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The five star Westin Punta Cana Resort to open in December 2013

The long anticipated Westin Puntacana five star Resort will be opening its doors to guests in December 2013. The much talked about resort is expected to be popular among holidaymakers with a combination of an exclusive location at the Puntacana Resort and Club and an incredible range of amenities including access to a 1500 acre ecological reserve.

The five star Westin Punta Cana Resort to open in December 2013

Travellers planning a sunny Caribbean holiday in the Dominican Republic for the 2013 Christmas season will be pleased to learn that in December 2013 Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide will launch the eagerly anticipated Westin Puntacana Resort at the luxurious Puntacana Resort and Club in Playa Blanca.

The Westin Resort will join the league of five stars hotels in the Dominican Republic's popular Punta Cana district. Guests will have their pick of 204 rooms as well as 16 luxury suites- ideal for those planning something just a little more extravagant. Other on site amenities include a large outdoor swimming pool, lobby bar, cigar bar, access to world class golf courses as well as access to an exclusive 1500 acre ecological reserve featuring water springs, hiking trails and an equestrian center. For those travellers hoping to book family friendly Punta Cana holidays the Westin Resort's kids club is sure to be a crowd pleasure with the younger generation.

The resort will also feature an impressive eight restaurants with a variety of mouth-watering dishes. Notably, in addition to the option of an all inclusive meal plan, the Westin Resort will be offering guests the option of a room only accommodation plan- a first in Punta Cana a holiday destination best known for its abundance of all inclusive holiday resorts, "The Dominican Republic, and Punta Cana in particular, is known for all-inclusive offerings, but we are seeing a demand now for E.P. properties (room only, no meals). We are the first defenders of the all-inclusive concept, but we feel that there is a large market for the E.P. product, as well" noted Francisco Blanch, director of sales and marketing at Starwood Resorts.

Starwood Hotel and Resorts Worldwide has built a reputation as one of the world's leading hotel firms with 1090 properties across 100 different destinations including the Four Points by Sheraton Puntacana Village near Punta Cana's international airport. The Westin Resort is the direct result of Starwood Hotels and Resorts strategic partnership with Grupo Puntacana.

On announcing the partnership, Frank Ranieri, Grupo Puntacana's CEO and President noted, "We are excited to be financing the construction of the Westin Puntacana Resort and Club... Our investment reflects our confidence in the continued international demand for exceptional travel experiences in the Dominican Republic".

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