President Luis Abinader participated this Monday in the inauguration of a new hotel suit in Casa de Campo with an investment of $90 million dollars equivalent to RD$4,897,572,750.00 and which will generate hundreds of direct jobs in the province and the eastern part of the country.
The recently inaugurated hotel has new suites, a Premier Club and a modern spa center that are part of the first stage of a multi-phase expansion project.
Speaking briefly at the ceremony, President Abinader said that today is a special day, because Casa de Campo is recognized in the tourism part of the Central Romana Group, which has always been an innovative project from the real estate point of view and where every year new hotel developments are opened.
He added that, although it had been renovated as a sign of excellence and quality in the international hotel sector, this expansion of the Casa de Campo Hotel, whose first step was taken about 18 months ago, is a sign that the hotel industry as well as the whole country is moving forward.
“It is a fact that we are supporting and will continue to support this type of project that helps at all levels, helps the development of the company Casa de Campo del Central Romana, which has been a development for many years of benefits for La Romana, for the country and also, obviously of benefits for the shareholders of this great company,” said Abinader.
He assured that the key to true development is to achieve it for all, when the whole society benefits and that this has been the example of this company that will continue to have the support of this Government so that it continues to develop in the tourist and agro-industrial part.
He expressed that together with Central Romana they will work for new projects of efficiency and mechanization in the agricultural sector, for this he said, they will also have the support of the Government so that it is implemented in the best way as it has been a tradition of efficiency of this company for many years.
“Therefore today we feel very happy because in this Government we have been able to achieve the expansion of these hotel rooms that with the success they already have and are going to have, I am sure that the board will meet soon and they will finish further expansions in Casa de Campo”, he said.
The President thanked Casa de Campo, Central Romana and its executives for these investments and expressed that he can continue to count on the strong support of his government, which believes in the business and general development of the Dominican Republic with the creation of jobs.
“It is by creating more jobs that a country at all levels, at the level of the most needy population, at the level of the middle population, at the level of the high population, that we can truly have a social and economic development,” said President Abinader.
For his part, the Minister of Tourism, David Collado, highlighted that the Dominican Republic is an example of how to manage the alliance between the public and private sectors, of how to handle the COVID-19 pandemic.
The official highlighted that during the first four months of the year, 3.7 million tourists entered the country by air and sea, making this the best four-month period in the history of Dominican tourism. He also stated that this growth is a clear sign that the tourism cabinet headed by the President of the Republic is going strong.
He said that the government celebrates the new facility in Casa de Campo which has an investment of 90 million dollars and has 64 rooms that will serve for the enjoyment of tourists.
While the president of Casa de Campo Resort & Villas, Andrés Pichardo, valued the confidence of the president after highlighting the efforts made through the government to continue positioning Dominican tourism in the world.
“With these new facilities, we are expanding the luxury tourism offerings of our country and at the same time fulfilling the vision of our shareholders of the Central Romana Corporation to continue increasing the value and quality of our resort, reaffirming that our exclusive range of services satisfies the demand of the most demanding visitor, and with this we continue to be a reference as a tourist destination,” he added.
The spacious new suites overlook the golf course and will be equipped with the latest technology and amenities for the well-being and enjoyment of visitors.
The spa center has all the facilities and world-class amenities such as: hydrotherapy area, specialized treatment cabins, relaxation areas, Juice Bar and an exclusive VIP Suite. The Premier Chib, a private lounge for visitors staying in the new suites to receive personalized service and exclusive amenities.
The ceremony was blessed by the Bishop of the Diocese of Nuestra Señora de La Altagracia, Monsignor Jesús Castro Marte.
The second and third phases of the expansion project of the renowned hotel also include the construction of new suites, two restaurants, a recreation area for children and teenagers, a bar, grill and two swimming pools.
In addition, a golf clubhouse will be built overlooking the renowned Teeth of the Dog course and the Caribbean Sea. The new clubhouse will feature an iconic golf pro store, an elegant restaurant and an iconic sports bar.
Casa de Campo Resort & Villas is the most complete resort in the Caribbean, with 5 golf courses under the signature of famed architect Pete Dye. Its sports facilities include the largest skeet shooting center in the region, three polo fields, an equestrian center, thirteen tennis courts and two paddle courts. Also its Minitas beach club, the artistic village of Altos de Chavón and La Marina, which are an important part of the attractions for its visitors.
President Abinader was accompanied by the Administrative Minister of the Presidency, José Ignacio Paliza and the Minister of Industry, Commerce and Mipymes, Víctor Bisonó, the Director of the DGA, Eduardo Sanz Lovatón, the Secretary General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Zurab Pololikashvili and the main executives of Central Romana Corporation, the President of the Board of Directors, Alfonso Fanjul, Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors, José Ignacio Paliza and Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors, Alfonso Fanjul; Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors, José -Pepe- Fanjul; Ramón Menéndez, Executive Vice President Central Romana, Pepe Fanjul Jr. Executive Vice President, Central Romana; Eduardo Martinez-Lima Gonzalvo, Vice President, Central Romana Administration; and Leo Matos, Vice President, Central Romana Administration.