Westin Unveils First Property in the Dominican Republic
Monday January 6th, 2014 - 9:42AM BPAK
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PUNTA CANA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC—Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has debuted its Westin brand in the Dominican Republic, becoming the newest resort to join the brand’s expanding resorts portfolio.
Owned and developed by Grupo Puntacana, The Westin Puntacana Resort & Club located here offers 200 guestrooms and suites with ocean views. The newly constructed hotel has direct beach access, two dining experiences and access to Puntacana Resort & Club’s facilities.
“The Westin Puntacana Resort & Club is an outstanding addition to our portfolio in the Caribbean, where we now offer five world-class Westin resorts,” stated Brian Povinelli, global brand leader for Westin Hotels & Resorts and Le Meridien. “In this spectacular beachfront location, guests can enjoy all of the Westin brand’s signature programs and amenities, designed to inspire well-being and send them home feeling better than when they arrived.”
The Westin Puntacana Resort & Club is situated within the Playa Blanca area of Puntacana Resort & Club, just minutes from the Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ). The hotel features an outdoor pool, poolside grill, lobby bar, cigar bar, children’s club, meeting and wedding facilities, and walking trails.
Additional amenities include a full-service spa, 24-hour business center and the brand’s signature Westin WORKOUT gym. Guests at the new Westin resort will also enjoy complete access to all the amenities of Puntacana Resort & Club, including three miles of white sand beaches, 45-holes of championship golf, a full-service marina, nine restaurants, a Six Senses Spa, horseback riding and a 1,500-acre ecological reserve featuring 12 fresh water lagoons.
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