AMResorts plans new Dreams property in Dominican Republic

Macao Beach Dominican Republic
AMResorts' new property will be on Macao Beach in the Dominican Republic. Photo credit: eugenesergeev/iStock/Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

AMResorts, an Apple Leisure Group-related brand, has announced a new resort brand management deal that will bring its Dreams Resorts & Spas brand to El Macao in the Dominican Republic. 

Upon opening in the second quarter of 2020, Dreams Macao Beach Punta Cana will be the 11th AMResorts-branded property on the island, while Macao Beach will be the fifth destination in the Dominican Republic in the AMResorts Collection. The resort is owned by Grupo Santa Maria SA.
“Our partnership with Grupo Santa Maria will help to further expand AMResorts’ presence in the Dominican Republic with the addition of the highly marketable destination of El Macao to our branded resort portfolio,” said Javier Coll, EVP/chief strategy officer of ALG, adding that demand for all-inclusive resorts remains strong in the Caribbean.
The beachfront resort is the only hotel property located on Macao Beach, which is near Punta Cana and next to the regions of Bavaro and Uvero Alto. 

Once complete, Dreams Macao Beach Punta Cana will have 500 rooms and suites. Public spaces will include six specialty restaurants and seven bars, three pools and an on-site waterpark.
AMResorts has 64 resorts in its current portfolio, plus 10,000 rooms under development.