A commission of senior executives from the Jamaican-owned Sandals Resorts International hotel chain visited the Cabo Rojo area to learn about the attractions of the Pedernales Tourism Development Project, which will be executed from scratch in the form of a public-private partnership.
The visit, guided by the executive director of the General Directorate of Public-Private Partnerships (DGAPP), Sigmund Freund, and the ambassador of the Dominican Republic in Jamaica, Angie Martínez, included the president of the hotel chain, Adán Stewart, and its executive director, Gebhard Rainer.
The objective of the visit, coordinated by the Dominican Embassy in Jamaica, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, ProDominicana and the DGAPP, is to offer Sandals Resorts International and its team an overview of the tourism sector in the Dominican Republic, as well as the security, advantages and opportunities that this sector presents for its investment potential.
Sandals Resorts International is a family-owned company that started with one brand and one resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica and over the years has grown into one of the most established and solid companies in the tourism industry worldwide.
This hotel chain has five brands and 25 properties in seven countries in the Caribbean including Antigua, The Bahamas, Grenada, Barbados, Jamaica, Saint Lucia and Turks & Caicos and is a leader in Caribbean vacation experiences.
The executive director of the DGAPP, Sigmund Freund, emphasized that the interest of investors in the tourism development model to be implemented in Pedernales and the attractions to be offered by this destination, which is projected as a reference in the region for its eco-friendly and luxury proposal, is growing every day.
Freund reiterated that they are moving forward at an accelerated pace in the creation of the infrastructure conditions to begin construction of the first hotel in Cabo Rojo before the end of 2022.