Archipelago Group to open four hotels and condotels in DR

Archipelago International, the largest privately owned hotel management group in Southeast Asia, headquartered in Indonesia, inaugurated its new corporate office, which will be operating in The Village, Punta Cana.

During the opening of its new office, Archipielago announced that in one year it will open four hotels and condotels in the Dominican Republic, adding more than 600 hotel rooms to its tourism offer.

The properties will be in Santo Domingo and Punta Cana.

Archipielago 4 HotelesGerard Byrne, CEO of Archipelago International, said that since the group’s formation 27 years ago in Jakarta, Indonesia, to its current management, it has more than 270 hotels in operation (45,000 rooms) and a development portfolio of more than 80 hotels (16,000 rooms) in five continents and 15 countries, including the Dominican Republic.

“The government of the Dominican Republic has demonstrated a commendable dedication to fostering a favorable economic and business climate that encourages growth in the travel and tourism sector. This commitment greatly influenced our decision to establish our second regional corporate office in Punta Cana. In addition, to enhance our operational capabilities, we are planning new corporate offices in Santo Domingo and Playa Del Carmen, Mexico,” he emphasized.

For his part, José Luis Leonardo, vice president of The Americas for the hotel group, explained that since the opening of the first resort in the region in 2019, Grand Aston Cayo Las Brujas Beach Resort & Spa, located in Cuba, the company has grown exponentially to have five hotels and 3,242 rooms in operation by 2024. He said that based on their “excellent results,” they are going to expand their projection in the Caribbean region.

Future openings

“In the next twelve months we will open four hotels and condotels in the Dominican Republic. These are Reserva Real by Harper, Punta Cana, with 187 rooms; Aston Rubí City Suites, Santo Domingo, with 179 rooms; Grand Aston Punta Cana Beach Resort & Spa, 170 rooms and Aston Bocettos City Suites, Santo Domingo, with 126 rooms,” he said.

It was reported that the investments of these projects exceed US$500 million, which would be generating more than 3,000 jobs in the country, according to Diario Libre.

The first opening of one of the hotels will be in August 2024, and subsequently they will put the remaining hotels into operation, every three months for the next two years.

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