Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) today announced the landmark debut of its world-renowned Westin brand in the Dominican Republic. Owned and developed by Grupo Puntacana, The WestinPuntacana Resort & Club boasts an ideal location within the exclusive Puntacana Resort & Club property. The newly constructed hotel offers 200 luxurious rooms and suites with breathtaking ocean views, as well as direct beach access, two dining experiences and access to Puntacana Resort & Club’s world-class facilities. It is the newest resort to join the Westin brand’s rapidly expanding resorts portfolio, which now boasts more than 50 resorts in key destinations around the world.
“The Westin Puntacana Resort & Club is an outstanding addition to our portfolio in the Caribbean, where we now offer five world-class Westin resorts,” said 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 picturesque Playa Blanca area of Puntacana Resort & Club, just minutes from the Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ). The hotel features an expansive 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 signatureWestin 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 twelve fresh water lagoons.
“We are delighted to expand our partnership with Starwood Hotels & Resorts to introduce the Westin brand to the Dominican Republic,” said Alberto Abreu, executive director of hospitality at Puntacana Resort & Club. “At The Westin Puntacana Resort & Club, guests from across the globe can experience the one-of-a-kind beaches, weather, and activities available in our country and at our resort.”
The sensory-rich environment at The Westin Puntacana Resort & Club offers a respite from the rigors of travel and sets a welcoming tone. The Westin brand’s innovative programs and instinctive service transform every aspect of a guest’s stay into a revitalizing experience. The hotel’s 200 guestrooms, including 10 suites, are outfitted with the world-renowned Westin Heavenly® Bed – complete with lush sheets, down cushioning and a patented pillow-top mattress, which cradles and contours to the body for complete comfort. Guests can revive in the Heavenly® Bath enhanced with the brand’s Heavenly® Shower, Heavenly® Robe and White Tea Aloe bath amenities, in-room and high-speed Internet access. Guests will also have access to the Westinbrand’s signature SuperFoodsRX® menu, which includes nutrient-rich and delicious options to tempt every palate.
The Westin Puntacana Resort is the second Starwood property developed in partnership with Grupo Puntacana to open in the Dominican Republic, following the opening of Four Points by Sheraton Puntacana Village Hotel in 2012.