Grupo Poma and its hotel division Real Hotels & Resorts began construction of the Courtyard by Marriott Santo Domingo -Piantini-, in a ceremony held in the presence of the President of the Republic Luis Abinader and the main executives of the corporation: Fernando Poma, Alberto Poma and Matt Knights; together with the Minister of Tourism, David Collado.
The Courtyard by Marriott Santo Domingo (Piantini) Hotel is the 22nd hotel complex operated by Real Hotels & Resorts and the third in the Dominican Republic. Located on Freddy Prestol Castillo Street on the corner of Porfirio Herrera, its construction will generate around 420 direct jobs, 725 indirect jobs and 150 permanent jobs once the hotel is operational. It is scheduled to open in the summer of 2023.
Fernando Poma, executive director of Real Hotels & Resorts said that for the implementation of this project “all the stars have been aligned”, assuring that the new Courtyard by Marriott Santo Domingo -Piantini- will have unique differentiators that together with a suitable brand such as Marriott International will provide a sustainable competitive advantage to the project.
He also emphasized that the DR has a favorable, friendly and safe environment for long-term investment, which added to the good results historically obtained by the other two hotels they already have, gives him confidence that the objectives set for this new venture will be achieved.
The Courtyard by Marriott Santo Domingo -Piantini-, with 17 levels, will have 160 rooms of different categories, which will have the latest technology in approach locks, allowing guests to open them with their cell phones. The design of the rooms includes thermo-acoustic anti-noise windows and an antenna in each room ensuring the best internet connection and speed. With 6 levels of parking for 108 parking spaces, the hotel will have three meeting and event rooms of 58 mts2 each, which can be joined into one large room of 174 mts2.
All will be equipped with state-of-the-art audiovisual and sound technology. The lobby level will have a lobby bar with capacity for 44 people, and on the second floor there will be the Kitchen & Bar restaurant for 98 guests with an open kitchen, as well as an express station where guests will be able to purchase basic necessities. On level 17 will be the Lap Pool with a length of about 15 meters long, and a bar with capacity for 14 people. The 130 sq. m. gym, equipped with high-end equipment, will have a direct view of the pool area.