Marriott brings W Hotels brand to Dominican Republic

The new beachfront project in Uvero Alto will have a total of 349 rooms.

Marriott International, Inc. announced the signing of a management agreement with Grupo Puntacana and MAC Hotels to begin construction of the W All-Inclusive Punta Cana in Uvero Alto, an all-inclusive adults-only luxury property in the Dominican Republic.

This hotel is expected to be W Hotels’ first property in the market and one of the first W All-Inclusive resorts worldwide.

W All-Inclusive Punta Cana Uvero Alto is anticipated to feature 349 rooms with balconies and plunge pools, as well as several suites.

With immersive and dynamic adult-focused programming, plans for the resort include a spa with 11 treatment rooms, a retail area, three pools with poolside bars and eleven food and beverage destinations.

‘Punta Cana is the perfect destination for both the W Hotels brand and an all-inclusive luxury resort,’ said Laurent de Kousemaeker, director of development for the Caribbean and Latin America for Marriott International.

‘We look forward to realizing the vision of this fun adult playground with Grupo Puntacana and MAC Hotels.’

This agreement is a result of Grupo Punta Cana’s diversification and growth strategy. The company’s pioneering work has contributed to the development of more than 40,000 hotel beds in the area. The region generates the equivalent of 6.8% of the Dominican Republic’s GDP in the tourism sector and has become the province with the highest per capita income in the country.Marriott International

‘The signing of W Punta Cana Uvero Alto demonstrates our strong commitment to the tourism development of Uvero Alto. This project is destined to raise the hotel offer in the region and generate close to 600 new jobs,’ said Frank Elías Rainieri, president and CEO of Grupo Puntacana.

For MAC Hotels, the original developer of this project, the investment represents its third project in the country. MAC has developed its hospitality strategy in which the company has traditionally owned and operated all of its projects until now.

‘Today’s signing with Grupo Puntacana and Marriott International allows us to move to the next stage in the growth and development of our company, and we thank both Marriott and Grupo Puntacana for the confidence they have shown in us. We are excited to bring an unparalleled experience to guests who come to the beaches of Punta Cana,’ said Begoña Amengual, CEO of MAC Hotels.

The project is expected to begin construction in the coming months with an anticipated opening date of 2025.

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