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Santo Domingo to be transformed into the capital of the Caribbean with new hotels, museums and activities

The capital of the Dominican Republic and the country's only UNESCO World Heritage Site is to soon benefit from a massive investment and development project that aims to exploit the city's potential and attract more tourism. Plans include the additions of new hotels and museums as well as the creation of new, educational cultural immersions and recreational options.

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Sanctuary Cap Cana resort in the Dominican Republic have a new management

Playa Hotels and Resorts has taken over the management of the Sanctuary Cap Cana resort in the Dominican Republic. The hotel group added the luxury 21-acre resort to its portfolio last week, and it will rebrand the property. The adults-only resort sits on the beachfront within the gated Cap Cana community on the east coast of the country, and it has 184 guestrooms and luxury villas.

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Ribbon cut on Casa Club Puntarena beach club in new tourism project in Dom Rep

President Danilo Medina, the President of the Dominican Republic, has cut the ribbon on the new Casa Club Puntarena beach club at the Puntarena tourism project beach in Sabana Buey. Located in the southern Peravia province, the beachfront Puntarena development will take seven years to build and will cost $1.5 billion. It will feature several hotels, the beach club, a yacht marina, stables, a sports club, ecological trails, beach condos, and restaurants and shops.

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Temptation Punta Cana to open in Dominican Republic in 2019

The Original Group has announced it will be building a new hotel under its Temptation brand in the Dominican Republic. The group will open a new all-inclusive hotel in Punta Cana, as part of a $70 million project that will focus on adult travellers. Temptation Punta Cana will have 400 guest rooms and suites and will be located on 62 acres of landscaped grounds.

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Royalton Bavaro resort opens to guests in Punta Cana

Royalton Resorts has announced the opening of its latest resort in the Caribbean. Royalton Bavaro is located on the stunning Arena Gorda in the Punta Cana region of the Dominican Republic and has 730 guest rooms and suites, as well as facilities including the Royal Spa, a 1,200-foot-long lazy river, an on-site splash park, FlowRider, and nine gourmet restaurants.

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Luxurious Ani Villas resort opens in Dominican Republic

The brand new Ani Villas Dominican Republic opened to guests last month. The 14-suite boutique resort opened on four acres of land on its very own peninsula surrounded by the sea on three sides. The luxury resort was designed by Estudio Sarah Garcia and has a spa, a fitness centre, tennis courts, and guests can enjoy personalised dining experiences in their suites, or on secluded spots on the beach.

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New 18-hole golf course open at La Romana Golf Club in Dominican Republic

Grupo Piñero, the owner of Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts, has announced the opening of a new 18-hole championship golf course at the La Romana Golf Club in the Dominican Republic. It is the company’s second golf course, and it was designed and built by Maverick Design & Construction. The new course has a Club House with a restaurant and bar, and a shop with golf equipment and clothing.

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El Embajador, a Royal Hideaway Hotel in Santo Domingo completes two-year refurbishments

The El Embajador, a Royal Hideaway Hotel in Santo Domingo has completed its two-year refurbishment programme. The project cost $40 million, and included the upgrade of the 298 suites and the addition of a new Wellness and Spa, and 10,000 square feet of ballrooms. The hotel in the Dominican Republic hotel originally opened in 1956, and has been used as the setting for many famous films.

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Excellence Punta Cana unveils new look, pool and suites

Luxury all-inclusive resort Excellence Punta Cana, in the Caribbean’s Dominican Republic, has reopened after a £30 million revamp. The resort’s eateries and bars have been completely transformed, its rooms have been updated, new suites have been added, and there’s a new beachfront pool.

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New eco-boutique Hotel Carmen opens in Dominican Republic

A new luxury eco-boutique hotel has opened in the mountain town of Jarabacoa in the Dominican Republic. The Hotel Carmen is owned by the Hostales de Montaña, and it has 16 mountain-style wooden huts with a total of 24 guest rooms. Guests will also have access to facilities at the nearby Jarabacoa Country Club, such as a swimming pool, tennis court and a restaurant.

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Santo Domingo to be transformed into the capital of the Caribbean with new hotels, museums and activities

The capital of the Dominican Republic and the country's only UNESCO World Heritage Site is to soon benefit from a massive investment and development project that aims to exploit the city's potential and attract more tourism. Plans include the additions of new hotels and museums as well as the creation of new, educational cultural immersions and recreational options.

Sanctuary Cap Cana resort in the Dominican Republic have a new management

Playa Hotels and Resorts has taken over the management of the Sanctuary Cap Cana resort in the Dominican Republic. The hotel group added the luxury 21-acre resort to its portfolio last week, and it will rebrand the property. The adults-only resort sits on the beachfront within the gated Cap Cana community on the east coast of the country, and it has 184 guestrooms and luxury villas.

Ribbon cut on Casa Club Puntarena beach club in new tourism project in Dom Rep

President Danilo Medina, the President of the Dominican Republic, has cut the ribbon on the new Casa Club Puntarena beach club at the Puntarena tourism project beach in Sabana Buey. Located in the southern Peravia province, the beachfront Puntarena development will take seven years to build and will cost $1.5 billion. It will feature several hotels, the beach club, a yacht marina, stables, a sports club, ecological trails, beach condos, and restaurants and shops.