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|January 20, 2015
- Plaza Naco Hotel to be new Radisson
- Casa de Campo to host Latin America Amateur Championship
- Dominican Republic Golf Travel Exchange at Casa de Campo
- Dominican Republic has 21 Blue Flag beaches
|Plaza Naco Hotel to be new Radisson
The 190-room Plaza Naco Hotel is being rebranded as Radisson Santo Domingo with an opening scheduled for March 2015. The hotel is located on Calle Presidente Gonzalez, off the Plaza Naco shopping and business complex.
"We are pleased to announce the opening of this modern and recently renovated hotel, marking our entrance into the Dominican Republic," said Javier Rosenberg, chief operating officer, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, Americas, upon making the announcement on 16 January 2015.
In a press release, Radisson announced that the hotel would be offering its guests Radisson standard services. It will feature a full-service restaurant and bar, business center, fitness center and free high-speed Internet. The hotel is expected to open under the Radisson brand in March.
|Casa de Campo to host Latin America Amateur Championship
The 2016 Latin America Amateur Championship will be held at Casa de Campo's award-winning Teeth of the Dog golf course in the Dominican Republic from 14-17 January 2016. The announcement was made during this year's championship being held in Buenos, Aires, Argentina.
The event awards a ticket to compete in the annual Masters at Augusta National Golf Club Masters and an exemption into final qualifying for the US Open and Open Championship.
In addition, the winner and the runner(s)-up will be exempt into the final stages of qualifying for The Open and US Open Championship. Finally, the champion will receive full exemptions into The Amateur Championship, US Amateur Championship and any other USGA amateur championship for which he is eligible.
The Latin American Amateur was created to create a path for aspiring golfers. A total of 109 golfers from South and Central America, the Caribbean and Mexico are expected. The event was founded by the Masters Tournament, the R&A and the United States Golf Association (USGA).
Teeth of the Dog is the highest-ranked golf course in the Dominican Republic. It was ranked by Golf Magazine as the No. 1 course in the Caribbean and 43rd worldwide. It is routinely ranked as one of the best in all of Latin America and the Caribbean.
Casa de Campo was named the number-one golf resort in the world by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO) for its combination of golf courses, professional facilities, luxury amenities, as well as its executive team's commitment to service and exceeding guest expectations.
The LAAC follows a model established by the Masters and The R&A when, in 2009, the organizations created the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship (AAC) to advance the sport in that part of the world and to create heroes other aspiring golfers could emulate. The event in the Asia-Pacific region has been an astonishing success with the likes of Hideki Matsuyama and Tianlang Guan winning the championship and going on to make an impact in the Masters Tournament and on the PGA Tour. Australia's Antonio Murdaca won the 2014 championship at Royal Melbourne and will have an opportunity to make his mark this year.
|Dominican Republic Golf Travel Exchange at Casa de Campo
Now in its second year, the Dominican Republic Golf Travel Exchange will be held in Casa de Campo from 5-10 September 2015. It is organized by Target, Marketing Consultants.
"Based on the overwhelming positive response and attendance at the 2014 Golf Travel Exchange, we are thrilled to be able to bring it back for a second year and continue to promote our world-class courses like Teeth of the Dog, Dye Fore, Punta Espada and more," said De Lara of Target. "The event is designed to showcase the rich and unique golf culture of Dominican Republic and prove to the world why we have earned the rank and reputation as one of the top golf destinations in the world," he added.
The event brings together golf tour operators, international golf media, golf course directors, hoteliers, DMCs and more who will receive information on golf courses in the Dominican Republic. They will also experience the Casa de Campo golf courses, which include Teeth of the Dog, Dye Fore and The Links.
Additionally, attendees will be able to enjoy golf rounds at Cocotal Golf Course at Melia's Caribe Tropical Resort and Punta Espada Golf at Cap Cana.
The event is once again being officially endorsed by Dominican Republic's Ministry of Tourism, the National Association of Hotels & Restaurants (Asonahores) and by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO), with the organization's president, Peter Walton, expected to be in attendance for a second year. IAGTO is based in London, and its members generate more than 85% of golf vacations worldwide.
For more information, please visit www.drgolftravel.com or via email [email protected]
|Dominican Republic has 21 Blue Flag beaches
There are 21 Blue Flag certified beaches in the Dominican Republic. The accreditation is granted every November. Blue Flag beaches must adhere to water quality, environmental management, safety and services, and provide environmental education programs as established by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE). In the Dominican Republic, the Blue Flag program is managed by the Dominican Environmental Law Institute (IDARD).
As of November 2014, the Blue Flag beaches are:
Punta Cana area:
Arena Gorda Bahia Principe
Arena Gorda Iberostar
Arena Gorda Hard Rock Casino Punta Cana
Arena Gorda Barcelo Punta Cana
El Cortecito Grand Palladium Bavaro Resort
El Cortecito Barcelo Dominican Beach
Bavaro Paradisus Palma Real
Cabeza de Toro Be Live
Cabeza de Toro Natura Park
Grand Punta Cana
Dreams La Romana Resort & Spa
La Laguna Dominicus
San Pedro de Macoris
Playa Montero Bahia Principe
Los Cayos Bahia Principe
Cayo Levantado Bahia Principe
El Portillo Bahia Principe
Costa Dorada Be Live Marien
Costa Dorada Iberostar
Playa Dorada Blue Jack Tar
Playa Dorada III