Catalonia Hotels & Resorts celebrated 25 years of operations in the Dominican Republic, after jumping into the Caribbean with the first opening of its first hotel in the country in 1998 in the Bávaro area of Punta Cana.
Looking back on its trajectory, Manuel Vallet, CEO of the hotel chain, said that during its growth journey in the country, the Spanish hotelier has allocated approximately US$400 million.
“A fundamental part of our business vision is the continuous investment in our establishments: in these 25 years we have allocated approximately 400 million dollars between initial investments, purchases and continuous renovations of our establishments. This constant investment demonstrates our commitment to excellence and quality in the DR,” he reiterated.
He stated that in the 25 years of operations they have achieved a remarkable growth since the first hotel in Punta Cana and currently have two resorts in Playa Bávaro, two in Bayahíbe and the Catalonia Santo Domingo, contributing almost 2,000 rooms.
“As a family business we have the vision of permanence in each destination where we operate and the Dominican Republic for us is not a destination, it is our second home. Here we have not only found business opportunities, but also friends and loved ones. In fact, I have lived in the country for 6 years. Today I am excited to share our experiences during these 25 years, we celebrate the past, present and future with a current vision for the next prosperous years of Catalonia Hotels & Resorts in the Dominican Republic,” he emphasized.
The executive also said that the hotel chain is committed to offering excellent value for money, in order to attract demanding visitors to the Caribbean country, while highlighting the firm commitment to sustainability, as in the physical environment and in the support of collaborators and family.
“The Dominican Republic is a jewel, a natural paradise that has welcomed us and has been the scene of great moments for our company. Its virtues and wonders, dream beaches, its culture and above all its wonderful people have been the source of inspiration for all of us,” reiterated Ballet.
He added that “we are proud to be able to offer experiences where every detail is designed to exceed expectations. We are proud to contribute to the country’s tourism and show the world the beauties of this country, together we have achieved a legacy and steady growth”.