The new 144-room, adults only, Viva Wyndham Samana Hotel will open its doors during the upcoming high season. Eighty percent of the hotel’s electricity needs will be generated by solar power.
The Executive Vice President of Viva Wyndham Resorts, Rafael Blanco Canto, explained that “the solar plant will supply 80% of the energy needs of Viva Wyndham Samana V, a 144-room all-inclusive hotel.” The hotel will be situated in Coson Beach, in the coastal village of Las Terrenas, in the northeast province of Samana.
The facility had been closed for several years. It will reopen after having undergone very important refurbishing and remodeling of all areas.
Besides the savings in its energy bill, the solar-generated plant will offer a long-term solution to the environment because it will save some 6.6 million kilos of carbon dioxide (CO2) over its lifetime. The hotel’s solar generator promises to usher in solar-energy options to the Dominican tourism sector. The plant is already supplying the energy needed during the reconstruction phase of the hotel.
Viva Resorts has 28 years of experience in the development, management and marketing of hotels in the Caribbean region. Its portfolio includes all Viva Wyndham Resorts properties in the Dominican Republic, the Bahamas and Mexico, as well as the Viva Vacation Club.