Former RIU Palace in St. Martin to Become AMResorts Property
AMResorts has announced it is going into St. Martin with the signing of a new resort brand management deal to bring its Secrets Resorts & Spas brand to the island.
With the addition of this new resort AMResorts’ parents company Apple Leisure Group says it maintains its position of having the largest pipeline of all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean, with more than 6,000 rooms in development.
The official announcement was made by Alex Zozaya, CEO of ALG, and Tommaso Sandretto, CEO of Sole Resorts, at an event held by Daniel Gibbs, President of the Collectivity of St. Martin.
The resort is owned by Sole Resorts, a longstanding partner of ALG. This will be the fourth resort conversion the companies have collaborated on and the first Secrets property for Sole Resorts, which counts Zoëtry Wellness & Spa Resorts, Dreams andSunscape Resorts & Spas in its current portfolio.
Formerly the Riu Palace St. Martin, the property will undergo a US$20 million renovation before re-opening in 2019 under the Secrets brand.
The 350-room, adults-only resort is situated in a prime location in Anse Marcel, on the north side of the island, 35 minutes from the Princess Juliana International Airport. The property is set on a private and protected enclave with direct views of Anguilla.
The resort boasts the largest pool in the Caribbean, and upon completion of the renovation, will offer guests a rooftop pool with ocean views, and swim out suites, among other enhancements.
Following the renovation, the resort will offer Secrets’ signature vacation concept, Unlimited-Luxury, where everything is included.
This is just the latest new resort news from AMResorts, on a tear with big expansion plans. The resort company has said it is aiming for 100 resorts by 2020.
Source: Travelweek Group