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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.

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

The El Embajador, a Royal Hideaway Hotel in Santo Domingo has revealed its completed renovations. The property underwent a two-year $40 million refurbishment, after it was purchased by the Barcelo Hotel Group in 2015.

The historic hotel in the capital of the Dominican Republic opened into guests in 1956, and over the decades has attracted many famous faces as well as being the setting for many films including “The Godfather: Part II” and “The Lost City”. Now operating under Barcelo’s Royal Hideaway Luxury Hotels & Resorts brand, the property has unveiled its upgraded accommodation and facilities.

The extensive renovation programme included the upgrade of all of its 298 suites, and refurbished "El Jardin and Los Porches" restaurants. The hotel added a new Wellness & Spa with a private swimming pool, fitness centre and four treatment rooms, and 10,000 square feet of ballrooms, including the Protocolo and Diplomatic event rooms, and the Signature Venue Embassy Garden. The hotel also has 28,000 square feet of space of business travellers, including a sophisticated 800-foot glass enclosure.

Accommodation at the hotel ranges from Executive Junior Suites to Presidential Suites and each room boasts views of the Caribbean Sea, the gardens or the city. In-room amenities include digital technology with separate routers, complimentary wireless Internet, media hubs, 48-inch flat-screen TVs, and personal concierge service.

Located in the up-and-coming Bellavista neighbourhood of Santo Domingo, the luxury hotel is positioned close to the business district of the city. Travellers can enjoy close proximity to an array of attractions in the city such as the Alcazar de Colon museum, Museum of Duarte, and the Museo del Ron Dominicano which transforms into a rum bar at night.

The bustling colonial city of Santo Domingo blends the old with the new, and is considered to be one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the Caribbean. Divided by the Ozama River, the city boasts Victorian houses, tree-lined streets, luxury hotels, and world-class casinos, as well as historic monuments and attractions such as Columbus's Lighthouse, and the well-preserved 15th and 16th century architecture, including Iglesia Regina Angelorum and the Convento de los Dominicos.

The Barcelo Group is a Spanish hotel group that was established in 1931. The group operates brands including Royal Hideaway, Barcelo Hotels and Resorts, Occidental Hotels and Resorts, and Allegro Hotels, with numerous properties in destinations all over the globe. 

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