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New luxurious Westin hotel in Punta Cana kicks off construction works

A new project to open a luxurious property in Punta Cana has just begun. Starwood Hotels and Resorts partnered up with Grupo Puntacana in order to create the marvellous venue which will attract tourists wishing to spend luxury Dominican Republic holidays.

New luxurious Westin hotel in Punta Cana kicks off construction works

The Dominican Republic, which is currently one of most popular holiday destinations in the Caribbean, continues to expand its tourism sector with the launching of a new project to open a high-end hotel in Punta Cana. The new Westin property will not be another all-inclusive property but a more sophisticated venue for visitors wishing to spend luxury Dominican Republic holidays.

In order for this amazing project to develop, Starwood Hotels and Resorts teamed up with Grupo Puntacana. The new a five star Westin hotel, will be located in the Playa Blanca Area, which is only minutes away from Punta Cana Airport. Guests will have access to the amazing Puntacana Resort & Club, which includes three miles of private beaches, a golf course and 1,5000 acres of ecological reserve as well as an equestrian centre.

The new five star hotel will certainly make the country’s tourism industry keep growing, as guests will be able to relax and lay back in any of the lush 204 rooms the property will comprise. An outdoor pool, a cigar bar, 16 suites and a Six Senses Spa, among other amenities, are some of the perks that will place the new Westin property among the top luxury resorts and hotels in the Dominican Republic.

Frank Raneiri, president and CEO of Grupo Puntacana, is glad to invest in this new project as he is confident that it will report more tourist income in the future. “We are excited to be financing the construction of the Westin Puntacana Resort & Club,” he stated, in a release “Our investment reflects our confidence in the continued international demand for exceptional travel experiences in the Dominican Republic.”

Mr. Raneiri isn’t the only one convinced that the project will be a success. Alberto Abreu, director of hospitality at the resort, declared that he saw a lot of potential in the Westin project and that he thought the property would definitely draw in more visitors looking for the ultimate experience in luxury holidays in the Dominican Republic, during his interview with Caribbean Journal at the recent CHTA Marketplace conference in the Bahamas.

“What we feel with Westin is that there’s a client that wants to go to European Plan (EP) product, and for them to be comfortable going to and EP product, they have to hear a name that they know. And Westin is a fantastic brand. It’s for very activity-oriented, health-oriented people that want to have a fantastic beach, a path to run on, tennis courts and that kind of thing,” he said “So we really felt that, from the moment we decided we wanted to have an EP product at our resort, the first name that came into our heads was Westin.”

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