The Puntacana Group and the Starwood Hotels and Resorts signed a franchise agreement to open the Four Points by Sheraton Puntacana Village resort. The facility will feature 122 rooms in a four-story building which will meet the international standards of excellence. Also featured will be meeting rooms for various kinds of events, lobby bar, gymnasium and swimming pool, among other facilities. The resort will be built in the Puntacana Village, a growing community situated near Punta Cana’s international airport. The resort will also be in the proximity of “Galerias Puntacana,” one of the region’s most important malls offering visitors various restaurants from which to choose from, bars, stores, supermarkets as well as other important services. The Four Points by Sheraton will also have access to the “Punta Blanca” beach club.
The four-story building will be built on nine thousand square meters of land. Opening has been scheduled for the winter of 2012.
The Four Points by Sheraton brand was chosen in 2011 as the number one hotel chain most preferred by business travelers. This facility in Punta Cana will be a welcome addition to the fast-growing business traveler sector working in the area. The group owns not only the international airport, but also the Puntacana Resort & Club – featuring two hotels, two golf courses, a marina and various residential complexes, including “Los Corales”, home to famed Dominican fashion designer Oscar de la Renta and Spanish singer Julio Iglesias.
The Puntacana Group
The Puntacana Group originated back in 1969 when Dominican businessman Frank Rainieri and Theodore Kheel, a prestigious New York lawyer, came together in order to build a resort that would contribute to the development of the region while, at the same time, protect the rich cultural heritage and the natural beauty of the Dominican Republic.
Their commitment to the development of sustainable tourism continues today through a series of companies and projects that includes the Puntacana Resort & Club, the Center for Sustainability and Biodiversity, Punta Cana’s ecological reserve and Punta Cana’s Ecological Foundation.
Four Points by Sheraton
There are currently 159 Four Points by Sheraton hotels in 27 countries where travelers can find modern, comfortable and affordable accommodations in urban centers, airports, beach locations and in the suburbs. It is a brand of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., a hotel company with 1,025 properties in 100 countries and territories, boasting some 145,000 employees. It also operates other well-known hotel brands, such as: the St. Regis, The Luxury Collection, W, Westin, Le Meridein, Sheraton, Four Points by Sheraton, Aloft and Element SM (recently introduced).