With over 5,000 hotel rooms across major international brand hotels, the historic capital city of Santo Domingo is ideal for hosting medium and large events. State of the art facilities include hotel conference centers, and outdoor cultural and nature venues.
- Maximum Capacity: 2,000 delegates
The Dominican Republic’s capital city of Santo Domingo is the Caribbean’s largest, boasting a rich history as the first permanent European settlement in the Americas, as well as the most modern and vibrant cityscape. Contrasts of the old and new appear at every turn–contemporary hotels sit on ancient cobblestoned streets, modern shopping malls are lined with designer boutiques and movie theaters, and local cuisine is served on street corners while the city center’s upscale restaurants and lounges fill up at night, when the city comes even more alive.
From museums and shopping to cultural, governmental, and educational centers, there are sights, activities, and venues to suit every team’s taste. The Colonial City neighborhood, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1990, was the first permanent settlement established in the New World, built by Bartholomew Columbus. These first structures of the Americas remain well preserved and open to visitors–including the oldest cathedral, hospital, university, monastery, and the first paved street of the Americas. Throughout the year, Santo Domingo’s multiple venues–from an Olympic-sized stadium to modern theater space, public parks, and even a national botanical garden–host a large number of music, arts, and cultural performances. For beach time, Boca Chica, the city’s number one sea and sand escape, is just a ten-minute drive east from Las Américas International Airport, offering white sand and shallow turquoise waters and local seafood restaurants. Juan Dolio, another stunning beach town an hour away from Santo Domingo, is known for its fine resort facilities, restaurants, and two 18-hole golf courses.
With the city’s plethora of major hotel brands–over 5,000 hotel rooms accommodating a maximum capacity of 2,000 delegates, plus meeting rooms–and diverse entertainment options for pre- and post-convention activities, Santo Domingo is ideal for medium and large-sized events. The main gateway for international arrivals is Las Américas International Airport (SDQ), located 30 minutes’ drive from the city center. Even more adventure awaits just a two-hour drive east or north towards the other major destinations in the DR.