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Starwood Hotels’ Westin Brand Unveils First Property In The Dominican Republic

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) today announced the landmark debut of its world-renowned Westin brand in the Dominican Republic. Owned and developed by Grupo Puntacana, The Westin Puntacana Resort & Club boasts an ideal location within the exclusive Puntacana Resort & Club property. The newly constructed hotel offers 200 luxurious rooms and suites with breathtaking ocean views, as well as direct beach access, two dining experiences and access to Puntacana Resort & Club’s world-class facilities. It is the newest resort to join the Westin brand’s rapidly expanding resorts portfolio, which now boasts more than 50 resorts in key destinations around the world.

“The Westin Puntacana Resort & Club is an outstanding addition to our portfolio in the Caribbean, where we now offer five world-class Westin resorts,” said Brian Povinelli, Global Brand Leader for Westin Hotels & Resorts and Le Meridien. “In this spectacular beachfront location, guests can enjoy all of the Westin brand’s signature programs and amenities, designed to inspire well-being and send them home feeling better than when they arrived.”

The Westin Puntacana Resort & Club is situated within the picturesque Playa Blanca area of Puntacana Resort & Club, just minutes from the Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ). The hotel features an expansive outdoor pool, poolside grill, lobby bar, cigar bar, children’s club, meeting and wedding facilities, and walking trails. Additional amenities include a full-service spa, 24-hour business center and the brand’s signature Westin WORKOUT® gym. Guests at the new Westin resort will also enjoy complete access to all the amenities of Puntacana Resort & Club, including three miles of white sand beaches, 45-holes of championship golf, a full-service marina, nine restaurants, a Six Senses Spa, horseback riding and a 1,500 acre ecological reserve featuring twelve fresh water lagoons.

“We are delighted to expand our partnership with Starwood Hotels & Resorts to introduce the Westin brand to the Dominican Republic,” said Alberto Abreu, executive director of hospitality at Puntacana Resort & Club. “At The Westin Puntacana Resort & Club, guests from across the globe can experience the one-of-a-kind beaches, weather, and activities available in our country and at our resort.”

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