January 9, 2017 | Weekly Update
What’s new in Dominican Republic:
Beach Improvement Project Approved for $64 Million | Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism approved a renovation project for 13 popular beaches across the country. The $64 million project led by ACCIONA Infrastructure will include beach cleanup and improvements, such as the construction of docks, walkways and improved bathroom facilities. www.acciona-infraestructuras.com/
First All-Suite Hotel Opens in Punta Cana | The Hotel Majestic Mirage officially opened its doors in Arena Gorda, becoming the first resort in the Punta Cana area to offer entirely suites. The new 5-star property caters to families and adults alike, and has a total of 511 one-bedroom suites with Jacuzzis.
New Cap Cana Culinary Village Offers Global Cuisine | Hotel Sanctuary in Cap Cana recently opened Sanctuary Town, a small culinary village that offers a variety of themed dining experiences, bars and entertainment. Sanctuary Town, which is open to the public, aims to offer travelers a global cuisine experience. Highlights include: a brewery with beer from around the world, ice cream parlor, themed Spanish tavern and more.
Historic Colonial City Monuments Restored | Santo Domingo’s Colonial City has undergone upgrades in the past three years as part of the Colonial City Tourism Promotion Program, which has repaired 1,000 buildings and monuments to date. With projects ranging from major construction to new paint, notable restorations include Ozama Fortress and the Reales Atarazanas complex. The three-part project, financed by the Inter-American Development Bank and executed by MITUR, is expected to complete its first stage this year, with two more stages focused on cultural and community improvements to come. www.tuciudadcolonial.do/
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