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A Closer Look: Getting to Know the New For You Giveaway Prize Properties

A Closer Look: Getting to Know the New For You Giveaway Prize Properties

A Closer Look: Getting to Know the New For You Giveaway Prize Properties

A Closer Look: Getting to Know the New For You Giveaway Prize Properties

There’s always something new going on in travel. Or just as accurately, something up, as new builds are erected, décor gets refreshed, rooms get renovated, and expansions … well, expand. It’s hard to keep track of, which is why we give so much credit to (and always say Ask a Travel Advisor!) travel advisors for staying on top of it all.

But knowing something on paper isn’t the same as knowing something through experience, and new properties and features are only words on a list until you see, touch, smell, and are swept away by it. And until you can do that, it’s hard to vouch for a resort personally, which is why ALG Vacations® hosts so many FAM trips.

Even better than a group trip with work friends, though, to live an authentic vacation experience? A personal stay.

And that’s why ALG Vacations® is giving away a dozen air-inclusive 3- to 4-night stays (air courtesy of American Airlines) this Travel Advisor Appreciation Month!

As part of our 31 doubled-down days of travel advisor support, we’re inviting 12 winning travel advisors to go on their own private exploration of some of the newest and hottest properties to join the ALG Vacations® portfolio. We’ve secured complimentary stays to hotels across Mexico to South America, the Caribbean, Hawaii, the U.S., and Europe, PLUS American Airline airfare, and all you have to do to become eligible is to keep doing what you’re already doing: booking ALG Vacations® brands on VAX VacationAccess for your clients.

Any booking you make through Apple Vacations, Travel Impressions, Funjet Vacations, Southwest Vacations®, Blue Sky Tours, and United Vacations® during the month of May earns you an automatic entry into our random drawing. Adding value to your customers’ trips like Travel Protection Plus or an Amstar transfer add one additional entry each. If you book with a brand that already includes Amstar transfers (e.g. Travel Impressions or Apple Vacations), you get two entries right off the bat.

But enough about the contest! You probably want to know more about the prizes. Keep reading for the quick and not-so-dirty (because it’s shiny and NEW!) details on each of the prize properties, and revisit TravelBlogue every Tuesday in May for our special Insider Tips series, featuring straight-from-the-source, hotel confidential tricks on how you can your clients can get the most out of a stay at the industry’s hottest newcomers.

Riu Latino, Costa Mujeres, Cancun
Opening date: Fall 2022

  • Gorgeous new build, with a modern white aesthetic with striking pops of teal
  • Liquor dispensers in every room – a RIU Hotels & Resorts signature feature
  • Adults-only, including at their on-site Splash Water World water park

Secrets Impression Moxche, Riviera Maya
Opening date: Fall 2022

  • First of the Impression concept sub-brand, which feature elevated suites and extravagant beachfront villas
  • Amazing gathering spaces, including massive floor cushions, a rooftop venue, and more
  • 198 suites with rustic-chic, earthy décor with an earthy feel

Dreams Karibana Cartagena Golf & Spa Resort, Colombia
Opening date: Spring 2022

  • Located near the historic city of Cartagena but within a premium gated community
  • A pioneer for all-inclusive in Colombia, offering five dining options and four bars and lounges and pool and beach wait service
  • 268 modern, minimal rooms and suites that open up to sweeping views

Secrets Moxche Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya
Opening date: Spring 2022

  • Absolutely stunning with nature-influenced design, including stone walls, wood materials, and plentiful water features
  • Tiled pool and restrained, verdant landscaping offer a distinctly luxury spa-like feel
  • Five “Romantic Spots” built into the grounds; neighbors Secrets Impression Moxche

Andaz Prague, Czech Republic 
Opening date: Spring 2022

  • Old World luxury directly on Senovazne Square in the historical center of the city
  • A remodel of Sugar Palace, whose historical elements are retained or honored in design details, art, and furnishings
  • On-site ZEM restaurant uses local ingredients from Moravia and Bohemia melding with Japanese Izakaya techniques and dishes

Hyatt Centric Buckhead Atlanta, Georgia
Opening date: Winter 2021

  • Stunning newly built addition to the Lenox Square neighborhood’s latest major development
  • Design inspired by Georgia’s ancient pottery heritage and the fashion, business, and entertainment hub that is Buckhead
  • Two restaurants on site, including a rooftop bar and lounge available for private bookings

Breathless Cancun Soul Resort & Spa, Cancun
Opening date: Winter 2021

  • Site of ALG Vacations’® recent Executive Advisor Retreat
  • Set between the Caribbean Sea and Nichupte Lagoon with expansive views surrounding, ideal for ocean-lovers
  • An all-suites resort, with 429 in total, including xhale club categories, which include upgraded amenities like an exclusive rooftop pool, private lounge, and dedicated bar

Hotel Xcaret Arte, Riviera Maya
Opening date: Summer 2021

  • Authentically, unapologetically Mexican and Mayan—an homage to the culture’s art featuring local arts, crafts, materials, and workmanship
  • Adults only, with 900 suites spread across five buildings with their own different artistic themes
  • Art workshops and access to all ten Grupo Xcaret parks and tours (including the new Xcaret Xailing) included in the rate as well as an exclusive shuttle

Margaritaville Island Reserve Cap Cana, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Opening date: Fall 2021

  • Everyday, casual, laid-back beach vibes in an exclusive, luxurious enclave just 15 minutes from the international airport in Punta Cana
  • 228 guestrooms—some of them swim-up—and 40 spectacular luxury villas with private balcony pools
  • Incredibly novel experiences, such as signature margaritas, an in-room bar experience, beach bonfires, and all the attractions of an Entertainment Village

Royalton Grenada, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort, Grenada, Caribbean
Opening date: Fall 2021

  • Newly a part of Marriott International’s Autograph Collection, and unique in its All-In Luxury® offering
  • Set on not one, but two beaches in Tamarind Bay on the Spice Island of the Caribbean
  • 269 rooms and suites—all with DreamBeds™--across Resort to Diamond Club™ sections

Resorts World Las Vegas
Opening date: Summer 2021

  • Set right on the Strip, with connectivity and association with the Hilton, Conrad, and Crockfords
  • 117,000 square feet of gaming and 5,000 seats for entertainment at Resorts World Theatre
  • An eater’s paradise with on-site dining featuring brainchildren of restaurateurs Marcus Samuelsson, Dedet de la Fuente, Steve and Kevin Aoki, plus Michelin-recognized global brands like An Chun Shandong Dumpling and Geylang Claypot Rice

Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort, Oahu, Hawaii
Opening date: Spring 2021

  • Fully transformed after an $80 million expansion and renovation, which includes curated art exhibits and guestroom remodels
  • Outdoor music has a new stage with Kani Ka Pila Grille, a backyard-vibe venue with island-inspired cuisine and locally sourced cocktails
  • Built right on world-famous Waikiki Beach, near famed surf breaks like Kaiser’s, Threes, and Fours.

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