October 19, 2020 What’s New in Dominican Republic:
President of the Dominican Republic Announces Project to Relaunch Tourism on the North Coast | On October 11 in Puerto Plata, the president of the Dominican Republic, Luis Abinader, along with Minister of Tourism David Collado and other tourism officials, announced a comprehensive plan that will relaunch tourism on the north coast of the country. The plan includes a lighting project for the Cabarete-Puerto Plata highway, four beach accesses for ease of entry to Cabarete beach, the construction of three security towers for the beach in the area, a stormwater drain system, along with other initiatives that will benefit the entire hotel sector of the tourist region of Puerto Plata. Luxury Hotel Property in Cap Cana Breaks Ground | On October 14th, the St. Regis Hotels & Resorts celebrated the groundbreaking of the St. Regis Cap Cana Resort & Residences. Expected to open in 2023, the resort will feature 200 luxurious guest rooms and suites with spectacular ocean views and 67 residences, the iconic St. Regis Butler Service, bespoke amenities, and a world-class 8-hole golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus. The resort will be the first St. Regis property in the Dominican Republic. Dominican Government Inaugurates Project in Cabarete | After announcing the north coast’s relaunch tourism project, the president of the Dominican Republic and other members present at the event, celebrated the inaugurate construction of three lifeguard towers for Cabarete beach, adding significant value to the community and tourism industry in the area. Samaná Property Named As One of The Best Hotels in the World | The Peninsula House, located in the tourist town of Las Terrenas, Samaná Province, was recently recognized as the fourth-best hotel in the world in Condé Nast Traveler’s 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards. The recognition was based on visitors who rated the property based on location, gastronomy, standard linens, and unforgettable life experiences.