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AMResorts partners with Cornell University

AMResorts recently announced a partnership with Cornell University to offer a new certificate program for AMResorts general managers. The program, which will be completed over the course of three years, will be available to select general managers at AMResorts. The courses will be taught by Cornell faculty as well as visiting lecturers and executives.

AMResorts partners with Cornell University

Apple Leisure Group subsidiary AMResorts has partnered with Cornell University on a new certificate program for AMResorts general managers, the company announced.

The AMResorts Top Executive Certificate Program is a personalized business and hospitality development program delivered by the Cornell University Hotel School Executive Education and eCornell.

The certificate involves a three-year program which blends classroom and online learning, offered to select general managers at AMResorts properties beginning in January 2018.

Hospitality management topics will be taught by Cornell faculty, along with visiting lecturers and executives. The program will focus on a different area of expertise each year, beginning with Hospitality Leadership, followed by Demand Management, and Owner-Operator Relationships in year three.

Upon completion of the program, participants will receive a master certificate in hospitality management.

“AMResorts has always been a pioneer in the hospitality industry.”

Said Gonzalo del Peón, President of AMResorts.

“By providing a one-of-a-kind learning experience powered by top educators and leaders, AMResorts looks forward to strengthening our team and giving them a smart edge to better serve our guests.”

The certificate program is the latest innovation for a firm that is the fastest-growing company in the Caribbean region.

Catherine Perkins, Assistant Director or Hospitality Custom Programs at Cornell University, said:

“Cornell University is thrilled to be working with AMResorts to deliver a program that focuses on their unique business needs and will help develop the potential of their team.”

AMResorts, a subsidiary of Apple Leisure Group and was founded in 2001. The brand has properties in Mexico, Jamaica, Curacao, the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Panama, and Puerto Rico, totalling more than 22,000 rooms. The company is now one of the most rapidly-growing hospitality brands in North America. The company operates the Sunscape, Dreams, Breathless, and Now resorts, among others. Each of the company’s brands offers travellers a distinct experience and a range of amenities.

Cornell University, which is located in New York, is one of the most respected universities in the United States. The certificate in Hospitality Management is one of the most popular offered by the School of Hotel Administration.

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