Sheraton Opens in the Dominican Republic
Thursday March 27th, 2014 - 11:00AM BP
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STAMFORD, CT—Sheraton Hotels has returned to the Dominican Republic with the opening of Sheraton Santo Domingo Hotel.
Formerly known as Melia Santo Domingo, the newly renovated hotel offers 255 guestrooms and suites with ocean views. Hoteles Nacionales, owner and operator of the property, completed a comprehensive $12-million renovation to implement all the Sheraton brand’s signature services and amenities prior to flying the Sheraton flag.
Sheraton Santo Domingo Hotel is Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.’s third property in the Dominican Republic, joining the recently opened Four Points by Sheraton Punta Cana Village and The Westin Punta Cana Resort & Club.
Sheraton Santo Domingo Hotel is located on Avenida George Washington, the city’s luxurious waterfront avenue lined with palm trees, hotels, casinos and boutiques. Just five minutes from downtown Santo Domingo, the hotel is walking distance to the city’s Colonial Center, 15 minutes from the business district and a 30 minute drive from Las Americas International Airport (SDQ).
Highlights of the hotel include a large casino, an outdoor swimming pool and five-star dining. The hotel’s renovated lobby features the signature Link@Sheraton experience with Microsoft. All guestrooms were refurbished and outfitted with the all-white Sheraton Sweet Sleeper bed, an oversized work desk, ergonomic chair, high-speed Internet and 42-in. flat panel television.
The hotel also offers 22,500 sq. ft. of state-of-the-art meeting space including 11 conference rooms. Additional amenities include the hotel’s freshly renovated fitness facility, including steam rooms, massage facility and a sauna.
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