MeriStar arrives in Palmas del Mar

HUMACAO -- MeriStar Hotels & Resorts, a Washington-based management company, added the 100-room Candelero Hotel and the nearby, newly built, 97-suite Palmas Doradas complex to its portfolio and renamed the property the Doral Resort at Palmas del Mar.

The villa units at Palmas del Mar range in capacity from one to three bedrooms. The Villas at Palmas del Mar, which total 110 one-, two- and three-bedroom units, and the 106-unit Club Cala, a vacation-ownership resort, also are managed by MeriStar.

The resort complex lies within the Palmas del Mar master-planned community, which consists of more than 2,750 acres along three miles of beachfront.

The Doral, MeriStar's first property in Puerto Rico, is located on the island's southeast coast, approximately 45 miles from San Juan.

Robin Kirk, MeriStar's executive vice president of operations, said the property will immediately undergo a $1.6 million renovation, with an additional $1.7 million in renovations planned over the next two years.

Facilities include two championship golf courses, a clubhouse, 20 tennis courts, fitness and equestrian centers, a marina, 13 restaurants, a casino and residential units.

MeriStar plans to seek other management opportunities throughout the Caribbean.

Doral Resort at Palmas del Mar
Phone: (800) PALMAS 3
Web: www.palmasdelmar.com

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