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All In One

Industry insights and best practices from the experts at North America’s only vertically integrated hospitality group.

Welcome to All In One, a blog from the team of experts at Apple Leisure Group (ALG) delving into all aspects of resort and hotel development, as well as successful strategies related to resort brand management, sales and marketing, design, and more.

Featuring reports, research and commentary from the top executives at ALG, All In One is a key resource for hospitality investors and resort owners who want to stay on the pulse of the industry and learn how to give their properties a competitive edge.

Market Analysis

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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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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Market Analysis

MAR 26, 2018 | Hector Medina

Identifying the Right Market to Maximize your Resort Investment

Gross domestic product is growing at a global scale, and travel to new and emerging markets remains strong, leading to an extended cycle of extremely positive hotel investment performance. Given the opportunities that exist, owners may want to consider looking outside their comfort zone or current geographic portfolio to identify new markets to invest in.

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Resort Development

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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