Mention AMResorts and its signature Unlimited Luxury offerings spring to mind. It’s all about “everything included” and they don’t shy away from that in their wedding offerings either. Although wedding options do differ by brand—Dreams, Now, Secrets, Sunscape and Zoëtry—no matter which resort or brand a couple chooses, and no matter their budget—the company stresses—AMResorts can hand-deliver your clients a seamless wedding experience, with everything included.
Take the complimentary Gift of Love wedding package at Zoëtry, for example (complimentary when booking eight rooms at the group rate for a minimum of three nights each). It includes lots of must-haves such as the assistance of an onsite wedding coordinator; room upgrade for the bride and groom (based on availability); preparation of wedding day attire for the bride and groom; symbolic ceremony; bride’s bouquet and groom’s boutonniere; wedding cake and sparkling wine toast for up to 20 guests; nightly romantic turndown service for the bride and groom; and complimentary anniversary nights (one free room when staying a minimum of four nights over their first anniversary date). All that in addition to the staple Endless Privileges offerings that we all know about (a great selling point because it truly means top-end dining experiences, spacious accommodations and lots and lots of activities).
AMResorts stresses that there are so many options for groups of all sizes and types—Dreams alone has 10 properties—that it’s easy for couples to find the right resort for them, including an adults-only option. Over at Dreams, for instance, there are wedding gazebos and chapels (think Dreams Tulum) for the ceremony, as well as myriad picture-perfect tropical settings. Dreams, too, offers its own complimentary wedding package when couples reserve at least seven nights in the required room category.
Contact: amresorts.com (click on each brand to find out more on its destination weddings and honeymoons offerings)
With wedding package names like Aqua, Chill-Out Chic, Fantasy, and Wish, Melia Hotels’ Paradisus Resorts puts a certain spin on its fancy-filled wedding packages. Wish, which is the complimentary package when a couple books a 7-night stay in a The Reserve Suite or a Royal Service room category, includes the must-haves such as a Romance Specialist, flowers, dinner reception and ceremony. Fantasy, meanwhile, starts at $1,500 but it’s based on 10 in-house guests including the couple, and a surcharge per additional in-house guest, and of course, your clients will get a lot more inclusions (and you’ll get a lot more on your bottom line). Additionally, Paradisus’ a la carte services, including a spa party, a serenade, a cigar bar, and a private sunset cruise can create a custom experience for the betrothed.
Beyond the wedding packages, however, Paradisus’ Reserve
accommodation options are one of the top reasons why we recommend this brand to you. This resort-within-a-resort concept really plays up exclusivity and sophistication, with swim-up suites, private beach, poolside spa cabanas, and VIP check-in, to name a few amenities—it’s a classy experience that’s a perfect complement to a sophisticated affair.
Contact: (888) 741-5600; paradisus.com
Note to agents: Read all of the fine print when speaking to your clients about complimentary wedding packages at these resorts, as many have minimum-night stipulations and other terms.
Archived related article: All-Inclusive Resort Guide (March 2012)