The Hodelpa Nicolas de Ovando Hotel, a Unesco World Heritage
Site in the Zona Colonial in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, unveiled its
new Imperial Club.
The 12-room Imperial Club is Hodelpa's answer to the growing
demand for exclusive spaces, according to a spokesperson.
Owners built an elevator for the sole use of the club, which
is accessed through one of the hotel's gardens. The elevator opens onto the
club's lounge, which is open daily for rum drinks and an afternoon tapas
service. A fleet of butlers accommodates guests' needs.
"The Imperial Club was a natural progression to expand
our service given our level of clients and today's trends in the market,"
said Alvar Ojeda, general manager.
The 92-room hotel is housed in the restored 16th-century
home of the city's founder and first governor and is built in the city's colonial
Amenities and services at the hotel include a 30-minute
complimentary massage, continental breakfast, personalized wakeup calls with
coffee and a weather forecast, a Bluetooth sound system and a courtesy car wash
for guests with vehicles.
Hodelpa Hotels has 13 properties in the D.R. and is a
pioneer in the renaissance of the Zona Colonial in Santo Domingo. The company
plans further expansions later this year.
Imperial Club rates start at $390 per room, per night,
double; regular hotel rates start at $190.