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May 3, 2011
  • Copa has VIP room at Las Americas
  • Four Points by Sheraton in Punta Cana
  • Secrets Royal Beach and Now Larimar in Punta Cana
  • KLM to fly to Punta Cana
Copa has VIP room at Las Americas
Copa Airlines inaugurated its second President's Club in Latin America at the Las Americas International Airport last week. The club is open to VIP passengers flying Copa Airlines and Continental Airlines, who are members of the club, or Copa business class travelers, and first class travelers on Continental or with Gold status in the Star Alliance. CEO Pedro Heilbron, who attended the official opening, said the club seeks to offer a new level of service to the airline's frequent flyer passengers and business class flyers. The VIP room is located in Terminal B of the Las Americas Airport. The Star Alliance has more than 970 similar clubs worldwide.
American Airlines operates the Admiral's Club VIP service, also at Las Americas International.
Four Points by Sheraton in Punta Cana
Speaking at the Dominican Annual Tourism Exchange (DATE), Frank Rainieri, CEO of the Puntacana Group, owner of the Puntacana Resort & Club and the Punta Cana Village and the PUJ International Airport, announced an agreement with Starwood Hotels and Resorts for the operation of a Four Points by Sheraton hotel in Punta Cana. The 122-room business hotel will be located in Puntacana Village, the residential and commercial area of the development. The hotel will have rooms for meetings and events, and direct access to Galerias Puntacana restaurant and shopping area. This is Starwood's third largest brand, after Westin and Sheraton. The hotel will be located opposite the Punta Cana International Airport and is named the Four Points by Sheraton Puntacana Village. The hotel will cover 9,000 square meters and will have four floors. It is expected to open by Winter 2012.
Paul Sacco, first vice president development for the Starwood brand was present for the announcement.
Secrets Royal Beach and Now Larimar in Punta Cana
AMResorts announced the official renaming of the Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana (formerly NH Royal Beach) and Now Larimar Punta Cana (formerly NH Real Arena) in the Bavaro beach area on 1 May 1, 2011. Now Larimar is a new AmResorts brand.
Alex Zozaya, president and CEO of AMResorts, announced that through the recent strategic partnership with the Spanish hotel company NH Hoteles, AMResorts would now oversee the sales and marketing initiatives for both resorts, while NH Hoteles continues operational control.
The company announced that as a result, guests of both properties would enjoy the benefits of AMResorts‚ "Unlimited-Luxury" vacation concept. Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana is an adults-only resort with 373 rooms, three restaurants, and five bars. Additionally, guests have reciprocal dining privileges at Now Larimar Punta Cana. Guests have access to activities including land and water sports, daily special events such as movies on the beach, dance classes, and nightly shows and entertainment. Now Larimar Punta Cana has 642 rooms and suites, seven restaurants, and nine bars. It also has a bowling center and an open-air nightclub and lounge with swimming pool.
"We have a strong, vested interest in expanding within the Dominican Republic as we keep to our promise to provide our guests with the ultimate luxurious vacation experience in attractive destinations," said Zozaya in an official note.
Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana and Now Larimar Punta Cana are joining AMResorts' five additional resorts in the destination: Dreams Punta Cana, Dreams Palm Beach, Dreams La Romana, Zoetry Agua Punta Cana and Secrets Sanctuary Cap Cana. The company is also preparing for the 2013 debut of the Gems at Cap Cana complex. The US$400 million development is comprised of Zoetry Gems at Cap Cana, Secrets Gems at Cap Cana, Now Emerald Cap Cana and Now Pearl Cap Cana. Also set to open in 2013 is Now Punta Cana.
KLM to fly to Punta Cana
Dutch airline KLM has announced the start of flights to the Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ) from Amsterdam as of October. The airline says the flight is an alternative for travelers who don't want to fly KLM to the DR via the USA. The new flight will be especially attractive for passengers connecting through the Schiphol International Airport, already a major international hub for connections. The flight will leave Amsterdam at 10am with a stopover in Havana, in time to arrive in Punta Cana at 7:30pm. Return flights will be non-stop to Amsterdam, leaving at 8:30pm and arriving at 10am the following morning.
KLM president and chief executive officer Peter Hartman said "The Dominican Republic is a wonderful holiday destination and is in great demand in the Dutch market. We are looking forward to working with our partners in the travel world to make this destination a success."

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