Monthly Archives: June 2016


Atlantis, Paradise Island announces unprecedented savings for 2017 group bookings with its 2017 Meeting & Incentive Offer.Applicable to 2017 meetings and incentive trips booked before July 1, 2016, this limited-time offer is in conjunction with the Nassau Paradise Island Promotion Board and guarantees deep savings on the group’s master account at Atlantis and airfare to Nassau.

2017 Meetings & Incentive Rebate:

– Up to $80,000 master account rebate or up to $250 airfare rebate per room, based on number of room nights traveled
– Applicable for all new group bookings for stays in 2017
– Bookable through July 1, 2016
– For more details visit

About Atlantis Meetings and Events
Atlantis, Paradise Island is a premier destination for meetings and events, providing exceptional team building experiences in an unrivaled setting to ensure an unforgettable stay for groups. Atlantis serves as a world-class conference center and home to the largest ballrooms in The Bahamas. With over 500,000 square feet of flexible indoor and outdoor function space, including outdoor venues, boardrooms, meeting and breakout rooms, Atlantis’ group events can accommodate up to 4,000 guests.

For more details on meetings at Atlantis visit Atlantis Meetings can be found on Twitter at

About Atlantis, Paradise Island resort, The Bahamas
Atlantis, Paradise Island is a unique, ocean-themed destination located on Paradise Island, The Bahamas, and features a variety of accommodations, all built around a 141-acre waterscape comprised of over 20 million gallons of fresh and saltwater lagoons, pools and habitats. Home to the largest open-air marine habitat in the world, there are over 50,000 marine animals in lagoons and displays, including The Dig, a maze of underwater corridors and passageways providing a journey through ancient Atlantis. Atlantis is home to Aquaventure, a non-stop water experience consisting of thrilling water slides, a mile-long river ride with high intensity rapids and wave surges, and never-before-seen special effects. Dolphin Cay, the resort’s interaction and education center, was created with the goal of enlightening visitors about the wonders of these remarkable ocean inhabitants.

The Cove Atlantis, a 600-room resort, features oversized rooms with a step down living space, spectacular designs by acclaimed interior architects Jeffrey Beers and David Rockwell, unprecedented services and amenities, private all-adult and family pools, lavish cabanas and breathtaking views of the ocean. Atlantis is also known as THE culinary destination in The Caribbean with a collection of restaurants from world-renowned chefs including Nobu Matsuhisa, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, and Todd English. The resort boasts an impressive collection of luxury boutiques and shops, casino, and the largest conference center, meeting and convention facilities in The Caribbean.

For further information about Atlantis, Paradise Island, visit For reservations, call your travel agent or 800-ATLANTIS.

AMResorts Celebrates Opening of First Breathless Resorts & Spas in the Cancun, Mexico Region

Breathless Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa brings modern and chic accommodations to the Riviera Maya

The highly-anticipated Breathless Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa officially ignited the party in the Riviera Maya yesterday, opening the first resort of its kind in the destination. The resort’s first guests, Trish Miller and Terry Paglioni from the United States, were greeted by staff, renowned DJ Olga Ryazanova and world-class acrobatic performers to join in on the official ribbon-cutting celebration.

Adults-only Breathless Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa is perfectly located between the Caribbean Sea and the Lagoon of Bahia Petempich. Designed by HKS Hospitality Group, the resort’s 526 all-suite accommodations feature modern design in a chic environment divided among three unique areas, each with distinct character and appeal. The xhale club section is available for those seeking an elevated level of personal service and luxury; the energy centre for those looking to mix & mingle; and the xcelerate Party Zone for those who live and breathe the party.

“Introducing the Breathless Resorts & Spas brand to Cancun diversifies the options available for guests, complementing the existing family-friendly resorts in the area” said Jan LaPointe, Senior Director Sales & Marketing Canada and Senior Director AMRewards. “With the addition of Breathless Riviera Cancun, singles, friends and couples can now experience the ultimate party atmosphere of Breathless in this highly sought after destination.”

Breathless Riviera Cancun’s vibrant social atmospheres also create the ultimate space for guests to party, mix and mingle in an idyllic destination. The resort maintains a weekly party calendar with themed parties and events including the Breathless Rocks, Neon Night Lights and Insomnia Pool parties, special guest DJ performances and more. Additionally, the resort offers themed months including June’s Flower Power month and as well as Canada Day celebrations and Fourth of July parties.

“2015 marked a record year for Cancun, with the destination welcoming more than 5 million visitors and maintaining more than 80% occupancy*,” added LaPointe. “The recent successes in this market presented the ideal opportunity to strengthen the brand’s footprint, which is expected to reach five resorts by the end of 2018.”

