Press Release Headlines Signs Another of the World's Finest Resorts to Its Collection – Panama's Sensational Eco-Resort, Isla Palenque

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DENVER, Jan. 20, 2010 —, the gateway to resort real estate, has added to the collection a fabulous island resort off the coast of Panama. The Resort at Isla Palenque has taken its position as owners of the entire island to create a truly green and LEED Certified sustainable community.

First and foremost is a commitment to maintain a 220-acre nature preserve in the center of Isla Palenque. The preserve protects the island's natural artesian spring that provides fresh water to the howler monkeys, parrots, jungle cats and other tropical species that call the island home.

In addition to the preserve, the resort will also include an organic garden, numerous green building practices, and a commitment to preserving the culture and wellbeing of the area.

"Many of the most important things we do are so integral to our business plan and the customer experience we want to create that we can't really consider unsustainable options," say Benjamin Loomis, president of Amble Resorts, the developer of Isla Palenque.

The Resort at Isla Palenque will be a unique, high-end boutique resort exemplifying the best in design, comfort, service, adventure and sustainability. Phase one of construction for The Resort at Isla Palenque will begin in 2010. It has been the lifelong dream of founder Loomis to create an island resort like Isla Palenque.

"Working on the project is incredibly fun, and we think that we'll end up with a very special place for guests and homeowners to spend time," Loomis says. He believes his resort's involvement with will help him realize his vision.

"We're excited to be a part of," says Loomis. "It can be difficult to stand out when larger projects can better afford the big advertising placements that attract brokers. provides a small, unique resort like ours with a more level playing field. That benefits buyers as well, since they will be able to compare all sizes and styles of resorts in one place."

For OMI Group, founders of, the addition of Isla Palenque provides a uniquely interesting addition to the collection of resorts participating in its program.

"The Resort at Isla Palenque represents an important evolution in the resort industry," says Todd Zurcher, Principal of OMI Group and founder of "It is a very well-planned community, and is taking the extra time to do things in ways that will ensure its long-term viability. This is the wave of the future in resort development, and we're delighted to be in a position to help Isla Palenque succeed."


Artist's rendition of The Resort at Isla Palenque provided by 4240 Architecture:

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Todd Zurcher, Founder
303-408-7477, Email

Isla Palenque
Frances Limoncelli, Marketing Director
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Spencer Castillo, Principal
Castillo & Ruig Communications
310-415-5730, Email

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