The Renaissance Santo Domingo Hotel to Open as Modern Convention Center

The Renaissance Santo Domingo Jaragua Hotel & Casino will reopen on May 28 under a brand new and exciting concept. The US$42 million reconstruction project has included special facilities for the convention sector.

With its reopening, the hotel is looking to attract a brand-new and important tourism segment. “The hotel has made the industry’s group and conventions sector a priority. This is something we can do thanks to our facilities and to the added value received from the Marriott chain,” explained Jose Castillo, Director of Sales and Marketing, to AccessDR.

The hotel now features important open spaces, a new concept in the facility’s common areas, excellent international and cosmopolitan cuisine, and a fresh and modern image that reflects on the top-quality standards of the Marriott chain.

Complete Overhaul

The idea behind the hotel’s complete overhaul was to “completely redo all of the hotel’s rooms, restaurants, and to build new restaurants,” said Castillo.

One of the hotel’s new restaurants is the “Luna” (Moon, in Spanish). Interestingly enough, the new poolside bar and lounge has been named “Sol,” (Sun, in Spanish). The outdoor facility has been completely redecorated with an Asian flair.

Fresh Food

In order to give a true cosmopolitan feel to the hotel, the facility now provides a truly “fresh” concept to its cuisine offers. “We have brought in a food and beverage director from Spain, Diego Lemason, who will add an international scope to the hotel’s gastronomic offer, which will be highlighted by new designs and décor, “explained Castillo.

The hotel lobby will be both a restaurant and bar, featuring a Spanish “Tapas” bar, where guests will be able to relax and enjoy good wines and exquisite “Tapas.” They will also be able to fully enjoy a Black Angus steak, or American-oriented dishes. Marketing Director Castillo also explained: “We have also worked with local liquor companies to provide our guests with that special Caribbean flair, placing much emphasis on the availability of various gourmet rums.”

The Hotel’s Comprehensive Reconstruction

The hotel has undergone major changes thanks to the impressive reconstruction phase. The hotel’s 100-room Garden Club area has undergone complete reconstruction, providing the area with conference room services. In the hotel’s main tower, overlooking the Caribbean Sea, guests will enjoy a fully rebuilt spa area, total refurbishing of its 200 rooms, executive suites and two presidential suites. All have spectacular seafront views.

Explains Castillo: “We have also installed state-of-the-art technology to insure high-speed internet service for our guests. Also, all furnishings have been changed. We have changed everything, starting from scratch.”

The hotel’s theater, with capacity for 1,200 guests, is the only one in the city where guests can enjoy an excellent meal and drinks during a concert or other socially-oriented activity.

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