Breathless Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa’s unique and exciting escape experience for adults is further complemented by the benefits of the signature Unlimited-Luxury®vacation concept, where everything is included. Amenity highlights enjoyed by every guest include:

• Limitless access to gourmet à la carte dining with 10 chic dining venues
• Unlimited top-shelf spirits served at 10 lively bars and lounges
• 24-hour room and concierge services
• Daily refreshed mini-bar
• Endless daytime activities and live nightly entertainment
• Free Wi-Fi and free international calling to the U.S., Canada and Mexico with Unlimited Connectivity
• Thrilling party calendar, theme parties, oceanfront bars and entertainment venues
• State-of-the-art x-ert Fitness Center and fitness classes like Pilates, Yoga, Zumba and more

Now, guests have even more to celebrate with the opening of this brand new Breathless Resorts & Spas property. Just in time to welcome summer birthdays, Breathless Resorts & Spasannounced its new Breathless Birthday Bash package, offering an endless party in paradise. Guests can book now and enjoy activities such as bottle service at the After Dark nightclub, a group photo session right on the beach, an exclusive wine, tapas and dessert party right in their room and more.

For more information and to join the party at the new Breathless Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa,, call 1-855-65BREATHE, connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram,Pinterest, YouTube or the official brand blog, or contact your preferred travel agent.

*Source: Cancun Convention and Visitor’s Bureau

About AMResorts
AMResorts is the fast-growing provider of sales, marketing and brand management services to six individually unique resort brands. The Philadelphia-based company is continuously raising the all-inclusive concept to a new level of luxury with its signature Endless Privileges®, Unlimited-Luxury® and Unlimited-Fun®programs. Located throughout Mexico, Jamaica, Curacao, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, and Panama, AMResorts’ nearly 45 award-winning properties treat every guest to premium accommodations, desirable locations and extraordinary inclusions. The brands in the collection include:boutique Zoëtry® Wellness & Spa Resorts (; 1-888-4-ZOËTRY); adults-only Secrets® Resorts & Spas (; 1-866-GO SECRETS); high-energy Breathless® Resorts & Spas (; 1-855-65-BREATHE); family-friendly Dreams® Resorts & Spas (; 1-866-2-DREAMS); vibrant Now® Resorts & Spas (; 1-877-NOW-9953) and fun-filled Sunscape® Resorts & Spas (; 1-866-SUNSCAPE). Images, logos and informational material about the AMResorts Collection of brandsand properties are available


Popular Los Cabos Destination Resort Joins Best In Class Category

The Sheraton Hacienda del Mar Golf & Spa Resort in Los Cabos, Mexico has been named to the Sheraton Grand tier by Sheraton Hotels & Resorts. The Grand category is Sheraton Hotels & Resorts’ new premier designation of hotels recognized for enticing destinations, distinguished designs and excellence in service and guest experiences. Now, renamed Sheraton Grand Los Cabos, Hacienda del Mar, the iconic resort is the newest addition to the Sheraton Grand collection and the only property in Mexico and one of only three in Central and South America to receive this designation.

“Our authentic, Mexican Hacienda-style resort set on more than 26 acres of oceanfront property, with beautiful gardens and seemingly endless array of guest amenities, has long been a sought after destination resort in Los Cabos,” said Renato Mendonca, General Manager of Sheraton Grand Los Cabos, Hacienda del Mar. “Equally, or even more importantly, we pride ourselves in offering superior service. We are very proud of this incredible acknowledgement.”

The new designation of Sheraton Grand Los Cabos, Hacienda del Mar is the result of the property’s excellence in service and hospitality, its idyllic location on the beaches of Los Cabos and its luxurious, authentic Mexican architecture and design. The property features 270 exquisite guest rooms and suites with traditional Mexican décor; a collection of mouthwatering restaurants, which include two Five Star Diamond Award-winning restaurants, De Cortez Grill and Restaurant and Pitahayas Restaurant; and over 18,000 square feet of space for meetings, events and weddings of all sizes. The Sheraton Grand Los Cabos, Hacienda del Mar is a popular destination for business travelers, couples and families, with amenities that accommodate every itinerary, and as Mexico’s only Sheraton Grand property, the hotel will treat its guests to an unparalleled level of service, hospitality and luxury during their stay.

Showcasing the Best of the Sheraton Brand around the World
Having launched in August 2015, Sheraton Grand celebrates the brand’s best-in-class hotels, each hand-selected based on a specific list of criteria ranging from sophisticated design and sought-after destinations, to unrivaled standards of service and impressive hotel amenities.

