The first Planet Hollywood hotel to operate in the Dominican Republic will be set up in Punta Bergantín, Puerto Plata, with financing from Banco de Reservas, Tourism Minister David Collado announced at an event held as part of Fitur 2023, together with Banreservas administrator Samuel Pereyra and Blue Diamond Hotels & Resorts president Jordi Pelfort Marques.
“For the Dominican Republic this is a stellar moment, a great moment for our tourism, for the vision we have been developing in the Tourism Cabinet and for the relaunching of Puerto Plata,” said Collado, referring to the signing of the letter of intent that will make possible the installation of the U.S. firm in Punta Bergantín.
In turn, Pereyra emphasized that “the relaunching of Puerto Plata as a hotel tourism begins to be a reality” with the Punta Bergantín project, where Banreservas acquired more than 9,000 square meters. He stressed that President Luis Abinader and the Tourism Cabinet have been very involved in the development of the tourism, real estate and commercial project, which he said will be very ambitious.
He emphasized that Banreservas will participate as a financial entity in multiple investments that will be made there, such as the Planet Holliwood hotel, the first of several hotels in the tourist pole of Puerto Plata.
The hotels of the American franchise Planet Hollywood are operated by the Sunwing Group.
Pereyra added that Playa Bergantín will have 6,760 hotel rooms, as well as 13,705 residential rooms and an academic campus to promote education and innovation in the country.
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