Apple Leisure Group Announces Strategic Development Team Promotions

Team talent leveraged to accelerate ALG's brand awareness and international growth

. September 19, 2014

Philadelphia - September 19, 2014 - Apple Leisure Group (ALG) announced the promotion of Antonio Fungairino to vice president of development, Cristobal Enriquez to vice president of business development and Tammy Stone to marketing manager. In their respective roles, each development team member will help drive the company's footprint expansion in Latin America and the Caribbean, while continuing to boost ALG's brand recognition within the United States.

“ALG has experienced tremendous success over the last year and a half, including eight new resort brand management contracts, plus entry into three new desirable destinations,” said Javier Coll, executive vice president and chief strategy officer of Apple Leisure Group. “The development team's leadership and vision have been instrumental to this growth.”

Coll added, “We have the proven track record, plus ALG's built-in distribution support and complementary mix of companies driving some of the strongest business results in the industry. Moving into 2015, one of our main goals is to bring the advantage of ALG's unique vertically integrated approach to the forefront and highlight the incredible opportunities available for hotel owners, REITs and global investors.

In his new role as Vice President of Development, Antonio Fungairino will be responsible for fostering strategic relationships with key global investors and Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) in the United States. Most recently, Fungairino worked closely with Apple Leisure Group's partners as director of development and asset management; expertly guiding new projects from negotiation and financing to construction and resort brand management implementation.

As Vice President of Business Development, Cristobal Enriquez will work hand-in-hand with Fungairino. The hospitality industry veteran has over 12 years of experience in the financial sector. His sharp business analysis is complemented by a deep understanding of the company's investor relations and financial needs. Previously, Enriquez served as corporate finance director of AMResorts for eight years, where he supported the company's Latin America expansion.

Marketing Manager, Tammy Stone, will be responsible for developing and implementing multi-channel marketing and communications campaigns designed to quickly raise ALG's profile with industry partners and hoteliers in the U.S., Latin America and Europe. Stone brings over ten years of experience managing award-winning promotional projects for companies including United Airlines, Travel + Leisure magazine, American Express, and Elsevier Publishers. Since joining ALG in 2013, she has supported the development department's growth with strategic marketing initiatives.

About Apple Leisure Group

Philadelphia-based Apple Leisure Group is a leading hospitality company holding a unique niche in the U.S. travel industry. Its vertically integrated business model and robust infrastructure leverages the expertise of six innovative companies to deliver exceptional value to savvy travelers and strong property performance to owners. ALG's award-winning subsidiaries include: Apple Vacations®, the world's largest tour operator to Mexico and the Dominican Republic; Travel Impressions®, a prominent U.S. wholesaler possessing an extensive global portfolio; CheapCaribbean®.com, a popular online travel agency specializing in luxury vacation packages and resort accommodations in Mexico and the Caribbean; AMResorts®, provider of marketing and brand management services to six luxury resort brands; Amstar dmc®, a destination management company offering premium airport transfers, tours and excursions; and Unlimited Vacation Club®, AMResorts' exclusive travel club for repeat guests and brand devotees. For more information on Apple Leisure Group, visit www.appleleisuregroup.com.

Media contact:

Sloane Fistel
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E: sloane.fistel@rbbpr.com

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