Radisson Blu Resort & Residence Punta Cana is officially opening its doors as the first of its kind in the Dominican Republic.
The Radisson Blu Resort and Residence Punta Cana, the only Radisson Blu in the Caribbean, officially launched operations on Nov. 15.
It’s one of just a handful of new resorts that have opened since the beginning of the pandemic, and the first in the Dominican Republic.
The 164-suite resort, which is set on Cabeza de Toro beach in greater Punta Cana, is one of the only all-inclusive Radisson Blu resort in the world.
“The opening of Radisson Blu in Punta Cana marks an important milestone in our corporate history and is a testament to our confidence in the reactivation of tourism in the Dominican Republic,” said Francisco Jorge, Vice President of ACH Hoteles & Resorts, which owns the resort. “We are proud to expand Radisson’s footprint in the Caribbean, offering our guests the quality of service that has made the brand a staple in the tourism industry, combined with the idyllic natural charm of one of the best Dominican beaches.”
The new-build property’s 164 suites are set across 12 buildings on the beach, with amenities including six a la carte restaurants, five bars and lounges and a large lagoon-style pool, among others.
It’s the second Radisson in the Dominican Republic, joining a Radisson-branded hotel in the country’s capital of Santo Domingo.
“We are delighted to welcome guests to Radisson Blu Resort and Residence Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. As with all Radisson Blu properties, we are committed to providing an unparalleled guest experience in the idyllic setting of Cabeza de Toro, a blue flag beach in close proximity to all the attractions Punta Cana has to offer. Our guests can travel with the peace of mind that we have them completely covered, from safety protocols, to all-inclusive offering, to personalized attention, Radisson Blu Punta Cana will redefine the upscale beach vacation”
At a recent conference, Dominican Republic tourism officials revealed that in the third quarter of 2020, the Dominican Republic welcomed more than 100,000 air passengers, obviously a huge increase compared to the 1,000 passengers received in June 2020 due to the airports being closed.
“Since August, we have focused diligently on recovering tourism and reviving our economy,” said David Collado, Dominican Republic Minister of Tourism. “We are thrilled to inaugurate this monumental event and share our productive recovery efforts to date, none of which would have been possible without the leadership of President Abinader and our continued partnership with ASONAHORES.”
Another speaker also said that if tourism arrivals continue to increase, it is projected that the country could close 2020 with two million tourist arrivals. For the key tourism season, December 2020 through March 2021, the country looks to be on track to welcome one million international tourists.
The all-suite property is divided into four deluxe suite categories, including spacious Junior Suites and Penthouses of two and three rooms, all of which enjoy either ocean, garden, or pool views.
Among the premium in-room amenities are rain showers, gourmet coffee and tea station, plush bathrobes, and more.
Exceptional international and local fare take centre stage at the six a la carte restaurants on property.
The gourmet options range from Mediterranean and Asian fusion to Dominican flavours, several displaying seaside views.
For guests interested in dining in the comfort of their suite, the property also offers 24-hour in-room dining services. Additionally, guests can unwind with crafted cocktails at one of the property’s five bars and lounges.