ALG opens first Secrets-branded resort in Europe
AMResorts has celebrated the official inauguration of Secrets Mallorca Villamil Resort & Spa, the first AMResorts-branded property in Europe
Part of Apple Leisure Group Group (ALG) and one of the industry’s leading sales, marketing and brand managers, the company teamed with Hesperia Resorts & Hotels, one of Spain’s top hotel groups, to open the new luxury resort on the popular Balearic island.
The ALG Europe team hosted a VIP celebration to commemorate the opening of the five-star, adults-only property, located in Paguera, in the Calvià municipality of Mallorca.
Alice Campello, model, influencer, and wife of Atlético Madrid player Álvaro Morata, served as master of ceremonies, with other attendees including Iago Negueruela, Minister of Economic Model, Tourism and Labour of the Balearic Islands; and Alfonso Rodríguez Badal, Mayor of Calvià; in addition to many members of Mallorca’s civil society.
As part of a wide-ranging €3.5 million-renovation, the luxury, all-inclusive property now offers 162 rooms and suites, a unique hospitality concept, renewed food and beverage programme – including four restaurant and five bar concepts from the brand’s iconic culinary offer – a heated outdoor pool, a gym, a spa, among other luxurious facilities and amenities.
Javier Coll, executive vice president and chief strategy officer of ALG, said: “Opening the first branded property in Europe, under the Secrets Resorts & Spas brand, which is strongly positioned in Mexico and the Caribbean, is a key milestone in our European expansion and a decisive pillar of our global business strategy.”
Javier Águila, president of ALG’s European division, added: “Choosing Mallorca as the base for the first Secrets-branded hotel in Europe, within the framework of our ambitious expansion plan throughout the continent, was not a coincidence.
“Our company is firmly committed to the Balearic Islands – a strong destination where our corporate headquarters are also located.”
Jordi Ferrer, CEO of Hesperia Hotels & Resorts, stressed that “the inauguration of Secrets Mallorca Villamil Resort & Spa represents an important milestone in the new era for Hesperia, while at the same time reinforces our leisure business with a high-end hotel that will serve as a clear example of the quality tourism options on the island.
“We are proud to have reached this milestone with exceptional allies like ALG and AMResorts.”
Marketed by AMResorts, a key affiliate of RCI, and under the ownership and management of Hesperia Resorts & Hotels, Secrets Mallorca Villamil Resort & Spa continues ALG’s aggressive European expansion, which began in December 2018 with the acquisition of a majority stake in the Spanish hotel chain Alua Hotels & Resorts.
The new property marks the 16th Secrets Resorts & Spa resort, which until now has been centred primarily throughout Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Mexico. By the end of the year, AMResorts also plans to open the Secrets Lanzarote Resort & Spa, another result of the strategic alliance between ALG and Hesperia Hotels & Resorts.