Santo Domingo hotel to become JW Marriott's first in the Caribbean

by Pete Hayman | 08 May 2012

Image: JW Marriott's new hotel in Santo Domingo

Marriott International has announced that its luxury hotel brand, JW Marriott, is planning to open a new 131-bedroom property in the Dominican Republic - its first in the Caribbean.

JW Marriott Santo Domingo is to be operated by the group under a management agreement with Grupo Velutini, the Panama-based subsidiary of Fondo de Valores Immobiliarios.

A spa will form part of the new hotel, although design work is yet to begin on the facility and no further details are yet known at this stage. A swimming pool and a fitness centre will also feature.

JW Marriott Jr, chair of the Marriott International board, said: "The Dominican Republic is a highly desirable destination for today's luxury traveller and a growing business hub in the Caribbean."

Luis Emilio Velutini, owner and president of Grupo Velutini, added: "With its prime location above the Blue Mall and in close proximity to major businesses, we know that it will be successful."

Mexico-based Gomez Vasques Aldana Asociados is the primary architect on the project.

Details: www.marriott.com

Image: JW Marriott's new hotel in Santo Domingo Marriott International has announced that its luxury hotel brand, JW Marriott, is planning to open a new 131-bedroom property in the Dominican Republic - its first in the Caribbean. JW Marriott Santo Domingo is to be operated by the group under a management agreement with Grupo Velutini, the Panama-based subsidiary of Fondo de Valores Immobiliarios. A spa will form part of the
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