APPENDIX II – MAJOR MNE AI BRANDS

BARCELO CORPORACION EMPRESARIAL (BCE) (Spain and Holland-PHR)

Spain / International

Charter AIRLINE (since 2013)

 

 

USA

 

 

UK
(until 2007)

 

 

USA Apple Vacations (Apple until 2007) (SEE BELOW)

 

 

Travel

Barceló Viajes

• American Express-Barceló Viajes

• Vacaciones Barceló (en América Latina)

• Quelónea

• Jolidey

• Lacuartaisla

Grupo Barceló….cuenta con más de 140 hoteles en 17 países, cerca de 650 agencias de viajes en España y Portugal, y un área de touroperación en continua expansión.

From: http://www.evelop.com/es/sobre-nosotros/

 

 


APPLE LEISURE GROUP – Delaware 

 

Apple Vacations – Website for Individuals

CheapCaribbean.com – Website for Individuals

Travel Impressions – Website for travel professionals and groups

AMStar – Ground Transportation and Destination Management


 AMResorts - Hotels

AMResorts SIX BRANDS

·        Now (Jade/Sapphire/Ambar)

·        Dreams

·        Secrets

·        Zoëtry Wellness & Spa Resorts,

·        Sunscape Resorts & Spas

·        Breathless

 

 

AMResorts TIME SHARE

UVC claims to be based in Miami but timeshare members’ credit cards are charged outside the USA by a company called GBS International

 

 


 

MELIÁ HOTELS INTERNATIONAL (previously Sol Meliá) (Spain)

 

Sol Meliá

 

Nationality of Originating Market and Hotel Type

Gran Meliá = 20% UK and 16% USA and Beach resorts with a total of 75% Leisure

ME Hotels = 37% USA and 10% Mexico, Beach resorts with total of 70% Leisure

Paradissus = 47% USA and 17% Panama, AI Beach resorts with a total of 80% Leisure

Meliá = 28% Spain and 10% USA; both urban and AI beach resorts

Innside = 80% German, Urban hotels primarily groups and business

Tryp = 37% Spain, Urban hotels 50% Leisure and 50% Business

Sol Hotels = 39% UK and 30 % Spain; Beach resorts

(Brands reproduced and market information from: http://www.meliahotelsinternational.com/es/expansion/nuestras-marcas)


NH HOTEL GROUP (Spain)

In addition to NH Krasnapolsky Hotels and the NH Express brand, other brands include:

 

 

Reproduced from: http://corporate.nh-hotels.com/en/about-nh/brands


THOMAS COOK PLC (UK)

Reproduced from: Source: Thomas Cook Group Plc Annual Report 2008


THOMAS COOK (UK) Re-Branded (2013)

Reproduced from: http://www.thomascook.com/brands/


TUI GROUP (Germany)

 

Source: TUI AG. (2013). Annual Report 2012-2013: TUI Aktiengesellschaft. 278 pgs.


TUI TRAVEL PLC (UK)

Reproduced from: TUI Travel. (2013). Annual Report 2012: TUI Travel PLC. Pg. 3


TUI Hotels & Resorts (Spain)

Reproduced from : http://www.tui-group.com/en/company/sectors/hotels

EXCELLENCE Group of Hotel Resorts – Netherlands and Netherlands Antilles (Curacao)

Brands:

·        Excellence

·        Beloved

·        Finest

 

 



Excellence Group Luxury Resorts ("Excellence Resorts" Website www.excellence-resorts.com) is a Dutch company specializing in hotel management and international real estate development. The majority of its business is dedicated to the creation and management of luxury resorts throughout the Caribbean. The company was formed out of a joint investment between Medieval Times (MTI) and ETI (Explotacions Turistiques de les Illes). This partnership came to fruition on December 15, 2000, with the opening of Excellence Punta Cana, its first luxury resort, in the Dominican Republic.

Prior to this joint venture, in 1998 MTI was lost the case brought by the US Revenue Agency against them. MTI had to pay US$10 mn for improper deductions of  royalties, loan interest and management fees in the years 1987 to 1989. MTI filed for USA Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. “The tax battle doesn't affect five other Medieval Times operations in other states and Canada. Each franchise is owned by Dutch-based investor groups, often with overlapping partners, and all are managed out of Buena Park”. From http://articles.latimes.com/1997-04-26/business/fi-52496_1_medieval-times

In the same year as the bankruptcy declaration, Explotaciones Turístiques de les Illes S.L (E.T.I.) was created in 1998 in Alcudia, Spain. . The group owns and operates hotels in Spain. http://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/private/snapshot.asp?privcapid=23297658 Owned by Invesiones Plomer SL (Bartolomé Plomer) and Inversiones Pascual SL (Pedro Pascual), the resulting Spanish group, ETI, founded VIVA Hotels - family vacations in Mallorca and Menorca, as well as two adults-only Vanity hotels.

“Since 2000, Excellence Resorts, a family owned and operated business, has continued its expansion into other locations around the Caribbean. In addition to Excellence Punta Cana, it currently owns and manages Excellence Rivera Cancún, a resort of 440 luxury suites on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula along the Mayan Riviera and The Excellence Playa Mujeres, in Mexico. Additional Excellence properties under development are Excellence Oyster Bay, near Montego Bay, Jamaica.”

(Source: http://self.gutenberg.org/article/whebn0010630215/excellence%20group%20luxury%20resorts)

The 1000 to 5000 employee-company is listed as a private, family-owned and operated business with a primary geographic presence in the Caribbean. The group owns and manages 3 brands with hotels and resort properties in Dominican Republic (Punta Cana); and Mexico (Riviera Maya and Playa Mujeres-Cancun) and Jamaica (Oyster Bay).  In February 2009 the Group decided to develop a new brand, Beloved Hotels, with the Boutique All Inclusive concept, with its first and unique property The Beloved Hotel Playa Mujeres-Cancun, Mexico.

2015 is another year of expansion for the Group, with the development of its third brand, Finest Resorts, All Inclusive Luxury Resorts that accommodates guest of all ages. The first property on the newly created brand is Finest Playa Mujeres, Mexico, open on February 2015.

Excellence-Resorts.com website is the property of Savannahville Tours, N.V, a Netherland Antilles registered company (http://www.excellenceresorts.com/footer/legal/). Savannahville Tours, N.V. is the RESERVATION arm of Excellence Resorts.