On The Go Extra – Breathless GM Interview

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The newest AM Resorts brand Breathless is set to open its first doors this November in Punta Cana and there has been a lot of buzz revolving around this cutting-edge, adults-only concept. We decided to go directly to the source and talk with the Operations Manager on property, Clara Escribano, about the new resort, her excitement and the new brands’ feel. Escribano, who has been with AM Resorts for two years, and had previously worked as the Resident Manager at Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana, has a great deal of experience in the travel industry and she gave us great insight into this up and coming brand!

Q: What additional amenities does the xhale club offer guests? 
A: Benefits of the xhale club include personalized check in and check out with concierge services, two private xhale club swimming pools, pool concierge and bar service, access to the xhale club lounge offering breakfast, lunch and afternoon hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, as well as exquisite desserts and fine liquors. Complimentary wireless internet throughout the resort, as well as a complimentary newspaper in suite is also available.  In suites, guests will enjoy a pillow menu, turndown service, Jacuzzis on private balconies and upgraded mini bar and room service menu.

Q: Describe the entertainment that will be offered on property (casino, theater, water sports, lounges & nightclub, etc.).  
A: Breathless Punta Cana will have an on-site casino, an indoor theater featuring live shows and nightly entertainment, and 8 bars and lounges, including MartinOx – a unique oxygen bar offering cigars and top-shelf spirits. Guests will also enjoy 6 pools (including the multi-level Freestyle pool), 4 outdoor whirlpools, and an array of non-motorized watersports including kayaking, snorkeling and sailing.

Describe some of the nearby local attractions/excursions that guests can experience: 
Outback Safari
Discover mountains and rivers, visit sugar cane fields and cocoa plantations, and savor freshly brewed coffee that you can grind! See how Dominicans live and learn all about their customs. Have a typical lunch in the mountain ranch. After siesta time, you’ll get a chance to jump in the water for some boogie boarding!

Country Adventure
Don’t think you can get away for a whole day? Try a half-day version instead! Explore mountains, sugar cane fields and cocoa bean plantations, discover the art of fine cigar making and visit a typical Dominican home. Finish the adventure on a secluded beach for some boogie boarding and snacks.

Zip Lines
A true adrenaline rush that’s not recommended for the faint of heart! Feel the wind rushing past you as you soar from platform to platform like a true jungle king. Set against the lush tropical mountain forests of Punta Cana, this will be a truly unforgettable experience!

Guests can also tee off at nearby, spectacular golf courses!

The modern decor of the restaurants will add to any meal!

Q: Destination weddings have a huge market. What does Breathless offer? How does this separate a Breathless wedding from other brands? What are the special added touches?
A: Like its sister AMResorts brands, Breathless Resorts & Spas’ wedding packages include the key components sought out by couples that are the necessities for a dream destination wedding like the ceremony, bouquet, boutonniere, cake, private cocktail hour, dinner reception, photography, and more.  Because Breathless Resorts & Spas bring a new kind of all-adult getaway experience focusing on a spirited and vibrant social lifestyle, this has, of course, been incorporated into their weddings as well.

Breathless Punta Cana’s wedding packages include unique elements such as a keepsake garter for the bride, a reserved table with bottle service for the wedding party at the on-site club, Showstopper, a signature cocktail designed by the couple and served during the cocktail hour, and other fun inclusions that keep the wedding feeling fresh and current. Additionally, couples can work with the on-site wedding coordinator to add special touches to their wedding, like ice sculptures, fire dancers, private cigar rollers, to make it truly one-of-a-kind. A wedding at Breathless Punta Cana will be breathtaking!