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Market Analysis

OCT 21, 2019 | Hector Medina

Why Jump on the All-Inclusive Bandwagon?

There’s no doubt about it — the all-inclusive (AI) resort is here to stay. The resort model that packages all room and board costs into one up-front rate has become a mainstay in beach destinations, most notably across Mexico and the Caribbean. The model is expanding, quickly, and there are no signs of development slowing down.

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Resort Management

AUG 30, 2019 | Federico Moreno-Nickerson

The Value of Human Capital Investments

Staff training and development is an investment not an expenditure. For hotels, employee training can help enhance their bottom lines.

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Resort Development

JUN 27, 2019 | Javier Coll

What Is Key Money Really Worth?

For many resort and hotel owners, especially those working feverishly to launch a new property, the prospect of receiving an up-front incentive payment from a branded operator often seems too good to pass up.  Unfortunately, the financial promise implied by key money is also usually too good to be true.

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Resort Development

JUN 19, 2019 | Javier Coll

Sourcing Capital in the Caribbean

The Caribbean is ripe with opportunity for hotel development after a steady recovery following the 2017 hurricane season, with banks, private equity firms and non-bank lenders all showing confidence in the market. This has been a consistent theme during several recent industry conferences delving into the region’s future potential, starting with last year’s Caribbean Hotel Investment Conference & Operations Summit (CHICOS).

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Resort Development

MAY 21, 2019 | Hector Medina

Room to Grow: Curacao and the Dominican Republic on the Development Radar

Apple Leisure Group (ALG) has long been a dominant player in the Caribbean. We deliver more than 2 million passengers annually through our vacation brands to the region, including the Mexican Caribbean, and operate 17 all-inclusive resorts under AMResorts across the Dominican Republic, Curacao and Jamaica, where we continue to grow.

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Resort Development

FEB 19, 2019 | Hector Medina

The Next Frontier: Accelerating Development Across Europe

It’s official, ALG has made its debut in Europe. Through a strategic alliance with GIHSA and a majority share in Alua, ALG is now a global resort management company positioned to expand the AMResorts brands.

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Leadership

NOV 20, 2018 | Hector Medina

Resorts done right: Why legacy brands aren’t bigger players

Vertically integrated leisure distribution is essential to driving profitability for resorts. Loyalty programs should deliver revenue for resort owners and benefits for members from the time of enrollment

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Sustainability

SEP 06, 2018 | Federico Moreno-Nickerson

Driving Revenue through Sustainability

ALG Development recognizes the impact that sustainability practices can have on our resorts’ bottom lines and we make them a priority.

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Resort Development

AUG 09, 2018 | Department of Architectural Projects

Want More Positive Guest Feedback? Invest in the Right Improvements

Not all resort facilities warrant the same level of investment during a capital expenditure program. The guest impact of any single resort space can often be over or underestimated and the ramifications on future margins can be dire. When traveling to Mexico or the Caribbean, guests expect their chosen resort will have all the attributes of a tropical paradise.

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Resort Development

JUN 22, 2018 | Department of Architectural Projects

How to Use Data to Build a Profitable Resort

How we operate our existing resorts and how we develop new properties must keep pace with both technology and ALG’s exponential growth.

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Distribution Channels

MAY 13, 2018 | Javier Coll

4 Reasons To Partner with ALG Development

The 2018 CHRIS and HOLA conferences in Miami will mark another year of the successful deal-making that has played a part in the Caribbean and Latin America’s growing hotel industry.

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Market Analysis

APR 30, 2018 | Federico Moreno-Nickerson

A Deep Dive into Mexico’s Investment Prospects

We will never simply ride the tide of our success. While our achievements in Mexico are due to our meticulous business practices and strong partnerships with our asset owners, we take nothing for granted and continuously look ahead. That includes keeping a finger on the pulse of economic forecasts for Mexico, and current indicators show that the country is maintaining a positive investment environment.

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