A Clear Vision
Sheraton Grand is just one of many initiatives currently underway for Sheraton 2020, a comprehensive 10-point plan revealed in June 2015 designed to put Sheraton Hotels and Resorts firmly back into the global spotlight. A nod to the plan’s clear five year vision, Sheraton 2020 also includes a new multi-million Sheraton-focused marketing campaign; the launch of a new elevated food and beverage lobby program, Paired; continuous innovation of the Sheraton guest experience; an unwavering commitment to service excellence; the implementation of revenue and profit-driving initiatives to benefit owners and developers; and a goal of adding more than 150 new Sheraton hotels worldwide by 2020.

For more information on Sheraton Grand Los Cabos, Hacienda del Mar,, or follow the property on Twitter and Instagram at

About Sheraton Hotels & Resorts
Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, the largest and most global brand of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., makes it easy for guests to explore, relax and enjoy the possibilities of travel through smart solutions and effortless experiences at more than 440 hotels in more than 72 countries around the world. The brand is currently in the midst of implementing Sheraton 2020, a 10 point plan designed to make Sheraton the global hotel brand of choice, everywhere. Sheraton recently launched “Where Actions Speak Louder,” a multi-channel, multi-million dollar advertising campaign that highlights the brand’s ongoing enhancements to its guest experience, including new products and partnerships, and a renewed focus on service. With work well underway, the brand has already rolled out a variety of initiatives under Sheraton 2020, including Paired , a new imaginative lobby bar menu; the richest SPG promotion in the brand’s history; and Sheraton Grand, a new premier tier that recognizes exceptional Sheraton hotels and resorts. To learn more, Stay connected to Sheraton: @sheratonhotels on Twitter and Instagram


Former Hotel Manager to Lead Iconic Luxury New York City Hotel Under New Ownership by Lotte Hotels & Resorts

Lotte New York Palace announced today the appointment of long time hotel manager, Rebecca Hubbard, as the new General Manager. Hubbard, approaching her five-year anniversary with the property, has established herself as a leading force in maintaining and growing the property’s esteemed reputation through her true passion and extreme dedication.

Hubbard joined the Lotte New York Palace team in 2011, bringing with her an extensive background of over 20 years of experience in the industry. Her roots began in guest service with managerial roles at Manhattan East Suite Hotels, Sheraton New York, Sheraton Manhattan, and The Essex House. At the latter, she served as the Director of Reception, where she led all front office departments, implemented training and orientation programs for all new managers, and was responsible for all financial planning of the reception department. She has since held the prestigious managerial roles of Assistant Rooms Executive and Front Office Manager at The Ritz-Carlton hotels of New York, where she was a leader of all rooms departments, including front of the house, housekeeping, guest recognition, club lounge, spa, and PBX. She also served on the Rooms Advisory Board for Ritz-Carlton for the New York and Boston regions.

Prior to her position at Lotte New York Palace, Hubbard opened Trump SoHo as the Executive Assistant Manager, overseeing the daily operations and budget of the rooms department. This experience helped her to forge a longstanding reputation for exceptional quality and impeccable service, creating a name for herself as she stepped through the doors of Lotte New York Palace.

Hubbard holds a Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management from SUNY Plattsburgh in Plattsburgh, New York, and currently resides on the Upper East Side with her husband and two daughters. In her spare time, she enjoys being with her family and exploring museums, restaurants and other cultural offerings in New York City.

About Lotte New York Palace
Lotte New York Palace, a luxury midtown hotel on the corner of 50th & Madison, was acquired by Lotte Hotels & Resorts on August 28, 2015. Previously, the property completed a $140 million redesign in the fall of 2013. The renovation transformed the property’s premier rooms and suites in The Towers, a hotel-within-a-hotel. Additional upgrades included new lobbies, specialty suites and restaurants and bars including Trouble’s Trust, The Lobby Lounge, Tavern on 51, Rarities and Pomme Palais. In addition to 30,000 square feet of updated event space, The Palace is home to private spaces located in the historic Villard Mansion that feature 19th century interiors and are ideal for lavish weddings, events and dinners. With 909 rooms and suites, The Palace is known for unparalleled splendor, spectacular views, spacious rooms and exquisite service. Located across the street from St. Patrick’s Cathedral and only steps from Rockefeller Center — the hotel’s world-renowned courtyard incorporates motifs from several 15th-century Italian cathedrals and has served as the entranceway to the historic Villard Mansion since 1882. Lotte New York Palace gracefully blends the landmark Villard Mansion with a contemporary 55-story tower. Guests can reserve accommodations online at or contact reservations at (1-800-697-252) or via