningful when assessing our performance on a comparative basis. Refer to Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations within Item 2 of our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2022, and within Item 7 of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021 for a discussion of items adjusted to arrive at Adjusted Net Income (Loss).

Adjusted Operating Income (Loss) is a non-GAAP measure that represents operating income (loss) including income (loss) from equity investments and income taxes but excluding certain items that we believe adjusting for is meaningful when assessing our operating performance on a comparative basis. Refer to Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations of our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2022 for a discussion of items adjusted to arrive at Adjusted Operating Income (Loss). We use this non-GAAP measure to calculate ROIC (as defined below).

Available Passenger Cruise Days (”APCD”) is our measurement of capacity and represents double occupancy per cabin multiplied by the number of cruise days for the period, which excludes canceled cruise days and cabins not available for sale. We use this measure to perform capacity and rate analysis to identify our main non-capacity drivers that cause our cruise revenue and expenses to vary.

EBITDA is a non-GAAP measure that represents net income (loss) excluding (i) interest income; (ii) interest expense, net of interest capitalized; (iii) depreciation and amortization expenses; and (iv) income tax benefit or expense. We believe that this non-GAAP measure is meaningful when assessing our operating performance on a comparative basis.

Invested Capital represents the most recent five-quarter average of total debt (i.e., Current portion of long-term debt plus Long-term debt) plus Total shareholders’ equity. We use this measure to calculate ROIC (as defined below).

Return on Invested Capital (”ROIC”) represents Adjusted Operating Income (Loss) divided by Invested Capital. We believe ROIC is a meaningful measure because it quantifies how efficiently we generated operating income relative to the capital we have invested in the business. ROIC is also used as a key metric in our long-term incentive compensation program for our executive officers.

1 iCON Infrastructure Partners VI (”iCON VI”) comprises two parallel limited partnerships, iCON Infrastructure Partners VI, L.P. and iCON Infrastructure Partners VI-B, L.P. iCON Infrastructure Management VI Limited, the managing general partner of each of iCON Infrastructure Partners VI, L.P. and iCON Infrastructure Partners VI-B, L.P., is licensed by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission. iCON Infrastructure LLP (”iCON”), the investment advisor to the managing general partner, is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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