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September 04, 2007
  • Soon, 70,000 hotel rooms
  • Four Seasons at Casa de Campo
  • Luxury resorts line up
Soon, 70,000 hotel rooms
The Ministry of Tourism announces that 3,025 new hotel rooms could be on the market in 2007, opening on the north and east coasts. The Ministry records show that there are currently 63,206 tourism hotel rooms, bringing the projected new total to almost 70,000 rooms, maintaining the destination's leadership in the Caribbean, outside of Mexico. The Ministry says that the new rooms are under construction in Puerto Plata, Las Terrenas (Samana), Bavaro, Punta Cana, Bayahibe (La Altagracia) and in San Pedro de Macoris (Juan Dolio and Guayacanes). More than 400 rooms have been remodeled.
The list of new rooms is:
Northeast coast:
Bahia Estela Caribe, Las Terrenas, Samana (14 rooms),
Cayacoa, Samana (183 rooms)
Cayo Levantado (214 rooms)
Bahia Principe Gran Bahia (108 rooms)
East Coast:
Aqua Spa, Uvero Alto (53 rooms)
Colony Bay, Punta Cana (215 rooms)
Sivory, Uvero Alto (48 rooms)
Bahia Principe Bavaro (576 rooms)
Brisas de Bavaro, Arena Gorda (17)
Catalonia (144 rooms)
IFA Villas Bavaro (156 rooms)
Ocean Royal Club Bavaro Real Arena NH (657 rooms)
Villa Mar y Sol (56 rooms)
Golden Bear Lodge (168), Cap Cana
Sanctuary, Cap Cana (180 rooms)
Dominicus, Bayahibe (24 rooms)
Bahia Principe Romana, former Santana Beach, 130 rooms
Four Seasons at Casa de Campo
Casa de Campo is taking luxury resorts one step further announcing the start of construction of a Four Seasons fronting the Caribbean Sea in La Romana. Leading contemporary resort architect, Mexican Diego Villasenor has drafted the plans for the luxury hotel. Eddie Creed, one of the founders of the Four Season hotel chain, explained on the announcement that it will be built on 67 acres of land, with 200 bedrooms and 3,100 feet of land in front of the ocean.
No luxuries will be spared at the 200-room hotel, a US$120 million investment. If you want luxury it's going to cost you with prices of super suites at around US$10,200 per night. The super suites include 5 rooms, a private pool, a gym, offices, a spa and other special features.
Toronto-headquartered Four Seasons Hotels manage some 70 luxury hotels and resorts in more than 30 countries.
Luxury resorts line up
The big luxury resort brand names are coming to the DR. The DR is revving up for the start of the major luxury resort development, on the tails of the many successful second home vacation communities.
Four Seasons announces it is ready to start building in Casa de Campo in La Romana.
Ritz Carlton is on the books for construction in Cap Cana, in Punta Cana.
Fairmont of Canada has plans for Roco Ki resort development in Macao, north of Punta Cana. Westin is building a first hotel in Roco Ki.

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