AMResorts Continues With Plan

Company set to open two new Dreams resorts in Mexico this month

By: Lisa Jennings

Executing the ambitious plan to open 11 resorts in Mexico and the Dominican Republic by the end of the year, AMResorts is scheduled to open two more Dreams Resorts and Spa properties in Mexico this month.

Dreams Puerto Vallarta and Dreams Cancun are scheduled to open in July. Both are former Camino Real properties that were taken over by AMResorts. In May, the Pennsylvania-based company also opened the Dreams Los Cabos Suites Golf Resort & Spa at the southernmost tip of the Baja California peninsula, between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo.

Dreams is an upscale brand that targets families. Other brands within AMResorts include the Secrets Resorts & Spas, which caters to adults only, and Sunscape Resorts and Spas, a more affordable option for families, couples and singles.

The Secrets Excellence Riviera Cancun is scheduled to open later this year. And AMResorts is also planning to open a new Sunscape property in the Riviera Maya in December.

Other Mexico properties include Secrets Capri Riviera Cancun and Sunscape Tulum Riviera Maya. In the Dominican Republic, AMResorts operates Secrets Excellence Punta Cana, Sunscape Punta Cana Grand and Sunscape Casa del Mar. Later this year, the Dominican Republic will also see the opening of Sunscape The Beach Punta Cana.

All of the AMResorts brands are all-inclusive. Both the Cancun and Puerto Vallarta properties are under renovation and, by December, will include a full-service spa and health club, as well as several new restaurants, an “Explorer’s Kids Club” and Teen Club, adults-only swimming pools and Jacuzzis, wedding gazebos and night clubs.

The 337 guestrooms and bathrooms at the beachfront Dreams Puerto Vallarta will also be renovated, with new furniture, soft goods and hardware. The resort is located about five minutes from Puerto Vallarta’s colonial center. Dreams Cancun, with 381 rooms, is on Punta Cancun, the island’s northernmost point. All guestrooms have balconies and ocean views. Renovations there will bring the addition of VIP check-in, as well as the spa and other features. The resort also has a freshwater pool next to a saltwater swimming lagoon adjacent to the white-sand beach.

The 308-room Dreams Los Cabos is an all-suite, hacienda-style property with panoramic views of the Sea of Cortez. The world-class spa, which is open, offers a full range of services from facials to massage as well as a state-of-the-art fitness center. And two golf courses are adjacent to the resort: the Cabo Real, with a Robert Trent Jones design, and the El Dorado, designed by Jack Nicklaus.

Amenities include three pools, including an infinity pool that spills over a waterfall facing the ocean and a children’s pool. There are six restaurants, ocean-front bars and nightly live entertainment, and an Explorer’s Club offers supervised activities for children. Meeting space is available for up to 220 guests.

Special introductory discounts of up to 50 percent off rack rates are available at all three properties through Dec. 23, and travel agents earn one free night for every seven-night booking. Clients will also receive a free night, valid for the same dates, if they return for a second stay before Dec. 23.

At Dreams Los Cabos, discounted rates start at $366 per person for a three-night stay in a junior suite, which includes accommodations, gourmet meals, premium brand drinks, 24-hour room service and use of all resort amenities, water sports, nightly entertainment, taxes and tips. The three-night rate per person for Dreams Puerto Vallarta is $258, and $378 for Dreams Cancun.