QCOSTARICA TRAVEL – Apple Leisure Group announced assuming the management of the Hilton Papagayo Costa Rica Resort & Spa, which will operate the resort under that name until May 2015; when the property will close for six months to undergo renovations.
Secrets Papagayo Resort & Spa will re-open as anthe adults-only on Nov. 11, 2015, making it the 14th property for the award-winning Secrets Resort & Spas brand.
Secrets will be the second property for the company in Costa Rica, following the opening of Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica late last year.
“Costa Rica is one of the leading destinations for North American travelers, and the country’s sustainable tourism model is drawing attention from those seeking luxury accommodations that still offer a local experience. This presents a great opportunity to develop premium, all-inclusive resorts in the region,” said Alex Zozaya, CEO of Apple Leisure Group.
“Following the success of Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica, which opened at 90 percent occupancy, we seized the opportunity to introduce our adults-only premium brand, Secrets Resorts & Spas, to complement our offerings in the destination,” said Javier Coll, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of Apple Leisure Group. “Our ability to strategically identify desirable markets and efficiently convert existing properties to meet AMResorts’ brand standards also offers significant value to owners seeking to enter the luxury all-inclusive sector.”
Located in Guanacaste, Secrets Papagayo is situated on a secluded beach on the Papagayo Peninsula, only 30 minutes away from Liberia International Airport (LIR).