Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic is in
the midst of a hotel boom with more than 1,100 rooms set to join
the area's room pool over the next two years.
New this month is
the Golf Suites in Punta Cana, featuring 58 villas with 94 suites.
The hotel brand is part of the Spanish-owned CTCOP
include an infinity pool, a beach club, meeting rooms, 24-hour room
service and a spa and fitness center. In addition, the 27-hole
Cocotal Golf & Country Club adjacent to the Golf Suites is
accessible to guests of the hotel.
For rates and
details, visit www.thegolfsuites.com or call (305)
The Agua Resort
& Spa, also in Punta Cana, will open its doors May 11. Although
the luxury property, 24 miles from Punta Cana International
Airport, will offer an American Plan (three meals a day) menu
option, it will not be an all-inclusive resort.
The property's 53
suites are situated in 18 villas and resort facilities include a
spa, a beachfront infinity pool, a fitness room, meetings
facilities, 24-hour room service, three restaurants, concierge and
butler services, Wi-Fi throughout the property, a mini kids' club,
tennis courts and a variety of water sports.
Rates this summer
range from $400 to $600 per room, per night, double. For details,
The Spanish NH
Hoteles chain will make its Caribbean debut with two properties in
Punta Cana, the first to open in December followed by a second in
Hotel Bavaro Real Arena, described as a five-star facility, is set
to open this December and will include a small convention
Hotel VIP Real
Arena, meanwhile, is slated to open in mid-2008 with 375 rooms and
also is targeted at the luxury market.
represent an investment of $150 million. NH Hoteles' portion of the
investment represents $5 million; several other partners also are
involved, according to Gabriele Burgio, president.
NH Hoteles also
is involved in the Cap Cana development project near Punta Cana and
will build a 90-room boutique beachfront hotel and 250 rental
apartments, which will be owned 50% each by NH Hoteles and Cap
Cana. No opening date has been released.
operates 258 hotels with 37,643 rooms in 19 countries in Europe,
Latin America and Africa. For details on the chain's properties,
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