The Executive Chairman of SuperClubs Super-Inclusive resorts, the Hon. John Issa will be at WTM to talk about the progress of the four newest SuperClubs properties, due to open in 2004/05.
Credited as the “Father of the all-inclusive” resort concept in the Caribbean for over 27 years, the Issa family`s 16 resort hotel group in six countries in Latin America and the Caribbean represents the Super-Inclusive concept today. Today Issa runs seven all-inclusive resorts in Jamaica alone, and has opened resorts in The Bahamas, Curaçao, Cuba, Brazil and, most recently, two new resorts in the Dominican Republic. SuperClubs resorts were the first all-inclusives to include alcoholic beverages, island excursions, weddings and tips as part of the holiday package. A market segmentation strategy produced several different brands allowing his guests to choose the right resort for their needs.
2004 & 2005 sees the opening of new SuperClubs properties in Cuba and Brazil
Grand Lido Varadero, Cuba:
On one of the world`s finest beaches, Varadero, Cuba. One hundred and fifty five kilometres away from the Jose Marti International Airport, Havana and thirty kilometres from Juan Gualberto Gormez International Airport, Varadero. Grand Lido Varadero will be a 5-star SuperClubs Super-Inclusive luxury Resort for adults, singles and couples 16 years and older, with 436 rooms including Tropical and Royal suites, as well as a Presidential and honeymoon suite. All rooms have air conditioned accommodation featuring 24-hour room service, each suit will also feature a Jacuzzi. Due to open Winter 2004.
Breezes Cayo Coco, Cuba:
Located on Cayo Coco island on the northern coast of Cuba connected to the mainland via a causeway, an hour and a half away from the Maximo Gomez International Airport, in Ciego de Avila. A 4-star SuperClubs Super Inclusive resort for adults, singles and couples 16 years and older, there are 307 rooms in two-story buildings, including one-bedroom suites.
Breezes Cumbuco, Brazil:
On Brazil`s easternmost coast, it is located 19 miles west of Fortaleza and will feature 253 suites and villas. In addition to enjoying white sand beaches and tranquil lagoons, guests at the resort will have a choice of three restaurants, a wide array of land and water sports and a full-service spa. Breezes Cumbuco will be equipped with Camp Breezes kids facilities, welcoming singles, couples and families. Due to open Summer 2005.
Starfish Mura Alto, Brazil:
Will open its doors in Recife with 252 rooms, including 60 cottages. This 16-acre beachfront family-friendly resort is 15 minutes from Porto de Galinhas Vila, the region`s commercial center. SuperClubs manages Starfish resorts as an affiliate three-star, all-inclusive brand and sister resort to the popular Starfish Trelawny in Jamaica. Due to open December 2004.
2003 has been a successful year for SuperClubs with the two newest SuperClubs resorts, Breezes Puerto Plata and Breezes Punta Cana both in the Dominican Republic, opening and performing exceptionally well by attracting the British tourist with it`s easy access.