The Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts chain, part of Grupo Piñero’s hotel division, is continuing the process of reactivating its hotel supply after the restrictions caused by the pandemic. Thus, after recovering activity in all its hotels in Tenerife and resuming operations in the Mexican complexes, it is also gradually reopening its offer in the Dominican Republic, a market in which it is the leader in terms of number of rooms. Thus, as of Nov. 1, the ‘Bahia Principe Luxury Bouganville’ (5E-412 rooms), ‘Bahia Principe Grand Bavaro’ (5E-744) and ‘Bahia Principe Luxury Samana’ (5E-149) hotels have resumed receiving guests, while the ‘Bahia Principe Grand Aquamarine’ (5E-498) will do the same as of Nov. 15 and the ‘Bahia Principe Grand La Romana’ (5E-400) will be delayed until Dec. 15. Thus, the group will only have four other Dominican establishments pending reopening: the ‘Bahia Principe Grand Turquesa’ in Punta Cana; the ‘Bahia Principe Grand San Juan’ in Rio San Juan; and the ‘Bahia Principe Luxury Cayo Levantado’ and the ‘Bahia Principe Grand Cayacoa’, both in Samana. All reopenings are being carried out under the new safety and health protocols adopted in response to Covid-19.
In the words of Antonio Teijeiro, Bahia Principe’s chief operating officer, “we are very pleased to be able to move forward and continue confirming our reopening plan, which, in these last two months of the year, implies having seven more hotels in operation. [As we expected, we are progressively recovering a certain degree of normality and contributing to reactivating the sector in the areas where we operate, with all that this entails in terms of the economy and the recovery of employment. It should be noted that this last quarter, in some cases, the occupancy data are higher than those of 2019 in the same period of the year.”